Bob DiDio left the streets of Philadelphia behind to open this italian ice and sweet shop
on busy Montana Avenue
. His 47 rotating flavors of ices just may be the best this side of Sicily; try the crimson blood orange when it's in season, or the grapefruit, or the blue raspberry, mango, root beer, lemon, coffee, chocolate... DiDio's
offers a great array of nostalgic candy, including dots-on-paper (candy buttons), wax bottles, gum cigars, licorice whips, ring suckers, Charleston chews, and much more. The shelves are conveniently located within reach of the shortest arms, in the style of an old-fashioned penny candy store. The shop also serves fresh sandwiches and cold drinks. Seating
is available at a small counter, but expect to find a crowd during after-school hours; this is a very popular neighborhood institution.