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Capogiro Gelato

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
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117 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4606
+1 215-636-9250
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've been here twice, once on date night with my hubby and more recently with a tour group, hubby and our 5 month old son. They are constantly changing out their flavors which I personally like. I really enjoy their nutella and their raspberry gelato, but the chocolate is also delicious. They also offer unique flavors like avacado, mango champagne... More 

Thank MelindaJoy926
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Good place to stop off for a quick snack or a light (or not-so-light) dessert. THey also give free samples of dozens of flavors.

Thank Frank C
London, Canada
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had the gelato with brioche. The first time I had something similar to this was in Kaua'i. The concept is pretty much like an ice cream sandwich. Unfortunately, you only get to pick one flavor (I chose dulce de leche) - they can easily fit two half scoops of different flavors in this. Why they don't do it, I... More 

Thank mcolt06
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Capogiro Gelato backs their bold claims of gelato as good as you get in Italy, served at the proper (slightly warmer) temperature. Their extensive array changes frequently, but they share common traits: velvety mouthfeel, clean individual flavor notes, fragrant freshness. My favorites: Nocciola Piemontese, bananas Foster, Thai coconut milk, Mexican chocolate, pistacchio, champagne mango. Also not to be missed: excellent... More 

Thank Da-juiceman
garden state travellers
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123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Know that you will be paying about $5 for a small cup of gelato. Once you get passed that, you can sit back, taste test all they have to offer. Do try everything or at least the more unique flavors, soooo good! There are also good options for those who are dairy challenged :)

Thank jerseyians
Baltimore, MD
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Amazing, creative flavor selection. Takes me back to Italy every time. Wish they'd put the flavor list above/behind the counter instead of just in the bins. If more than 2 people are waiting, no one else can see the flavors.

Thank guenevere51
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Conde Nast named this place the best gelateria in the world! I wholeheartedly agree! Truly unique and rare flavors. Delicious!

Thank lishi8983
New York City, New York
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727 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

So many Gelatos to choose from. Lime-Cilantro, Burnt Suger or Very Chocolate. Very innovative taste combinations. It's hard to decide. The friendly staff is more than happy to let you sample as many as you like.

Thank Mike P
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169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Sample to be sure and then enjoy delicious gelati and italian ices. Not inexpensive but a worthwhile treat.

Thank TomCost
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a nice little place. A bit overrated, but still quite nice. Very good gelato with an abundance of selections. Perfect for a summers night indulgence.

Thank KyTMoney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:30 pm
7:30 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4606
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-636-9250

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