Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato

The Sweet Taste of Italy

When Dominic Francesco Repici emigrated from Messina, Italy to America in 1911, he brought his family’s Old World recipe for Italian ice. At first, Dominic shared his family’s delicious Italian treat with friends and neighbors in South Philadelphia. Today, Dominic’s grandson, Frank, continues his grandfather’s passion for offering quality Italian treats.

Franchising began in 2005, and today, Repicci’s is a 48+ unit franchise that owns and operates a manufacturing plant. Franchised deluxe Mercedes Benz food trucks were introduced in 2014 and have experienced great growth and represent significant future opportunity for the company.

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Repicci’s offers new franchisees the opportunity to own a business, selling delicious Real Italian Ice, Gelato, Italian-Roasted Coffee and Hot Chocolate at events of all kind.

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Our Role

At Cardiff Lexington, we acquire or merge with companies and raise equity capital for them by issuing exclusive, preferred share classes whereby they maintain management control. This provides management and investors greater stability and liquidity compared to traditional angel investments.



"I like being part of a public company, our partnership with Cardiff Lexington has been nothing short of great. They took the time to learn about my business and see the potential we have moving forward. I would love to franchise my restaurant chain and Cardiff Lexington provides me the expertise necessary to achieve my goals. Thanks, Romeo's!"

G. Romeo

"In our infancy stages, we needed money to expand. Partnering with Cardiff Lexington gave us a platform which allowed us to raise over $400,000 without losing control. Fortunately, we'd heard about Cardiff Lexington, and from our first meeting, we knew we wanted to partner with them."

K. Steinbach, AHI