© Alessandra Bulow
Biscotto Oreo, Ronnie from MTV's Jersey Shore's favorite flavor from Lecca Lecca Gelato Caffe in South Beach
In April, when I heard that the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore
was working at Lecca-Lecca Gelato Caffe
in South Beach while taping the second season of the runaway-hit show, I immediately called the Italian-ice-cream shop and was promptly hung up on by Sammi "Sweetheart."
So when I visited South Beach recently, of course I stopped by to try to see the gang in action. Sadly I missed them by a week (they've gone back to Seaside Heights, NJ, to "beat up the beat"
and finish taping the season) but I did get the scoop on their favorite gelato flavors at the shop:
may have had to hit the gym harder than usual because he was constantly dipping into the Biscotto Oreo gelato (cookies-and-cream with crushed Oreos and Nilla wafers, pictured).
Mama’s boy Vinny
stuck to the traditional chocolate.
Ladies’ man DJ Pauly D
favored the tiramisu gelato (its name means “pick me up” in Italian).
The house’s resident cook, Mike "The Situation,"
preferred the mango, a lighter gelato to keep him looking “like Rambo with his shirt off.”
As for Snooki
, she ate the café's sandwiches but didn’t like the gelato, or working—in true Snooki style, she often napped during her shifts and oddly slept inside a shelf under the store’s front counter.