Role Call: Gelato in Rome [update]

Food — By Erica Firpo on May 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

Temperatures are rising in Rome, and though the easiest retreat is a gelateria (ice cream shop), it’s seemingly hard to find the very best.  Over the years, I have debated and argued my favorite gelaterie but just as there is a variety of gusti (flavors) able to please all ice cream lovers, there is a prolific amount of writers (living in Rome and out) waxing poetic on gelaterie in the Eternal City.   My advice?  Peruse through all of the reviews, try all the gelaterie and get back to me with your favorites.

Gelateria Round-Up

Photo by LePetitFrance

Tags: Food, gelato, Italy, Lazio, Rome, Things to Do


  • Katie Parla says:

    Thanks for this great round up Erica! May i add that a new “Il Gelato di Claudio Torce” opened in Piazza Monte D’Oro?

  • Erica Firpo says:

    Wow, that will give Ciampini something to think about 😀 Suppose I will have to take the monster there today for a test. Thanks for the insight!

  • Tuula Mattson says:

    Great job Erica, and thanks for including me! And I agree, nothing beats the dark chocolate flavors at Gelateria del Teatro, sinfully good 🙂

  • SavoryGirl says:

    Nice summary Erica…when I was in Rome I seriously ate Gelato at least twice a day! Thanks for including the link to my interview with David Downie of Terroir Books. A friend of mine has just returned from Rome and promised me to try out David’s suggestion while there (hopefully with some pictures too), so I’ll report back soon!


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