In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word gelato. Moisten your own gelato receptacle with today’s Groupon to Staccato Gelato, valid for the locations on 28th Avenue and Bybee Boulevard. Staccato Gelato combines Old World Italian craftsmanship with fresh Oregon produce and rBST-free milk and cream to produce a daily menu of artisan gelato ($2.75 for a small, $3.25 for a medium) in dozens of flavorful flavors, 18 of which are offered daily. Fresh donuts ($1.25), breakfast sandwiches ($3.50), paninis ($5.50), and hot chocolate ($2.50) round out the menu and can be enjoyed before or after gelato jam sessions.
- The best gelato I've ever had, every time I go. It really tastes like whatever the flavor they have labeled it as. If it says raspberry, it will taste exactly like fresh rasberries [sic]. If it says mango, it will taste like it's fresh off the tree. – Andrew W.
- Tiramisu gelato on top of a Prince of Darkness doughnut. Don't ask questions. Don't fight it. Just get it. – Andrew C.
Staccato Gelato sees itself as the intersection between Italian café foods and Oregonian ingredients. With local produce and hormone-free milk, they craft a menu encompassing 18 flavors per day. Although regular flavors include amaretto, cherry chocolate chip, and peach, the daily rotation is up to whoever’s behind the counter. Friday through Sunday, the shop augments its menu with freshly fried donuts, along with illy coffee. Visitors can make use of the café’s free WiFi and soften their scoops with the outdoor patio’s sunlight.
The staff also takes Stacato’s treats offsite, catering to crowds via a full-service scooping cart and a freezer rider. A mobile tricycle, the freezer rider boasts a low carbon footprint thanks to only using methane emissions.