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The best places for gelato in Rome

One of the ultimate Italian desserts, gelato is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike and is available in a seemingly never-ending multitude of flavours. We’ve tracked down the best places in Rome to sample this delicious ice-cream

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Katie Ramsingh,

Come Il Latte
If you like your desserts super-rich you’ll love Come Il Latte’s gelato, which has an intensely creamy texture and is made with the highest quality local ingredients, including organic eggs, and a wide selection of flavourings such as Sicilian pistachios and vanilla sourced from Réunion. The gelato here contains no hydrogenated fats, preservatives, colourings or artificial antioxidants, so you can be sure you’re sampling some of Rome’s finest.

Come Il Latte, Via Silvio Spaventa 24-26, 00187 Rome, +39 06 4290 3882


Gelateria Fatamorgana
For artisanal gelato, Gelateria Fatamorgana is in a league of its own. An extensive range of flavours includes everything from classic dessert combinations charmingly named after fairy tales such as Snow White and Thumbelina to more experimental flavours such as tzatziki or lobster and vodka. No matter which you choose, you can be safe in the knowledge that all these handmade gelatos are gluten free and freshly made on site.

Gelateria Fatamorgana, Via Lago di Lesina 9-11, 00199 Rome, +39 06 8639 1589


San Crispino
This gelateria became famous after it was mentioned in the book Eat, Pray, Love and appeared in the film of the same name that starred Julia Roberts. San Crispino has a branch conveniently located next to the Trevi fountain, so you can stop for a cooling dessert after taking in one of Rome’s most famous sights. There are no cones in sight at San Crispino, only tubs, and, while the portions may look small, you’ll be surprised at just how much flavour they can deliver.

San Crispino, 42 Via della Panetteria, 00187 Rome, +39 06 679 3924


Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi
Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi was founded in 1880 and claims to be the oldest and largest gelateria in Italy. For decades visitors have flocked to try the wide variety of frozen desserts on offer, which include micione (ice-cream sandwiched between two biscuits), sanpietrino (chocolate-coated ice-cream) and ninetto (ice-cream on a stick) as well as the signature gelatos. You place your order and pay before the ice-cream is scooped, ensuring your gelato has minimum melting time!

Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi, Via Principe Eugenio 65-67, 00185 Rome, +39 06 446 4740



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