Paciugo Wins D Magazine’s Readers’ Choice for Best Ice Cream/Gelato in Dallas … Again

Paciugo Gelato Caffè Voted Tops in Category for the 4th Straight Year in Annual Guide to the Best in Dallas

Being downright picky is paying off for Paciugo, again.

The Dallas-based specialty brand completely obsesses over the ingredients in its gelato and as a result, readers of D Magazine recently made a pick of their own, a familiar one, selecting Paciugo Gelato Caffè as the Readers’ Choice for Best Ice Cream/Gelato in Dallas in the publication’s 12th annual Guide to the Best in Dallas. It is the fourth consecutive annual honor for the Italy-inspired Paciugo Gelato Caffè.

Paciugo Wins D Magazine's Readers' Choice for Best Ice Cream/Gelato in Dallas … Again“There is only one way to bring the world’s best flavors to our customers,” said Diego Comparin, Paciugo Vice President of Research and Development, “and that is to scour the globe in search of the finest ingredients so we can create the best possible flavors and flavor combinations. We create every recipe in our artisan kitchen in Dallas, hold them all to our exceptionally high product standards and always, always add a touch of what we refer to in Italy as ‘Amore.’ We are so honored to have a top place in the hearts, mouths and minds of our loyal fans. Thank you, Dallas.”

“Our innovative approach to making unique, fresh flavors is what makes Paciugo so special,” said Paciugo President, Vincent Ginatta, who founded Paciugo in Dallas with his family in 2000, bringing Italian ingredients and techniques from their native Italy to duplicate the fourth-generation recipes from their respective home cities of Turin and Milan. “We are thrilled with the recognition and thank the readers of D Magazine for naming us best of the best again. Paciugo was born in Dallas, and we are always grateful that we have been so well received.”

Paciugo (pronounced “pah-CHOO-go”, which means “messy concoction”) is best-known for its authentic Italian gelato, handcrafted using wholesome ingredients of the finest quality, from around the world.  With nearly 400 recipes in its portfolio, 44 Paciugo Gelato Caffè locations in 16 states each serve an assortment of 32- 40 flavors, made fresh daily at all gelato cafes.

Paciugo gelato is made with whole milk versus cream, resulting in a flavorful frozen treasure with up to 70% less fat and fewer calories than ice cream. In addition to milk-based gelato, Paciugo offers water-based, fat-free sorbets, soy-based gelato and No Sugar Added versions of gelato. Paciugo gelato and sorbets are smoother in texture than ice cream and are prepared in small batches for optimum taste. D Magazine readers agree.

Paciugo Gelato  Caffè was founded in 2000 when Ugo, Cristiana and Vincent Ginatta, inspired by their passion of bring Italian gelato to America, moved to Dallas, Texas and opened their first gelateria. Since then, the company has grown to 44 locations in 16 states. Paciugo Gelato  Caffèoffers more than 30 flavors of gelato that are handcrafted every morning at each neighborhood location.  Paciugo menu also includes all-natural 100 percent Arabica coffee and espresso-based drinks, as well as gelato-based specialty desserts. For more information, visit or follow Paciugo on Facebook and Twitter @PaciugoTweets.