Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for 1 litre of gelato (a $20 value)
- $5 for $10 worth of gelato, paninis, and salads
Choose from the College Street, Bayview Avenue, and Danforth Avenue locations.
Patrons may select up to three flavours for their litre. The menu includes both milk-based and water-based varieties in flavours such as hazelnut, spicy chocolate, and strawberry mint. Gelato comes in cups ($3.85+), waffle cones (add $0.75), and a range of other configurations.
A prepared foods menu includes classic Italian creations, including paninis stuffed with Nonna's house meatballs ($7.50) or creamy buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves ($6.50). Fresh greens and a homemade Tuscan dressing showcase the Tuscan tuna salad with beans ($7.99) while Zazzu hot cones feature fillings including prosciutto and mushroom, spicy barbecued chicken, and turkey pesto ($2.99+ per cone).
The Mad Italian
When coming up with a recipe for The Mad Italian’s gelato, the owner enlisted the help of a Italian family who had been using the same recipe for generations. A selection of more than 50 flavours includes milk-based varieties, such as dulce de leche and pumpkin pie, and an additional reserve of water-based flavours takes on fruitier variations, including blood orange and blueberry basil. In addition to scooping authentic gelato, the staff brews Caffè Haiti espresso, a 100% arabica blend imported directly from Rome.
Owner Eli Turkienicz wondered what he could add to the menu to combat the wintertime slump of gelato sales and frozen tongue syndrome. In true gelateria form, the answer came in a cone: Zazzu hot pizza cones. The savoury treats portably encase toppings such as meatballs and mozzarella or turkey and basil pesto. The cooks also whip up a menu of salads and paninis.