The building that houses Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato is set apart from its neighbors by one distinguishing feature: the cheeky hue of rosy-pink paint that envelopes its exterior. It makes sense, then, that this family-owned gelateria would be named "Casa Rosada," which, translated from Spanish to English, means "pink house."
Here, gelatos and dairy-sorbets are handmade in small batches, relying on fresh, seasonal ingredients and without artificial flavorings or coloring. Flavors run the gamut from the traditional (chocolate, pistachio, strawberry) to the unexpected (PB&J, banana split, soy vanilla). The shining star on the menu, however, might be the dulce de leche. This creamy, caramel-like delicacy draws inspiration from the founder's Argentine roots.
Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato
111 S. Payne St.
Alexandria, VA 22314