Lemon ice at Civitello's

Civitello's lemon ice

Can you see the specks of lemon zest?

The sign in the window was so simple: "Try our lemon ice... it's refreshing!" It also turned out to be absolutely true. The Italian ice at Civitello's is both lemony and refreshing.

We're not sure exactly what they do at this little family-owned shop to make the lemon ice so good. Maybe it's what they don't do. "It doesn't have any of that junk in it," said the lady behind the counter about the decades-old secret family recipe.

Our guess why it's so tasty: they use both lemon juice and lemon zest to create two layers of flavor. The juice lends an overall lemoniness while the zest adds tiny spikes of lemon on the tounge.

The result is refreshing. Just like the sign said.

The Bottom Line

The lemon ice at Civitello's tastes cool and clean, perfect for a hot summer day.

Find It

Civitello's
42 N Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

(518) 381-6165

cash only

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