The name Confitería El Vesuvio (Vesuvius Tearoom) sounds Italian, only to be expected as the Cocitori family, natives of Italy, established the tearoom in 1902 and introduced the first manual ice-cream making machine. Thus, the confitería El Vesuvio introduced the gelato to Argentina.
From 1920, the Confitería El Vesuvio extended its activities to include the tearoom and its chocolate con churros (hot chocolate with churros) became famous. Nobody could resist them, especially not regular customers like Carlos Gardel, Tita Merello, Hugo del Carril, Juan Manuel Fangio or Astor Piazolla. The Confitería El Vesuvio is also a venue for cultural events.