This may come as a surprise, but Neapolitan ice cream wasn't always the classic combination of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry we know today. At one time, Neapolitan-style was the catch-all term for any ice cream sold in the United States by Italian immigrants from Naples, the birthplace of modern ice cream who introduced Americans to their home...

We’re, sadly, far from ice cream weather but a little cloud and rain (and, uh, earthquake?!) won’t stop us from having gelato-fueled good time. Italian gelato brand L’Artigiano is making its debut in the United States this month with a pretty adorable pop-up: stop by the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle this spring and you can get yummy...

Just a couple of videos on social media were enough to intrigue and push many people, especially from Northern Italy, to try Gelà Monfrà, the meat ice cream made in Piedmont. "People even travel fifty kilometers to taste it; they've come from Milan specifically, and even a group from the surrounding area of Pavia," explains Alessio Macchia, the cre...

We previously featured the welcome recent influx of Italian chefs to the Santa Ynez Valley. And there’s more good news: it’s not just about savory pasta dishes and pinsas … there’s a sweeter side as well. Exhibit A: Via Gelateria gelato shop at 1623 Mission Drive in Solvang. If you live, or find yourself, in the Santa Ynez Valley, there are few bet...

Simple gourmets or authentic gelato masters, for over ten years now all lovers of artisan gelato, a delicious, complete and healthy food, have a day entirely dedicated to their sweet passion. The European Artisanal Gelato Day also called Gelato Day is a feast for the palate but not only that, in Italy it is something more, it is an opportunity to h...

Eleven national teams competed at Sigep over the course of three days, Jan. 20-22, 2024, between gelato, pastry, chocolate, ice sculpting and cooking trials. The final verdict saw Italy on the top step of the podium: the Italian team won the Gelato World Cup. In the Gelato Arena at Sigep these days, it was all about amazing creations, especially wh...

We don’t need to tell you that Italian cuisine is so much more than just pizza and pasta. Each region in Italy, from Lombardy in the north to Sicily in the south, offers its own unique culinary treasures that are steeped in centuries-old traditions, offering a true treat to the palates of food lovers worldwide. With this in mind, here’s our roundup...

Bria's Italian Ice & Ice Cream, featuring fruit-flavored ices with all natural ingredients, is now open at 10106 S. Sheridan Road. The locally owned shop features Italian ice, which differs from the American snow cone in that the ice is more finely ground, and the flavorings rely on natural fruit juices or pureés. Available flavors will change depe...

An Italian restaurant that will specialize in fried gelato has opened in Fort Pierce. Aunt G’s Italian Kitchen opened July 18 in the Sabal Palm Plaza. Owner O.J. Molinaro named it after his aunt who immigrated from Italy to Illinois. Molinaro believes he’ll be the one to finally find success in that location, where many previous restaurants have fa...

The Napolitano family opened their downtown gelato shop, Tre Palline Gelato Napolitano, in 2022. They have added two new locations this summer in Spokane Valley and Cheney. And on Thursday, the Napolitanos obtained a lease for another shop on the North Side. “We keep in mind our guests,” Ashley Napolitano, the co-owner of Tre Palline said. “That’s...