Capogiro: The Best Gelato I’ve Had

I’ve mentioned that I love ice cream. Ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato — I love it all. Some frozen desserts stand out in my memory, either for sentimental reasons or because they’re just that delicious. Capogiro is one of my favorites for both reasons. I miss it so much that if I were to win the lottery, I would be very tempted to take advantage of their “Gelato for All Seasons” (six pints of gelato sent four times a year). If you’re ever in Philly, Capogiro is definitely worth the visit. 

Over my four years at Bryn Mawr, I’ve gone to Capogiro a number of times. The first time I went was with a number of people from my freshman year acting class — we were going to see our professor in a play (Two Rooms, at The Playground and presented by Azuka Theatre and Blue Ridge Theater Festival, which was really intense and incredibly powerful) and stopped a few blocks away for gelato beforehand. I’ve gone to Capogiro with my mom; I’ve gone to celebrate a friend’s birthday; I’ve been there as part of the Philadelphia Chocolate Tour; I’ve had Capogiro gelato at a professor’s house as part of the end-of-the-year Philosophy Department barbecue. It’s amazing.

My absolute favorite is the Thai Coconut Milk — I used to get that pretty much every time I went. The gelato is just really excellent — it’s very creamy (when it comes to ice creams, I’m very picky about texture), and the flavors are fantastic. There are a variety of unusual flavors that manage to be subtle and flavorful.

I should try to find a gelato place in the Twin Cities, since that’s where I’m currently living. Perhaps I’ll even manage to find a place I like more than Capogiro, but until then, Capogiro is the gelato by which I judge all others.

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2 responses to “Capogiro: The Best Gelato I’ve Had

  1. Haha, I was just there, and had the coconut milk. Sorry I could not magically send you some.

  2. Your first time was my first time also! I remember tagging along with your acting class to that production! and to capo giro! and it was my birthday we went there for! fond memories of yummy gelato. missing philly soooooo much now. Although rumor has it a new gelato place opened up in town here, so i’ll have to give it a try.

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