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Anybody else excited about Mario's Italian Lemonade
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  • Post #91 - July 14th, 2011, 10:53 pm
    Post #91 - July 14th, 2011, 10:53 pm Post #91 - July 14th, 2011, 10:53 pm
    I always think their ices are too sweet, but maybe I am getting the wrong kinds? I have not tried peach and tutti (all) frutti (fruits) yet.
  • Post #92 - July 14th, 2011, 11:06 pm
    Post #92 - July 14th, 2011, 11:06 pm Post #92 - July 14th, 2011, 11:06 pm
    Hi,

    I guess it depends on your expectations. I like Mario's as-is. Since all their offerings have a base in the lemonade, it is doubtful trying peach or tutti fruiti will please you.

    There is another Italian ice on Armitage whose offerings I found too sour. I have a feeling you may like it far more than I did. I am old school, I finish what I buy. Their lemon was torture for me. I finished it, but I wasn't happy.

    Tom & Wendee's Homemade Italian Ice
    1136 W Armitage Ave
    (between Clifton Ave & Seminary Ave)
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 327-2885

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #93 - July 15th, 2011, 12:12 am
    Post #93 - July 15th, 2011, 12:12 am Post #93 - July 15th, 2011, 12:12 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I guess it depends on your expectations. I like Mario's as-is. Since all their offerings have a base in the lemonade, it is doubtful trying peach or tutti fruiti will please you.

    There is another Italian ice on Armitage whose offerings I found too sour. I have a feeling you may like it far more than I did. I am old school, I finish what I buy. Their lemon was torture for me. I finished it, but I wasn't happy.

    Tom & Wendee's Homemade Italian Ice
    1136 W Armitage Ave
    (between Clifton Ave & Seminary Ave)
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 327-2885

    Regards,


    I still like Marios too, but a little more sour would be good! Ill try this place, its so much more convenient than Marios too! Thx for the rec.
  • Post #94 - May 6th, 2012, 9:22 pm
    Post #94 - May 6th, 2012, 9:22 pm Post #94 - May 6th, 2012, 9:22 pm
    The opening of Mario's for the season is always cause for excitement. I have already been there twice, for excellent orange and tutti frutti. I love the way the tutti frutti changes throughout the season as different fruits become ripe. At this time of year, it's mainly apples; later, you see more grapes and soft fruits.

    (It's likely more work than any moderator wants to do, but most of the posts in the "Mario's has PEACH!" thread would seem to be more appropriate added to this one. Every time that "Mario's has PEACH!" thread pops up, I get all excited, but usually it isn't actually time yet.)
  • Post #95 - May 7th, 2012, 12:14 pm
    Post #95 - May 7th, 2012, 12:14 pm Post #95 - May 7th, 2012, 12:14 pm
    I've been to Mario's a few times, but somehow have never heard of Gina's. Hmm. I'm going to have to check it out. I'm from Philly, and I personally think we have some of the best Italian water ice :wink: so I'm very demanding of the Italian ice places that I try.
  • Post #96 - May 8th, 2012, 5:07 pm
    Post #96 - May 8th, 2012, 5:07 pm Post #96 - May 8th, 2012, 5:07 pm
    ASOChicago wrote:I've been to Mario's a few times, but somehow have never heard of Gina's. Hmm. I'm going to have to check it out. I'm from Philly, and I personally think we have some of the best Italian water ice :wink: so I'm very demanding of the Italian ice places that I try.


    I'm not sure which flavors you have tried, but stick to the fresh fruit flavors hanging from the the ceiling on hand painted signs.

    Mario's has a fair number of sno-cone-ish (yup, it's a word) flavors like cherry, lime, etc. Those are nothing special. If you find them too sweet, then I'd suspect you were having those.

    My all time favorite flavor (other than the reclusive peach) is cantaloupe. I would never think of it as too sweet, since it is more or less hunks of cantaloupe with a pretty light lemonade flavor in the background.
  • Post #97 - May 9th, 2012, 2:33 pm
    Post #97 - May 9th, 2012, 2:33 pm Post #97 - May 9th, 2012, 2:33 pm
    DClose wrote:I'm not sure which flavors you have tried, but stick to the fresh fruit flavors hanging from the the ceiling on hand painted signs.

    Mario's real-fruit flavors are:

    Lemon
    Tutti frutti
    Watermelon
    Cantaloupe
    Pineapple
    Coconut
    Pina colada
    Orange (flavored with orange zest)
  • Post #98 - May 19th, 2013, 11:53 pm
    Post #98 - May 19th, 2013, 11:53 pm Post #98 - May 19th, 2013, 11:53 pm
    Add the rare and delicious mango to the list of Mario's fresh fruit flavors. I got some on Friday. I don't know if they have any left.

    (Edited to remove photo due to new LTHForum Terms of Service.)
  • Post #99 - April 29th, 2016, 2:07 pm
    Post #99 - April 29th, 2016, 2:07 pm Post #99 - April 29th, 2016, 2:07 pm
    Mario's Italian Lemonade Opens for 2016 Season This Weekend

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2016042 ... is-weekend
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  • Post #100 - July 30th, 2016, 2:20 pm
    Post #100 - July 30th, 2016, 2:20 pm Post #100 - July 30th, 2016, 2:20 pm
    In the neighborhood today, I swung by Mario's to check on peach availability.
    Not yet.
    Quality was superb, as usual, for the cantaloupe and cherry ices my son and I had.
  • Post #101 - May 6th, 2018, 9:07 pm
    Post #101 - May 6th, 2018, 9:07 pm Post #101 - May 6th, 2018, 9:07 pm
    In an off-kilter world, the dependability of Mario's is a great comfort.
    Tutti-frutti and watermelon were on point today.
    This place never fails to bring a smile to my face.
  • Post #102 - May 7th, 2018, 4:57 pm
    Post #102 - May 7th, 2018, 4:57 pm Post #102 - May 7th, 2018, 4:57 pm
    Hi,

    I have to drive someone after a meeting tonight. I hope it is my excuse to get to Mario's for the first time this season. :D

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

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