Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dolci Gelati Café Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary!!!

I can’t believe how fast this year passed by, and now we are celebrating 1 Year Anniversary of Dolci Gelati Café in Takoma Park. We are so grateful for all the support we have from our customers and fans of gelato, we couldn't have been where we are without you so THANK YOU for being with us throughout this journey and for helping us to improve our services, to decide what flavor to make and to accept us in your neighborhood with open arms.



We want to celebrate this special date with you this Friday, April 4. Dolci Gelati Café will introduce a new product to the store this month: Gelato Cake Sandwich, our homemade toasted almond cake filled with Vanilla, Chocolate or Hazelnut gelato, dipped in sprinkles and chopped nuts and covered with chocolate will compliment our gelato line…….This Friday we will give away free samples of our Gelato Cake Sandwich (samples are limited).





We are waiting for you on Friday, April 4 with new summer flavors and free samples of our new Gelato Cake Sandwich. Save the date and join us for our 1 Year Anniversary celebration.

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For more information check our website: www.dolcigelati.net or e-mail us: dolcigelati@gmail.com



Monday, March 24, 2014

Kick off Spring with Dolci Gelati….

Who is tired of this cold weather? Who wants to wear shorts, dresses and enjoy outside without freeze? Who wants to celebrate a beautiful and warm day with gelato? I want all of this, and finally winter is officially over. I’m waiting patiently for flowers, warmer and longer days. I’m also so excited for all the good news that spring will bring to Dolci Gelati….or even better, for what Dolci Gelati will bring to you this spring.

First, there is a new product coming to the store in April: Gelato Cake Sandwich. This homemade toasted almond cake filled with Vanilla, Chocolate or Hazelnut gelato, dipped in sprinkles and chopped nuts and covered with chocolate will indulge all of our customers.

Along with new products we have worked on a Spring/Summer flavor list that will include flavors such as Cantaloupe Mint Sorbetto, Cherry Blossom Gelato, Kir Royale Sorbetto (Cassis & Champagne), Honey Lavender Gelato and more.

Spring just started and we are in countdown for the opening of our second store at City Market at O development on 8th street between O and P streets in May. We cannot wait to start this new adventure with you. We have been planning our menu concept, our interior design, and new items that will amaze our customers. We will finally launch our Popsicle Line at the new store with a dipping station where you can create your customized Popsicle. We will also have Yogurt Popsicles with fresh fruits and nuts. The store will also offer coffee, pastries, milkshakes, and of course our incredible artisan gelato with a new Organic Milk Line.  Here is a sneak peak of Dolci Gelati Café at Shaw.



Save the Date: April 4th – 1 Year Anniversary of Dolci Gelati Café in Takoma Park. We are preparing a big surprise for you…stay tuned.

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For more information check our website: www.dolcigelati.net or e-mail us: dolcigelati@gmail.com

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dolci Gelati Plans Big For #GivingTuesday!!!

Every year we at Dolci Gelati support the Georgetown Jingle, an annual event and charity created in 2006 by the Four Seasons Hotel and members of the Washington design community to raise critical revenue for the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Georgetown University Hospital. In the past 6 years we have donated our time and gelato for this family holiday event which takes place in December.  This year for #GivingTuesday, we will pre-empt our involvement to not only give more but to also give earlier in order to raise more money and bring more awareness to the cause.



As a small business we believe it is our civic duty to give back to the community in any way we can as every little bit makes a difference. This year for #GivingTuesday, we plan to leverage our small business in a big way! On December 3, Dolci Gelati Café Takoma Park will give 20% of its sales towards The Millennial Action Project, an organization created to advance the ideas and values of millennial in order to help foster post partisan policy making and political collaboration.


On the evening of December 3, we will host as well as donate gelato and desserts for a fundraiser at the St. Regis in Washington DC for Creative Minds International Public Charter School, whose mission is fostering childhood education in innovative and highly enriching ways. Tickets can be purchased here.


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help us with #GivingTuesday. A new day for giving back.  On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a national celebration of a great tradition of generosity.

