Iorio's Gelato Blog


Free Gelato from Iorio’s Gelateria on Friday, July 29th!

To celebrate its 5-year anniversary in Ann Arbor, Iorio’s Gelateria is handing out free gelato from noon to 5 pm on Friday, July 29.

For the past five years we’ve enjoyed Iorio’s artisan gelato and to celebrate their five years in Ann Arbor Iorio’s Gelateria is offering free gelato to the Ann Arbor community! To celebrate its fifth year in business, Iorio’s Gelateria is handing out free gelato from noon to 5 pm on Friday, July 29. Join Iorio’s Gelateria at 522 E William St to celebrate five years of great gelato in Ann Arbor, and hopefully another five years of even more gelato flavors to try!

“We wanted to do something to thank the Ann Arbor community, which has supported us over the past five years,” owners Mary and Nick Lemmer said about the event.

Inspired by their family’s Italian heritage, brother-sister duo, Mary and Nick Lemmer, opened Iorio’s in Ann Arbor in 2011. The business began when Mary started an Italian ice food cart in 2004 while attending high school in Lansing, Michigan. The business has since grown to the store in Ann Arbor and another store in East Lansing, where they make their gelato using traditional Italian methods and fresh, natural, and local ingredients. The gelateria was designed by award-winning architect, Neal Robinson, and has received the American Institute of Architects (of Huron Valley) Design Excellence Award.

Both siblings will be at the anniversary celebration to meet the community and personally serve gelato and coffee drinks to guests.

Please contact Mary Lemmer at 517-927- 8196 for any additional questions or information.


Benvenuti and welcome, fellow gelatovores, to Iorio's very own blog!

It's been more than a decade since Nick and Mary Lemmer, Iorio's co-owners and siblings, began selling authentic Italian ice out of a cart at events and fairs across Michigan. The Iorio's Gelato of today is not only the product of the countless experiences, challenges, and triumphs of the past ten years. It is also a reflection of hundreds of years of Italian culture and Iorio family history.

As we continue to strive for delivering the highest quality gelato and espresso in our very own little piece of Italy, we are committed to incorporating our rich history with an innovative future. And we want to share all of it with you, our loyal gelato friends and family!

Stop by our blog to learn more about our people, our products, and our history. We'll be posting stories about the Iorio's family and our wonderful staff, highlighting new and classic products, and sharing the latest and greatest in gelato making and coffee brewing techniques. 

We want this blog to be a place not only for you to learn about us, but for us to learn about you, too! If you have a question you'd like us to answer, a topic you'd like to know more about, or a flavor suggestion, let us know!

Keep an eye out for our second post. The question on everyone's mind: How is gelato different than ice cream?

Ciao, tutti!