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Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato

Ice Cream Shop, Café, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
  • This ice cream shop is famous for their gelato. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Norie W.
    "Wonderful selection of artisanal and funky-flavored gelatos."(29 Tips)
    Ebrahim B.
    "Get a small cup with two flavors, also try the alfajores !"(5 Tips)
    Josh G.
    "Best gelato and some of the best coffee in DC"(2 Tips)
    Mickey M.
    "The best espresso drinks around - and homemade alfajores!"(17 Tips)
100 Tips and reviews
  • gelato
  • espresso drinks
  • alfajores
  • cozy
  • sorbet
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  • Essex
    EssexApril 18, 2015
    You can get an awesome breakfast in the same spot you can get delectable gelato. Don't forget the sticky buns! Pass up Starbucks for this neighborhood gem and thank me later!
  • Merve Ş.
    Merve Ş.January 11
    Best latte and hot chocolate in DC area.Gelato is amazing, I can easily say, the best gelato I've ever eaten in U.S. Alfajore and croissant is so delicious.Cosy environment.I love and miss this place.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SalvettiNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Its name is a misnomer. You may come for the gelato, but you'll come back for the coffee. Cappuccinos are top quality; they also have quality pour over options.
  • John M.
    John MoylanJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best gelato I've had outside of Roma. Champagne mango, strawberry tequila, and lemon are the way to go, if they have them.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BanaMarch 28, 2013
    I definitely recommend the tiramisu gelato. Try the multiple flavored sorbettos: they're absolutely amazing. The avocado, honey and orange is a real treat.
  • Deandra T.
    Deandra TanFebruary 17, 2014
    Stumptown coffee, salted caramel gelato, and chocolate amargo are all highlights of this cozy little shop. Limited seating at window or central table.
  • Millicent M.
    Millicent MooringJune 27, 2015
    latte and alfajores make a perfect pair - with excellent playlist to linger longer! ham and cheese croissants are rich and yummy.
  • Jorge E.
    Jorge EnriqueMarch 4, 2013
    I'd say it's been my spot for a while and being near the window makes it a better coffee experience! Good coffee makers in my list!
  • Murad G.
    Murad GürmeriçJanuary 17
    Been here 10+ times
    The coffee and the ice cream is fabulous. Very good affogato. The environment is cozy, the staff is friendly. Loved it.
  • Seth R.
    Seth RosenblattDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is to die for. As is the maple walnut gelato! Love this place. Save up for a bit as its pricey.
  • Paulo M.
    Paulo MarzionnaJune 16, 2013
    Delicious ice cream. But I don't like to be asked loud in front of other customers if I've paid or not when leaving when I was the only customer who followed the correct flow of order pay and pick up
  • Elissa B.
    Elissa BradburySeptember 23, 2013
    Pistachio Siciliano is the best gelato I've ever had! amazing combo of sweet, creamy pistachio perfection!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MitchellJune 15, 2014
    Amazing coffee, pastries and gelato. Staff is super friendly and knowledgable. Love this place.
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite gelato place in DC! Get anything! Also great coffee and friendly service!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MihaylovJune 21, 2014
    Great espresso, delicious gelato. Buy a jar of the dulce de leche, it's amazing
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightAugust 12, 2015
    Wonderful selection of artisanal and funky-flavored gelatos.
  • Melody
    MelodyMay 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My absolute favorite gelato spot. I had the dulce de leche with was divine!
  • Emily D.
    Emily DoongSeptember 4, 2014
    You haven't had mint chip until you've had it here! You can really taste the fresh mint. Bit pricey tho...
  • Ab
    AbDecember 28, 2016
    Great cappuccino. Their gingerbread cookies are easy to overlook but not easy to forget.
  • Anna E.
    Anna EbbesenDecember 6, 2011
    Lovely atmosphere, some of the best coffee in DC (aren't a lot around) and free wifi (2022999116).
  • Katheryn
    KatherynSeptember 13, 2013
    Peach white prosecco gelato is quite tasty and refreshing on a hot day!
