9 great gelato shops to try in Rome

Mayssam Samaha By Mayssam Samaha / 07 March 2018

9 great gelato shops to try in Rome

Mayssam Samaha By Mayssam Samaha

Who among us doesn’t have “eating a gelato in Rome” on their travel list? Dense, rich gelato is one of the best treats the Eternal City has to offer. However, when there is literally a gelato shop on every corner, how does one pick the best? We’re done the job for you and picked these 9 shops below that one must visit when in Rome.

Gelateria Fatamorgana

If you fancy funky (yet delicious) gelato flavours using local and seasonal fruit, dairy and nuts combined with unusual spices and herbs, then head to Fatamorgana and go crazy picking their wildest creation. Try the Kentucky, a luscious dark chocolate gelato flavoured with tobacco, the Gorgonzola and pear gelato or the Panacea, one of their classics made with refreshing ginseng, almond milk and mint.

Il Gelato di San Crispino

San Crispino is one of Rome’s best-established and most loved gelaterias. Their artisanal ice cream is made using the best seasonal products. They use traditional recipes that they tweak and perfect as well as innovative ones that they create. Don’t expect to get a cone with your scoops; San Crispino doesn’t serve cones for fear that the ice cream’s flavours might be compromised.

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Photo credits: An Mai

Giolitti

Giolitti is a family business established in 1900. The original store is right by the Pantheon, one of Rome’s most iconic monuments, and serves an array of sweet creations such as ice cream cakes (sold by the slice) and pastries in addition to the gelato. Giolitti is famous for its Sundays, a delicious mix of gelato, cream, zabaione, custard, chocolate and more.

Come il latte

Using the best ingredients from all over the world (such as vanilla from Madagascar or pistachios from Sicily) Come il latte makes daily small batches of ice cream in their lab to preserve the freshness and quality of each. Their array of flavours is dizzying and ranges from classic to fruity to house specialties such as the handcrafter butter waffle. Try the warm Sicilian brioche stuffed with gelato.

Gelateria dei Gracchi 

A family business based in Saridnia, Gelateria dei Gracchi opened in Rome in 1999. Their artisanal gelato is made exclusively with local and seasonal products, with a “0 kilometer” philosophy and without any artificial dyes or flavours. Master ice cream maker Alberto Manassei is famous for his pistachio ice cream, made with Bronte nuts and said to be Rome’s best pistachio ice cream.

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Photo credit: Joy Huang under Creative Commons CC2.0

Fior di Luna

Located in the charming residential neighbourhood of Trastevere, Fior di luna was a precursor in the natural and artisanal gelato storm that has taken over Rome. Clean tasting, rich and luscious flavours are the name of the game here. Try their stracciatella gelato mixed with chocolate swirls.

Gelateria Grom

Grom has been making its artisanal, 100% natural gelato using the highest-quality ingredients since 2002. Their gelato menu is renewed on a monthly basis, leading to a frenzied anticipation by a loyal following. They also cater to most food allergies and intolerances.

Neve di Latte

Made with certified organic and seasonal products, as well as top quality local nuts such as Bronte pistachhios, the gelato at Neve di Latte is always something to look forward to. Sure, their classic flavours are great but try some of the more unusual fruity ones such as persimmon or blueberry and lavender.

Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè

Claudio Torcè is one of the of the first gelato makers in Rome to prone the use of the best ingredients with no artificial colouring or flavouring. A master ice cream maker with a loyal following, no trip to Rome is complete without a scoop or two of Claudio Torcè’s gelato, especially his savoury flavours.

Let’s face it though, anywhere you have a gelato in Rome is bound to be a memorable experience because you will be having a gelato in Rome! Although we’ve listed some of the best, most gelaterias will offer a decent cup or cone and memorable flavours.

Featured photo credit: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar under Creative Commons CC2.0

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