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Paciugo Gelato & Caffe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$2 - $24
Meals
Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards

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MILK‎
Almond Praline
Roasted caramelized almonds in our tre vaniglie gelato
Amarena Yogurt
Italian-style yogurt gelato, made w/ milk thickened by lactobacillus & then mixed w/ amarene cherries. We import our cherries from italy, where they are slowly cooked for 5 days w/ water & sugar. Every day a little more sugar is added to the recipe to maintain the flavorful cherries crunchy & juicy texture.
Amaretto Crème Brulee
Our tre vanigilie gelato is paired w/ pieces of crunchy amaretto cookies & a swirl of our crème brulee sauce.
Bacio
Chocolate‎ hazelnut w/ whole roasted hazelnuts. There is an italian chocolate candy by the same name. The word "bacio" translates as "kiss. "
Bailey's Chocolate Swirl
Bailey's irish cream gelato w/ a chocolate-hazelnut swirl throughout.
Banana Flambé
A nice blend of rum raisin & real bananas w/ a dulce de leche swirl throughout.
Biscotti
Our homemade biscotti cookies, broken & blended w/ whole milk, create the perfect gelato compliment for a cup of coffee. Topped w/ crunchy biscotti pieces.
Black Raspberry
The black raspberry is very tart & tangy, rich in polyphenols. These raspberries are blended w/ milk, & the little bits of fruit add a pleasant texture.
Blueberry Lavender
Our‎ unique lavender gelato made pure extract from lavender flowers completed w/ fresh blueberries.
Brown Sugar Waffle Cone
With the gelato made from broken pieces of waffle cones, dulce de leche swirl & chocolate chips, this is a delicious flavor w/ the sweet crunch of waffle cones.
WATER-SORBET‎
Baked White Peach Sorbet
Real white peaches are baked & then blended w/ sugar & water.
Banana Passionfruit Sorbet
Passion‎ flower is a vine species native to paraguay, brazil & northeastern argentia. The passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity w/ a soft to firm, juicy interior filled w/ seeds. It has a distinct, tropical flavor & is counterbalance of banana contribute to a silky texture for a sorbetto.
Berries Acai Sorbet
Raspberries & blueberries blended w/ acai, a berry from amazonia that contains a high concentration of antioxidants & anthocyanins: essential amino acids & minerals that help muscle regeneration, monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber & phytosterols to help cardiovascular & digestive health.
Blackberry Sorbet
Since we don't use concentrated juice, our sorbet has all the little chunks & pieces of fresh blackberries, making it rich in fibers & w/ a pleasant, varied texture. Hip)
Campari Orange Sorbet
Campari,‎ an italian aperitif, is made from bitter herbs, aromatic plants & fruits. A traditional way to enjoy it is blended w/ fresh orange juice for a bitter sweet concoction, which we've put our spin on in this sorbet.
Chocolate Coconut Sorbet
A fat-free, dairy-free delight! In this flavor, we've combined cocoa & real coconut.
Concord Grape Sorbet
A crisp, light sorbetto w/ made from real concord grapes.
Ginger Lemon Sorbet
Delicious‎ & slightly spicy water-based lemon sorbet. A perfect palate cleanser, this flavor sorbet pairs excellently w/ other sorbetti.
Kiwi Sorbet
A tart, refreshing flavor of freshly blended kiwi
Lemon Sorbet
Our lemon sorbet tastes just like a freshly squeezed lemon; it's very tart & refreshing, enhanced by fresh lemon pulp.
SOY‎
Bacio Soy
This is a soy chocolate-hazelnut w/ whole roasted hazelnuts. It is dairy free.
Blueberry Soy
Soy-based, dairy-free gelato made w/ real blueberries
Chocolate Hazelnut Soy
Rich flavor blend of chocolate & hazelnut soy gelato.
Cinnamon Soy
Soy-based,‎ dairy-free cinnamon gelato.
Green Tea Soy
Soy based, dairy-free gelato w/ green tea.
Mint Soy
Made w/ italian mint, soy milk, & soy proteins.
Raspberry Soy
Soy-based, dairy free gelato made w/ real raspberries.
Banana Soy
Soy-based, dairy-free gelato made w/ real bananas.
Cappuccino Soy
Soy based, dairy-free gelato w/ coffee.
Chocolate Raspberry Soy
Chocolate & raspberries are combined & mixed w/ soy.
NSA‎
Bacio Nsa
Nsa chocolate hazelnut is made w/ whole roasted hazelnuts made w/ whole milk, splenda & vegetable fiber from chicory.
Banana Chocolate Chip Nsa
Bananas are combined w/ milk & splenda for the base of this gelato, mixed w/ chocolate chips.
Cappuccino Nsa
Nsa cappuccino is made w/ coffee, whole milk, splenda & vegetable fiber from chicory.
Chocolate Hazelnut Nsa
Nsa‎ chocolate hazelnut w/ hazelnut paste made w/ whole milk, splenda & vegetable fiber from chicory.
Coffee Chocolate Chip Nsa
Our no sugar added coffee gelato is mixed w/ crunchy pieces of chocolate chips.
Green Tea Nsa
No sugar added green tea gelato is made w/ whole milk, splenda & vegetable fiber from chicory.
Mint Chocolate Chip Nsa
Nsa mint w/ crunchy pieces of chocolate throughout; made w/ whole milk, splenda & vegetable fiber from chicory.
Pannacotta Nsa
Our pannacotta gelato is re-created, this time w/ splenda instead of sucrose.
Strawberry Milk Nsa
Our nsa strawberry milk is made w/ whole milk, splenda & vegetable fiber from chicory.
Bailey's Chocolate Chip Nsa
Real bailey's liquor is used to create this no sugar added gelato that is sweetened w/ splenda & our special no sugar added chocolate chips.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love, love, love Paciugo. No outing to St Pete is complete without stopping there. My personal favorite is Wildberries, but they have an awesome variety so that everyone should be able to find a flavor they like.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank ILoveBremen
debbiesA7829KR, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your awesome review and rating. So glad you enjoyed your gelato and your outing. See you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