Learn more about #GivingTuesday:

We from Dolci Gelato wish you a great Holidays and hope you spend a wonderful time with your love ones.

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For more information visit www.dolcigelati.net


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dolci Gelati launches New Sweet & Savory Crepes with a sampling session on Saturday October 26!!!!

On Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, we will be celebrating the launch of our new sweet and savory crepes by offering free samples featuring a select few new flavors. Select flavors for complimentary samples include: Caramel Apple, Pear and Chocolate, and Grilled Cheese. Following the complimentary crepe tasting on Saturday, we will continue to offer the new sweet and savory crepe line at Dolci Gelati Café and at Dolci Gelati Truck.


 A playful twist on traditional crepes, pastry chef Gianluigi experimented with the sweet and savory crepe flavors for months until he finally found the perfect combinations including Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel Apple, Pear & Chocolate, Ham & Cheese, Mozzarella & Cooked Ham, and Grilled Cheese, to name a few.  These handcrafted gourmet crepes will be made fresh to order daily and will be priced at $3.00 per crepe. An assortment of toppings will also be available for guests to enjoy along with their crepes.


*** FULL CREPE MENU ***

$3.00 per Crepe 

Sweet Crepes on a Stick

  • CHOCOLATE filled with chocolate cream served with topping sauce
  • VANILLA filled with vanilla cream served with topping sauce
  • CARAMEL APPLE filled with fresh apple served with caramel sauce
  • PEAR AND CHOCOLATE filled with fresh pear served with chocolate sauce
  • PEACH AND WHITE CHOCOLATE filled with fresh peach served with white chocolate sauce 
Savory Crepes on a Stick

  • HAM & CHEESE filled with ham and provolone cheese
  • SALAMI & CHEDDAR filled with pepperoni and white cheddar cheese
  • MOZZARELLA & COOKED HAM filled with mozzarella cubes and cooked ham
  • MORTADELLA & PROVOLONE filled with mortadella and provolone cheese
  • GRILLED CHEESE filled with a selection of mozzarella, provolone and cheddar cheese
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Also, follow our Gelato Truck on Twitter and Facebook.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Season,New Products,FALL in Love with Dolci Gelati!!!

I am so excited for fall. I love to see the colors of the leaves changing and all the beauty that this season brings. We had such an amazing spring and summer, and it is delightful to have a store so we can be creative and there are no limits to Gianluigi’s imagination. Beside our amazing fall flavors that we are serving at the Takoma store (flavors rotate daily/weekly), there is a lot of news that we have to share with you. Dolci Gelati wants to make you FALL in love with our new treats that we just launched this past weekend. Our new Crepe on Stick filled with various flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and is a must try, with flavors such as vanilla and chocolate filling. in addition, a trip to the store would not be complete without trying our delicious milkshakes.

Also soon to come is our unique artisan hot chocolate bar which will feature an entire menu of hot chocolate flavors such as French Hot Chocolate (dark chocolate with foam), Mexican Hot Chocolate
(chocolate with chili and cinnamon) Italian Affagato Frozen Hot Chocolate (hot chocolate with a scoop of gelato) and American Hot Chocolate where you will be able to add your own homemade marshmallow.
If you though you would miss Dolci Gelati because summer is over you were wrong, Dolci Gelati still the best place to go even in a cold day.

Fall/Winter Flavors: 

• Chai Tea Gelato
• White Sesame Gelato
• Chestnut Gelato
• Chocolate Covered Kettle Corn Gelato
• Port & Figs Gelato Walnut
• Cantaloupe Sorbetto
• Coconut Tapioca Pudding Gelato
• Dark Chocolate Gelato
• Ricotta & Pear Gelato
• Cinnamon Gelato
• Rose Gelato

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For more information access www.dolcigelati.net

Monday, September 16, 2013

End of Summer Celebration – Save the Date (September 21st)!!!

