About Us

Gelato Joe’s….. we are not just an ice cream/gelato shoppe…. Our customers say we are “the best kept secret in Foley, Alabama”!

We are definitely the place for your above average “foodie”! and NOW we have the most amazing fun outside deck bar in town. So here is a little history to let you know how this all started.
It all started in 1985 in the small town of Century, Florida when Joe Lasala and Brian Toscano to open a Philadelphia style deli and sandwich shop “The Sandwich Deli”, which is still owned and operated by Joe’s brother Paul and his family. We returned north two years later and opened another family deli just outside Philadelphia, PA followed by a trendy salon and spa in Southern New Jersey. Now over twenty years later, we relocated to Baldwin County and decided to bring all of our homemade specialties to the Gulf Coast with “GELATO JOE’S”!!!!!!!
At Gelato Joe’s we have over thirty different varieties of panini’s, hoagies, sandwiches and wraps. Every day we have healthy salads and homemade soups. Our lunch specials include Italian meatball sandwiches, Philadelphia cheese-steak paninis, roast beef and roast pork sandwiches, ravioli and pasta dishes. We have variety of dinners specials and “All you can eat Spaghetti” everyday!!!!
Desserts, wow the desserts! Daily – we bake homemade cakes, cheesecake, bread pudding, canolis, tiramisu, dessert bars, biscotti and cookies. Joe’s own homemade Gelato 24 flavors – it is 93% fat free and 16 flavors of Italian Ice – 100% fat- free all made with our secret family recipies and lots of TLC! If you can choose a sweet treat from that you can always have a soft serve ice cream cone, sundae or a creamy milkshake.


Take a step outside onto Sharon’s “TROPIC ICE DECK BAR” and experience a little “Island Time”. Relax and enjoy one of our frozen martinis made from our homemade Italian ice – Mango, tangerine, sour apple, key lime, lemon, strawberry and everyone’s favorite the Chocolate Ice-Tini!!!!! Our drinks menus has over thirty luscious drinks, ice cold bottled and draft beer is always chillin, house wine and a few more selections are always on hand. We have live entertainment and “Karaoke with Dr. CC” every Friday. Come relax at our bar, pick your poison and let our little paradise become yours.

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A special thanks to all of you for voting us “Best of Baldwin County” for lunch!!!