If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of gelato and Italian cafe fare at The Gelato Shoppe Petrini in Boca Roton.
Named the best gelato in South Florida by Boca Life Magazine, The Gelato Shoppe Petrini whips up Italian lunch fare and iced treats made from seasonal fruits, organic nut butters, fine European chocolate, and other fresh, natural ingredients. Chef Mauro Petrini's gelato ($3.50-$5.25) comes in dairy, dairy-free, and derring-do options, surprising mouths with flavors such as spicy chocolate, pure pistachio, pear, and millefoglie (italian wedding cake). A panoply of sugar-free gelato varieties, from honeydew melon to passion fruit, form a tasty caloric black hole. The shop is also certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Board.
The weekday lunch menu lures away savory-seeking tongues, offering light fare, all served with a complimentary mini-gelato, such as design-your-own paninis ($9.50). Parched patrons can dip into the many drink options, from a small pot of tea ($4.25) to the affogato ($3.90), which wages a thermal battle between a favorite gelato and a shot of hot espresso beneath one of the shop's elegant stone archways.
8177 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33434Get Directions