About Us

Pesso’s Ices & Ice Cream has been family owned in Bayside, Queens, NY since 2004.
Our Italian Ices, Ice Cream & Gelato are all made right in the back of our store by Mr Pesso & his Son.

Pesso’s Italian Ices
203-20 35th Ave
Bayside, NY 11361

We use the best ingredients we can find and make everything in small batches. With new flavors every year, everyone is sure to find a favorite.

Our friendly atmosphere has made Pesso’s Ices a popular neighborhood landmark, and a destination for dessert lovers all around New York City. We’ve been voted the best ice cream in Queens year after year.

Come in and sit at the stools by the counter, or enjoy our delicious desserts from our outdoor tables and chairs.

We’re Dog Friendly: Order at our walk-up Window with your pup, and chow down together at our outdoor tables and chairs!

We accept Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay

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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do you get your Ice Cream from?
A: When we say Homemade, we mean it! Mr. Pesso & his Son make every flavor of our Italian Ices, Ice Cream & Gelato in small batches, right in the back of our store. We pride ourselves on our Quality and our Service.

Q: What’s in your Ice Cream, Italian Ices, and Gelato?
A: We use the best ingredients we can find, and use as much of the real stuff as possible for all of our flavors. There are real Pistachios in our Pistachio Italian Ice, real Cannoli Cream and Shells in the Cannoli Gelato, real Strawberries in the Strawberry Ice Cream, and the same goes for our other flavors!

Q: What is Italian Ice?
A: Similar to Sorbet or Granita, traditional Italian Ice or Water Ice is a sweet water-based dessert from Italy. The flavors are mostly fruity, but we make ours in a wide variety of sweet and delicious flavors. Check out our Menu for a taste of what we make!

Q: How do you say Pesso’s? Is it Pay-so’s or Peh-so’s?
A: Pesso’s is pronounced Peh-so’s! 

Q: Is it pronounced Ice or Icee, Ices or Icees?
A: It’s Ice & Ices, no extra “e” needed!

Q: Do you deliver?
A: Unfortunately we do not do delivery, but you can Order Online for Pickup, and we’ll text you when your order is ready, so you don’t have to wait in line!

Q: What’s the difference between Gelato and Ice Cream?
A: Gelato is the Italian version of Ice Cream. Gelato is richer, creamier, and the flavors are more intense than traditional Ice Cream. A lot of the ingredients for our Gelato are imported from Italy.

Q: Do you have any New Flavors?
A: We offer a wide selection of products and flavors, and we’re always coming up with new exciting flavors! And we absolutely take suggestions and requests!

Q: Can I mix flavors?
A: Of course! You can absolutely get scoops of different flavors in the same cup when you order in our store! When you Order Online, you can only select 1 Flavor per Item.

Q: Can I get two different flavors in a 1 Scoop?
A: Unfortunately you can only get 1 flavor in each Scoop, but you can absolutely get 2 different flavors in a 2 Scoop cup when you order in our store!

Q: How many people does a Pint serve?
A: There are about 5 Scoops in a Pint, depending on how big you scoop them out!

Q: Can I buy a whole tub?
A: We really appreciate that you love our dessert that much, but unfortunately because we make everything ourselves in such small batches, we really can’t sell our full tubs. It’s a challenge just to make enough to sell by the scoop. You can absolutely get a lot of Pints though!

Q: How many Calories, Grams of Fat/Sugar/Carbs/Protein are in this Ice Cream?
A: We make everything ourselves, so unfortunately we don’t have the nutritional information.

Q: Do you sell Gift Cards?
A: Yes, you can buy a Pesso’s Gift Card online or in our store! We even have eGift Cards that we will email out to you and your loved ones! The minimum for our eGift Cards is $5, and the minimum for our Plastic Gift Cards is $15.

Q: Can I use my Paper Punch Cards?
A: Of course! Bring in as many of your old Paper Punch Cards as you can find, and we will switch you over to our new Digital Pesso’s Rewards Points, so you never lose a card or a reward!

Q: What are the new Pesso’s Rewards Points?
A: Pesso’s Points work just like our old Paper Punch Cards, but easier! No more forgetting or losing cards, just enter your cell phone number at the Register or when you Order Online, and you’ll automatically get points for buying your favorite Ice Cream, Gelato, and Italian Ices! See our Rewards Page for more information!

Q: I don’t have a cell phone, can I still get a Digital Punch Card?
A: Of course you can! You don’t actually need a cell phone to sign up! You can use a home phone number, or really any 10-digit-number, as long as you use the same one every time! While you won’t get the text messages to tell you when you have a reward, our registers will show you how many Points you have and give you a sweet “Congratulations” message when you earned a reward for your next purchase. You’ll even be able to Redeem your Reward yourself on our Registers or when you Order Online!

Q: Are you hiring?
A: Yes! We are always looking for new enthusiastic and friendly employees! Check out what positions we are hiring right now.

Q: I am going in for a medical procedure, what food can I eat before a colonoscopy or endoscopy?
A: Your best bet is Lemon Italian Ice! It’s a clear liquid food and it’s incredibly delicious and refreshing!

Q: I have a food allergy, what Ice Cream can I eat at Pesso’s?
A: Unfortunately nothing we make is completely safe for people with food allergies. While some of our flavors may not directly have any food allergens, we make everything ourselves right in the back of our store, using the same equipment to make and serve all of our flavors, and there is a very high risk of cross-contamination. We ask that you do not order if you have severe food allergies.

Q: Do you make ice cream cakes?
A: Unfortunately we do not make cakes out of ice cream, but a lot of our customers often stick some candles in our Pints, and they love it!

Q: Are you really the Best Ice Cream in Queens?
A: We like to think so, and so do our customers! We’ve been voted the Best ice cream in Queens in year after year, as well as voted the Best Dessert in Queens!

Q: I’d like to do an Interview of the Owner for an article/video, how can I reach you?
A: We love being featured in articles & videos! You can email us at pessosices@gmail.com to arrange a date and time.

Q: I am interested in holding a Fundraiser at Pesso’s, how can I set one up?
A: We love fundraisers and helping the community! Please email us at pessosices@gmail.com with more information and we’ll go from there!

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