Are you looking to find the BEST gelato in Rome? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these local recommendations.
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Despite being a chain, La Romana is definitely among the best gelato in Rome. The stores are all elegant and created with attention to detail and the staff are always willing to suggest what flavors you should get (in the case that you get overwhelmed with how many flavors there are to choose from).
Fountains of dark, milk, and white chocolate are flowing to tempt you, and the whipped cream to garnish the gelato on top is sublime. Try the zabaione one. It will make you close your eyes for a moment to just focus on that and nothing else. Crêpes and brioches filled with gelato are also an excellent choice.
And to keep the little ones entertained (in case the gelato is not enough), they have a playing area just for them!
La Romana Via Venti Settembre, 60, 00187 Roma Tel. 06 4202 0828; Via Cola di Rienzo, 2, 00193 Roma Tel. 06 3260 9251; Via Ostiense, 48, 00199 Roma Tel. 06 5728 8114; Via Magna Grecia 47A 00183 Roma Tel. 06 7759 1089
Come il Latte
As you walk in, the warm smell of freshly-made cones welcomes you. This is a place where everything is made on site, from the most complex gelato flavors to the waffle cones.
The flavor selection changes according to the season, while still maintaining the evergreens. In the summer you can find a fresh fruity variety of flavors. A combination of spicy and intense ingredients for the fall\winter collection instead. If you like ricotta gelato, this is the place. You can have it with apple and cinnamon, pear and chocolate, figs and hazelnuts just to name a few options.
Lactose free options are also available.
Come il Latte, Via Silvio Spaventa, 24\26 Roma Tel. 06.42903882
Fata Morgana in Monti
Interesting flavors with interesting names, Fata Morgana in Monti is a must when in Rome.
While taking a stroll, make sure you check out this cute little shop. You might find yourself wanting to try everything you see. There’s a little piazzetta right in front of the shop with the typical Roman fountain (if the gelato makes you thirsty) and marble benches – the perfect place to just sit down and relax!
This is one of the most historical gelato places in Rome. It earned its fame through decades of making delicious gelato and never letting its customers down. Gelateria Frigidarium is famous for covering their gelato with melted chocolate that becomes a crunchy crust of pleasure as soon as it touches the cold gelato.
The street Frigidarium is on, Via del Governo Vecchio, is also well-known for vintage stores and all sorts of boutiques and other shopping alternatives. Gelato and shopping – what’s better than that?!
Do you want to learn how to make your own gelato? Book a tour with our partner, Sublime Tours for a sweet treat!
We are back in Monti here. Gelateria dell’Angeletto is worth mentioning for its delicious vegan Nutella flavor option. If you are lactose intolerant, you are probably always told that you have to stick to the fruit flavors. Here, you don’t have to! Just dive into the thickness and richness of a pure lactose-free Nutella delight.
You can get your gelato and then sit in the famous Piazza della Madonna dei Monti – piazzetta a Monti for the Romans – and just enjoy the moment.
Fior di Luna in Trastevere
Fior di Luna has been making gelato for the past 25 years and, in terms of their seriousness and dedication to their job, Fior di Luna can be compared to the best restaurants in Trastevere.
Their goal is to use only the most organic ingredients, reducing the use of sugar while still guaranteeing the same complexity and intensity of flavor.
To enjoy it even more, take a walk in the neighborhood, and both your sight and your palate will be happy!