The best part about visiting Rome apart from the history, people and food….errr…everything is gelato! In Rome, there are some great places to have a gelato. Every part of the eternal city is filled with great Gelaterie and there’s so much to choose from! So here are the best places to have gelato in Rome!!
Best Places for Gelato in Rome:
An excellent place to have a gelato in Rome is Fatamorgana. I chanced upon Fatamorgana one afternoon in the Monti neighborhood of Rome. Fatamorgana has two more stores in Rome but the one in Monti was not overrun by tourists. I saw locals coming with school children and older ladies getting their gelato fix.
Fatamorgana is an excellent choice for gelato in Rome with vegan flavors too. I recommend you to try lemon peel, cheesecake, horseradish and zabaoine!
Piazza degli Zingari, 5, 00184 Rome
Gelateria del Teatro:
Another great find to have a gelato in Rome is Gelateria del Teatro. Located on the quaint cobbled “Via dei Coronari”, Gelateria del Teatro sells delicious fig and ricotta gelato. Pick your gelato and find a place to people watch!
Gelateria del Teatro, Via dei Coronari, 65/66, Rome
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Ice cRome is a fantastic find to have gelato in Central Rome! It is close to Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori too! I recommend trying the black cherry flavor. Thanks to my friend Linda for recommending this place.
Via del Governo Vecchio, 85 Rome
Fior di Luna:
Fior di Luna is located in the ivy clad streets of Trastevere in Rome. I highly recommend trying their banana, persimmon and melon flavors. It is one of the best ways to end an evening in Roma.
Via della Lungaretta, 96, Rome
growingupfraJanuary 17, 2020 at 11:14 pm
I also love Giolitti! Soooo tasty!
ItalophiliaJanuary 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
GregSeptember 26, 2019 at 1:22 am
Excellent….we will be in Rome next month for a week. Plenty of time to put your recommendations to the test.
ItalophiliaSeptember 29, 2019 at 2:26 pm
How cool is that! I hope you can find more on the blog then. Buon viaggio.
Kathryn OcchipintiAugust 1, 2019 at 11:45 pm
Thanks for updating me on all the best places for gelato, as I hope to be in Rome in September and will certainly try these three shops! Although, I have to add that I will most definitely be visiting my favorite gelato shop at least once a day, called San Crispino, Via della Panetteria, 42, 00187 Roma RM, Italy . It is on a side street next to the Trevi fountain. I encourage all to walk by those gelato shops circling the Trevi fountain with their scary colors of gelato and find this shop (at one time reviewed by the New York Times). The flavors are pure and the gelato is kept in covered steel containers so it remains as perfect as the day they make it. The street itself is worth visiting, with newly developed shops and small boutique hotels.
TrinityJuly 29, 2019 at 4:31 am
I fell in love with gelato on my first trip to Rome. The first shops I visited were on via del Pantheon, and I believe may be the ones Renata remembers. On my last visit they seemed much more Americanized with candy bar flavors, etc. I’ve always liked Cremerica Monteforte which is just to the right if you’re facing the Pantheon. It’s tiny, but they are kind and give you a giant dollop of crema.
ItalophiliaAugust 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm
I know what you mean, they have to cater to the tourists visiting them daily. I wish it was more authentic. Will check the other one xx
RenataJuly 27, 2019 at 11:01 pm
Thank you for this great article. I can wait for the next time I will be in Rome to try gelato in at least some places you have recommended. I remember they used to have very good gelato close to Pantheon in Rome. I am not sure this place still exists and what was its name. It was very close to Pantheon on one of the streets leading to it.
Also there is a big selection of gelato pretty close to Stazione Termini and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele in Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi at Via Principe Eugenio, 65. It is a good place if you would like to get gelato or some other deserts for the whole family and could be pretty crowded. Still certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.
ItalophiliaJuly 28, 2019 at 8:34 pm
Hi Renata!! So nice to hear from you. I’m happy to help 🙂 So cool that you’ll be in Rome. I don’t know which place you are mentioning near the Pantheon but be sure to share when you’re back. Thanks again!
LorelleJuly 27, 2019 at 1:39 pm
Gelateria del Teatro is on my list for the next visit… yumm 🙂
ItalophiliaJuly 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm
😉 Yumm indeed and its waiting for you xx
KareninCalabriaJuly 27, 2019 at 1:19 pm
You sure have a penchant for exotic flavors! I’m a mostly dark chocolate and vanilla gelato eater, with the occasional fruit, but you’ve piqued my interest.
ItalophiliaJuly 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm
Hehe. I think you should go for the other flavors too then. I love trying different ones xx Have a lovely Sat!