Gianluigi Dellaccio operates three gelato shops in the Washington, D.C. area. Each shop is called Dolci Gelati. Shoppers can find his products in local stores and supermarkets. Dellaccio is living his dream of bringing gelato to the United States. But it was not easy to get to where he is today.
Delaccio grew up in Italy. Before he became interested in making gelato, he was a star athlete. He says that as a water polo player with the Italian national team, he developed a trait of persistence. That drive was helpful when he came to the U.S. in 2000.