Blanket your tongue with a silky, creamy afghan of sweet flavor. Today’s Groupon gets you $10 worth of handmade gelato—the Ferrari of frozen dessert—for $5 at Gelato Blu. The deal is also good for lunch or espresso at this intimate Italian café. Napkins, as always, are free within reason.
Gelato Blu’s owner spent five months scooping up secret recipes abroad, like an Indiana Jones of frozen treats, before returning stateside to serve the perfect cup. Gelato Blu is where you can get authentic, Italian style gelato, made in true Italian methods. Choose from an extensive assortment of classics, such as cantaloupe, caramel, and coconut, and favorites including key lime, vanilla fudge, and lemon custard in three sizes ($3.60 to $4.95). There’s also soy and sugar-free options, as well as sorbetto.
If sweetness makes you bitter, you could opt to caffeinate with an espresso drink from the caffé Italiano. All drinks are under $5, so you could indulge in a few espressos con panna ($1.95 to $2.48). Gelato Blu also offers a basic lunch menu where you’ll find a variety of paninis, salads, and combo options.
Serene cerulean walls and cornflower blue booths lend a calming feel to this petite café. Bring friends or a date, or just reward yourself with a sweet treat after a long week of racing radio-controlled airplanes.
Note: You can redeem this Groupon anytime Monday through Thursday, and Friday through Sunday before 6 p.m.
- Gelato Blu is 10 times better than starbucks, and you can watch tv or surf the web. I highly recommend it. The staff there is friendly and outgoing. – lilgirl5638, Citysearch
- Best I've ever had. The "Pistachio" in particular, is like nothing you've ever tasted. So fresh and flavorful. I also love the strawberry and every other flavor I've tasted. The handmade cones are incredible, too. Really, you have to try this place! – jeisenhardt, Citysearch
- Sooo good...I feel like drooling like Homer Simpson when I think about this place. I honestly don't know why people would choose ice cream over a delicious gelato or sorbet. – Tanya K., Yelp
The Language of Love and Also Gelato
The word gelato is derived from the Italian gelare, meaning to freeze. When ordering gelato, impress your server with these other everyday Italian phrases:
Voglio essere un cavalryman, come il mio padre era. Cavallo! Cavallo!: I want to be a cavalryman, as my father was. Horse! Horse!
Ti amo come il mio marito, ma io rispettilo come mio nemico.: I love you as my husband, but I respect you as my enemy.
Il vostro Gelato sta ottenendo il freddo. Avete saputo che le volpi possono possedere legalmente la proprietà?: Your Gelato is getting cold. Did you know that foxes can legally own property?
Sono un erudito degli impianti di Danny DeVito.: I am a scholar of the works of Danny DeVito.
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