We started as a babysitting service. Seriously. There are 9 kids in the Grippo family, so what to do with them all? Put them to work at a gelateria!
Dolce Amore opened in 2002 on the corner of Commercial Drive & Graveley Street, in East Vancouver. With training straight from Italy, we opened our doors to much fanfare, as we were one of the first gelaterias in Vancouver.
Customers lined the streets to sink their gums in our gelato, and all 9 of the Grippo kids took their turns over the years serving up some scoops (Mamma too, but we kept her in the back because her scoops were too big). “You’ve got a whole mafia back there,” people used to say (hint hint, we’re foreshadowing).