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 […]

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: 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: Ticket to Entertainment 4/18/17

DINING: Out of tragedy comes bonanza for Philly foodies Posted on April 18, 2017 by Ticket WRITTEN BY LEN LEAR For Digital First Media This story could be made into a movie. Riccardo Longo, 46, who was born in Rome but moved to South Philly with his family when he was just 5 (while living […]

Woodford Reserve Whiskey Dinner // Mon. April 24th

Monday April 24th at 6:30pm Gran Caffe L’Aquila is partnering with Woodford Reserve to bring a very special Italian themed dinner with Woodford infused cocktails. “Woodford Speaks Italian” will be an evening where award winning mixologist Damian Langarica will create Italian inspired cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve. Gran Caffe L’Aquila’s Culinary Director Riccardo Longo will pair these […]

Press: German Travel Blog/Lilies Diary

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Press: Belly of the Pig Blog

Monday, October 26, 2015 Gran Caffe L’Aquila Review After a devastating 2009 earthquake destroyed their restaurant and an unfortunate portion of the city of L’Aquila, Italy, brothers Riccardo and Gigio Longo opened up Gran Caffe L’Aquila in the Rittenhouse area. And once you exit the bustle of 17th and Chestnut and enter their establishment, it’s […]

Press: Spotted By Locals

Gran Caffe L’Aquila Philadelphia by Andrea Szyper Gran Caffe L’Aquila – Now that’s Italian Aug 12th, 2016 | By: Andrea Szyper Full disclosure: I have spent a lot of time traveling in Italy. I have high standards for coffee and gelato. I also appreciate the pageantry of a proper Italian bar: the coffee making, the […]

Press: In West Philadelphia Blog

Gran Caffe L’aquila The other day Anthony told me about this cool restaurant that had moved from Italy to Philadelphia. Every week they have specials that feature a different region of Italy. He was taking his beautiful fiancee Heather there for dinner so naturally we had to crash it (we being the Canadian girls Karen, […]

Press: Hey Event

About Gran Caffe L’Aquila The Rebirth of one of Italy’s premier Caffès in Philadelphia April 6th 2009: The Original landmark Gran Caffè L’Aquila was destroyed in a historically devastating earthquake. December 2014: One of Italy’s most beloved Caffès is reborn in Philadelphia A 2 level Italian cultural immersion of culinary passion! 1st floor: Authentic Italian […]

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Students from Camden Catholic spend the day at Gran Caffe!

Students from Camden Catholic High School spend the day at Gran Caffe L’Aquila! Isabella Petrowski & Antonella Longo of Camden Catholic High School came in to make gelato with Italian gelato Champion Stefano Biasini They brought the gelato they made to St. John’s Hospice on Arch Street The girls delivered 40 homemade Gelatos to the […]

You Have to Eat This | 22nd & Philly

You Have to Eat This Before Summer Ends: Gelato at Gran Caffe l’Aquila Gran Caffe L’Aquila opened last January as Philadelphia’s first “grand Italian experience:” a fancy coffee and wine stand up bar, a pastry counter, a complex menu of meats, cheeses and entrees in the dining room, wait staff with Italian accents and chic fedoras, […]

Rittenhouse Gets an Authentic Taste of Italy | PhillyPRGirl

Rittenhouse Gets an Authentic Taste of Italy When it comes to global cuisine, Philly has an admirable and somewhat lengthy resume: from dim sum to Korean BBQ, German biergartens and even a few Cajun/Creole and Jamaican eateries. We also have the classics that are done very well – Thai, Japanese and sushi, Mexican, and yes, even Italian. While […]