Mario’s Italian Lemonade

Chicago food blogger Jessica Sturdy at Mario's Italian Lemonade stand in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood.

Mario’s Italian Lemonade is a cute little Italian ice shop located in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood. (1068 W Taylor) It’s been a local institution since 1954. I went for the first time this summer and was so imprssed… The Italian ice is not too sweet, not too sour, and doesn’t feel as indulgent as ice cream or gelato. Everyone I was with loved the fruity flavor they chose. (I got the Strawberry!)

Chicago style blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white Vineyard Vines top, Old Navy white jeans, and blue sandals.

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Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white striped top from Vineyard Vines with a bow shoulder in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood in front of Mario's Italian Lemonade.