After apprenticing at a four-generation gelateria, my husband, Ugo Ginatta, son Vincenzo, and I left our hometown in Turin, Italy, and started the first gelato caffè in Dallas, Texas in 2000. Since then we have created more than 200 delicious gelato recipes and grown from our first store in Dallas, Texas to more than 20 stores in the nation and the first international location in Mexico City, Mexico. As the Paciugo family grows, our passion for gelato continues to fuel the commitment to use the highest quality ingredients, traditional gelato-making methods, and outstanding customer services. Visit our franchising section for exciting details on how to join the growing Paciugo family! We worked to create authentic Italian gelato experience with traditional artisan techniques and imported gourmet ingredients.