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1451 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Logan Circle/ Shaw)
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Ranked #106 of 2,721 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $6
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Healthy, Ice Cream
Neighborhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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.
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Noble, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is the best gelato I've ever had! And it should be too..their gelato is made fresh everyday in the store with milk that comes from the cow in the same day! There are yummy flavors such as pistachio and almond to choose from. My favorite flavor was green tea!

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Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After living 8+ years in Italy, I am picky about my ice cream and coffee. Hard to find good gelato and cappuccinos in the US...But Washington DC has Pitango and every time I visit my sister there, Pitango ranks high on my "to-do" list. Home made rich, creamy ice cream with a wide assortment of flavors - plus strong, aromatic... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You will not be disappointed! It started out with my husband and I each having the two-flavored "single". He had canteloupe/pistachio and I had the chocolate noir and mango. They were so good that I then ordered a triple with tangerine, raspberry and coconut chocolate chip! They were all great, (favorites were pistachio and coconut chocolate chip) and we will... More 

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Orlando, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent gelato in DC!! Must try the chocolate noir (dark chocolate at its best) as well as the stracciatella! Can mix more than 1 flavor per serving. Coffee and tea are available as well. Absolutely loved it!

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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Healthy, Ice Cream

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