If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it’s that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they’re actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today’s deal to Da Vinci Gelato & Caffe, at your choice of one of two locations: on Stone Oak Parkway or inside H-E-B Plus grocery store. Settle haunches in the cushioned chairs of Da Vinci’s modern interior or amble outdoors while painting your palate with a scoop of silky gelato, which manifests in a spectrum of flavors that include rum raisin, tiramisu, and eggnog, as well as fat-free sorbet options. You can also blend hot and cold by chasing your scoop of paradise with espressos and coffees crafted from premium Italian imported beans, or snack on the menu’s cornucopia of Panini, crepes, and pastries. Gelato, much like a passionate kiss or crash test footage, is best when savored slowly, so give yourself plenty of daydreaming time at Da Vinci Gelato & Caffe.
Da Vinci Gelato & Caffe is Zagat rated. The San Antonio Express-News featured Virginia Balderas and her coffee shop. Yelpers rate it an average of four stars, and 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it. > * If you’re in the mood for authentic gelato and a nice cup of espresso, this is your place. – Steve C., Yelp > * The gelato is so fresh, the flavors just burst in your mouth. The richness of the gelato is to be eaten slow and savored. Personal favorites are the pistacho and rum rasin. – MarkH5873, Zagat
Da Vinci Gelato & Caffe
At Da Vinci Gelato & Caffe, a glass case shields 32 pans of gelato and sorbetto. Cinnamon dusts the peaks of tiramisu, and rivulets of chocolate snake through the grooves of amaretto. Sorbets brim with fruits of the season, from strawberry and watermelon in warmer months to pomegranate and pear when the sun turns its back on earth. Although flavors rotate regularly, one thing remains constant: each batch is whipped up fresh daily in accordance with authentic artisan recipes.
As a contrast to frozen treats, baristas make hot drinks and cooks prepare authentic italian paninis that bear dark stripes from being flattened between two Ferrari grills. The staff also assembles crepes and packs take-home containers of gelato.