Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pitango Gelato


Offering gelato and sorbets that are made from real ingredients, without chemicals or coloring, Pitango Gelato is a fancier cold treat spot in the DC area. "Pitango Gelato takes organic milk, cream, eggs, sugar, fruits and nuts and combines them using traditional Italian ice cream making methods to create a unique product of unparalleled quality." Closest Metro is Archives-Naval Memorial or Eastern Market.

July 2011: On this sweltering hot summer day in the city, I made a detour to Pitango on my way home from work. There was a line out the door, but the smart people soon moved it indoors to snake around while still being in AC. There are two sizes - the regular which allows up to two flavors or the large which allows up to three flavors. The regular was enough for me to cool down. I appreciate the non-dairy options and almost prefer those to the traditional creamy gelatos. The staff is friendly and kept the line moving quickly. Although a little pricey, the flavors are intense and refreshing. If you are looking for a more fancy treat alternative to ice cream, Pitango Gelato is the place to visit.

November 2011: I finally ventured to the Pitango Gelato in Eastern Market and the shop is just as non-descript, yet offers the same delicious flavors. More seating is available right outside on benches - great for people watching. The staff was just as courteous as the Penn Quarter location, and this spot may become my go-to due to its closer proximity to me. Keith and I each enjoyed our own regular cup of duo flavors - with me favoring the fruitier sorbettos, while Keith indulges in the creamier gelatos. All options a sweet delight. Total Rating: 3.95 Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5


Total Rating: 3.95
Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5

What I ate:
Lemon


Pomegranate


Mojito

Mango

Spicy Chocolate

Plus Keith ate:
Vanilla

Pistachio



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