Sunday, August 1, 2010
Capogiro (Philadelphia, PA)
3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Capogiro Gelato is a company that prides itself in making "fine artisanal Gelato and Sorbetto". It sells its ice cream through selected higher end stores and a couple of cafes. I visited the one in University City, Philadelphia. In addition to gelato and sorbetto, the cafe also serves coffee and sandwiches.
After enduring some of the slowest service since moving from Eastern Europe, I ordered a medio cup ($5.75) with three scoops. The chocolate banana was mainly chocolate with a hint of banana, not quite what I had expected. The papaya was quite bland, but fortunately the pineapple tasted very fresh. All were clearly cream based, though the papaya came closest to sorbetto.VERDICT: 79/100
Capogiro makes pretty decent ice cream for US standards, though overall the tastes are a bit bland and the sorbettos taste a bit creamy.