Saturday, October 29, 2011

Italian Gelato for Italy Lovers: Paciugo Gelato and Caffe, St. Petersburg Florida

There is just something about Italy.  I don't know if it's the art, the architecture, the pizza rustica or just the plain old lust of life in the air; but I love Italy.  I have been there many times and each time has been a love affair with the food.  One Italian treat I cannot get enough of is good quality gelato.  It claims to have less fat than traditional American ice cream, so I like to pretend its a diet dessert.  (Hello denial!)   

If you are a gelato fan - whether you love Italy, are a Jersey Shore guido or guidette or just like desserts; get yourself to Paciugo Gelato and Caffe.

I was headed to the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center in St. Pete when I walked right past Paciugo.  Like a gravitational pull, I felt myself being drawn into the cute little gelato shop.  So many gelato flavors, so little time...  I had to have some!

I finally settled on a 3 flavor cup- Pannacotta, Mediterranean sea salt caramel and tiramisu.

The Pannacotta flavor was my absolute favorite.  The sea salt caramel was good as well.  However the tiramisu was way too boozy for my tastes.  It was the perfect snack before going to see the gorgeous glass exhibition of Chihuly works at the Morean Arts Center. 

I would definitely recommend trying Paciugo in St. Petersburg, Florida!

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