Though any emotion can be read into Mona Lisa's mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for gelato. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a $20 gift card and a punch card for 10 small gelatos at Matteo's Gelato in Port Coquitlam (a $69.24 value).
Matteo's Gelato, fashioned after an Italian-style bistro, crafts a kaleidoscopic colour wheel of artisan gelatos in myriad flavours such as peach, chocolate, pineapple, and blackberry. Instead of devouring ice sculptures of fire extinguishers, ice down tonsils with a small blueberry gelato ($3.95) while perusing a menu starring Intelligentsia specialty coffees, pastries, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Customers can also stroll in at breakfast for a BLT with eggs ($4.95), a large cup of joe ($2.25), and a cinnamon bun ($1.99). Before a medium take-home order of caramel macchiato gelato melts ($15.99), scarf down a veggie and cheese sandwich for lunch ($4.49) or fill up with a Black Forest ham panini ($6.95). For an indulgent capper to the meal, savour an affogato, an espresso and gelato alchemy ($5.50) known for making patrons fluent in Italian and skilled in building leaning towers of Ferraris.
Matteo's Gelato is an Italian style bistro cafe, with hand crafted artisan gelato as the main feature. The gelato is made on site, using the finest ingredients to create delicious flavours. Matteo's Gelato has 42 flavours to choose from, with many vegan/dairy free options as well as some sugar free; sampling is encouraged. Also keep in mind that Matteo's Gelato can fit more than one flavour in whatever size cup or cone that you choose, so you can create a spectrum within each cup.
Some favourites are chocolate peanut butter, salted caramel, cookies and cream, and all of the fruit options are natural fruits puréed giving it a vibrant taste. The Matteo's crew are happy to help you with some ideas for amazing combinations.
2615 Mary Hill Rd.
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 3B5Get Directions