The hard-working human tongue enunciates words, tastes foods for poison, and protects against thieving nose-fairies during sleep. Treat yours to a romantic summer in the Italian countryside with today’s Groupon. For $5, you get $10 worth of gelato, coffee, and more at Aroma’s Java & Gelato, located less than 30 minutes west of Cincinnati in Bridgetown.
One taste of Aroma’s more than 100 flavors—including chocolate amaretto, green apple, peanut butter, pistachio, watermelon, even earthworm—and you’ll understand why gelato is like ice cream multiplied by itself. Sporting a svelte 10% butterfat content (compared to ice cream’s 18%), gelato is also healthier and made by a process that doesn’t inject air into the mixture, resulting in a dense, delicious flavor that can only be adequately expressed with joyful bursts of Italian gibberish and interpretive dance battles. Aroma’s gelateria keeps 24 of its 100 flavors chilling in the display case at a cozy 5–10 degrees Fahrenheit, which you can sample in a variety of sizes, such as small ($2.75), medium ($3.25), large ($4), pint ($8), quart ($12), 1/2 gallon ($20), full pan (serves 40, $35), and wheelbarrow (party-sized, served with a giant spoon).
Chase the cold kiss of your gelato with the warm embrace of espresso, coffee, or a specialty drink such as the Almond Joy mocha (dark chocolate, almond, coconut, espresso, milk, $4.05 for a medium). The Aroma's menu also offers real food such as the Sheba wrap (grilled chicken, bacon, lettuce, cheese, and ranch, $6.95) for anyone looking to build up an appetite before they spoil it.
- The gelato is so rich and creamy. It just melts in your mouth. I like the milk chocolate the best. – rick, Google Maps
- My favorites so far (and I always walk away with 2 flavors) chocolate cookies and cream, blood orange, lime, or cookie dough. I really don't know why I am trying to make favorites, every time I taste test, I reply "oh, that one is really good, mmm, I like that one" Aroma's is a must try. – ddevans3, Google Maps
- Great coffee! Despite the cold weather, I cannot stop ordering their frozen frappe's. Mocha frappe is my favorite with their soup and salad lunch special. Can't beat it on the West Side. Great hangout for adults at night, board games for kids, overall a great atmosphere! – Matt Chandler, Urbanspoon
6407 Bridgetown Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45248Get Directions