Chicagoland Paciugo Gelato Caffès to Offer FREE Gelato on First Day of Spring

Chicagoland Paciugo Gelato Caffès to Offer FREE Gelato on First Day of Spring

Free Piccolo Cup (More Than 5 Ounces and Up to Three Flavors) of the World’s Best Gelato Awaits Guests on March 20, from 3 – 7 pm at Three Area Locations

With one of the toughest Chicago winters almost in the books, one local specialty brand is ready to Spring Forward and its guests can join in on the fun, for FREE.

On March 20, the first day of spring, from 3 – 7 pm CT, guests at Paciugo Gelato Caffè, best known for its authentic Italian gelato, can enjoy a free Piccolo cup of gelato or sorbet. A Piccolo size is more than 5 ounces of the world’s highest quality gelato and guests can choose up to three flavors to include in their Piccolo, at no cost, at all three Chicagoland locations:

  • Lakeview – 3241 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60657 – 773-248-8433
  • Lincoln Square – 2324 W. Giddings Street, Chicago, IL 60625 – 773-989-1926
  • Roscoe Village – 2009 W. Roscoe Avenue, Chicago, IL  60618 – 773-661-9519

“We are your neighbors and we are your friends, so we are sharing the love our way, with the best gelato you’ll find,” said Ani Poddar, who with Flavia Arana, owns and operates the three area locations. “Our gelato and our energetic team members will put a smile on your face, so please join us for the best customer service experience in the city and free gelato as we welcome in spring together.”

With nearly 400 recipes in its portfolio, the three Chicago Paciugo Gelato Caffè locations each serve an assortment of 32- 40 flavors, made fresh daily.

Limit one Piccolo cup per guest, while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

Paciugo Gelato Caffè was founded in 2000 when Ugo, Cristiana and Vincent Ginatta, inspired by their passion of bringing Italian gelato to America, moved to Dallas, Texas and opened their first gelateria. Since then, the company has grown to 44 locations in 16 states. Paciugo offers more than 30 flavors daily of gelato that are handcrafted every morning at each neighborhood location. To complement their unique gelato, Paciugo offers gelato-inspired shakes, smoothies, espresso-based drinks, iced coffees, Gelattes and artisanal favorites like affogato, hot chocolates, Arabica coffee and Italian roast coffee.  For more information, visit or follow Paciugo on Facebook and Twitter @PaciugoTweets.  Prospective franchise partners should visit

Chicagoland Paciugo owners Ani Poddar and Flavia Arana opened their first Paciugo Gelato Caffè in September of 2009 in Lakeview. With the success of the Lakeview store, they brought Paciugo to Lincoln Square in July of 2010. The most recent addition to the city was the Roscoe Village location which opened in June of 2012.