Rome & Vatican Pass Blog > Top Tips > Blogger’s Best Gelateria…

Blogger’s Best Gelaterias in Rome

June 24, 2015 9:00 am by

If you’re spending the summer in Rome, you will be drowsy from the heat and in desperate need of some refreshment. What better way to celebrate the wonderful foods and flavours of Rome than with an ice cold creamy gelato.

The gelato is one of the most iconic ‘foodie’ things about Rome – and is not to be missed. Forget waiting until dessert, give it its due and make a beeline for some of the best haunts in town during the day. There’s no better way to cool off than with a scoop (or three) of homemade ice cream – trust us.

We asked some of the best food, travel and city bloggers what their favourite gelaterias were in Rome, so take it from the professionals and read on…

Valeria, travel blogger at Rome, New York, London, World suggests;

Gelarmony – Via Marcantonio Colonna, 34

“Believe me when I say that you will find the best gelato in Rome at Gelarmony, a Sicilian ice cream shop with four locations, one of them centrally located and a 15-minute walk to St. Peter’s Basilica. Their gelato comes in sixty different and delicious flavors, all made of natural ingredients imported from Sicily.

You can’t go wrong by picking the more common flavors like chocolate or pistachio, but you should also try their specialties such as cassata and my personal favorites: tiramisù and amaretto. Gelarmony also offers tasty soya-based options. Enjoy!”

Let her know what you think on Twitter @RomeNYLondWorld


Alida, food blogger at MyLittleItalianKitchen suggests;

Gelateria Giolitti – Via Uffici del Vicario, 40

“The Gelateria Giolitti is barely a stones throw from the Pantheon and the Trevi fountain and is a family run business which has been producing ice cream since 1890.

The salon of Gelateria Giolitti has an attractive decor styled in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco style and which is very elegant with the 1930’s furnishings.

Their tremendous selection of ice cream flavours range from figs, dried fruit, champagne, rice, zabaione, sicilian cassata, nutella and cookies and many others which will leave you craving for more. Their ice cream is simply fantastic!

 Just the place to go for a creamy and first class ice cream indulgence in stylish surroundings.”

Have you been? Let her know @CucinareItalia


Antonio, local Rome blogger at Romeing suggests;

Gelateria del Teatro – Via dei Coronari, 65 (Navona Square) & Lungotevere dei Vallati, 25 (Campo dei Fiori Square /Lungotevere area)

“Gelateria del Teatro is so confident about their quality that in each of their two charming locations you can even watch them make their gelato. Flavours include lavender with white peach and pumpkin with chocolate and there is a variety of cone sizes to choose from, including the giant, five-scoop cone monster.

We recommend the specialty: rosemary and lemon, a refreshing, cleansing, light yet satisfying flavor.”

Let Antonio know which flavours you’ve tried at @Romeing

Gelateria del Teatro

Beverley, food blogger at Beverley Glock suggests;

Venchi – 
Via degli Orfani, 87

“Venchi at 87 Via degli Orfani wins the prize.  I’ve never had a poor ice cream in Rome so why would it start here? Venchi make their ice cream with natural ingredients; fresh milk, cream, eggs, fresh fruit and their own chocolate. Only fruit and nuts are used to colour and flavour their ice cream, so there’s no artificial colouring.

Venchi pride themselves on the variety of traditional Italian flavours they offer and situated in an idyllic location right next to The Pantheon, you can tick the ‘culture’ box as you sit down to enjoy the best ice cream in Rome.”

Do you agree? Let her know on @BeverleyGlock


Tiziano, local Rome blogger at Rome Local Friend suggests;

La Fonte della Salute – Via Cardinal Marmaggi, 2-4-6

“La Fonte della Salute, which may be translated to “fountain of health” is definitely the best ice cream maker of Trastevere.

The shop has been open since 1981. Then after a change in management, it came back stronger than before. Now they sell organic, vegan and gluten free ice cream. This is definitely what one would call the “Gelateria of the 21st century”.

I love to pop in for a tasty ice cream whenever I am around. They still offer a very wide variety of flavours, from cream to fruit, so I invite you to come too during your strolls in the neighborhood. They also provide some free tables outside.”

What’s your favourite flavour? Start a conversation with @RomeLocalFriend

Fonte della Salute

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *