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Capogiro Gelateria

Certificate of Excellence
$$
City Center East
Dessert, Italian, Fast Food, Ice Cream
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119 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 351-0900
Website
Today
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 198
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best gelato I've had outside of Italy

Capogiro offers authentic gelato in both standard flavors (chocolate, strawberry, etc) and exotic (avocado, mascarpone and fig, etc), all of which are amazing. The biggest challenge with the place is that it is so popular, especially in the evening that you have to wait in line. But it's worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
erik13
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USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Capogiro offers authentic gelato in both standard flavors (chocolate, strawberry, etc) and exotic (avocado, mascarpone and fig, etc), all of which are amazing. The biggest challenge with the place is that it is so popular, especially in the evening that you have to wait in line. But it's worth it!

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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Positively the best gelato I have ever tasted in the U.S. Very expensive but so worth it as a splurge.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Excellent place to enjoy really really good desserts! Very refreshing on a hot summer day! Traditional and wonderful new gelato flavors.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We agree with National Geographic's Food Journeys of a lifetime, that this is the #1 of the top 10 places in the world (!!!) for ice cream! (Am surmising we haven't been to the other nine...) There was a wide selection of gelato from which to choose... if you also need a caffeine boost, order the affogato (sp?), which is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I really enjoyed this street corner gelato store. They had a good selection to choose from including non-gelato items. They serve warm and cold beverages which compliment the gelato really well. The seating is slightly modern and isn't my favorite, but it does the job! The staff was nice and I would go back. The only issue I had was... More 

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Denton, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Don't pass this place up. Forget about ordering dessert at your restaraunt and go here after dinner. Or go for breakfast. The gelato is over the top. It didn't matter that we went in coldest December to eat a frozen dessert. A must try!

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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I am lactose free and they have a wonderful selection. I have the dark chocolate gelato and it was one of the best i have ever had anywhere very impressive products and wonderful atmosphere to sit.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I visited Capogiro's a couple of times previously before I decided to order their gelato. Firstly, it's extremely costly for the gourmet gelato they serve. The serving sizes are tiny, so there's no point in sharing. As far as the quality, I have to say that is extremely fresh, fragrant, and flavorful. My favorite combination so far is the Thai... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unique menu with great variety (for what you'll usually find in America, anyway), and a more-than tasty selection. Most likely going to have to search for street parking, but to us it was worth it. Definitely will go back on my next trip to Philly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Really. In philadelphia. Best. I paired the vaniglia with a burnt sugar while my wife put mango on dark chocolate. Always pick the cinnamon and the salt if they are available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 351-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Fast Food, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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