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Capogiro Gelato Artisans

More than 25 delectable choices of gelato and sorbet will make it impossible to resist

Capogiro Gelato in Philadelphia

The WIth Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ Philly Cheesecake flavor Credit: GPTMC


NEW: With Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ Philly Cheesecake Gelato Flavor

In May 2010, Capogiro Gelato Artisans introduced a new gelato flavor — the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ Philly Cheesecake. Swirled with luscious amarino cherries, the new flavor debuted to rave reviews in Capogiro’s four Center City locations on May 18, 2010.


Everyone, from Town and Country and Oprah’s O Magazine to Food and Wine and The New York Times, is raving about the gelato at Capogiro. It really should be no wonder why — the gelato here is literally a work of art.

Before you visit, cast aside any preconception of gelato that you might have, especially if you are at all familiar with Philadelphia Water Ice. Unlike mass produced “gelatis,” authentic gelato is infinitely richer and creamier than ice cream, while containing about half the fat and calories. And Capogiro Gelato is gelato at its finest.

Owners John and Stephanie Reitano will tempt you with more than 25 varying flavors of gelato and sorbet every day. Prepared each morning from scratch in small batches, the gelato is made using the freshest and most natural local ingredients from Pennsylvania’s rich farmlands. Depending upon what hand-picked produce is in season, Capogiro creates their wonderful assortment of flavors, which sometimes includes unusual ones like Avocado and Mojito. Some of the most popular house favorites are Bitter Chocolate, Rosemary Honey Goat Milk and Sicilian Blood Orange.

Capogiro was founded in 2002 by Stephanie and John Reitano. Capogiro stays true to Italian tradition in creating gelati and sorbetti with fresh locally grown ingredients.

Produced in over 250 flavors, Capogiro gelato is available at the four Philadelphia, PA gelaterias, in gourmet grocery stores and online at

Italian Tradition

Capogiro (Italian for “dizzy” or “giddy”) was conceived during the Reitano’s vacation to John’s native Italy. Inspired by the Italian pleasure, Stephanie and John opened a gelateria back home in Philadelphia using the artisan method, the highest level of gelato making. Gelato is crafted from scratch in small batches each morning using local ingredients.

Fresh Ingredients

Capogiro remains devoted to using local hand-picked produce and milk from grass-fed, hormone-free cows. The most fresh, natural, and seasonal ingredients reach patron’s discriminating palates.

Seasonal Flavors

Capogiro combines produce, herbs, liqueurs and dairy to produce over 250 gelati and sorbetti flavors that change seasonally with each harvest. Whether it is winter’s Persimmon Sorbetto, spring’s Honeysuckle Gelato, summer’s Lemon Opal Basil Sorbetto or fall’s Back Walnut Gelato, your palate will be aroused.

And if the gelato has you craving even more of Italy, you’re in luck: delicious panini sandwiches, homemade soups and great coffee are also on the menu.

Insider Tip

You’ll definitely want to visit Capogiro’s Web site before you go. There you can find out what flavors are on the menu that day, learn fascinating background about gelato and Capogiro, and even order pints of Capogiro’s out-of-this-world gelato to be delivered right to your door.


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

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