On a warm day in Alexandria, don’t be surprised if the patio at Old Town Dolci Gelati Café gets a little crowded. The quaint outdoor space is a popular spot to enjoy some dessert in the middle of picturesque Old Town. Just because spring hasn’t quite arrived yet doesn’t mean it’s too soon to savor the frosty treat.
On cooler days, you can cozy up inside the cafe with a cup of your favorite artisan gelato. The founder and gelato chef Gianluigi uses a traditional family recipe to craft the creamy gelato, infused with fresh ingredients. The flavors rotate regularly, but include options like honey-fig mascarpone, butter beer, and dark chocolate. Pair your gelato with a cup of locally roasted coffee, either draft nitro brew or a hot java, which is also on tap at Old Town Dolci Gelati Café.