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Place of originItaly
Region or stateRome
Main ingredientsShaved ice, syrup

Grattachecca is a shaved ice originating in Rome, Italy. Commonly sold in kiosks and bars as street food, it consists of hand-shaved ice topped with various flavors of sweet syrup.[1] In contemporary times, some grattachecca vendors use a mechanical ice crusher, rather than shaving or grating the ice by hand;[2] some vendors believe that using a machine is more hygienic compared to hand shaving the ice.[2]

Alla fonte d'oro[edit]

The kiosk Alla fonte d'oro is the oldest in the city, and has served Romans and tourists since 1913.[2] The kiosk uses machine-grated ice, rather than grating it by hand.[2]


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  1. ^ Roddy, R. (2016). My Kitchen in Rome: Recipes and Notes on Italian Cooking. Grand Central Publishing. p. pt465-467. ISBN 978-1-4555-8517-5. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Povoledo, Elisabetta (September 9, 2016). "Whether Shaved by Hand or Machine, This Roman Treat Is Just as Frosty". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.