Italy really does have the best gelato in the world. Thats not to say you can’t find amazing gelato elsewhere, but that much amazing gelato in one place… Italy wins hands down. When we spent a month in Rome, I decided that it was pretty important that I found the absolute best gelato in Rome. The gelato is so good that it’s not a matter of picking one place, but many that are all absolutely delicious. So here are my picks for the best gelato in Rome and a gelato walking map.
Rome Gelato Map
A Rome Gelato map so you always know which delicious gelato is close by… ( + printable pdf map at the end)
Where To Find The Best Gelato in Rome
I love how gelato in Italy can make grown men look like happy little kids. The number of men in suits eating gelato at any hour of the day or the taxi drivers having a gelato break chuckling over something made me realise how ingrained gelato really is in Italian life.
I really wanted to make sure I was recommending the best gelato in Rome, not just every gelato I had. So I tried a lot of gelato and not every gelato I had has made this list, only my absolute favourites.
Fatamorgana uses all natural ingredients and has seasonal and creative flavour combinations.
WE TRIED Lemon Curd and many other delicious gelato and sorbet creations
Via Laurina, 10 | Sunday – Thursday 12 AM – 12 AM + Friday – Saturday 12 AM – 1 AM
Fior di Luna
A beautiful location in Trastevere, Fior di Luna is a small shop with all natural ingredients.
WE TRIED Blackberry Sorbet, Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt and Gelato
Via della Lungaretta, 96 | Daily 11.30 AM – 11 PM
Il Gelato di Claudio Torce
With a few locations across Rome, the most central is not too far from the Colosseum. If you are near the Vatican or Pizzarium (see where to eat in Rome), than another store called ‘Il Gelato Bistro’ also sells this gelato. This location feels more like a neighbourhood gelateria. Il Gelato has all natural ingredients and some unique flavours.
WE TRIED Strawberry Sorbet and Frozen Yoghurt (+ gelato from our previous trip)
Viale Aventino 59 | Daily 11 AM – 10 PM
Il Gelato Bistro
Circonvallazione Trionfale 13 | Monday 6 Am – 9 PM + Tuesday – Saturday 6 AM – 11 PM + Sunday 7.30 AM – 8 PM
Come il Latte Gelateria
Come il Latte Gelateria is such a beautifully designed shop. Gelato is made daily and served at a slightly higher temperature to improve the flavour experience. You also have the choice of white or dark chocolate sauce on your gelato.
WE TRIED Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate
Via Silvio Spaventa, 24/26 | Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 11 PM + Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 12 AM
I Caruso is a little shop with a small but delicious selection of flavours. It feels like a traditional gelato experience and the service is very friendly.
WE TRIED Melone Gelato and Lemon sorbet
Via Collina, 13 | Monday – Friday 12 PM – 12 AM + Saturday – Sunday 3PM – 12 AM
La Romana feels like gelato heaven. With the gelato lab on site, beautiful interiors and plenty of seating, La Romana is a place you will want to linger. We couldn’t resist the Gelato Brioche!
WE TRIED Brioche with Gelato (Hazelnut, Cherry Crunch and Cookies and Cream) with Zabione Cream
Via Venti Settembre 60 | Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 12 AM + Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 1 AM
Carapina is located in a beautiful little cobblestone street in Rome. Great location and great gelato!
WE TRIED Zabione Gelato and Strawberry Sorbet
Via dei Chiavari 37/37a | Daily 12 PM – 12 AM
Gelateria dei Gracchi
Gelateria dei Gracchi have daily made gelato with traditional and creative flavour creations. It can get very busy and they have a ticketing system, but it’s worth the crowds to taste the delicious flavours.
WE TRIED Milk Chocolate and Meringue + Pistachio
Via dei Gracchi 272 | Monday – Thursday 12 PM – 12 AM + Friday – Saturday 12 PM – 12.30 AM
Lemongrass Gelato sources quality ingredients for their daily made gelato.
WE TRIED Lemon Sorbet, Coco Gelato and Lemongrass Gelato
Via Barletta, 1 | Sunday – Thursday 10.30 AM – 12 AM + Friday – Saturday 10.30 Am – 1 Am
Via Ottaviano, 29 | Sunday – Thursday 7 AM – 12 AM + Friday – Saturday 7 Am – 1 Am
Vice gelato is natural and in an easy to reach location in the city centre.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 96 | Open Daily
There were a few more gelateria’s that I didn’t get a chance to visit but would have loved to, including Al Settimo Gelo, Neve di Latte, Otaleg! and Gelateria del Teatro. If you get a chance to taste them I would love to know what you think 🙂
Some other great ones that I still really enjoyed were Giolotti and San Crispino, but my tastebuds preferred my picks above for best gelato in Rome.