Nasto’s Ice Cream Co. (Newark, New Jersey)
***** Nasto’s Ice Cream Co., 236-40 Jefferson Street, Newark, New Jersey 07105, (973) 589-3333.
A few weeks ago Jeff Eats found himself in Newark, New Jersey. Don’t ask!–but, it had nothing to do with Cory Booker.
My good friend Leo took me to Nasto’s an ice cream/bakery that’s been around since 1939.
Now, I know- Newark is a long way from Sunny South Florida–but this joint’s got stuff like nobody’s business, so you should know about it. By the way, Nasto’s “ships.”
If for some reason -you find yourself in Newark, make sure you get over to Nasto’s. No fooling around here, I can’t recall ever having- a better tartufo, tortoni or vanilla ice cream. The joint is takeout only and is open Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 11:30am-7pm.
From what I understand, Nasto’s has 1-retail location, but does have a Newark manufacturing plant that services over 750 New Jersey restaurants/outlets. By the way, I know it’s Newark- but trust Jeff Eats -nobody is gonna mug or do nothing bad to you, capice!
Printed below is a “brief” biography from Nasto’s Ice Cream’s website www.nastosicecream.com.
“Nasto’s “Old World Desserts”, A manufacturer of premium ice cream and frozen dessert specialties began from humble beginnings. Founded in 1939 by the late Frank Sr. and Angelina, Nasto’s Ice Cream Co. began as a neighborhood mom and pop. In a corner storefront that was once a brewery, Nasto’s installed an ice cream batch machine in the front window case and began making homemade ice cream and Italian style ices. People could watch outside while their ice cream was being made. With 9 children to help out, staff was never a problem. Soon with Al and Frank Jr., Frank Sr. 2 oldest sons at the helm, the business blossomed into both a retail and wholesale operation. Making such Italian specialties, as Spumoni and Bisque Tortoni they used the original authentic recipes handed down from Frank Sr.’s native Nocera Italy. Over the years several desserts were added to complete a whole dessert line, such as the original Tartufo, Reginetta, Tiramisu, a full line of Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and Italian Ices.
Now under the 3rd generation of family ownership, using modern equipment and state of the art production techniques we still follow 1 simple principle. Always use the highest quality ingredients to produce the finest product possible. Nasto’s strives to be an innovator in the dessert industry always looking for new flavors and products to develop. Serving the finest restaurants, hotels, and caterers in the tri-state area with our landmark retail store still in the original location in the historic Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ we invite you to visit us and let our products speak for themselves.”
Frank Nasto III