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HastingsOctober 24, 2014
    Good coffee and gelato. Limited food. Worth it for the Game of Thrones table.
  • Aimee 🦁
    Aimee 🦁August 15, 2012
    LOVED my affogato with salted caramel gelato. What a way to start a vacation!
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HollandJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is delicious! Churros with dulce de leche very good as well :)
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CairnsJune 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Blueberry Lemon Thyme and Mango Habenero Lime, chico size, is an amaaaaaaaazing combination. Try not to eat it all before you're out of the long checkout line.
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey M.August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best espresso drinks around - and homemade alfajores!
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    In the summer: lemon opal basil, in the winter apple + salted caramel
  • Ignacio C.
    Ignacio CrespoDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grrrrrreat coffee! The place is tiny and usually packed so take it to go...
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey M.August 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're early enough, get an alfajor! Just like your (Argentine) grandmother makes them!
  • daisy e.
    daisy edwardsMay 13, 2014
    Salted carmel goes great with the sumatra cinnamon! Get a cone. Two scoops
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HrutkaFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Same price and twice as good as the starbucks across the street.....amazing croissants too
  • Maria S.
    Maria SigillitoApril 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Salted caramel is divine and chocolate is rich and wonderful.
  • Casey C.
    Casey CavanaghMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee selection and really nice baristas.
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try their lemon basil ice-cream (only available in the summer.)
  • Ignacio C.
    Ignacio CrespoMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great lattes! Seating area is busy so order to go
  • Janna H.
    Janna H.March 28
    Capaccino was delicious. Tasty Stumptown coffee.
  • Harry
    HarryMay 9, 2012
    You can't go wrong. Great cappachino, great gelato
  • William A.
    William AlberqueFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There's a loyalty are that gives you a free coffee after ten purchases, but they seem to be out...
  • Jed L.
    Jed LunarioJuly 9, 2011
    Frozen yogurt what?!? It's all about gelato! The pistachio is to die for! I wanna bathe in it.
  • Marija S.
    Marija StajicMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The best latte in DC and the nicest service!
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LoewyJune 30, 2013
    Try an iced latte on a warm summer evening, they are delish.
  • Kat L.
    Kat LApril 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Banana foster, salted caramel, black sesame, gold rush apple
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenFebruary 4, 2015
    The sweet potato pecan gelato is incredible.
  • Liz T.
    Liz TaylorMay 28, 2012
    You must try the Georgia Butter Pecan. To die for.
  • brad m.
    brad mallowNovember 28, 2011
    Fantastic espresso and gelato and free wifi (2022999116)
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 2, 2011
    Wifi password is the phone number. Grab a business card by the register. All numbers. No dashes.
  • Serena M.
    Serena MayJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the light and crisp palmier with a touch of sweetness. best I've had in DC.
  • Nicole
    NicoleJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Together, the salted caramel and pistachio gelato makes the perfect combination.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa M.June 24, 2012
    Get the salted caramel. You won't regret it!
  • Sanjeev S.
    Sanjeev SreetharanMarch 15, 2014
    what would be an average espresso in NYC, sorry krishnan, but is also the best in Bethesda.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SullivanMarch 10, 2016
    Best cold brew I've ever had.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MAugust 4
    Black sesame gelato is a must try!
  • Katherine G.
    Katherine GarciaJune 24, 2016
    The peanut butter gelato is amazing!
  • Kate B.
    Kate B.May 8, 2010
    DELICIOUS sorbet. Try the pink grapefruit. The kids' size is plenty, only $3.50
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanAugust 21, 2014
    Oh it's the best. Fantastic treat after sweet green next door
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey M.August 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't burn the coffee or scald the milk, and you can taste the richness of both.
  • Ebrahim B.
    Get a small cup with two flavors, also try the alfajores !
  • Jacqueline G.
    Jacqueline G.September 11, 2013
    Try the salted caramel. It's amazing.
