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Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab

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550 Penn St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7030
+1 202-333-4646
12:00 - 20:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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435 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stopped in here after dinner and enjoyed the choices, flavors, and service. This is very good gelato but a bit pricey. So stop in here and don't hesitate to go large because the tastes are top shelf.

Thank Rick U
Ellicott City, Maryland
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180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I love gelato as much as the next guy, but come on. Almost $6 for a small and it's SMALL. It wasn't all that. Certainly won't go back. Just nothing special about it. Hubby did love the butter pecan though.

Thank Becky K
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115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

great coffee and ice cream, pricy, hip place. Rather pricy. Coffee roaster in shop, interesting to see.

Thank lanhamumc
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My wife and I went here for some late night gelato, when we arrived we seemed to have deeply offended the worker by walking through the door and asking for a few samples so we could try some of the flavors. After asking to try three flavors, I was a bit scared to ask for a fourth, as the worker... More 

Thank jt777203
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stopped by recently and had a chance to snack on the chocolate gelato.Basically - all I can say is, OMG why did we wait so long. The have many other flavors - and its well work those evening strolls to sample them all. The coffee and biscuits they offer are pretty tasty as well.

Thank FVStrona
San Juan Capistrano, California
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident samples available for gelato & sorbet. They also have coffee & gelato shakes. I tried several flavors had hairbend expresso, lemon riccatta cardamom & chocolate. Next day tried champagne mango sorbet, great. Ate lunch on 7th & then walked over for gelato.

Thank luvbeachesAustin
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a coffee and bite to eat on the way to the mall on Sunday morning. The place was uncrowded but service was terrible. We waited over 10 minutes for a latte and cappuccino but the barista got the order wrong. The servings were tiny and expensive. Definitely a place to avoid given the number of Starbucks everywhere.

Thank Drew K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The staff is very friendly. They offer eggless gelatos. They offer icecream sundae options but they are not that great.

Thank Kaj978
Bowie, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Dolcezza employs fabulous staff. Dolcezza serves delicious gelato and sorbet. Dolcezza makes a deep, dark, Valrhona Chocolate Gelato that is phenomenal. They will also craft it into a Mexican Valrhona Chocolate Sundae with spiced (spicy hot) candied walnuts and whipped cream...SCRUMPTIOUS! For you chocolate lovers out there, this delicious treat causes involuntary salivating every time you think about it. Bottom... More 

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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I'm not sure if this is the location I went to but the gelato is good regardless. Skip the dessert at whatever other restaurant your at and make your way to one of these instead. Unlimited trials let you pick exactly what you want and the flavors pop right out at you. They have some conventional and unconventional flavors and... More 

Thank jodokast1616

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Penn St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7030
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-4646

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