When you walk into Lagomarcino’s in Moline, Illinois, you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. Many of the furnishings in the ice cream parlor and candy store are originals from when the store opened in the early 20th century. The furnishings are the only things that are original. The third generation of the founding family keeps recipes as original as possible in this old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
Old-fashioned ice cream parlor
Slide into a custom-made mahogany booth or take a stool at the counter and order a sundae made with homemade ice cream and hot fudge. The hot fudge is made from the same recipe that founder Angelo Lagomarcino began using in 1918. It’s served on the side in a little pitcher so you can pour it on a little at a time if you’d like, to be sure you get hot fudge with every spoonful of ice cream.
More than ice cream at Lagomarcino’s
If you’re in the mood for more substantial sustenance, Lagomarcino’s serves soups, salads and sandwiches, too. Try a baked ham sandwich on homemade rye bread. The rye bread recipe is the same one used since the early 1900s.
Don’t miss a Midwest Wanderer post. For a FREE subscription, enter your e-mail address in the Subscribe2 box to the right and click Subscribe.
Try a Lago with your meal
To wash down your sandwich, order a flavored Coke, Green River, or a Lago. Lago is a mix of root beer, Green River and strawberry or cherry flavoring. It was invented in the 1930s by Charlie Lagomarcino, Angelo’s son.
Candy making is another skill passed down through the Lagomarcino generations. Before you leave, be sure to pick up rich, creamy truffles, English Toffee or other confection to give as gifts or enjoy later for another wave of nostalgia.
If you visit Lagomarcino’s
Lagomarcino’s is located at 1422 Fifth Avenue Moline, Illinois, with a second location at 2132 East 11th Street in Davenport Iowa. Check the web site for hours or to order chocolates online.
Thank you for reading Midwest Wanderer. If you enjoyed this post, enter your e-mail address below and click Subscribe. Be sure to click the link when you get the e-mail asking you to confirm.
We stayed at Isle Casino Hotel and Conference Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, during our visit to the Quad Cities. Check room rates
Disclosures: Visit Quad Cities hosted our stay in the Quad Cities. Our meal at Lagomarcino’s was complimentary. However, any opinions expressed in this article are my own.
This article contains an affiliate link. If you book a room through the “Check room rates” link above, I will receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you.
Thank you for reading Midwest Wanderer. Don’t miss a post. Enter your e-mail address below and click Subscribe. I will notify you whenever I publish another post. Subscription is FREE. After subscribing, be sure to click the link when you get the e-mail asking you to confirm. – Connie