Award-winning Italian restaurant 400 Gradi, founded in Melbourne, Australia by famed chef Johnny Di Francesco, is expanding its DFW presence with a second location, plus two new locations of its acclaimed dessert shop/gelateria Zero Gradi. The restaurant will open in McKinney, at District 121, a $250 million mixed-use development at the northeast c...

The owners of two successful Italian restaurants in Sunnyside opened a gelato shop in the neighborhood Sunday. Valerio Marchi, Gina Mastrovito and Manuel Gregorio, who own Sotto Le Stelle Pizzeria and SoleLuna on Queens Boulevard, opened Arcobaleno Gelateria on July 31 at 44-09 Queens Blvd. The addition represents their third business in Sunnyside,...

Artisanal ice cream is the real star of summer. In Sicily, you can enjoy ice cream in every corner of the big city centers and the smaller inland villages. From the eastern side to the western side, historic and new ice cream parlors are flourishing, ready to surprise locals and tourists with new delicious flavors. So many flavors, so many tastes o...

There's no dessert that's simpler to prepare than the gelato affogato. In essence – it's simply the gelato or ice cream flavor of your choice affogato (drowned) in a liquid. Chocolate sauce is a nice choice, but espresso or coffee is the most traditional way to go. Here are some tips to prepare one to perfection at home. The gelato or ice cream can...

There are six Italian gelato shops in the top ten of the Gelato Festival World Ranking. The winner is Marco Venturino of "I Giardini di Marzo" in Varazze in the province of Savona, Liguria, who won the competition among more than 5 thousand competitors from all over the world. The ranking was based on the results of dozens of events over the past 1...

Who doesn't love the chance to travel to another country without getting on a flight? I know I love it. The tastes of Italy are coming to Michigan. If you are a gelato (or ice cream) fan, you will be excited to hear that Momento Gelato and Coffee is opening in Detroit. After taking time to learn about gelato on his many trips to Italy, owner Tom Is...

It is full-time hot here in Lubbock and this new cool food truck is icing things over. We all know about shaved ice but have you ever tried Italian Ice? Apparently, it is very different and good. Now you can try it here in Lubbock with the new food truck called Matteos's Italian Ice. They opened up back on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 and people are g...

Area staple Micalizzi's Italian Ice celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Stratford over the weekend. Micalizzi's Stratford opened in the former home of Parad-ice Cream at 3600 Main Street at Paradise Green. Miccalizzi's owner Jay Piccirillo has teamed up with the owners of Zack's Frozen Yogurt to open the new location, according to...

First things first: gelato is good for you - don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. How so? Gelato provides the body with all the nutrients it needs: carbohydrates, proteins and fats, especially when you go for a cream- and milk-based flavor (the so-called creme), as well as vitamins and mineral salts, particularly abundant in fruit flavors.  Gelato...

CCI-NC's 5th Round Table on Italian Technology and Foreign Direct Investment, focusing on Food Science & Technology, took place on October 21, 2021 at the Food Innovation Lab of Kannapolis, NC. Presented by the Honorary Consul of Italy to NC and CCI-NC, with support from the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, this Round Table event showcas...