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.