Tondi Gelato

Gelato for Weddings and Events

We can make nearly any flavor - all dairy free and vegan

About Us


Ciao! My name is James (my mother nicknamed me Tondi) I grew up both in Santa Barbara and Italy, where I learned the science, art, and culture of gelato. The gelato I make is the result of my love for nature, food and people.

Dairy Free and Vegan

At the moment all of our flavors are dairy free and vegan, yet they are the smoothest and "creamiest" you will find. We do this all naturally with our own recipes, which allows us to create nearly any flavor. We do all the classics, in addition to countless custom flavors.


The word "artisanal" is thrown around loosely nowadays. However, we produce gelato strictly by traditional artisanal methods. This means we don't use any third party bases, flavors, pastes, powder or syrups. We make everything ENTIRELY from scratch. We squeeze every lime, grind every pistachio, cut every pineapple, and you can TASTE IT!

Our Gelato & Services

Check us out! @tondigelato

The Knot

Read reviews from brides and grooms that we've worked with. Thanks to them, we were selected in the Best of Weddings for 2019!!


See us in action and check out photos of past events and weddings we've done!


More reviews from customers.

Contact Us

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Tondi Gelato

Santa Barbara, California, United States

(805) 921-9250