by Mark Anderson   With more than 600 stores in 25 states, Rita's Italian Ice has been offering cool treats since 1984. Now it wants to bring its ices, custards and sundaes to Sacramento. Santa Cruz County-based East Bay Ice Empire Inc. was awarded a franchise development agreement to open at least 75 Rita's stores over a period of years in...

by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been i...

Luna Park – the amusement district on Coney Island – now has a gelato maker from Italy making fresh artisanal gelato daily for Coney's Cones. He name is Daniele Del Sasso from Vincenza (in the Northeast of Italy) and his gelato's creative flavors and dense, rich texture is drawing crowds.   Three year ago, Alberto Zamperla (owner of Zamperla...

In August it was announced that Iorio's Gelato will be opening up at the new Trowbridge Lofts, and now they're happy to announce they'll be opening to share their artisan Italian gelato and coffee drinks next week, starting with a ribbon cutting grand opening celebration at 9 am on Tuesday, November 10.   Iorio's (pronounced "ee-or-ee-oes")...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Pistachio ice cream, made with the famous pistachios from Bronte (a small village in Sicily), is a real delight that you can enjoy by itself or use as a filling for crepes, croissants, cakes and other sweets. The success of this recipe is the choice of ing...

by Logan Burtch-Buus   Sicilian native Giovanni Rizza and his wife, Agnes, own and operate Giovanni's Gelato Café in Oro Valley, an establishment that offers a wide array of both traditional and intriguing flavors of the classic Italian dessert. Giovanni's is authentic to the core, according to Rizza, a point in which he takes great pri...

By Rachel Holliday Smith   A specialty gelato and dessert shop from Italy by way of Park Slope is planning its second Brooklyn location in Crown Heights inside a former doughnut shop on Bergen Street, owners told DNAinfo New York. L'Albero dei Gelati, currently in business on Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street across from the J.J. Byrne P...

Gelarto Italian Ice Cream and Global Arts, founded on Bainbridge Island, is expanding to add an Alki Beach location. We discovered this in the city permit files over the weekend, with remodeling work planned at 2648 59th SW, former home of Alki Beach Dog.   After sending a note to Gelarto's proprietors, we went by the Alki site this mor...

by Silvia Donati   Any season is good for eating gelato, but of course summer is the time when we eat even more of it...so, if you're going to be around Italy this summer and want to try gelato in each place you visit (which, of course, you should!), here's a handy guide to ordering gelato in an Italian gelateria.   Look for two signs...

by Chad Lawhorn Gelato. Sorbet. Cannoli. Am I showing off my bilingual skills here? Of course. Am I pointing to stains on my tie? Well, yes, but neither of those are really the point. I'm mainly working up to tell you that a new dessert shop — with a specialty in Italian dishes — is coming to downtown Lawrence.   Lawrence businessman Dan Bl...