Monday, March 21, 2016

MARCH 2016

Gelato Flavor of the Month: Saffron Pistachio, Easter Treats, Gelato of the Month Club, Vegan, Dairy-Free & Dog-Friendly Flavors & Vote for Dolci Gelati in Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Washington 2016
In case you haven't heard, we are not offering an exciting new gelato flavor at Dolci Gelati Cafe:
Pistachio Saffron! 
Sweet and savory, smooth and creamy, this flavor was created at the request of some of our dearest Italian gelato-loving friends but thanks to them, you'll get to enjoy this frosty new flavor too! Ask about it at any of our Dolci Gelati Cafe locations - DC/Shaw, Maryland/Takoma Park, and Northern Virginia/Alexandria, and the flavor can also be preordered for events, birthday parties, etc - as well! 


Easter is right around the corner so to hop into the holiday festivities, Dolci Gelati is preparing an authentic Italian dessert, A Neapolitan Pastiera, for all those looking to celebrate in a special and delicious way! Sizes are available in Large ($45) or Medium ($25) and pre-ordering is encouraged.

To pre-order or for more information, please call us at the cafe!
(202) 518-1287


Dolci Gelati at City Market at O is excited to offer gelato-lovers the ultimate year-long confection membership, Dolci Gelati's 'Gelato of the Month Club'. Purchase the Gelato of the Month Club Card and each month of the year, receive one pint of gelato of your choice! Priced at $80, Dolci Gelati fans can pick up the card at Dolci Gelati Cafe at the City Market at O location in Shaw. The membership is available year-round making it the perfect gift that keeps on giving! 
At Dolci Gelati Cafe, our mission is to share Universal Happiness with ALL of our valued customers. So to make sure that everyone can enjoy our delicious treats without feeling left out due to dietary restrictions and/or allergies, we have decided to do our homework and offer up an exciting new line of both vegan and dairy-free treats including gelato, sorbet, shakes, and more! We now offer vegan options at all of our locations--Dolci Gelati Cafe in Takoma Park, Dolci Gelati Cafe at CityMarket at O in Shaw, Dolci Gelati Truck, and our first Dolci Gelati shop to open in Virginia in Old Town Alexandria!
Chocolate Almond Milk
Toasted Coconut Milk
Coconut Salted Caramel
Strawberry Soy Milk
Chai Tea Cinnamon (Made with Coconut Milk)


Peanut Butter, Sweet Potato, Banana 
VOTE: Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Washington 2016
We are so excited for Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Washington 2016 polls to be open and they are looking for your input on Washington's best! Please follow the link to vote for Dolci Gelati for the following categories by April 12th 2016
  • Best Gelato
  • Best Food Truck
  • Best Food Stand at Nationals Park
  • Best Bakery
Dolci Gelati Cafe is on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram so make sure to share your favorite Dolci Gelati experiences with us and tag  @ DolciGelati & #DolciGelatiSocial

We will be running an ongoing monthly contest picking the best photo, video, hyperlapse, word swag, posted via social media! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

5 Fabulous Ways to Use a Pint of Gelato This Holiday Season

Dolci Gelati Gelato & Sorbet
The Gift That Keeps On Giving

5 Fabulous Ways to Use a Pint of Gelato This Holiday Season

MYOA ‘Make Your Own Affogato’
Winter is here and the cold weather has started 
to descend upon us in Washington DC so don’t 
forget to take a moment to warm up with a visit 
at one of Dolci Gelati’s several locations 
throughout the DMV and enjoy a traditional 
affogato – a scoop of your favorite gelato 
topped with fresh hot espresso – OR buy a pint 
of your favorite Dolci Gelati gelato to make your 
own affogato’s at home

What is an Affogato? 
An affogato (Italian, “drowned”) is a coffee-based dessert that takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or icecream topped with a shot of hot espresso.                                                                                                   Some variations also include a shot of amaretto                                                                                             or other liqueur.                                                                                                  
Gourmet Holiday Pies & Gelato 

Stressed about making a pie this holiday 
season? Dolci Gelati offers a wide variety of 
customizable home-made pastries, cakes, and 
other delicious confections! 
Order mini or full apple/pumpkin pies for any 
Combo: A pie with a pint of your favorite 
holiday occasion! 
Mini pies: $4.50/each 
Full Pies: $25.00/each
gelato, $30.00

Decadent Gelato Milkshake 

Customize your own milkshake with 
any gelato flavor and create 
something truly magical. Pumpkin Pie 
Milkshake? How about a Peanut 
Butter Cup & Banana milkshake? 
Naughty or Nice: For those booze 
lovers, put a spin on your gelato 
milkshake and add run or liqueur to 
add a little extra holiday cheer to 
your drink!

Gelato Ice Cream Sandwiches

Looking for a way to step up your 
game for the annual cookie 
exchange? Make your favorite holiday 
cookie and pair it with one of our 
holiday gelato flavors for the ultimate 

winter gelato sandwich!

Make Your Own Coppe Gelato Sundae

Coppe (Italian, goblet or bowl) is a traditional 
Italian sundae that can be 100% customized to fit
your fancy. For an interactive holiday party (adults 
& kid friendly!), lay our all your favorite toppings 
and let guests make their own Italian sundae. 
Gelato, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, galore!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Special Mini Pops, Mini Heart Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate and more!!!

We have awesome Valentine's Specials!!

Surprise your Valentine with one of our special gifts or come to the store and try our Valentine's Day flavors:

  • Bacio
  • Raspberry Red Velvet Cake
  • Vanilla Rose
  • White Chocolate Raspberry
  • Vegan Chocolate Macadamia Milk
Products are available now through Valentine's Day at Dolci Gelati Cafe.

 Strawberries dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate

 Strawberry Gelato cake dipped in milk chocolate

Mini pops made with red velvet raspberry, vanilla, and chocolate gelato

 You can order a box of 7 mini pops

Complete Dolci Gelati gift set <3 

Keep in mind: Products are limited and must be pre-ordered.
Call or Email us today.

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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.
E-mail us today for inquiries at

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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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