La Copa Loca! Is literally translated as
"The Crazy Cup"! Why crazy?
Ah, the freedom to savor scrumptious tropical fruits or other old country flavors mixed in sundaes in unconventional combinations.
Gelato and sorbet are our specialty- freshly hand made served and packed in the Mission District in San Francisco! We honor the traditional process of making gelato with only the freshest ingredients and seasonal fruits undoctored with chemicals, artificial powders or coloring.
THE ESSENCE OF AUTHENTIC GELATO IS FRESHNESS!
Our goal is simple: Provide the best gelato in San Francisco to our faithful patrons for reasonable prices in a friendly, warm environment.
Bringing the old fashioned Gelateria of Italy to the San Francisco area has been Mauro's dream. People are welcomed to stop by for a cone, specialty cups, crepes, smoothies and espressos. If you crave a flavor that you don't see up front feel free to ask if it's in the back. Traditional hand made Italian frozen cakes like cassata, zuccotti, spumoni, semifreddi or bombe ghiacciate are made upon request.
Mauro grew up helping in the kitchen of his father's restaurant in northern Italy. He later attended a local culinary school where he refined his style and worked towards becoming an executive chef.
Mauro moved to London, England to work in a four star restaurant serving such high profile clientele such as Queen Elizabeth, Pavarotti, Madonna and others.
In the early 90's he relocated to San Francisco where he fell in love with it's rich culinary culture and cuisine and worked as chef, manager and consultant assisting in restaurant and café openings. In December of 2001 Mauro returned to Italy to MASTER gelato making. In His new passion he teamed himself up with expert gelato makers in both Italy and Germany. In 2005 his business plan became a reality when he opened La Copa Loca which has been highly recommended in the community and vas voted "best ice-cream" 2008 in SF Weekly magazine.