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Pitango Gelato

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Logan Circle/ Shaw
Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, 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: Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
Excellent but pricy gelato

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Raymond L
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Minnesota
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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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pittsburgh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 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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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, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?