Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What's New at Dolci Gelati?

Visit our New Dolci Gelati Cafe at City Market at O Street!!!

Our new larger store allows the chef Gianluigi Dellaccio to showcase a wider menu of Italian goodies that includes paninis, customized pop station, sundaes, homemade pastries, coffee, hot chocolate, and savory sandwich options.

The new Mini-Popsicle is a great option for a gift and to indulge your guests!!!

Would you like to have an unique dessert option for your special event? What about our new Mini-Popsicle dipped in chocolate!!! We can cater your next party and bring the Mini-Popsicle with chocolate dipping station and customized flavors.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Dolci Gelati  at Shaw opens next Monday December 15th!!!.  It's officIal we are now Shaw residents.We have expanded our menu: with new Italian pasterys, Gelato sundaes, hot chocolate, espressos, and now ITALIAN sandwiches by head Chef Gianluigi Dellacio.Come pay us a visit from 10am till 9pm! THE FULL NEW MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE.  Promise it was worth the wait! 

Also feel free to post photos of the grand opening on instagram and our twitter @DOLCIGELATI

December 15th
1402 8TH ST.  NW

Friday, November 7, 2014

Dolci Gelati Supports The Washington Ballet: Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée

The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates philanthropy and raises critical dollars for community outreach programs with Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée, a fall affair for The Washington Ballet’s student scholarship programs and its Latino Dance Initiatives.
The fall affair will be held  this Saturday, November 8 at the Organization of American States. Guests will celebrate in tango style while supporting the next generation of ballet dancers, scholarship students and The Washington Ballet’s Latino Dance Initiatives.
Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée promises to be an unforgettable night featuring live performances, music, dancing and dining. Dining well that's where WE come in, come enjoy some wonderful Gelato flavors courtesy of Dolci Gelati.
Where:Organization of American States (OAS) 
17th St SW at Constitution Ave NW Washington, District of Columbia
Iindividual tickets for Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée start at $250, VIP tickets start at $500, and sponsorships start at $2,500. For more information about supporting Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée or to receive an invitation, contact Alex Whetzel at or 202.274.4515.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trick or TREAT at Dolci Gelati Cafe!!!

Who is excited for Halloween this year? If you haven't decided where to go Trick or Treat yet you should come to Dolci Gelati Cafe in Takoma Park between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm for free Kettle Corn samples as our treat to our customers. I am sure kids will love this and you can use this as an excuse to treat yourself with gelato, pastries or coffee. We will also have our fresh homemade Kettle Corn for sell at the store.

Our shop is family and pet friendly so we are looking forward to see lots of kids tomorrow at the store, and to make our trick or treat even better we will have a picture contest. Post a picture with your kid or pet wearing a costume at our store Dolci Gelati Cafe tomorrow on Facebook or Twitter to win a free pint of gelato. Use #DGHalloween for this contest.

We hope you have a great spook and fun Halloween.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Inspired Flavors!!!

My favorite season is here!!! Even though summer is the best season for gelato, I love seeing the trees changing their colors and the crisp air. Fall also brings great memories of going camping with my family and having s’mores. There are so many things about fall that I love, one of them is the gelato flavors inspired by this season: Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple, Cinnamon, Honey Mascarpone Fig and Cranberry Orange Sorbetto. The flavors are available at the store in Takoma Park.

Beside the amazing gelato fall flavors, there are so many reasons you should visit us this fall:
  • Vanilla or Salted Caramel Affogato 
  • Espresso
  • Chocolate tarts, fresh baked croissants and many other pastries

So enjoy the beauty and all the great flavor that fall brings!!!
Stay tuned for updates of the new store at Shaw….it’s coming soon…very soon!!!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dolci Gelati Cafe to open at Shaw this Fall!!!

Wow I cannot believe that Summer is basically over. We had such a great season this year with the store in Takoma Park as we promoted the Dog Days of Summer Creative Flavor Contest with local media. The promotion was a huge social media event and on top of this we will donate proceeds of the sales to a local charity. Also, we have been very busy with the new store construction at Shaw, and even though the construction part is a little bit stressful we have been thrilled choosing the perfect furniture, decoration and everything that will express our mission to delivery the best product to our customers. The new store is full of new concepts including a popsicle station with chocolate dipping and fresh fruits and nuts where you can create your own customized popsicle. This is just one of the surprises we are preparing for you.

We are planning on open the store early this Fall and cannot wait to embark in this new journey with all of you.

Here is a sneak peek of the store....

Stay tuned for updates of opening date, menu, promotions and much more.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dog Days of Summer Creative Gelato Flavor Contest!!!

Dolci Gelati has announced the official kick-off for it’s ‘Dog Days of Summer Creative Gelato Flavor Contest’ – celebrating the final days of summer 2014 with the ultimate sweet sendoff. The contest begins on Monday, August 18th - and will run for two weeks through Sunday, August 31st. Each week a new set of local notable food-focused media – writers, bloggers, and broadcast professionals – will submit a custom gelato flavor to Dolci Gelati Cafe’s master flavor creator and artist, Pastry Chef, and owner Gianluigi Dellaccio to bring to life and serve up in the shop to the community.

The first group of food-loving media professionals includes Nevin Martell, a notable local food writer, Laura Hayes, editor of Thrillist DC, Rina Rapuano, editor of Zagat DC, and Patricia Barba, editor of GirlMeetsFood. Vessels featuring the names and outlets of each local media participant will be displayed in the shop during their designated week – 1st week August 18th-24th, 2nd week August 25th-31st – and each time a customer orders their signature gelato flavor, a token will be placed in their labeled vessel. At the end of the two weeks, the participant with the most tokens will win bragging rights, a private gelato party, and a portion of proceeds from all sales during the two weeks will be donated to the winners local charity of choice. 

This week flavors are the following:

DC Happy Hour” - Laura Hayes from Thrillist DC
Gin Rickey gelato made with local Green Hat Gin and fresh lime juice with crushed spicy nuts

Breakfast of Champions” - Rina Rapuano from Zagat DC
Maple gelato with bacon bits and waffle.

“Vanilla Poached Peach with Ginger Nuggets” - Nevin Martell - Local Food Writer
Vanilla poached peach with either ginger nuggets.

“Girl Meets Gelato” -  Tricia Barba from Girl Meets Food
Blueberry Cheesecake with goat cheese and graham cracker crumble.

Follow the contest through Dolci Gelati’s website – - Twitter: @DolciGelati – and through the Contest Hashtag: #DolciGelatiContest for up to the minute details on custom flavors offered each week, token count, and more!