Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sweet Treats and History at Lagomarcino's in Moline, Illinois


Lagomarcino's Soda Fountain in Moline, Illinois

If there is a place those with a sweet tooth HAVE to visit in the Quad Cities, it is Lagomarcino's in Moline, Illinois. Sit down for a lunch, stay for a soda fountain treat and leave with some chocolate delights! If you ask locals where to go in Moline, they will no doubt tell you to go to Lago's!


Chocolate truffles galore at Lagomarcino's
Chocolate truffles galore at Lagomarcino's
Immediately upon entering, one cannot help but be tempted by the confections. The confection counter is a sight to behold. But, we were determined to have lunch first. So, we grabbed a seat and enjoyed the cozy and nostalgic atmosphere. Lagomarcino's has long been a staple of Moline opening in 1908! So many memories!

Sitting area at Lagomarcino's

My husband and daughter ordered sandwiches and I ordered a tuna salad plate. While awaiting our meal, I learned a little more about Lagomarcino's history. Angelo and his wife Luigia came to Moline from Italy in 1908. They opened a shop that was originally a confectionery with a tobacco counter for cigars, cigarettes and a plug of tobacco. Interesting combo! Angelo also LOVED fruit. So, he also sold fruit making beautiful displays. Still in the family, Lagomarcino's now has deli with tasty sandwiches and salads in addition to the confections, soda fountain and fruit.

Sandwiches and salads at Lagomarcino's
A nice stop for sandwiches and salads.
We enjoyed our meals but, of course, could not wait for our sweet soda fountain creations! We each had a sundae -- my daughter and I opting for hot fudge sundaes and my husband for a turtle sundae. Our hot fudge sundaes came with a lovely mini pitcher of Lagomarcino's hot fudge! Lagomarcino's hot fudge is crafted by with a unique recipe they have been using since 1918. You cannot have it anywhere else in the world and it is divine!

The best hot fudge sundae at Lagomarcino's
Hot fudge sundae goodness!
My husband devoured a turtle sundae with caramel, hot fudge and pecans!

Turtle sundae at Lagomarcino's
Turtle sundae goodness!

After, we explored Lagomarcino's other temptations. They have toasted nuts! Yum!

Toasted nuts at Lagomarcino's

Plus, handmade chocolate galore!

Handmade chocolate at Lagomarcino's

A beautiful fruit selection is still part of Lagomarcino's. Now, you can have fruit baskets created for gifts!

Fruit baskets at Lagomarcino's

Lagomarcino's is full of history with still more stories to come! If you have a moment, I recommend asking about some of the historic pieces in the shop. Throughout the shop, you will find some interesting pieces that tell Lago's history included the ice cream bucket they once used to bring ice cream to events.

Ice Cream bucket from Lagomarcino's
Antique Ice Cream Bucket
So many reasons to visit Lagomarcino's -- history, fun family atmosphere, tasty lunch and tempting treats! Lagomarcino's is one for your list on your next Quad Cities visit!

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting our visit. We received complimentary experiences in ordered to facilitate to bring these reviews to you. No other compensation was a received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Lagomarcino's Moline, Illinois


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