After 66 years, Fusco's Italian Water Ice expands statewide, including at Blue Rocks games

Apr 13, 2023 629


For nearly 70 years, the Fusco family has been serving handmade Italian water ice from a small stand on Wilmington's Union Street in Little Italy. The flavor is almost always lemon, a pure mix of water, sugar and hand-selected lemons complete with flecks of lemon rind dotting the saccharine slush.

Only a few years ago, the Fusco's Italian Water Ice stand, painted in the colors of the Italian flag, sat dormant for several years when fourth-generation owner Joseph Staffieri, 36, decided to go back to school.

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