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!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dolci Gelati Truck Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Freebies this Friday!!!

We are thrilled to celebrate 1 Year Anniversary of Dolci Gelati Truck this week. It seems like yesterday we were just announcing the Gelato Truck was hitting the streets in DC, and now we have a full year of adventures throughout the DC streets. We could not celebrate this success without you and your support and of course your passion for the best gelato in the DC area. 
Dolci Gelati Truck invites you this Friday, August 15th at the Spy Museum (9th & F St NW) from 3-7pm to celebrate this special date. We will be parked there with a free mini scoop of birthday cake gelato. 

Mark this on your calendar and make this party even sweeter!!!

We are looking forward to see you at the Truck!!!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dolci Gelati Themed Cocktail Flavors Please!!!

This past week we participated in the Brew at the Zoo and we had the opportunity to partner with Uber and 3 Stars Brewing for a Ubeer Sorbetto and Beer Shakes. The combination of the Citralemon Saison Beer and our Sorbetto made it the best combination for a summer treat.
People went crazy for it and we had a blast at the event.



Did you know you can have Dolci Gelati  at your special occasion? We can create special cocktails themed flavors for you party as Bellini, Virgin Mojitos with Strawberry, Raspberry, Mint or whatever you want. E-mail us at for inquiry.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July with free gelato at the Takoma Store!!!!

How are you celebrating the 4th of July? There are many ways that you can make this day even more fun......what about start your celebration with free gelato? Yes, that is right, the first 100 customers at Dolci Gelati Cafe in Takoma Park will receive a free scoop of our special Tricolor Gelato Flavor as complimentary.

We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and we look forward to see you at the store!!!

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Happy 4th of July!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Special Father's Day Recipe!!!

This Sunday is Father's Day and we want to share a special recipe of our newest big hit at Dolci Gelati Truck: Green Tea Affogato. We started making this new combination of iced tea and green tea sorbetto about a month ago and our customers love it.

How to make the Green Tea Affogato at home:

1.5 Cups of Iced Green Tea
1 Scoop of Dolci Gelati Green Tea Sorbet

Place both ingredients in a blender and mix for about 15 seconds on medium speed.
Pour contents over ice and enjoy! Very refreshing!

Dolci Gelati Cafe in Takoma Park will have 3 special flavors for Father's Day this weekend:

  • Valrhona Chocolate
  • Espresso Hazelnut Biscotti
  • White Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl & Bacon

We wish a very happy Father's Day to all fathers and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Also, follow @dolcigelatitruck and find out where the Truck is at!!!

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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