Sunday, November 09, 2008


Most Philadelphians would agree that Capogiro crafts and serves some of the richest and most uniquely flavored gelato in the city. I count Capogiro among the handful of places that out of town guests simply must visit when they visit me in Philly. These recent cups of creamy goodness came from a visit to Capogiro with my friend Gina, who has spent the past four years in Europe doing the graduate school thing and is therefore well schooled in gelato as well as arts management. Whenever possible Capogiro uses locally grown fresh produce and herbs in their concoctions and have made over 350 flavors to date.
gina food (3)
Gina and I decided to divide and conquer, each choosing two different flavors to squeeze into our small cups and then share, thereby sampling a diverse selection. I suggest dining out with friends like this whenever possible and avoid eating with those who don't like to share in such a manner, they're selfish. Anyway, this cup shows the Saigon Cinnamon and Vanilla.
gina food (4)
Many many creative flavors are available at Capogiro, and the menu offerings change daily. The above cup is filled with Cappuccino as well as Macadamia Nut. Sometimes you can be craving a flavor and it won't be available at any of the Capogiro locations. Make sure to bookmark their Daily Flavor List if you have your heart set on a particular flavor, but don't be afraid to just pop in and ask for a taste, you might be surprised by combinations like Beet & Orange or Creamy Cashew.

Capogiro Gelateria
119 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 351-0900


117 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 636-9250
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  1. Taylor said...
    I've been purposely avoiding this place for years (don't need another food vice), and absentmindedly (drunk) walked into one just this Friday. Mistake! I just ate my second cup about two hours ago. good!
    Lauren said...
    Hey E! um . . . . I adore adore adore this place!! sometimes i just like to go in an look at the flavors! Also, now that phillies/election crazyness is over, we should go for a drink in our neighborhood. let me know!

    Lauren (I'll Eat You)
    Gina Louise said...
    I concur, I loved that gelato as much as any gelato I've ever had. I've been dreaming about that pine nut gelato since I left...
    andipantz said...
    mmmm I love that place. Haven't been there for a month. Must go back! The cilantro lime is probably one of my favorites, although I do enjoy the dulce de leche as well!
    brainchildprod said...
    Gelato Di Babbo Gelato di babbo am telling everyone about this stuff. I was shopping w/ my mother in Lancaster County and I ran into gelato. There is a girl making for everyone. She had a kinds of crazy gourmet flavors. I can't wait to try Capogiro next!
    norastar said...
    Capogiro was incredible...
    but Gelato di Babbo won my heart! You have to try the mulberry merlot!

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