Cooped up in the mouth’s sweltering, cage-like confines all day, overheated tongues occasionally take their revenge by refusing to form words, leading to awkward silences and botched speeches to the United Nations. Keep your tongue cool and calm with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato, savory fare, and gourmet potables at Coolato Gelato in downtown Knoxville.
Focusing on the authentic flavors of Italia, Coolato Gelato gratifies guests with a robust menu of paninis, gelato, and espresso drinks. Temper tummy tantrums with a nibble-conducive cheese-and-fruit board ($14.95), or start with the palatable palette of the tricolored tortellini pasta salad ($6.49). Bread buffs can yeast up with a smoked salmon and goat cheese panini ($9.79) or the super club, a ham, turkey, and cheddar panini paying homage to the historic alliance among Superman, Batman, and Batman's brother Mark ($8.49). Diners can skip the savories and head straight for the delicious dessert diversity of 11 year-round flavors of gelato—the frozen treat responsible for Italians' phenomenal soccer ability and penchant for smiles—including tiramisu, banana pudding, and cappuccino crunch. A menu of bean-based beverages, including lattes ($3.30/12 oz.), espresso ($1.95/double shot), and iced mochas ($3.65/12 oz.) is also available, giving patrons the energy required to emulate their favorite Renaissance artist by crafting magnificent gelato sculptures.
- Oh, man! What a joint! Clean, friendly, and they obviously take a lot of pride in their product. I had a scoop of pistachio (dang!) and a scoop of peach (double dang!) – mark h., Yelp
- The owners work to make real homemade flavors that simply knock your socks off…Welcoming atmosphere, great service are to found [sic] in abundance. – CaptainCoffey, TripAdvisor
Every morning, Coolato Gelato's sugarsmiths arrive in their kitchen and begin transforming simple milk, cream, and sugar into unique flavors—always whipping up a daily special. Offering anywhere from 18 to 24 varieties, they explore flavor possibilities from the standard sweetness of vanilla to the combination of mascarpone, caramel, and pistachio. To complement their frozen treats, they use imported ingredients to re-create other classic Italian specialties. The menu entices diners with espresso drinks, salads, homemade soups, and paninis stuffed with all manner of fillings, ranging from salmon and goat cheese to roast beef and brie.
524 S Gay St.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902Get Directions