What began as an unassuming gelateria in Georgetown in 2004 has grown into an eight-store empire. The sweet fleet includes a Willy Wonka–like gelato factory, where guests can see how the all-natural varieties are made while sipping Hair Bender espresso from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The owners, an adorable husband-and-wife duo, dream up rotating flavors like black sesame, orange honey and cardamom. Dolcezza recently started shipping pints nationwide.
1560 Wisconsin Ave NW
|Cross street:||at Q St NW|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat 8am–11pm, Sun 8am–10pm|
|Transport:||Bus 30, 31, 33, D2|