About Us

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Dominic Francesco Repicci immigrated to America in 1911 from Messina, Italy. Along with his family, Dominic brought the old world recipe for Italian Ice, that he enjoyed so much as a child in Messina, to South Philadelphia.
At first, Dominic shared his family's Italian Ice with friends and neighbors, but soon others were requesting this Italian treat. It wasn't long before Dominic found himself producing the family's unique product to meet the overwhelming demand in South Philadelphia.


Dominic' grandson, Frank is continuing the tradition of his Italian family. The main goal of "Repicci's Italian Ice" is to keep Dominics passion of offering a quality-frozen treat alive. Frank opened the Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing plant in May of 1998. This facility initially supplied the concessions for the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Facility. Yet the popularity of this unique product grew rapidly, and soon presented numerous wholesale and retail opportunities, including sports recreation facilities, schools, fairs and festivals in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas.