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 in Overland Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of artisanal gelato and specialty drinks.
- For $15, you get an 8-inch round gelato cake (a $30 value).
Created by the Ginatta family, Paciugo Gelato satisfies cravings with hot and cold gourmet coffee concoctions and small-batch gelato made fresh daily from all-natural ingredients with sugar-free options available. 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. Customers can fill a piccolo cup with up to three flavors ($3.69) or make the leap to the grande cup's five selections to meet the FDA's recommended daily servings in one sitting ($4.99).
Two tasty worlds collide in Paciugo Gelato’s decadent artisanal cakes, lovingly crafted from thick, house-made gelato. Layers of moist, circular cake straddle creamy strata of gelato in each 8-inch concoction, which feeds 10–12 jubilant sugar fiends or roughly half the world's population of centaurs.
Evoking the enjoyable meltiness of a cool scoop of gelato on a hot day, Paciugo Gelato takes its name from the Italian word for messy concoction, rousing palates with unique gelato flavors crafted with Old-World tastes. Founder Cristiana Ginatta’s family recipes come to life as staffers fuse fresh fruits and all-natural ingredients into decadent milk-, water-, or soy-based gelato and sorbet. The sweet scoops boast 70% less fat than regular ice cream or soft-serve obtained from chilly Alaskan cows. Patrons can test-drive the shop’s diversely flavored bounty before committing to a flavor such as carrot cake, butter pecan, or tiramisu in its less solid form. Guests can score flavors without added sugar—including strawberry milk—to trick their sweet teeth into happiness. Paciugo also carries a host of coffee drinks ranging from Paciugo Miscela, a bold Vienna roast, to Gran Crú, a light roast from Kenya.