Dolcezza - Bethesda
Address: 7111 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda, MD 20814
Italian, Argentinian, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 AM to 11 PM, Friday 10 AM to midnight, Saturday 8 AM to midnight, and Sunday 8 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Owners Robb and Violeta Edelman Duncan spent two years in Buenos Aires learning to make the Argentinean-style gelato (lots of cream, no eggs) for their mod Georgetown and Bethesda cafes. As you'd expect, there's plenty of dulce de leche in the case (try it swirled with coconut). But the most addictive flavors are pistachio, Italian coffee chocolate chip, and croccantino
, a delightful melange of nuts, honey, and rum. The couple is forever experimenting with sorbet flavors (grapefruit/Campari; lime/cilantro), often with terrific results.