Gelateria Del Leone

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You Are Invited To:

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WHO:

Ashley & Michelle

WHERE:

South Grand

WHEN:

Lunch

WHAT YOU GET:

Select menu of food items (paninis, salads, calzones, etc), fresh daily baked goods, extensive tea and coffee selection, and of course gelato, gelato, gelato! What is gelato, you ask? It’s Italy’s denser, creamier, and smoother version of ice cream.  Not to mention it’s also lower in fat. Our favorites are salted caramel, baccio (tastes like Nutella), and London fog. There is always something new, so go check it out….like once a week.

 THE EXPERIENCE:

 What a cute, inviting place! Old charm, with a modern, lofty feel. Pull up a leather chair, plug-in your computer, and stay a while or just grab a quick treat.  There is so much to choose from, and talk about fresh! Numerous flavors of gelato, fresh pastries and breads, etc are all made fresh daily in-house.  Even now, they are roasting their own coffee and making granola!  Don’t forget to visit the cute, private back patio….a little piece of Italy.  Oh yeah, one more thing.  Visit their stand at Soulard Market while you’re stocking up on produce.

Ensalada Florentine – Spinach, shredded parmesan, tomatoes, light vinegar/oil dressing

Ashley’s Rating:

Fabulous – A very simple and tasty salad, no frills, just great flavor.

Michelle’s Rating:

Amazing! Light, refreshing, and the perfect dressing that’s not a drenching.

Chicken Florentine  – chicken, provolone, tomatoes, spinach, shallots, red pepper sauce

Ashley’s Rating:

Fabulous – Great flavor.  I love this bread, like really love it.  You could put cardboard in between these slices and it would taste great.

Michelle’s Rating:

Amazing! I get this every time. Perfect sandwich middles to bread ratio. If you like the bread as much as I do, take a loaf home.

The Italiano – prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, shallots, provolone, pesto mayo

Ashley’s Rating:

Fabulous – I loved this, it was so perfectly salty. Especially that day, I NEEDED salty, meaty, salty, goodness.

Michelle’s Rating:

Awesome! A little heavy on the salty side for me, but still a delicious selection.

 We highly recommend the Buzz Shake (gelato with espresso)!

Meal Quotes:

“the best place you’ve never been”

“feels like a manageable lunch amount”

“if your bread doesn’t need any butter…it’s amazing”

COME HUNGRY….LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!

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