Italian gelato is very similar to American ice cream, except that it is lower in butterfat, denser in flavor, and better at doubling as perfume. Enjoy an ambrosial table topper with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato at Gelato Dolce Vita. Choose between the Gilbert or Mesa location.
Gelato Dolce Vita's sweet-treat specialists utilize fresh local fruits, imported Italian ingredients, and knowledge gained from working at Italian gelaterias to create their own take on the European staple, earning them a ranking as one of America's Favorite Restaurants by Budget Travel readers. Guests can satiate saccharine cravings with one of an abundant variety of freshly made flavors such as apple pie, pear chocolate, and panna cotta ($3.79/medium cup, $4.29/medium cone) or with homemade tiramisu and cannoli. Complement each delectable dessert by savoring another Italian specialty, such as a cappuccino ($2.70) or an espresso ($1.50), or by sketching a factual rendering of Leonardo da Vinci riding a mountain goat.
Gelato Dolce Vita
Harvesting the fruits of their in-depth training in Italy, the sweets-purveyors of Gelato Dolce Vita scoop and serve carefully crafted creamy gelato in a variety of inventive flavors. Local, organic citrus fruits produce tangy licks in select flavors, in contrast with the dark-chocolate and brownie notes detected in cups of Death by Chocolate. Made-to-order gelato cakes catch eyes with colorful and intricate decorations, and house-made tiramisu and cannolis transport tongues to Italy without tainting them with visa stamps. The Italian masters also pep up patrons with cups of steaming espresso, cappuccinos, and lattes.