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Mario's Italian Lemonade

Dessert Shop, Italian Restaurant, and Ice Cream Shop$$$$
University Village - Little Italy, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Explore Chicago and Time Out Chicago Kids
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  • Natalia B.
    "Love this place!! Cannot find another Italian ice place this good."(15 Tips)
    Tee P.
    "The large lupini is huge!!"(3 Tips)
    an-mei l.
    "real fruit chunks, perfect combo of sweet and lil sour"(2 Tips)
    Eddy G.
    "Outdoor seating and tasty Cherry Lemonade to cool off in the summer"(2 Tips)
84 Tips and reviews
  • Italian ices
  • lively
  • lemonade
  • casual
  • family-friendly
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  • Kevin S.
    Kevin Shu3 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
  • Steve H.
    Steve HelmsOctober 28, 2017
    Closed until May 1
  • an-mei l.
    an-mei louis-GoffJune 4, 2017
    real fruit chunks, perfect combo of sweet and lil sour
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyAugust 14, 2016
    The best Italian lemonade in the city.
  • Riley L.
    Riley LynchAugust 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is awesome!!!
  • Lili L.
    Lili LiaskasAugust 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Summers in Chicago - Best Italian Ice in the city.
  • Elvina M.
    All flavored!
  • Jenn L.
    Jenn LeFloreJuly 11, 2016
    Been going here since I was 15. Still in love with it. Seasonal flavors include pomegranate and cantaloupe. Don't let the lines deter you. They are pros and it moves quickly
  • Myra S.
    Myra SykesJuly 11, 2016
    Pins Colada
  • Gina D.
    Gina DJune 13, 2016
    The ideal of Italian ice with large chunks of fresh fruit! You will never be satisfied with any other. Watermelon and lemon are the best!
  • Carmen E.
    Carmen EspositoJune 12, 2016
    Great deal on The Best Italian Ice Bases. Buy 20 cases, get 1 free case. Come lon down ask for Carmine
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksMarch 24, 2016
    Mario's Italian Lemonade is trending this week and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Quench your thirst at this admirable dessert shop with a sweet cherry or strawberry lemonade. Read more
  • Myra S.
    Myra SykesMarch 1, 2016
    Mix flavors are the best
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 4, 2015
    Outdoor seating and tasty Cherry Lemonade to cool off in the summer
  • Erika D.
    Erika DavisSeptember 25, 2015
    Perfect for hot muggy summer night. Long lines are worth it.
  • Patrice B.
    Patrice BrazilSeptember 5, 2015
    Any Italian ice is good but I like the Cherry or the Raspberry
  • Tina M.
    Tina MelendezAugust 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Jason L.
    Jason LindAugust 4, 2015
    Half watermelon half lemon is the best. The peach, when in season, is my favorite.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessAugust 1, 2015
    The lemon and the cherry and the pineapple...really everything is good
  • Laurie B.
    Laurie BaldeJuly 27, 2015
    Lemon Italian ice.
  • Ira M.
    Ira McKenzieSeptember 7, 2014
    I had the Piña Colada & Orange. Nice....
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    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
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  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only! Get the pineapple.
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohAugust 10, 2014
    Still the best summer treat.
  • Sue V.
    Sue VAugust 8, 2014
    Everything 😊
  • VEE
    VEEJuly 23, 2014
  • Harshavardhan R.
    Harshavardhan ReddyJuly 14, 2014
    pomegranate !!!
  • Sai Kiran P.
    Sai Kiran PavuluriMay 19, 2014
    Watermelon !!
  • Jon C.
    Jon CannellaJanuary 11, 2014
    Phenomenal place to relax and have a drink!!!
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WSeptember 30, 2013
    They're closed till May 1st
  • Yolanda I.
    Yolanda ItsStarrbabeSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Last Day ... They close for the Summer @ 12
  • LunYe M.
    LunYe MarshAugust 12, 2013
    The pomegranate is good today!!!
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WilliamsAugust 2, 2013
    Delicious! Must go.
  • Joe M.
    Joe McShaneJuly 21, 2013
    Watch out for bits and seeds and twigs
  • Yokeshwaran S.
    Try the fruit flavors has real fruit chunks in it
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah MontagueJuly 12, 2013
    Best Italian ice. Yum!!
  • Donna J.
    Donna JohnsonJuly 8, 2013
    Mix cherry with lime!
  • Diedra W.
    Diedra WillisJuly 4, 2013
    Quick service, good options and always refreshing!! A must go if you're on Taylor Street in the summer time.
  • Blythe C.
    Blythe ChavarriaJune 30, 2013
    Watermelon/Lemonade is da bomb!!!
  • Tee P.
    Tee PanJune 24, 2013
    The large lupini is huge!!
  • Natalia B.
    Natalia BautistaJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place!! Cannot find another Italian ice place this good. The Italian ice is made with real fruit and lots of lemon. I love mixing the flavors. I always come here when I fly back home.
  • Bubba
    BubbaJune 9, 2013
    Was just what the doc ordered
  • Micah D.
    Micah DominguezMay 30, 2013
    Check the specials up above the counter. They good too ;)
  • David T.
    David TruebloodMay 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great joint,what's up Skippy
  • Deepti D.
    Deepti DabasMay 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cantaloupe flavor is AMAZING!
  • Alex A.
    Alex AvilaMay 2, 2013
    Seriously amazing. The lines are so long but it's honestly worth it. A true Chicagoan would know that
  • Veronica T.
    Veronica TrejoMarch 8, 2013
    Always a go to favorite in the summer! My favorite is pineapple and cherry! But for newbies lemon is the original flavor and always a classic
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
  • Trina M.
    Trina MerrittAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Large cherry lemonade......heaven :-)
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly Carlson 😷August 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Peach is only there the last two weeks of the season. Eat it every day til it closes
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