  • Bill S.
    Bill ShanderApril 20, 2011
    Get the cinnamon gelato. Or the thai coconut!
  • Emily M.
    Emily MillerOctober 19, 2015
    Get a coffee, sit, and stay a while.
  • Giovanni Z.
    Giovanni ZaneJuly 28, 2014
    Pistachio is really delicious!! <3
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KohnAugust 7, 2012
    Awesome Cappuccinos
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RomanMarch 11, 2012
    The sea salt gelato is delicious!
  • Laura G.
    Laura GroverMay 6, 2016
    Love the salted caramel gelato!
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie SOctober 18, 2013
    Try the new soft serve. It's outa this world!
  • Sabrina Z.
    Sabrina ZahidJuly 7, 2013
    Avocado Honey Orange is incredible!
  • David B.
    David BSeptember 2, 2012
    Maldon sea salt with brown butter combo!!
  • MA F.
    MA FarinaJune 18, 2012
    Wow- salted caramel gelato for the win!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SalvettiApril 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    When weather gets warmer, an affogatto here is obligatory.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VJune 12, 2015
    We're not in Italy, but this is pretty close!
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 8, 2014
    Salted caramel. Enough said.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SilvaOctober 21, 2011
    I have yet to taste a flavor I didn't like
  • Hallie M.
    Hallie MindellAugust 24, 2012
    Black sesame gelato ...
  • Benjamin
    BenjaminFebruary 9, 2014
    Try the Cortado
  • Noah W.
    Noah WilliamsOctober 9, 2013
    Best holiday desserts EVER!
  • Assaf H.
    Assaf HenkinMay 25, 2014
    Great ice cream!
  • Djurdja L.
    Djurdja LazicDecember 12, 2013
    Relax with a good book by the window
  • Rhina G.
    Rhina GuidosJanuary 15, 2014
    Like eating silk
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WilliamsSeptember 8, 2013
    Great macchiatos
  • frank m.
    frank malinkyNovember 7, 2014
    Amazing latte
  • Tse
    TseOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee's good... Top 5 DC coffee
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: A Gibraltar.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley H.April 13, 2014
    Salted caramel 4tw!!
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LovelaceMarch 16, 2011
    The almond croissant is divine.
  • Hallie M.
    Hallie MindellAugust 24, 2012
    Black sesame !!!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GlasstetterMay 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Best gelato and some of the best coffee in DC
  • Poppy F.
    Poppy FieldsAugust 20, 2010
    Wowwww bananas foster sorbet is soooo delicious
  • Nobuyuki H.
    Nobuyuki HoriuchiNovember 30, 2012
    awesome place
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChouJuly 17, 2016
    Expensive but good!
  • Liza
    LizaSeptember 2, 2012
    Thai coconut milk!
  • Anisha A.
    Anisha AgarwalaFebruary 17, 2014
    Hot chocolate!!
  • Rachel O.
    Rachel OrrAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So good but so expensive.
  • Bala M.
    Bala MullothAugust 28, 2010
    Excellent coffee made with care.
  • Natasha
    NatashaFebruary 20, 2011
    Oh Josh, I'm ready to oust you on this one!
  • Alex M.
    Alex McNabMay 1, 2011
    Slow service!
  • Andrew G.
    Просто фантастическое мороженное, очень вкусный кофе и обязательно попробуйте черный чай Steven Smith Teamaker (на амазоне он тоже есть)!
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 25, 2014
    Gelatolar iyi salted karamel ve varlhona cikolatalisi cok iyi kahveler de cok iyi
  • André A.
    André AlvesNovember 30, 2014
    Adorei conhecer o café! Um ótimo acompanhamento são os alfajores! Best Ever!
  • Alexey S.
    Alexey ShaczAugust 29, 2015
    Лучший кофе в Вашингтоне и DMV. В США лучше не пробовал. Очередь на улице)
  • Erik R.
    Erik RFebruary 25, 2012
    Cafe espectacular!
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