IL Gelato is Proud to be Home of the Gelato Team USA!

The Culinary Gelato Team USA  lead by Honolulu chef and business owner of IL Gelato Hawaii Dirk Koeppenkastrop from IL Gelato Hawaii scored first place in the ice sculpture discipline during the Gelato World Cup in Italy.  Koeppenkastrop, Gelato Master and Team Captain has also been successful in one of the most difficult disciplines – the Mystery Box – and secure a 3rd place for the team.

Go Team USA!


World Cup of Gelato Team USA



To get more information about the Gelato World Championship 2016, visit Gelato Team USA or click here.



Gift Cards are now available at our retail locations – or online here Gift Cards


IL Gelato Café – Kahala Mall & Haleiwa North Shore Marketplace

Come and visit our two busy retail locations. Enjoy our amazing gelato in freshly baked cones or spectacular coppas (Italian sundaes). We offer a broad gelateria style menu with Italian coffeespecialties, smoothies, Acai and Pitaya Bowls, Belgian Waffles and amazing Crepes.



Our gelato is authentic and so is our coffee. We serve one of Italians best barista coffee – Illy.




Visit us in Haleiwa in the North Shore Marketplace (right next to Cholo’s) or at Kahala Mall (center stage)!


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IL Gelato Café Haleiwa



IL Gelato Kahala

IL Gelato Café Kahala



IL Gelato Hawaii Awards:

2016 Gelato World Cup, Team USA, Team Captain – Gelato Master

2015 Best of Honolulu “Hall of Fame” Award, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

2015 Best of Honolulu Award, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

2014 Best Gelato, Honolulu Magazine

2014 Best of Honolulu Award, Ice cream & Frozen Yogurt

2014 Gelato World Cup, Team USA Member – Gelato Master

2013 Best of Honolulu Award, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt



Natural • Local • Authentic

Congratulations Dirk for being the Team Captain and Gelato Maker of the 2014 & 2016 Gelato Team USA!

Team Gelato USA 2014


2016 Logo for Team USA


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