Though any emotion can be read into the Mona Lisa's mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for dairy products. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon to Paciugo Gelato and Caffé, valid at the South Cooper Street location in Arlington and the Crockett Street location in Forth Worth . Choose from the following options:
- For $3, you get $6 worth of hot or cold coffee drinks or other beverages.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of artisanal gelato.
- For $13, you get your choice of either two Piccola Festa take-home gelato packs with up to three flavors in each, one Medio Festa pack with up to four flavors, or one Grande Festa pack with up to five flavors (up to a $25.99 value).
Created by the Ginatta family, Paciugo satisfies cravings with hot and cold gourmet coffee concoctions and small-batch Italian gelato, made from fresh, all-natural ingredients. High-quality beans from East Africa, South Asia, and Sumatra form the base for full-bodied espresso-doppio ($1.99+); sweetness slips into the cappucino con gelato ($4.09+). Hundreds of flavors make rotating appearances on the expansive menu of confections, which boasts fruity sorbets and milk-, soy-, and water-based gelato, all with less fat than traditional ice creams or salads sculpted out of butter. Candied Italian black cherries, Piedmont roasted hazelnuts, Sicilian pistachios, and Belgian extra-brute chocolate add richness to the carefully crafted Turin recipes. Fill a piccolo cup with up to three flavors ($3.09) or make the leap to the grande cup's five selections to meet the FDA's recommended daily servings in one sitting ($6.08). Rich sauce covers gelato sundaes in an edible dark-chocolate blanket ($5.59).
Social gatherings get a lift from Paciugo take-home gelato packs, which safely usher icy delicacies to football parties, family reunions, or raucous Tax Day celebrations. Two Piccola Festa packs, which serve 3–5 people each, cozy up to three flavors in their cooler cubbies; patrons can also sate groups of 7–10 revelers with a four-flavor Medio Festa pack or flocks of up to 15 with a five-flavor Grande Festa pack.
Though Paciugo Gelato and Caffé sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
They have a great selection and it reminded us so much of the hundreds of gelato stands we've seen in Europe.Jimmie H., Yelp, 9/19/10