This next post will complete my last trip to Rome by talking about my favorite subject, DESSERT! It’s impossible to go to Italy and not eat GELATO, right?! Here are a few gelato spots I went to (I ate 2 to 3 gelatos a day lol) that you must try!
Definitely my favorite gelato, I went there twice (and only because on the third try it closed lol). They have a large variety of different flavors available and homemade waffle cones. It’s very close to the pizza spot DaBuffeto – my favorite pizza restaurant in Rome. My 2 favorite flavors were “amarena” made of cherry, very popular in Italy, and ricotta, honey and walnuts. This place has to be on your list for sure!
Address: Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Il Gelato Di San Crispino
This spot makes organic gelatos without using any preservatives or food coloring. The gelatos are not “exposed”, which is supposed to make a difference in the flavor. It was really good.
Address: Via della Panetteria, 42, 00187 Roma RM, Italy + two addresses around the city
Giolitti might be the most famous gelato place in Rome, with several shops around the city. It’s always crowded and the service is not the friendliest. I also didn’t really like the flavor I ordered and they don’t let you try anything in advanced. Okay, if I didn’t like it, why did I include it? Well, it’s certainly popular in Rome which has to mean something good, or maybe I just chose the wrong flavor…
Address: Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
This is not a typical gelato spot, but it specializes in an important dessert for Italians: TIRAMISU. This place is considered one of the oldest tiramisu places in Rome. Honestly, I’m not a fan of tiramisu since I don’t like coffee, BUT, I tried it because you know, when in Rome… lol
Address: Via della Croce, 82, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Fatamorgana is another famous gelato spot with a variety of flavors available. This was not my favorite place, but the gelato was still pretty good and it’s also close by Roscioli Salumeria, so you can get your dessert fix after a delicious panini.
Address: Via Roma Libera, 11, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Gelateria Dei Gracchi
The last gelato I had in Rome was a “hidden” spot in the city, not very well known, but I thought was really delicious. I ordered the almond and vanilla flavor and I loved it.
Address: Via dei Gracchi, 272, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Antico Caffe Greco
This is not strictly a gelato spot, but it’s the oldest café in Rome, established in 1760. They have a restaurant area or you can stand at the counter for a quick espresso and pastry. I tried the cannoli, which was really good and the crema di caffe – again, I’m not a fan of coffee and I had to try it – everything was really good, and a plus was its longstanding history and close location to the Spanish Steps.
Address: Via dei Condotti, 86, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
These were the places I had the time to try with just 3 days in Rome, but next time I’ll try more places and keep you guys updated. Follow me on Instagram @eat_travel_andlove to see what new places I’ve been visiting in real time.