Owners Robb Duncan and Violeta Edelman may have had to gut this former pharmacy, but the couple strove to keep the old-timey feel by installing marble countertops, dark wainscoting, schoolhouse pendant lights and a counter-seating area with vintage stools. This location, which opened at the beginning of this month, features a take-out window — where some coffee and gelato orders can be placed from the street — not found at any other Dolcezza.
Must-Order: Lemon-opal-basil sorbetto; strawberry-tarragon sorbetto; pistachio Siciliano; dulce de leche latte.
Go Crazy!: Try a sundae, only available at this branch, like the lemon-ricotta-cardamom gelato topped with strawberry broth, shaved white chocolate and fresh mint, or the coffee and cookies, a layering of espresso gelato, Biscoff crumbles and fresh whipped cream.
1418 14th St. NW; 202-817-3900