Fatamorgana. This is coming from someone who traveled through France, Italy and Amsterdam for 5 weeks eating gelato EVERY day (in my defense, I was with three kids). And from someone who has studied ice-cream making and made a lot of it myself (not proud, it was just an obsession for about a year). The second best gelato on the whole trip was Fatamorgana. The best was a place in Amsterdam called De Lepel, which has since gone out of business :( The owner tho was from Rome, and when we told him that his was better than Fatamorgana, he knew the owner of it :)
Jessica no issues with your love for gelato!! Kids or not!! Thank you jotting this one down!
Jessica they have a shop in California. Did you know that?
Oh no! Somehow the romance just went poof. No offense to CA (Im a native) but the idea is to discover something somewhere adventurous, not in my backyard.
Plenty of good ones, but one of the best was one Laurel recommended some years ago--Come il Latte. A bit out of the way, but very much worth it!
Oh, Eric, you remembered! Come Il Latte is the standard by which I judge all others. I miss it!
In addition to great gelato, you get to a part of the city seldom trampled by tourists and yet it is not inconvenient to Via Veneto.
Laurel and I are together on this one. Come Il Latte per me!
I'll also give a shout out for Come il Latte! Drippy and divine!!
This topic comes up a lot and it has me thinking about the difference between a great example of a particular dish versus a great dining experience -- to me the gelato in Buenos Aires is better in and of itself than that in Rome or San Francisco, but my most cherished ice-cream dining experiences have actually been in southern France and in the mid-Atlantic states, like the Maryland shore or at dairies in Pennsylvania.
So -- are we really after the best gelato qua gelato to be found in Rome, or are we after the best gelateria or dining experience involving gelato?
Old Bridge Gelateria across from the Vatican Museums was amazing. We had the special - a Sicilian masterpiece with pistachios and lemon. So good we returned again next day.
Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 5, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
If you're a foodie, you should take the "Eating Europe" food tour in Rome. They are wonderful and offer different options for tours. We did the "Taste of Testaccio" 3 years ago and will be doing it again in Sept. Great opportunity to try different foods and a fun day! You will definitely not leave hungry. The site is: EatingEurope.com Have fun!
I’ll second Lynn’s suggestion of Old Bridge and especially of the Profumo di Sicilia gelato. I’m still trying to duplicate it...or even come close! They have another shop in Trastevere as well.
Don’t be silly, the best gelato is the one that you’re eating!!
so, ownedby3, now that you are back which is best?