Elisa Gismondi grew up in a family of restaurateurs. Her dad, Vincenzo, her uncle, and in fact the entire growing family all worked to make it one of the best restaurants in America. Today, the Gismondi family name is associated with several major South Florida restaurants and synonymous with highest quality food and service.
After completing her education and since her marriage, to husband Enzo, the couple has frequently returned to the southeastern coast of Italy to spend time with families On one such trip, over ten years ago, while visiting Enzo’s Zia (aunt), Anna, at her home overlooking the Bay of Gaeta, the concept of Creamoncello was conceived. One day, Zia, gave Elisa old recipes, written in archaic Italian script. Elisa spent weeks deciphering, locating ingredients, and interpreting so she could convert the ancient method involved to modern techniques. Finally, after 4 years of trial & error, Elisa began offering her Creamoncello to patrons at Arturo’s. The results were outstanding. Repeatedly, waiters heard “where can I buy it”? and Elisa’s Creamoncello was born.