Romolo and Angela bought a Swensen's Ice Cream Parlor 50 years ago. Romolo's Cannoli was born, a mix of a gelateria and pasticceria. The nonni made sure to show off Sicilian/Italian flavors in the shop. Introducing spumoni, almond, and hazelnut. Eventually the couple added desserts such as ice cream cakes, tiramisu, cookies, and our famous cannoli.

As bakeries in the Bay Area started closing, Romolo's quickly became the only authentic Sicilian-Italian Gelateria and Pasticceria. Fast forward to 2007 it was time for Romolo and Angela to retire, handing their masterpiece over to their grandson Joey. The creativeness of Joey helped mix tradition with current demands. 


Today Romolos has many more options such the cannoli kit, pistachios, chocolate chips and toffee garnish, as well alternative fillings like lemon, chocolate, pistachio and hazelnut. We deliver company catering orders everyday throughout the Bay Area in our electric cars.  Contact us at or call (650) 574-0625

WhatMakes us Special!

Getting more delicious everyday!



All our cannoli shells and ricotta filling are homemade and every cannoli are filled to order.

Ice Cream

Our ice cream is made in shop, including our specialty, Spumoni. 


Italian Cookies

Amaretti, Rainbow, Cucidati & Biscotti

$11 for 1/2 lb bags


81 37th ave,
San Mateo, CA 94403

Tue-Sat 11-6pm & Sun 12 - 4pm
order online for other times, pickup appointment or delivery

(650) 574-0625