The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gelato and homemade pasta at Gelateria Barbara on West 18th Street.
Gelateria Barbara takes taste buds on a tour of Italy with a procession of artisanal gelatos and fresh pastas. Featuring fanciful flavors such as panna cotta, salty toffee, and strawberry-lemon cheesecake, gelato justice is served in single-scoop cones ($1.95), triple-dipped waffle cones ($3.25), or three Goldilocks-approved cup sizes ($3.25–$4.25).
The menu of fresh, homemade pastas available by the pound satisfies noodlers with cut and long varieties ($3.50), potato gnocchi ($3.50), and a range of ravioli ($6.50+), the treasure chests of the starch world. Recently reopened and freshly repaired after a traffic accident damaged the storefront, the dulcet tones of Gelateria Barbara sing out like a gondolier on the Grand Canal.