Boccato Gelato & Espresso

Ice cream, Coffeehouse
$$$$ ($14 and under)
Boccato Gelato & Espresso  photo
Julia Beizer/The Post
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Editorial Review

Try to walk down the sidewalk of the 2700 block of Wilson Boulevard on a sunny weekend afternoon and you will almost certainly have a tough time navigating as you approach the corner. It's there that you'll find a mass of families and couples sitting on benches or simply standing around and savoring a Chilean peach cone or a cup of black raspberry. And that's not to mention the folks who haven't gotten their cool treat, standing in a line that is always flowing out the door. In two years, Boccato has become a favorite dessert destination thanks to its impressive array of flavors, which customers are encouraged to add to by suggesting a new one on the store's chalkboard. It's a testament to the quality of the gelato that even in winter the store draws a crowd; of course, there are also the tasty espresso drinks.

David Malitz, (Aug. 20, 2010)