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 to The Gelato Spot’s four locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get dessert for two (an $18.28 total value including tax), which includes the following:
- Two small gelatos or sorbets (an $8.48 value)
Two mini cakes (a $9.80 value)</p>
For $8, you get four mini cakes (a $19.68 value including tax).</p>
- For $5, you get $10 worth of gelato or sorbet from the restaurant’s menu, or $10 toward gelato cakes, birthday cakes, pizza and salad, or catering. Gelatos and sorbets range from $3.89 to $5.69.</p>
Each day, The Gelato Spot scoops up nearly three dozen flavors of gelato and sorbet from a rotating selection of more than 150 icy delights, which earned a mention in the New York Times and the Best Frozen-yogurt/Ice Cream Spot award in azcentral.com’s 2011 readers’ poll. Using ingredients imported from Torino, Italy, confectioners handcraft new batches daily to assemble lineups of vanilla-bean, chocolate, pistachio, and other flavors as traditional as a Fourth of July toboggan race. Fat- and dairy-free fresh-fruit sorbets sate taste buds after meals or as snacks, and gelato-laced mini cakes swathe palates in rich tastes such as limoncello cream, tiramisu, and red velvet. Unlike eating bonbons in the bathtub, The 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.