Dolci Gelati, an artisan gelato company, was started in Washington DC in 2006 by pastry chef Gianluigi Dellaccio. Dolci Gelati offers many great varieties of gelato with a consistent level of quality that can only be achieved with artisan precision. The process starts every morning with deliveries from local dairy farms and includes handpicked fruits, fine chocolate which Chef Gianluigi imports from a small sustainable farm in Ecuador and tempers himself, and other fresh, rare ingredients.
Then, like a chemist, Gianluigi begins to make his creations, creating the perfect harmonies between fruit, sugar, milk and chocolate. Gianluigi’s rich experience in pastry allows him to make creative magic in his “Laboratorio del Gelato” or gelato laboratory. Gianluigi uses an authentic Italian recipe that has been in his family for generations but mixes in local ingredients and exotic flavors to create a modern twist to a traditional Italian favorite.
Old Town Dolci Gelati Café at 107 North Fairfax Street is Dolci Gelati's first Virginia location and offers all of Chef Dellaccio's artisanal gelato flavors along with locally roasted lattes, cold brew coffee, hot chocolate, croissants, muffins, cookies, brownies, and sticky buns! We also offer bags of praline nuts, a tasty treat made by Chef Dellaccio himself! Whether you're in the mood for a sweet frozen treat, delicious pastries, or a warm latte to start your day, Old Town's very own Dolci Gelati Café is the place to go! We hope to see
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