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Family owned since 2006, Limoncello Ristorante and Catering has become one of Chester County's most recognized names, providing traditional and authentic Italian cuisine, along with specialty and customized dishes.


When life brings you lemons, make Limoncello 

For Italians, food is life. Whenever family and friends gather, the conversations are centered around food, great cooking, and the warmth of the dinner table.

At Limoncello we celebrate the passion for the good life and food.  As they do in  old Italy,  we use only the freshest ingredients to prepare the same wonderfully flavorful centuries old dishes only Italians can make.


Limoncello builds on the proud traditions of the Old Country - offering all of our Sicilian family recipes on the menu with love.  The amazing combination of flavors and colors gave birth to one of the most balanced cuisines in the world - from arancini to cannoli.


We are passionate about life’s pleasures, when it comes to food, we are happiest when things are done right.  We strive to be the  perfect place to surround yourself with the warmth of family and friends and the comfort of good food.


You don’t have to live in Italy to live like an Italian.  Just experience Limoncello and you’ll enjoy the passion for a good life

The Mingrino Family 



Each dish that is served at Limoncello Ristorante is cooked with love and has been perfected through generations of Mingrino's. Parents, Giuseppe and Maria's hearts are filled with pride as they watch their three children, Frank, Paul, and Dina, carry on the Mingrino and LaSpada family recipes and serve their local communities in Chester County, Pa. 


Original Siciliano Limoncello

  • 12 Lemons (organic)

  • 1 Liter grain alcohol (everclear)

  • 3.5 cups of sugar

  • 1 Liter of water

Cut the zest off the lemons.  Be careful while doing this to avoid including the white pith with your lemon skins.  You will end up with a pile of skins and it smells great.   In a large 3L+ Jug combine only a 1/2 Liter of the alcohol with the lemon skins.  Top the jug and then put in a cool dark place for 14 days.  Give the jug a shake every once in a while to ensure proper mixing.  You will end up with a beautiful yellow concoction.   Warm the water and sugar over low heat until dissolved.  Cool to room temp.  Combine this with the remainder of the alcohol (1/2 Liter).  Add this mixture with the original lemon mixture in the jug.  Then let this final mixture sit in a cool dark place for another 14 days. After the final 14 days filter the Limoncello of the skins and chill for serving.


In 1963, the Leonardo DaVinci docked in New York from Italy, carrying both parents, Giuseppe Mingrino and Maria LaSpada. Although they arrived on the same boat at Ellis Island, it was not until one year later that they met in Philadelphia.  At this chance meeting, Giuseppe and Maria discovered it was the same boat that brought them to this country, on the very same day!  The rest is history as they fell in love and started a family. The Mingrino's began to make their own traditions for all generations to come, with food being as important then, as it is today.

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