Like magma and dreams, gelato is a semisolid—neither solid enough to build a house upon nor liquid enough to feed to a thirsty sparrow. Enjoy the icy in-between with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato, sorbetto, and more at Cafe Italiano, located at the northwest corner of Grant and Swan in Cornerstone Plaza.
Using a blend of local and imported ingredients, Cafe Italiano’s chefs, Dave and Carla Pursel and their daughter Krystal Adams, handcraft 27 flavors of gelato and sorbetto each day. Since these sweet treats contain less fat than ice cream, eaters can give gastronomic guilt the cold shoulder without sacrificing tastiness. Sample the stracciatella (similar to chocolate chip) or salute taste buds with all-American apple-pie gelato ($5.49 for a 7.5 oz. container). Traditionalists cozy up to classic flavors such as vanilla bean and pistachio ($9.99 for a pint of up to two flavors), and modernists paint culinary canvases with cookie dough, mojito, and spicy chocolate ($16.99 for a quart of up to three flavors). Sugar-free options are also available, as well as a selection of fruity sorbettos. Savory stomachs can snack on margherita pizza, Cafe Italiano’s newest menu item, as frosty jaws are thawed by freshly made lattes and cappuccinos.
- This is a place where I could truly hang out, with plenty of tables and chairs (some of which are rather comfortable) and cool modern lamps; music (more on this later) from a radio is played at an appropriate level. Plus, as I mentioned, the coffee and gelato are mighty fine. – Jimmy Boegle, Tucson Weekly
- This place has great gelato! – lisa b., Yelp
2485 N Swan Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85712Get Directions