Press: Gelato Day 2018/Philly Grub

Celebrate National Gelato Day at Gran Caffe L’Aquila (L to R) Owners Restaurant veteran Riccardo Longo and International Gelato Champion Stefano Biasini National Gelato Day is this Saturday (July 21) and it will be observed at Gran Caffe L’Aquila with a very American spin. International Gelato Champion Stefano Biasini, a partner at Gran Caffe L’Aquila, will introducte his all […]

Press: Best Champagne Cocktail / Philadelphia Style

5 OUTSTANDING CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS TO TRY IN PHILADELPHIA Rosé season is winding down, which means its the perfect time to try a new cocktail. Keep the bubbly flowing with these 5 outstanding champagne-inspired cocktails around the city. Gran Caffe L’Aquila Known as one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the city, owner Riccardo Longo […]

Press:…Michael Klein’s Let’s Eat

Where we’re eating: Gran Caffe L’Aquila  Pasta carbonara, with savory gelato on top, at Gran Caffe L’Aquila.    MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff Those who enjoy espresso and gelato are in luck at Rittenhouse’s elegant but affordable Gran Caffe L’Aquila (1716 Chestnut St.), where the coffee is roasted and ice cream is made in labs on the second floor by Italian […]

Press: Billy Penn talks about our Arrosticini

Get Food & Wine’s ‘best Italian food no one knows about’ at this Rittenhouse cafe Arrosticini are as ubiquitous in Abruzzo as cheesesteaks are in Philly. In terms of popularity, the arrosticini is the veritable “cheesesteak of the Abruzzo region” just east of Rome. It is sold in kiosks and small shops from the gentle […]

Press: Biz Insider

Blurb from article: I’m a 25-year-old millennial newlywed who just bought my first home — here’s how I make and spend my money…Original Article from Business Insider…Click here to read! Brunch is a great deal, but we also wind up spending $37.45 on a dog sitter for our small puppy. We hit all the hotspots in […]

Press: Richard Hodges Blog…Italy in Philly

Richard Hodges OBE, noted archaeologist, author and president of the American University in Rome hails Gran Caffe L’Aquila as ‘Italy in Philly’. Follow the link to read his blog. Grazie Dottor Hodges! CLICK HERE FOR RICHARD’S BLOG ABOUT GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA! 

Philly Grub: Our Arrosticini takes on the Philly Cheese Steak

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

Press:…Happy Hour

You’re doing happy hour wrong. Here’s how to fix it. STEVEN M. FALK / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Low-alcohol summer drinks at Gran Caffe L’Aquila (from left): Sgroppino, Negroni, and Aperol Spritz. by Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer  @samanthamelamed | Step into Gran Caffe L’Aquila on a Friday evening, and you may feel like you’ve wandered out of Center City and into a […]

Press: PhilMyTummy Food Blog

PHOODIES PHILLING OUR TUMMIES IN PHILADELPHIA @PHILMYTUMMY GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA August 2, 2017 Philadelphia may have a lot of Italian restaurants, but where can you go for a truly authentic meal? Gran Caffe L’Aquila has a legendary story to share. Stefano Biasini, Gelato Master, and Michele Morelli, international renowned coffee roaster, lost their original Gran Caffe L’Aquila restaurant in the 2009 earthquake which destroyed […]

Press: Suburban Life Magazine

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