Sunday, March 18, 2012

Zazzu Hot Cones at Mad Italian

 Ever wonder what a gelato place does to make money through the winter?  The Mad Italian Gelato Bar has come up with a great concept - the Zazzu Hot Cone.  This is a cross between a pizza slice and a panzerotto that is rolled up to look like an ice cream cone.  The cone is topped with crunchy, nicely charred cheese while the contents are smothered with a tasty tomato sauce.

Different options include classic pizza combinations such as Margarita, Pepperoni & cheese, Hawaiian or Prosciutto & mushroom.  There are also more elaborate combinations including BTO (bacon, tomato, caramelized onion), turkey & pesto, eggplant parmigano, Mediterreanea (grilled veggies with goat cheese and olives).  Most of the cones cost $5.49. For $8.99 you can get a combo with a hearty serving of arugula & paramesan salad or minestrone soup.  Or even better, we found a groupon giving us 2 zazzu cones and salad for $8.

We took advantage of the unusually gorgeous sunny 20 degree March weather to dine on the outdoor patio and then finished the meal by sharing a small gelato mixing two flavours - coffee and ferrare roche.  It was perfect! 

Mad Italian
1581 Bayview Ave.
589 College St.

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