Like magma and dreams, gelato is a semisolid—neither solid enough to build a house upon nor liquid enough to feed to a thirsty sparrow. Sample what birds can’t with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a meal for two people at Gelato Spot in Scottsdale (up to a $27.78 value). The meal includes:
- Two entrees (up to a $10 value each)
- Two small gelatos (a $7.78 value)
The Gelato Spot servers up a menu of Neapolitan-style pizza and paninis alongside 29 flavors of dreamy Italian gelato daily from a rotating selection of more than 150 icy delights. Wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas arrive fresh from the oven decked with an array of edible accouterments, including imported flour and tomatoes along with fresh local vegetables. The capricciosa’s bed of mozzarella is peppered with artichokes, olives, wood-fired mushrooms, prosciutto, and grana padano, and the veggie panini is stocked with roasted vegetables, fresh basil, and provolone cheese. Batches of gelato are made fresh every day with ingredients imported directly from Turino, Italy, appearing in classic flavors such as pistachio, vanilla bean, chocolate, or mint chocolate chip. Unlike eating bonbons in the bathtub, Gelato Spot’s heated and misted patios, free WiFi, and contemporary décor make indulging a not-so-guilty pleasure pleasurable.
The Gelato Spot
The Gelato Spot’s frozen-dairy hotshots merge ingredients imported from Torino, Italy, and churn a bevy of creamy gelati and sorbets daily. The gelateria’s small tongue-chilling batches have earned the shop the title of Best Frozen-Yogurt/Ice Cream Spot in AZ Central's 2011 readers’ poll, which praises the eatery’s extravagant displays and cheerful staff. Though The Gelato Spot specializes in traditional Italian flavors, such as stracciatella and amarena, they also craft American renditions such as Snickers, new york cheesecake, and salted caramel. As diners shovel in glacial delights on The Gelato Spot's heated and misted patio, they can also cruise the web with complimentary WiFi.