Like many Italians in the post-second world war
period, my mother emigrated from the poverty of
southern Italy to a new life in England in 1960. She arrived in Sidmouth with a family of Italians who ran firstly a fish and chip shop and latterly a seafront café where I started working in the summer holidays when I
was 10 years-old!
Antonio’s Café and Ice Cream Parlour began life at Number 9, The Strand in Exmouth in 2013, and quickly won several awards. My Italian ice cream or ‘Gelato’ is handmade using authentic Italian recipes. The business is family owned, and family run as Antonio’s children Chris, Tom and Dan also play their part in running the family business.
A taste of happiness: authentic Italian gelato,
hand-made by us, using traditional recipes, and
the finest Mediteranean and local ingredients