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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout

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0.5 miles from Smithsonian Institution Building
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

I consider myself a hot chocolate snob, sort of. I love a great mug/cup of steamed milk with high quality chocolate. One of my top 10 places for fantastic hot chocolate.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Makes for a nice little after dinner treat, or something to snack on when walking around DC. Absolutely delicious - smaller portions/bigger price compared to a standard ice cream shop - but it's the price of quality! Try to go off-peak - and don't be...that guy that samples 10 flavors.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

We visited this ice cream shop today. We ordered three scoops. These scoops so small. I asked to add a little bit more. Its not really scoops, as I expected. We will not return there

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

What a nice treat to cool down with. Rhubarb & pineapple sorbet unexpected but a great combination. Perfect sizing to hop in, grab a cup and continue on your travels, or just hang and eat it there. It was a great change from all the...sub-standard ice cream trucks hanging about. Go for it, you know you want some... and it’s better for you.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Really good gelato and cools you off when it's 99 degrees out. They even had Cinnamon. Close to the museums on the mall, the Nuseum and Fords Theater.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

We had this every day during our trip to DC! To get out of the sun, be welcomed by friendly staff, and eat refreshing gelato was the most amazing experience. Our favourites were Tangerine, Stracciatella, Pineapple, Mojito, and Cinnamon. 100% Recommend to everyone who likes...gelato/sorbet!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

We stopped by this place on our way home from watching the fireworks on the National Mall on the 4th. I had the hazelnut & crema and my mom had the pistachio and hazelnut. My combo was amazing. The star was the crema! My mom...enjoyed hers very much too. Definitely try it out!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

This gelato is totally legit! Soooooo good. We had the Espresso, Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Pistachio.... every flavor was rich and creamy! Try it... you won’t be disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Pitango has a cool vibe only blocks from the Smithsonian, Newseum and other museums in Washington. Great flavors and clearly popular among locals.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

This was a great stop on a Saturday afternoon for delicious gelato! The pistachio was very good! They also sold coffee that smelled amazing.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pitango Gelato

Yes, Pitango Gelato offers takeout services.

Yes, Pitango Gelato offers delivery services.

Pitango Gelato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5