Young and Hungry

Free Gelato at the Opening of Dolci Gelati in Takoma Park

Dolci Gelati will open its first storefront at 7000 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park tomorrow and will offer buy-one-get-one-free gelato from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The gelato company was started six years ago by Gianluigi Dellaccio, a water polo player-turned pastry chef who previously worked for Roberto Donna's Galileo. His gelato is also available at restaurants, retailers like Whole Foods, and Nationals Stadium.

Dellaccio has more than 300 flavors in his arsenal, which will rotate in and out. Some of the staples include salted caramel, white chocolate raspberry, and bacio. The shop will also feature a "social good flavor" with profits going to causes like the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign to provide vaccines to kids. There will also be other sweet treats for sale, including "cupcake cones," sundaes, pastries, and kettle corn.

A second Dolci Gelati will open at the City Market at O development in Shaw next spring.

Photo courtesy Dolci Gelati

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