Eat This: PROSCIUTTO, Fig & Dark Chocolate Gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Center City / Dessert / Italian

Eat This: PROSCIUTTO, Fig & Dark Chocolate Gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila

Local Italian gelato champion, Stefano Biasini, of Center City’s Gran Caffe L’Aquila, has concocted an out of the box sweet & salty gelato masterpiece in honor of the eatery’s recognition as Prosciutto Di Parma Global Specialist of the Month. The custom flavor, PROSCIUTTO e FICCHI, is a fig gelato infused with Prosciutto di Parma & Italian dark … Continue reading

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features the Jewish Cuisine of the 2000 Year Old Roman Ghetto
Cooking Classes / Rittenhouse Square

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features the Jewish Cuisine of the 2000 Year Old Roman Ghetto

The Roman Jewish community is the oldest in all of Europe dating back over 2000 years. The official Jewish “Ghetto” of Rome was established in 1555 next to Campo di Fiori by the Tiber river in Rome. The word Ghetto comes from the Italian word Borghetto which means small village & was used to identify … Continue reading

Gran Caffe L’Aquila’s “Arrosticini” Takes on Philly Cheesesteak
Cheesesteaks / Italian / Rittenhouse Square

Gran Caffe L’Aquila’s “Arrosticini” Takes on Philly Cheesesteak

This is the first time I’m hearing about the Arrosticini and I’m being told that it is Italy’s answer to a Cheesesteak from the Abruzzo region just east of Rome. It can be found at Rittenhouse Square’s Gran Caffe L’Aquila (1716 Chestnut Street). The Arrosticini is a complex flavored lamb skewer that starts with the meat divided into … Continue reading

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features Fall Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream / Rittenhouse Square / Sweets

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Features Fall Ice Cream Sandwich

As the sweltering Philadelphia summer gives way to a seasonally civilized September, October, and November, Gran Caffe L’Aquila offers the ideal sweet treat for the Fall — Brioche Con Gelato! This Italian version of an ice cream sandwich features the sweet and creamy Gran Caffe L’Aquila specialty Gelatos by World Champion Gelato Maker Stefano Biasini, served on … Continue reading

Free Gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila on National Gelato Day
Ice Cream / Rittenhouse Square

Free Gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila on National Gelato Day

Update: An earlier press release incorrectly identified Sunday July 16th as National Gelato Day … in fact the official date is the day before Saturday, July 15th! July is National Ice Cream Month and since 2014, as part of this celebration of frozen delights, National Gelato Day is celebrated on July 16. No where is this holiday … Continue reading