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Pitango Gelato

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Logan Circle/ Shaw
Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Greek, Healthy
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1451 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
202-332-8877
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Pitango Gelato creates authentic gelato focusing on classic Italian...
Pitango Gelato creates authentic gelato focusing on classic Italian flavors rather than novelties or trends. Made with grass-fed organic milk from a single-herd farm and fresh organic fruit and nuts, our products contain no flavorings, no colorings, nor artificial ingredients of any kind. We also our coffee very seriously. It is made with organic, single-estate beans roasted especially for us in small batches by a local boutique roaster. We use a traditional espresso machine that requires some fussing and banging but delivers a perfect shot every time. And we make our cappuccino with organic grass-fed milk, steamed for every individual order.
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Refreshing Gelato

The Capitol Hill location had a line out the door. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. So, I didn't mind the wait. Plus, the line moved fast. The gelato flavor selection was a bit exotic for me. So, I ordered a large and selected three options to include two sorbet (lime and raspberry) and one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Rod1906
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Capitol Hill location had a line out the door. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. So, I didn't mind the wait. Plus, the line moved fast. The gelato flavor selection was a bit exotic for me. So, I ordered a large and selected three options to include two sorbet (lime and raspberry) and one gelato (vanilla). The sorbet was... More 

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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was by far the best gelato I've ever tasted. It's pricey, but well worth it. I'm not sure what flavor I got, as I couldn't pronounce it and I think the server finally just grabbed whatever flavor was closest to him, but it was truly heavenly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Love this gelato, done right and with amazing ingredients. Love their use of coffee to complete the experience . We keep going back.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was lucky enough to visit here while entertaining clients on an expense account. So I did not have to worry that three little "regular" cups of gelato (about a typical scoop size each) ran us $18. (Really, "regular" is what most would think of as "small.") On the positive side, the gelato is excellent. The flavors are bold, the... More 

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Noble, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We were vacationing in DC with some family and they recommended this place. We love gelato so we were game for trying it. The staff was awesome and friendly. They had a great knowledge of what they were offering and they had this strange concoction called affogato that sounded right up my ally. So I tried it and it was... More 

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Their pistachio gelato is to die for!!!! Only a few blocks from the National Mall. I definitely recommend taking the walk North to this place. :)

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As a gelato fan, I'm pretty finicky about this frozen confection. I take great pains to taste gelato offerings in the cities I visit...for the purposes of research, of course. Pitango has wonderful gelato. Some interesting flavors. Pistachio is the flavor I judge all gelato. Pitango delivered. Creamy, capturing the authentic flavor of pistachio. The other flavors were excellent as... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was excited to realise this place was close to the hotel. Was surprised that it was not crowded. Tried gelato here twice. Hazelnut first time. Almond the second. The hazelnut was good -but better exists. The almond was okay, simply because it was gelato. The service the first time was excellent . The service the next day around noon -when... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After a disappointing visit to another Gelato place (Campono - avoid it!), Pitango was great. It is a bit pricy, but it's worth it for a splurge. Pineapple flavor and mango flavor were amazing!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good gelato and sorbets, but not the best! They are pricey for what you get and the flavors are not intense.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1451 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighborhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: 202-332-8877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 6
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Greek, Healthy

Description

Pitango Gelato creates authentic gelato focusing on classic Italian flavors rather than novelties or trends. Made with grass-fed organic milk from a single-herd farm and fresh organic fruit and nuts, our products contain no flavorings, no colorings, nor artificial ingredients of any kind. We also our coffee very seriously. It is made with organic, single-estate beans roasted especially for us in small batches by a local boutique roaster. We use a traditional espresso machine that requires some fussing and banging but delivers a perfect shot every time. And we make our cappuccino with organic grass-fed milk, steamed for every individual order.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?