So here it is. My list of gelato shops to try in Rome. This is not the definitive list but I’m getting tired of trying gelato…
Gunther, Via dei Pettinari, 43: Gunther has three locations but this is where you will usually find him. He makes the best vanilla (from Madagascar) and his gelato is extremely creamy. He also lets you try lots of flavors until you find the ones that you want.
Gracchi, Via dei Gracchi, 272: old school but go early in the day when the gelato is fresh.
La Romana, various locations: big chain but still good gelato.
Neve di Latte, Via Federico Cesi, 1: two locations, and I’m fairly sure that the staff are hired for their looks.
Come il Latte, Via Silvio Spaventa, 24/26: I have a suspicion that this place was started by an American. Great affagato.
Otaleg, Via di S. Cosimato, 14a: famous place in Trastevere. The name is gelato backwards but the gelato is straightforward.
Frigidarium, Via del Governo Vecchio, 112: located on one of the most picturesque streets in Rome.
Fassi 1880, Via Principe Eugenio, 65-67: Oldest place in Rome. One of my favorites because it’s out of the tourist frenzy.
Gelati Gelati, Via Cicerone, 20: I’m fairly sure that this gelato is made by the gruff guy working here. The pear compote was unusual and the grittiness worked.
Cremilla, Via di Porta Castello, 39: Almost like soft serve. Near the Vatican.
I will probably write another article when I go to more places but as I’ve been to over 30 so far, I’m in need of a break from gelato.