Posted on May 5th, 2008 2 comments
Find a great list of our favorites where you’ll find the best gelato in Roma.
GELATERIE IN ROME:
Gelateria “Fassi”: via Principe Eugenio, 65/67
Near Termini station, amongst the biggest and most famous gelaterias of Rome.
Gelateria “San Crispino”: Via della Panetteria 42.
Near the Trevi Fountain, (there is also a location on Via Acaia, 56 outside the walls). Closed Tuesday. Some think this is the finest gelateria in Rome. Yes, it is wonderful, with intense flavors. No cones, only cups. Try the special favor zabaione (kind of like eggnog) made by 50-year barrel-aged Marsala … unmissable…. You may also want to try other San Crispino flavors such as fruits, nuts, or the licorice! The ultimate!
Gelateria “Da Giolitti”: Via Uffici dei Vicario 40. Near the Pantheon.
Excellent gelato but too many flavors to choose from cones and cups to go, or sit in a real ice cream parlor room in back for mountainous sundaes. Be ready to queue… as the place is always crowded, especially at night. Nice ice-cream parlor you can sit at and savor your gelato but be prepared to pay double. Wonderful the rich and creamy marron glacé (chestnut) flavor.
Gelateria “Pellacchia”: - Via Cola di Rienzo, 111
Italian Ice Cream flavours
ACE- Orange carrot and lemon
After Eight- Mint Creme
Cassata- Cream with dried fruit and dark chocolate chunks
Cioccolato Bianco- White Chocolate
Cioccomenta- Chocolate Mint
Cubana- Chocolate Cream with Coffee
Eolie- Cherry and nuts
Fiore di Fragola- strawberry vanilla
Fior di Latte- Cream
Fior di Panna- Cream
Frutti di Bosco- Mixed Fruit
Gianduia- Chocolate and hazelnut
Malaga- Rum Raisin
Malt whisky- Whisky
Marron Glace- Chestnut
Mela Verde- Green apple
Meringa- Meringue (with little crunchy meringue chips)
Pinoli- Pine nut
Pompelmo Rosa- Pink grapefruit
Stracciatella- Choc chip
Zabaione- Eggs and marsala
Zuppa Inglese- Trifle cherrie and chocolate
2 responses to “What about an Ice Cream in Rome (Gelato)?”
Great, it’s 10 a.m. and now I’m craving ice cream.
While there are a handful of great Italian gelato places in Toronto but Rome is clearly the mecca.
Let’s not forget the delicious Gelateria dei Gracchi on Via dei Gracchi 27. This place ties with San Crispino for Best Gelato EVER.