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Mario’s Italian Lemonade

If you’re not looking for it, you just might miss this little gem on Taylor Street. Mario’s Italian Lemonade, with its green, white, and red accents, has been attracting flocks of loyal customers and tourists since the 50’s.

The small hut offers a variety of flavored Italian ice or “lemonade” that includes watermelon, Pina Colada, and banana–just to name a few. Possessing a slushy-like consistency and bursting with flavor, as a result of the fresh fruit chunks embedded inside, this Chicago classic is one you won’t want to miss out on!

For a fairly inexpensive price, your taste buds will get the perfect treat to cool down on a hot summer day. If you’re visiting in the Winter, unfortunately Mario’s closes down for the season.

Growing up in the Chicagoland area, as a child I remember my parents taking me to Mario’s. Visiting again the other night, ten years later, the frozen dessert lived up to the hype that I had built up in my mind all of these years.

If you’re lucky enough to be in the city during the Summer, be sure to check out Mario’s, located just minutes from the downtown Loop. Your palate will experience a sweet piece of Chicago History.

Mario’s Italian Lemonade
1066 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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