Restaurant Profile: Dolcezza on Connecticut Avenue

by May 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm 3,181 0

Dolcezza Alejandra Owens Connecticut Avenue restaurants

Cilantro Lime Gelato. (Alejandra Owens)

From Alejandra Owens, One Bite At A Time

Dolcezza is a recent addition to the Dupont Circle/Connecticut Avenue family. The space, once inhabited by Kultura Books, has gone through a few makeovers in the five years I’ve lived in the neighborhood. However, the most recent change has it looking as charming as ever.

Old fashioned coffeemakers, flaky pastries and creamy gelato greet you when you walk in the door and the mural, penny tiles and cozy communal seating makes for a friendly, casual experience. Dolcezza has been open a few weeks now and there isn’t a morning that passes where I don’t see a few folks sipping their morning espresso in the window. Something must be good here.

Dolcezza Alejandra Owens Connecticut Avenue restaurants

Dolcezza Dupont at Connecticut and R NW. (Alejandra Owens)

During the opening extravaganza (300 pounds of pork was roasted, gelato was given away, music was jammed), I tried cilantro lime and dulce de leche and both were delicious. So tell me, do you guys have a favorite flavor?

Dolcezza Dupont

Where Am I Going: 1704 Connecticut Avenue NW (at R Sreet).

When Am I Going: Monday-Thursday 7 am-11 pm, Friday 7 am-midnight, Saturday 8am-midnight and Sunday 8 am-10 pm.

Paycheck Pain: Gelato will run you anywhere from $4.50 for a small to $10 for a pint. Coffee and tea selections range $1.75 to $4. A note on the coffees: doublecheck the size you’re getting! Macchiatos come traditional in tiny little espresso cups. Your best to-go options are black coffee or a latte.


Alejandra Owens Dupont Circle restaurants Dolcezza

Dulce de Leche Churros. (Alejandra Owens)

Say What?: Um… I think you’ll be fine having a conversation here. Take your date, take your mom. Chat it up!

What You’ll Be Eating: Gelato, sweets and treats, and maybe a coffee if you’re so inclined.

Happy Hour: Don’t we wish, ladies?


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