great fresh gelato served by a young hip happy to help service staff. my faves are mint chocolate chip and sea salt carmel, but so many other great tastes. I've been coming here for 10 years, and stop in almost every time i'm downtown.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank thomasdX2612LW
debbiesA7829KR, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thomas, thanks so much for the great rating. I am glad you appreciate our excellent team and your two favs are two of the most popular so you are in good company! See you next time in downtown.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always visit this gelato store when visiting St Petersburg but am finding while the selection remains very good the portions are tiny (the bottom of your cup is not even covered) and it is by no means cheapMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank grogerson
debbiesA7829KR, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry that you did not receive the quantity of gelato that you expected. Quite honestly the bottom of your cup SHOULD be full. We go by weight and we periodically have our staff weigh cups just to be sure they are on track....More

Reviewed January 14, 2020

I've been there three times now, and the gelato is outstanding every time. My favorite is a scoop of dark chocolate with a scoop of lavender. It's also a great location: near the bay and the Museum of Fine Arts, and you can sit inside...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Nicole D
debbiesA7829KR, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent rating and great review. I am very happy to hear you have enjoyed your gelato every time you come in. I agree with you that the scenery is beautiful, we are very blessed with a great location.

Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Loads of delicious flavors of gelato! Good customer service! Cake cones are recommended! Try it for a refreshing dessert after dinner downtown.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank kiml63
debbiesA7829KR, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your suggestion about the cake cones. We are so pleased you enjoyed your gelato and customer service. See you soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2019

Their flavors are unique and delicious! Comfortable atmosphere. Wonderful to sit, people watch, and enjoy your dessert. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Dayna P
Debbie S, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Thank you very much for the fine review and excellent rating. We really appreciate you taking the time. So glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the gelato.

Reviewed November 21, 2019

This was so good,I am on WW so 70% less fat was appealing. I ended up getting 3 flavors and all were very good. Who knew this was a thing? Place was open at 7 AM, we went early to catch our flight, I was...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Barb H
Debbie S, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Awe! Love it!!! Thanks so much for your wonderful review.

Reviewed October 28, 2019

I can't walk by this place without dropping in for even just a small cup of gelato. And when I have time, the coffee is pretty good , too! Great gelato flavors, creamy and consistently delicious! Yummy!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MarisInStPete
Debbie S, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review Paciugo Gelato St Pete! That means a lot to us and we appreciate your time and words. We are so pleased that you enjoy out gelato.

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

By far best gelato I’ve ever had. I’ve been eaten it in Italy and this is better. Everyone there is always friendly and helpful. Super clean too.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Karina B
Debbie S, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2019

Thank you so very, very much!! We really appreciate your comments. We are ao pleased you enjoyed your gelato and service.

Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

After reading their hype on the website, I was looking forward to some real gelato. This was disappointing. It was icy and meh.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank bkacker
Debbie S, Owner at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2019

I'm terribly sorry your gelato was icy. I'd really like to know when you went and what flavor you had so this won't happen again! We pride ourselves on fresh, creamy gelato.

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