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Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle is rolling out its new Italian-style street-side gelato cart on Thursday. Folks dropping by between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. receive free scoops. Full details below:

Casa Nonna Opens New Street-Side Gelato Cart and Brings the Sweet Side of Italy to Dupont Circle

Italian Dupont Circle Cucina Doles out Complimentary Gelato on July 28 from 1–2 p.m. to Celebrate Launch of New Sidewalk Gelato Cart

WASHINGTON, DC (July 20, 2011) – In Italy, it’s almost impossible not to run into a street vending gelato cart on every other corner. Bringing a true Italian experience to the lively streets of DC, Casa Nonna is opening a new street-side Gelato Cart, serving up handmade, creamy gelato with rotating flavors that change daily.

Casa Nonna’s new Gelato Cart will serve up a roster of six creative rotating flavors, paired with some of Executive Chef Amy Brandwein’s delicious handmade biscotti.

The perfect treat for everyone from hungry tourists to busy, on-a-lunch-break executives, Casa Nonna’s sidewalk gelato cart will serve up icy sweets every day from 12 pm – 6 pm.

Seasonal, unique flavors may include Meyer Lemon, Stracciatella, Ricotta and Fig Vin Cotto Swirl and the authentic Italian Nocciola. Customers can choose between one scoop ($3.75) or two ($4.75) and can even get their gelato in a waffle cone ($.50 extra) for a perfect on-the-go treat.

Opening Day Celebration – Free Gelato on July 28th!

Kicking off the Gelato Cart launch, Casa Nonna will serve up complimentary gelato on Thursday, July 28 from 1 – 2 p.m. to anyone who needs a welcome respite from the DC heat.

Casa Nonna’s Gelato Cart will operate from July 28 until the weather turns cold.


Casa Nonna is an authentic Italian cucina located just south of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Casa Nonna’s rustic Italian menu is a culmination of traditional Roman and Tuscan fare, with a focus on the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Serving everything from flavorful handmade pastas to creative wood-fired pizzas, Executive Chef Amy Brandwein brings an authentic taste of Italy to DC. Casa Nonna is one of the newest concepts from the BLT Restaurant Group,internationally renowned restaurant group of 19 locations around the world, including BLT Steak in downtown Washington, DC. Casa Nonna is located at 1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW. For additional information, please visit www.casanonna.com or call 202.629.2505.


ESquared Hospitality is owned by Jimmy Haber and Keith Treyball of which BLT Restaurant Group is now a division. The restaurants within BLT Restaurant Group are comprised of BLT Steak in New York City (2004), Washington DC (2006), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Los Angeles (2008), Scottsdale, AZ (2008), Atlanta (2009), Miami (2009), Hong Kong (2009) Charlotte (2009) and Waikiki (2009); BLT Burger in New York City (2006) Las Vegas (2008) and Hong Kong (2009); and BLT Fish and Fish Shack (2005), BLT Prime (2005), BLT Market (2007) and BLT Bar & Grill (2010) in New York City. Other divisions of ESquared Hospitality include two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna (2010) in Washington, DC and New York City (2011) and The Florentine (2010) at the JW Marriott Chicago. A third division is comprised of GO Burger which includes the GO Burger Truck in New York City (2010) as well as three storefront GO Burger locations in Los Angeles (2011) and two in New York City (2011), one of which is located within Casa Nonna.

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