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About D’Ascenzo’s Gelato

Inspired by their first trip to Rome in 1999, where they first enjoyed gelato at the famous Gelateria Monteforte Sas di Monteforte Giuseppina across from the Pantheon, Glenn and Kristin D’Ascenzo decided the Italian gourmet treat should be offered to the states. As soon as they returned home to the Philadelphia area, they set about creating their own gelato, and in October of 2004, D’Ascenzo’s Gelato officially began serving customers in Chestnut Hill, PA at a farmer’s market and at local street fairs and festivals.

But, with gelato that good, it was hard to satisfy demand working part time out of a farmer’s market and mobile cart so to keep up with their growing popularity, D’Ascenzo’s Gelato relocated to the heart of West Chester, PA in 2011, opening their doors at 132 East Gay Street that April.

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