Must try summer flavors are mango, root beer float and the Mediterranean sea salt caramel. Pair it with an espresso and you're practically in Rome. Just with less Vespas.With a rotating variety of 240 different flavors of gelato and sorbetto made in-house, the owner of Clarendon's newly opened Paciugo Gelato + Caffé will never be bored. It helps that this Italian-American also loves his product. "I was in Italy and was eating gelato every day," owner Kerry Bolgonese told me one morning in his store. Today, he's continued the habit. He says he eats about a serving or two of the stuff each day, which may sound indulgent, but the gelato at Paciugo is made with milk, making it a little less caloric than ice cream. In fact, the average serving contains just 140 calories. The sorbetto at Paciugo, which somehow offers a creamy texture despite having a fruit and water base, contains only about 90 calories. I'm not saying we should all be eating gelato in place of square meals (you can get those here too in the form of breakfast items and sandwiches), but as a dessert or a snack, it can't be beat. Must try summer flavors are mango, root beer float and the Mediterranean sea salt caramel. Pair it with an espresso and you're practically in Rome. Just with less Vespas.
Piccolo Gelato (up to 3 flavors), $3.99
Medio (up to 4 flavors), $4.59
Grande (up to 5 flavors), $5.49
Coffee, $1.79 (s), $1.99 (l)
Frappé (gelato milkshake), $5.49
Hours: Monday - Wedensday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.