Though any emotion can be read into the Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for dairy products. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon to Paciugo Gelato & Caffé in Wauwatosa. Choose between the following options:
- For $4, you get $8 worth of artisanal gelato and specialty drinks.
- For $12, you get five artisanal or caffé beverages (up to a $5.50 value each; up to a $27.50 total value).<p>
Created by the Ginatta family, Paciugo satisfies cravings with hot and cold gourmet coffee concoctions and small-batch Italian gelato, made fresh daily from all-natural ingredients. Hundreds of flavors make rotating appearances on the expansive menu of confections, which boasts fruity sorbets and milk-, soy-, and water-based gelato, all with less fat than traditional ice creams or salads sculpted out of butter. Candied Italian black cherries, Piedmont roasted hazelnuts, Sicilian pistachios, and Belgian extra-brute chocolate add richness to the carefully crafted Turin recipes. Customers can fill a piccolo cup with up to three flavors ($3.99) or make the leap to the grande cup’s five selections to meet the FDA’s recommended daily servings in one sitting ($5.59).
Two tasty worlds collide in Paciugo’s decadent artisanal drinks, such as the blended gelato espresso shake or Frizzante, creamy gelato infused with the effervescence of San Pellegrino or soda. Three scoops of gelato melt like lovesick snowmen in espresso or rich Italian-style hot chocolate in the Affogato, and caffé potables, such as a blended Italian roast, cappuccino, espresso, and doppio, warm bellies chilled from icy-treat binges.