We came, we saw, we ate gelato.
Rome has more gelaterias than you can shake a stick at. We wanted to try some of the best gelato in the city so we researched some top places to visit before our trip to Rome. Every gelato place we tried was great in its own way – I can’t really say that I have a favourite after only a single visit to each one. In any case, I’m sure you’ll have a delicious experience at any of these fantastic gelato spots.
My Top Gelaterias in Rome
Via Roma Libera, 11, 00153 Rome, Italy
Fatamorgana is the gelateria that introduced Romans to fresh, gourmet, organic gelato. Given their huge success, Fatamorgana has now expanded to several locations throughout the city. Known for both their classic and innovative flavours (such as chocolate with tobacco, black walnuts and honey, and goat cheese with citrus), Fatamorgana has something for everyone.
Il Gelato di San Crispino
Via della Panetteria, 42, 00187 Rome, Italy
Il Gelato di San Crispino is one of the top-rated gelaterias in Rome – The New York Times says, “anyone who does not acknowledge that il Gelato di San Crispino is supreme, has not tried it!” Their emphasis on natural ingredients shines through the tasty gelato flavours. This gelateria is a bit pricier than others we tried, but the quality is excellent. Grab a scoop to go and head toward the Trevi Fountain where you can enjoy your gelato by one of the most beautiful fountains in the world.
Via Andrea Doria, 53, 00192 Rome, Italy
We stumbled upon Fattore Gelato after lunch one day and decided to give it a try since it looked like a legitimate gelato place based on the tips we’d learned on our Rome food tour (e.g. avoid colourful piles of gelato with toppings, a sure sign that the gelato has been made with a mix rather than with fresh ingredients). Fattore Gelto did not disappoint – it was some of the best gelato we had in Rome, and it was also some of the least expensive.
Gelateria del Teatro
Via dei Coronari, 65-66, 00186 Rome, Italy
Gelateria del Teatro is considered to be one of the best gelato spots in the city by locals. The owners pride themselves on their fresh ingredients and unusual flavor combinations. The portions were generous, too! They excel in chocolate flavours – my 80% dark Peruvian chocolate gelato was killer!
Here’s a map of my favourite gelaterias in Rome so you can find them more easily on your gelato hunt. 🍨