Rome and Gelato- they go together like peanut butter and jelly. And whether it’s your first trip to Rome or your tenth, you’ll inevitably end up asking yourself where the best gelato in Rome is. Great news: we’ve spent weeks tasting our way through gelaterias in The Eternal City to bring you the best of the best. What’s your favorite spot for the best gelato in Rome? Let us know in the comments!
Giolitti is very much a fan favorite among tourists in Rome, and while it isn’t at the very top of our list, it’s still a solid spot for gelato. Our favorite flavor here is definitely the pistachio. Prepare for crowds and hangry tourists.
Frigidarium is another tourist-loved gelateria in Rome. The main draw here is the chocolate-dipped gelato, which you won’t see anywhere else in town. It’s good gelato with a spin!
8. Gelateria del Teatro
Gelateria del Teatro is one of our go-to spots for the best gelato in Rome. This gelateria on Via dei Coronari is adorable and the perfect spot for a post-lunch or post-dinner gelato. Our favorite order here is one of the fruit flavors like mango or strawberry.
7. Gelateria La Romana
Gelateria La Romana not only serves some of the best gelato in Rome but they also provide the best customer experience from any gelateria we’ve encountered. From the air-conditioned storefronts to friendly, high-quality customer service to the delicious gelato, you won’t want to leave this place! The “grandma’s cookie” is one of our favorite flavors, made with Italian biscuits and cocoa shortbread mixed in a sweet cream gelato. Whatever you do, have the employees fill your cone with hazelnut chocolate before scooping.
Grom serves not only some of the best gelato in Rome but in the entire country. Originating from northern Italy in Turin, Grom is our favorite Italian gelateria chain. The gelato is consistently fresh and delicious, and they even feature a new flavor each month. Our “go-to” order is the Crema Di Grom, made with pastry cream, Venezuela chocolate chips, and biscuits. #gimme
5. Gelateria dei Gracchi
Gelateria dei Gracchi serves some of the best gelato in Rome and the quality of the gelato really shines through in every bite. Visit any three of their locations in Rome and enjoy some of our top flavors like melon, coconut, stracciatella, or dark chocolate.
4. Come Il Latte
Situated on Via Silvio Spaventa, Come Il Latte makes absolutely delicious gelato. Made with all-natural ingredients, you can really taste the quality of this gelato. Choose from classic or fruit flavors, and don’t forget to ask for chocolate on top!
Fatamorgana simultaneously is known to many for serving some of the best gelato in Rome. Choose from any of their eight locations in town to enjoy their seriously delicious gelato. Bonus points for unique flavors here such as banana sesame crunch, carrot cake, Kentucky chocolate, and cinnamon cream.
2. La Gourmandise
It’s highly unlikely that you’ll stroll past La Gourmandise on your search for the best gelato in Rome, but if you’re looking for an underrated, delectable hidden gem, then this is your place. Situated in the residential Monteverde neighborhood (close to Trastevere), this gelateria is everything you hope for in a quality Roman gelateria. The pistachio is truly incredible and the milk chocolate with crumbled chocolate and sea salt is to die for.
If you read our guide to the best restaurants in Rome, then you already know that our top pick for the best gelato in Rome is Otaleg (gelato spelled backwards). Found on Via di S. Cosimato in Trastevere, this gelateria can do no wrong. Otaleg boasts 60 rotating seasonal flavors, chock full of raw, delicious ingredients. Favorite flavors include the brown sugar cream with chocolate chips, and fresh peach (summertime only).