What To Eat At Paciugo, Opening Today

Photo: courtesy Paciugo

While all the attention’s been on Chicago’s burgeoning frozen yogurt wars (we’ve seen debates of Starfruit versus Red Mango come almost to blows), not as much ink (or blood) has been spilled over another frozen battle brewing: gelato. While so far the city’s gelato offerings have been confined to one-off cafes like Piccolo or the dessert menu at Spiaggia, today marks the opening of Chicago’s first Paciugo, a gelato chain with a strong national presence. The first of a planned twelve Chicagoland locations, the doors open at 3241 North Broadway, in Lakeview. Read on for a selection of their more than 250 gelato flavors, from the classic (vanilla, tiramisu) to the wackadoodle (banana beet).

Paciugo offers:
Gelato on a cone or in a cup (cup sizes: Piccolo, Medio, Grande)
Coppa Gelato (Gelato Sundae)
Frappè (Gelato Shake)
Gelato Frizzante (Sparkling Shake)
Tartufi Truffle (Gelato Cake)
100 percent Arabic, fair trade, all-natural coffees

Paciugo has created over 250 Gelato flavors (Flavors come milk based, water based, soy based, or no sugar) which include:
Mediterranean Sea Salt Caramel
Blackberry Cabernet
Dark Chocolate Fondente
Banana Beet
Black Pepper Olive Oil
Chocolate Jalapeño
Butter Pecan
Black Raspberry
Black Cherry Swirl

What To Eat At Paciugo, Opening Today