Summer is practically over, but we couldn't start another season without celebrate a great summer we had. As I said before this year has been so far the most exciting year for Dolci Gelati since we opened our first store in Takoma Park and our next store at Shaw is getting ready to open by next summer. We have worked hard to create new flavors, new treats, and different pastries to indulge our clients at Dolci Gelati Café. Our chef Gianluigi and his brilliant imagination allow Dolci Gelati to be unique and to be able to have not only the best Authentic Italian Gelato but also amazing creations using his expertise and experience as a Pastry Chef.

Now what about we serve Cupcakes at the store? I’m sure you liked the idea……..but we decided to do better. What about a Cupcake Cone? Yes, I’m serious and the taste is just incredibly delicious.

This weekend we want to celebrate with you the End of Summer Special Event. The celebration will happen all day on Saturday 21st at the Takoma store and we will offer free Cupcake Cones with a purchase of gelato.

I suggest you to save the date in your calendar and come to store to try our newest treat!!!

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For more information about Dolci Gelati visit our website www.dolcigelati.com

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Get Dolci Gelati everywhere….We launched our Gelato Food Truck!!!!



I can definitely say that 2013 is the best year for Dolci Gelati so far. Our business has grown significantly, and we finally accomplished our dream four months ago opening our first store front Dolci Gelati Café. Now to celebrate this beautiful summer we are thrilled and proud to announce our official partnership with local food truck aficionado and new business partner Sierra Georgia.

A native of NJ and no stranger to the hospitality industry, Sierra Georgia was born into a family where food and service served as the foundation in her upbringing.  After graduating from Howard University, Sierra landed a position in Washington D.C. at the FAA, where she became a regular patron of the various food trucks that lined up curbside at various Federal Government buildings and other food truck hotspots. Sierra was immediately intrigued and, began to look into launching her own truck.  After taking some time to research some of Washington DC’s most celebrated cafés, pastry shops, and sweets, she finally settled on one of her favorite brands, Dolci Gelati, and reached out to us to express her interest in working with Dolci Gelati exclusively. We were instantly on board with the idea to partner with Sierra Georgia to launch our nearly six-year old brand on wheels.

 “Meeting the Dellaccio’s has been an absolute dream come true”, says partner and Dolci Gelati truck ambassador Sierra Georgia.  “Their creativity, innovation, and passion really come through in the creativity and quality of their handcrafted products.  I started out this journey in search of a company/ brand I could work with that shared the same values as me and I got more than I could have ever asked for through this exciting new venture in partnership with Dolci Gelati.  They are the epitome of what a successful small local business should be all about.”

The Dolci Gelati truck is slated to feature an assortment of signature Dolci Gelati gelato and sorbet flavors of which will rotate on a weekly basis, and already has plans to begin offering gourmet coffee - hot and iced – a variety of homemade beverages (e.g. lemonade, etc), and Dolci Gelati’s famous homemade waffle cones, within a few weeks of launching.  We would eventually like to offer some of Dolci Gelati’s additional signature sweets including kettle corn, candied pralines, pastries, and a series of cupcakes inspired by Georgia. We also plan on installing a sandwich prep station where Georgia will easily be able to accommodate a series of gourmet toppings and a sundae station. The truck will also feature a state-of-the-art water filtration system. Guests purchasing goodies from Dolci Gelati will receive wi-fi access with a password provided on their receipts. 

The Dolci Gelati truck plans on being very active with local food truck organizations and associations and will be making visits in popular food truck locations throughout DC.  For us is all about collaboration, not competition.

Follow us on TWITTER: @DolciGelatiTruk and visit our website for more information:  www.DolciGelatiTruck.com

*** LAUNCH MENU ***
Gelato & Sorbet
Small/ 1 Scoop: $3.75
Medium/ 2 Scoops: $4.75
Large/ 3 Scoops: $5.75
*Featured gelato and sorbet flavors will be rotated on a weekly basis and all products are made fresh daily using only the best all-natural ingredients.
Beverages
Homemade Lemonade: $2.75
Iced Coffee: $2.50
Iced Latte: $3.25
Bottled Water: $2.25