Today Giovanni Di Palma’s latest spot, Caffé Gio, opens its doors. This sister to Antico Pizza Napoletana and Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano will function as a traditional Neapolitan cafe and gelateria, offering Neapolitan street food for lunch each day.
Menu items will feature the flavors of the Amalfi coast. Look for six panini sandwiches on homemade ciabatta served with chicken soup or salad ($11-13). Caffé Gio will also serve a variety of salads topped with chicken, steak or jumbo grilled prawns ($11-13).
For dessert, the eatery will serve a selection of Neapolitan desserts with Kimbo coffee and espresso. But the highlight will be the 10 original gelato flavors and sorbets crafted in and imported from Bologna, Italy.
Di Palma originally announced that he would partner with Donald Sargent of Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream to produce the gelato. Di Palma responded to the change with the statement,
I’m a huge fan of Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream and they provide the best ice