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Pitango Gelato

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Logan Circle/ Shaw
Cafe, Greek, Healthy
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1451 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
202-332-8877
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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, Drinks, 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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  • 9
    Average
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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
Searching for the REAL Gelato... FOUND!

We were walking around DC during the 4th of July weekend and craving some ice cream under that hot weather. I decided to look around for Italian Gelato places and found this one on TripAdvisor. I am kind of skeptical when people here in the US write about how great a gelato is but have never been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Eduardo F
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were walking around DC during the 4th of July weekend and craving some ice cream under that hot weather. I decided to look around for Italian Gelato places and found this one on TripAdvisor. I am kind of skeptical when people here in the US write about how great a gelato is but have never been to Italy to... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm a huge gelato fan! Pitango has great gelato, and note that while it may seem expensive you can actually get two flavors in the same cup. I would recommend getting non-fruit gelato (the fruit gelato is honestly more like sorbet; doesn't taste like authentic gelato at all), and stick to the cream/chocolate/etc flavors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been to other Pitango Gelato locations and they are consistently great places to get gelato. We stopped by after a hot day of walking around at the washington convention center and even though there was a line out the door, they got everyone served very efficiently. And my-oh-my such good gelato. We were smiling all the way back to... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate a lot of gelato in Italy recently and went here for dessert while visiting DC. The counter girl was pleasant and efficient and the signs said they used naturally sourced local ingredients. I got pistachio and it didn't taste like them or really much of anything. The texture was good though. A small cup is $6.

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Tappan, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband loves gelato so we had to stop here. He had the crema, Italian custard and loved it. I had raspberry sorbet. It was a little tart.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I got my usual 2 flavors (as there weren't any other flavors that tempted me) Strawberry and Lemon Sorbetto. I was happy w/the lemon, however the Strawberry had a very "dairy/milk" like flavor to it and it wasn't very "strawberry" like. Typically Sorbetto doesn't have a dairy feel or flavor to it since it's not made with any milk or... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stopped here for a mid-afternoon ice cream stop with the family. Had to walk a few blocks away from the sights and from the dicey looking ice cream trucks, and it was well worth it! Wide variety of gelato and sorbet flavors, between the 4 of us we had 8 different ones and they were all great. Would definitely recommend.

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This place has the best gelato in the entire area There is a lot of variety and the service is great If you like ice cream you will love gelato

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Denver, Colorado, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a Wonderful place to grab a quick Gelato dessert! The flavors are outstanding and they offer you two selections with the small size which is awesome. It is hard to choose from the variety of flavors because they are all mouthwatering delicious!! They also offer lactose-free flavors, I had the lemon sorbet with chocolate noir, and went back to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Additional Information about Pitango Gelato

Address: 1451 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: 202-332-8877
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 6
Cuisine: Cafe, Greek, Healthy

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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: Cafe, 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?