Granita di Limone Cart in Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast is famous for its wonderful lemons, and there are so many ways to enjoy them during the summer. Now in Amalfi there is a new way – a Granita di Limone – served up with a friendly smile by Andrea. While his cart says “Gelato al Limone,” what Andrea has whipped up is a very refreshing Granita di Limone, or a Lemon Ice. A granita is more the consistency of a blended ice drink, but it is served in a cup with a little spoon. Andrea’s Granita di Limone is light and not too sweet, and its intense lemon flavor is enhanced by little pieces of lemon rind. Delicious!

Andrea's Granita di Limone in Amalfi

Andrea is from Amalfi and has just started this summer to sell his Granita di Limone overlooking the beach in Amalfi. He was already attracting a lot of customers Monday evening from the tourists walking by and the locals stopping to greet him and try out his granita. I often find Granita di Limone too sweet, with too much sugar masking the tartness of the lemons. But Andrea’s was excellent, not overly sweet and lots of lemon flavor!

Lemon Ice in Amalfi

I know I’ll be stopping by here frequently this summer for something refreshing and cool on a hot afternoon. I wish Andrea a successful summer … and by the taste of his Granita di Limone … it’s going to be a busy one for him in Amalfi!

  • Well done Andrea for promoting the wonderful Granita di Limone.

    June 15, 2011
  • Sandra

    Sounds just perfect and so refreshing…Order one for me and I will be right over! I wish! Best wishes for much success, Andrea.

    June 16, 2011
  • And with a sunny smile like that, who can resist!

    June 16, 2011
  • Yummy! The lemon ice and Andrea! 😉

    June 17, 2011
  • So cute!! I LOVE that cart and what a perfect setting!! Bravo Andrea! I agree with you on the sugar content – prefer a little more tart and Andrea’s granita di limone sounds perfectly delicious!

    June 20, 2011
  • What a treasure!

    June 22, 2011
  • Lovely! There’s nothing like a real granita. His cart is so sunny-looking, too. 🙂

    June 26, 2011
  • Valeria Carrano

    Andrea is my cousin! haha I almost fell over when I saw this! I will be in Amalfi for a few months beginning on July 11th, relocating from New York City. I hope to connect with you, Laura! You can reach me at I would love to hear from you, and I will be a frequent customer at my cousin Andrea’s new business adventure! 😉

    June 27, 2011

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