Passing through Bethesda, MD

The weather is starting to change.  Mornings are crisp and chilly, nights call for bundling up under warm blankets by the fire.  But…it is not too late to enjoy the last bits of warm weather living, including some gelato!

Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato has absolutely amazing flavors and is a must stop for anyone in the Washington DC area!   Truly featuring daily-made artisanal gelato, produced in small batches by hand.  They use mostly local ingredients, including local fruits, herbs, eggs, cheese, milk, and cream.  Their flavors are based on what is in peak season and what can be sourced from local farmers (check out their site to see the list of farmers they work with and the ingredients sourced from each one).  Dolcezza’s philosophy is:  “Be curious.  Be spontaneous.  Play with your food.  Support local farmers and make exquisite gelato.”  I would have to add “Eat only the best”.  For those not in the mood for gelato, rest assured that they also serve coffee drinks and pastries.

My sisters and I stopped by their Bethesda Row location after going biking and had the hardest time chosing which flavors to get.  Here is this week’s menu…

Chocolate, Cinnamon Sumatra, Espresso, Grapefruit Campari, Heirloom Apple, Heirloom Neck Pumpkin, Lemon, Lemon Ricotta Cardamom, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Maple Syrup, Pistachio Siciliano, Pomegranate, Red Bartlett Pear, Salted Caramel, Sweet Potato Pecan Prailine, Thai Coconut Milk, Tiramisu, VALRHONA Chocolate Amargo

Decisions, decisions…definite recommendation:  Lemon Ricotta Cardamom…but I am sure that all of the flavors are equally as delicious.  I am looking forward to the next time I am in the area to stop by for some gelato…no matter how chilly it might be outside!


Georgetown – 1560 Wisconsin Ave NW . Washington, DC

Bethesda Row – 7111 Bethesda Lane . Bethesda, MD

Dupont Circle – 1704 Connecticut Ave NW . Washington, DC

Dupont Farmer’s Market – 20th St NW . Washington, DC (*They also participate in other farmer’s markets throughout the summer.)


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