The Mad Italian

Multiple Locations

761 Ratings

Value Discount You Save
$18 56% $10
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 1,000 bought

In a Nutshell

Chefs mold house-made pizza-dough cones, then stuff & bake them with sauce, cheese & toppings served with side salad or soup at 2 locations

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for location purchased. Dine-in and take-out only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Many Italian eateries manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get two zazzu hot cones and sides of soup or side salad at The Mad Italian, valid at either of two Toronto locations. Choose one of the following locations:

  • College Street
  • Bayview Avenue <p>

As profiled in the Toronto Star, The Mad Italian’s owner Eli Turkienicz designed the Zazzu hot pizza cone after the popular culinary concept took off in Italy. Unlike messier triangular slices that might be mistaken for edible pie chart components, Zazzus assemble recognizable pizzeria toppings inside an easily toted crispy cone. Dining partners can debate the merits of the menus’ many hot cone varieties, such as the turkey and pesto or the Tuscan tuna crowned with both mozzarella and parmesan. Accompanying side salads marry crisp lettuces and vinaigrette in munching ceremonies that bring eaters tears of joy, and soup-of-the-day selections include choices such as minestrone and pasta fagioli. Hot cones are simple to carry out or, in mild weather, can be enjoyed on the breezy patio seating that distinguishes the Bayview location’s modern facade.

The Mad Italian

When coming up with a recipe for The Mad Italian’s gelato, the owner enlisted the help of a Italian family who had been using the same recipe for generations. A selection of more than 50 flavours includes milk-based varieties, such as dulce de leche and pumpkin pie, and an additional reserve of water-based flavours takes on fruitier variations, including blood orange and blueberry basil. In addition to scooping authentic gelato, the staff brews Caffè Haiti espresso, a 100% arabica blend imported directly from Rome.

Owner Eli Turkienicz wondered what he could add to the menu to combat the wintertime slump of gelato sales and frozen tongue syndrome. In true gelateria form, the answer came in a cone: Zazzu hot pizza cones. The savoury treats portably encase toppings such as meatballs and mozzarella or turkey and basil pesto. The cooks also whip up a menu of salads and paninis.

Customer Reviews

761 Ratings

Didn 't realize they had such great food in addition to the gelato
SL C. · June 20, 2013
It was great look forward to enjoying the ice crea,
Catherine S. · June 17, 2013
Delicious! Loved the Zazzu cones and Ferro Rocher gelato!
Alexander G. · June 16, 2013
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Trinity - Bellwoods

    589 College St.

    Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B2


    Get Directions
  2. 2


    1581 Bayview Ave.

    Toronto, Ontario M4G 3B5


    Get Directions

Let the little things in life make your day
15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.