Come to D’Emilio’s for the Ice Treats, Stay for the Chef-y Italian Sandwiches

Get a taste of sandwiches designed by BBQ guy Mike Strauss and top Italian Philly chefs like Marc Vetri during the East Passyunk sorbetto shop's grand opening this week.

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Photo by Mike Strauss

After softly opening over the weekend, the brick-and-mortar location of D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats is officially kicking things off with a grand opening rollout this week at 1928 East Passyunk Avenue.

Starting today, August 7th, they’re scooping around eight flavors of owner Chris D’Emilio’s sorbetto, made with a recipe passed down from his grandmother, at the shop. They’ll add house-made waffle cones for their new soft-serve ice cream offering this Friday.

And on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th, Mike’s BBQ owner Mike Strauss will be in the house with Italian-inspired sandwiches developed in collaboration with Philly’s top Italian chefs from noon until 4 p.m.

Those sammies include the Marc Vetri-designed La Famiglia e Tutto (prosciutto cotto, mortadella mousse mayo, shaved lettuce, onions, banana peppers, oil and vinegar, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano; the Gaia, created by Jeff Michaud and made with prosciutto de Parma, arugula, and stracchino cheese melted together; Calabria N’duja by Joe Cicala with n’duja, caramelized red onion jam, and provola piccante melted together, and the Crovetti, which features mortadella, pesto, straccietella, and Parmigiano crema, from the folks at pizza al taglio spot Rione.

There will be a few more sandwiches from other chefs as well as Strauss himself — all made using rolls baked by Rione’s Francesco Crovetti.

Look for D’Emilio’s full sandwich menu to drop when the shop opens next Wednesday, August 14th. For now, hours are Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday from noon until 10 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday.

If you can’t make it to the shop, you can still score some ice treats (sorry, no soft serve or sandwiches) from D’Emilio’s motorcycle sidecar freezer at the Dickinson Square Park farmers’ market at Moyamensing and Tasker Streets starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays, the Passyunk Fountain farmers’ market starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and on Saturdays starting at 9 a.m. at the Rittenhouse Square farmers’ market at 18th and Walnut Streets.