Best ice creams in Rome
Last year the Italian homepage Agrodolce published a list of the best ice cream parlors or gelaterie in Rome. Here is their top 5.
While Rome’s most famous gelaterie like San Crispino, Giolitti and Grom attract long queues, most tourists have yet to discover the best ice cream makers. At least if you ask the people behind the agrodolce.it , who haven’t found any of the three icons worthy of inclusion on their list of the best ice creams in Rome. Here is their top 5:
- Neve di Latte (via Luigi Poletti, 6)
This ice cream shop behind the MAXXI in the Flaminia district serves is relatively new and specializes in natural gelato. The is ice cream made without the addition of artificial colours, flavours and chemical stabilizers. Neve di Latte uses the best quality ingredients that have been carefully selected. And there are a few extraordinary flavours like vinegar and Tuscan pine nuts.
- Otaleg! (viale dei Colli Portuensi, 594)
This master ice cream maker in the Portuense district in south western Rome seeks new ways – as demonstrated by the backward spelled name – to develop new taste experiences. His ice creams can be savoury or sweet with enticing flavours such as mustard, ginger, gorgonzola and black olives.
- Gelateria del Teatro (via dei Coronari, 80)
The charming ice cream cafenear Piazza Navona offers up to 40 different flavours made from rich creams and organic local ingredients. There’re intense chocolates and more unusual combos like cheese and cherry, fennel and caramelized almonds, Nero d’Avola red wine and chocolate, rosemary, honey and lemon, and sage and raspberry.
- Gori Gelato (piazza Menenio Agrippa, 8/b)
74 flavours is the range of choice at this family run gelateria in a residential neighbourhood near Piazza Sempione in north eastern Rome. The ice creams are made from the best natural ingredients such as IGP hazelnuts from Piedmont and Bronte pistachios from Sicily. There are various types of intense chocolates including a version with chilli and all the classic fruity ice creams and sorbets.
- Fatamorgana (via Laurina 10)
Fatamorgana is one of the leading artisan ice cream makers in Rome with 7 outlets in the centre of Rome like the one in Via Laurina just off Via del Corso. Like the other gelaterie on this list Fatamorgana makes ice cream based on natural ingredients, but even so they have managed to develop some dietary versions. There’s low calorie ice creams, vegan versions and ice creams without sugar or milk, so no one will really have an excuse not to sample a few scoops.
What’s your experience of ice creams in Rome? Do you have a favourite flavour or gelateria you’d recommend?
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