Like magma and dreams, gelato is a semisolid—neither solid enough to build a house upon nor liquid enough to feed to a thirsty sparrow. Sample what birds can’t with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato at The Gelato Spot. This deal is valid at the Cambelback and Greenway Road locations in Phoenix, and the Shea and Scottsdale Road locations in Scottsdale.
Amid a comfortable dessert-lounge atmosphere, The Gelato Spot scoops up 36 flavors of dreamy Italian gelatos daily from a rotating selection of more than 150 icy delights. Since gelato doesn't keep like ice cream, batches are made fresh every day with ingredients imported directly from Turino, Italy. Stack the two most popular flavors (chocolate and raspberry sorbet) together ($4.79) onto a waffle cone ($0.75) for an indulgent after-dinner treat, or sample solo servings in a dish filled with classic flavors such as pistachio, vanilla bean, and mint chocolate chip ($3.89). Helpings of creamy cantaloupe, roasted almond, and key-lime pie also offer a deliciously icy alternative to frozen ketchup packets. Dessert daredevils can add specialty cones ($1.25) and toppings ($0.75 each) to their already decadent desserts and enjoy the ultimate sugar high.
Unlike eating cheese slices inside a bathtub, The Gelato Spot's heated and misted patios, free WiFi, and contemporary décor make indulging a not-so-guilty pleasure pleasurable. Since the shops are open late (9 to 11 p.m. on weekdays, 10 p.m. to midnight on weekends) and the friendly employees pass out unlimited samples, patrons can enjoy an array of goodies until their werewolf syndrome starts to kick in.
The Gelato Spot
The Gelato Spot’s frozen-dairy hotshots merge ingredients imported from Torino, Italy, and churn a bevy of creamy gelati and sorbets daily. The gelateria’s small tongue-chilling batches have earned the shop the title of Best Frozen-Yogurt/Ice Cream Spot in AZ Central's 2011 readers’ poll, which praises the eatery’s extravagant displays and cheerful staff. Though The Gelato Spot specializes in traditional Italian flavors, such as stracciatella and amarena, they also craft American renditions such as Snickers, new york cheesecake, and salted caramel. As diners shovel in glacial delights on The Gelato Spot's heated and misted patio, they can also cruise the web with complimentary WiFi.