The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a punch card good for five small gelato cups and five small lattes (a $38.60 value) at Matteo's Gelato in Port Coquitlam. An Italian-style bistro, Matteo's serves up authentic, freshly crafted gelato and Italian-style coffees, as well as a number of café dishes. The owner is a classically trained artisan versed in the tasty trade of gelato-crafting, an elaborate process that results in a denser, more flavourful alternative to ice cream and a softer, colder alternative to shoe leather. Matteo's balances its icy eats with a selection of specialty coffees prepared, like an all-dachshund rendition of La Dolce Vita, with a nod toward Italian café culture.
TripAdvisors rank Matteo's Gelato #7 out of 68 Port Coquitlam restaurants and give it an average of four owl eyes.
A colourful spectrum of gelato flavours, safely ensconced in a gleaming glass case, catches the eyes of customers at Matteo's Gelato. Helmed by a classically trained owner that’s been crafting frozen desserts for more than 35 years, the gelateria stocks a selection of classic and creative flavours that rotates as often as a clown’s spinning bow tie. From seasonal appearances of candy-cane or pumpkin-pie gelato to regular flavours such as chocolate hazelnut and cherry blossom, the shop consistently tempts visitors to try something new. Espresso drinks create a pleasing contrast to the cold treats, especially when gelato is ordered affogato style: with a fresh shot poured over the chilly dessert.
2615 Mary Hill Rd.
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 3B5Get Directions