Best gelato in Rome • Italy 🇮🇹

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I had 3 amazing days in Rome last year, full of great sighs and delicious food. This blog is to share with you my favorite places to have a top quality gelato in Rome.

Hold up your jaw, and let’s start it!

Delicious homemade-style gelato to refresh your day. 🙂

Chocolate and Tiramisu with chocolate coat.
Chocolate and tiramisu with chocolate coat.

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5 Terre Gelateria • Manarola – Cinque Terre

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5 Terre Gelato - entrance.
5 Terre Gelateria – entrance.

After having lunch in Vernazza, we decided to get the train back to Manarola to take some extra photos of the area.
But I might also say we had a second goal in mind: try a gelato from 5 Terre Gelateria.

We found very good reviews online about them, and early in the day, while we were exploring this little town, this place was always super busy.

They also have a selection of brioches (which can combined with ice cream to please the most demanding sweet tooth 😜) and crepes, but we only tried their gelato at the occasion.

So, after all this walking, why not have our gelato of the day there, right?

My order

Their selection of gelato covers the most traditional flavours, so we decided to follow the idea and stick to the classics!

  • Mine: Amarena and Cremino.
  • Hubby: Dark chocolate and Tiramisu.
Amarena and Cremino.
Amarena and Cremino.
Dark Chocolate and Tiramisu.
Dark chocolate and Tiramisu.

The verdict

Everything was super creamy and delicious! Rich in flavour and great texture!

Totally worth a visit to refresh yourself after a day hiking around the Cinque Terre. 🤗

I also noticed they have another shop further down the street, just closer to the beach.
By our observations on the day this one was usually less busy, but you have two options in any case. 🙂

I couldn’t find it on Google Maps though, maybe it was a temporary store?

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Antica Gelateria Fiorentina • Florence

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Antica Gelateria Fiorentina - entrance.
Antica Gelateria Fiorentina – entrance.

Really close to the Mercato Centrale Florence you will find this hidden gem called Antica Gelateria Fiorentina, full of amazing gelato flavours.

I simply couldn’t decide which flavours to pick and their staff was kind enough to help me out, by suggesting a few flavours and giving me a taste.

They were so attentive doing their job that every time I would ask to try some unconventional flavour of gelato they would promptly give me a heads up if there was any special ingredient in it, like alcohol, nuts, or even, rose water.

My order

This time we decided to go bold and get different some unusual flavours, especially based on how cool they sounded: 😜

  • Hubby: Enkey (dark chocolate), Matcha, and Biscotto (Italian for biscuit).
  • Mine: Fior di latte, Buon Talenti, and Persiano.
Enkey (dark chocolate), Macha, and Biscotto.
Enkey (dark chocolate), Matcha, and Biscotto.
Fior di latte, Buon Talenti, and Persiano.
Fior di latte, Buon Talenti, and Persiano.

I think we should have played the lottery that day after picking our flavours!

Everything we chose at the time was absolutely spot on!

Fior di latte is a cheese based flavour, Buon Talenti is based on a very traditional Florencian cream, and Persiano is packed with some hints of Middle Eastern flavours. Truly majestic!

Hubby’s Matcha gelato was the precise amount of flavour to be rich and distinctive, and the dark chocolate one (Enkey) was equally rich in chocolate. Of course, if you prefer a more sweet versions, Enkey might not be for you. 🙂

The verdict

Delicious gelato, with traditional and a good collection of unusual flavours.

Excellent place if you want to surprise yourself with new gelato combinations.
Staff is also great, super kind, helpful and polite.

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La Strega Nocciola Gelateria • Rome

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La Strega Nocciola - entrance.
La Strega Nocciola – entrance.

You know the first thing that comes to my mind when I remember my European holidays?

GELATO! Why? Because it was soooo hot during summer there! ☀️
As we’re in Italy, there’s nothing better to cool down than an authentic Italian gelato, right?

We were swimming around that ocean of tourists at Piazza di Spagna when Hubby (always him :P) suggested to have yet another gelato (second of the day) to recover our energies.

The chosen place was La Strega Nocciola Gelateria and it was absolutely great!

My order

This place was full of fruit flavours, so we thought would be a good opportunity to try a couple of them.

We got a large cup to share with the following flavours: lemon, mango, and blueberry.

Lemon, Mango, and Blueberry.
Lemon, mango, and blueberry gelato.

It was a great choice!

All flavours were super rich, you could totally believe you’re having the fruit instead of a gelato (as long as you forget the nutritional facts, of course :P).

Thumbs up for the blueberry one, that was my favourite.
Hubby is crazy for lemon ice cream so he was sold since the beginning. 😜

The verdict

This is definitely a must-go place.
It is on a calm street, a few blocks away from Piazza di Spagna and the buzz, perfect for some relaxing time.

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Hedera Gelateria • Rome

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Hedera - entrance.
Hedera – entrance.

Hedera was another perfect gelato stop.

Hopefully you are not surprised to know gelato in Italy is a serious thing, right? 😜

The store is super cute, with a vintage look that invites you in straight away.
In addition to the great variety of gelato flavours, you can also find granitas there (just in case you want something different)!

My order

As we were quite full after our delicious lunch at Da Romolo, this time we decided to share a small cup.

Just to refresh ourselves a bit before exploring more of Rome in the afternoon!

Our choice was: Chuo (70% dark chocolate) and Hedera Top (their secret flavour).

Chuo (70% dark chocolate) and Hedera Top secret flavour.
Chuo (70% dark chocolate) and Hedera Top (their secret flavour)

It’s hard to find exact words to describe both flavours, but let me give it a try:

The dark chocolate one was super rich and extremely chocolatey, as a good quality chocolate gelato should be.
It may be too bitter in case you are not a dark chocolate fan, otherwise go for it, you will love!

For the top secret flavour … OMG! What was that? I can’t describe but I believe there is a bit of pistachio and spices in it. I asked the owner what was in that flavour and he said it is “top secret” and he couldn’t reveal. 😜

The only thing he could tell me was if there was any nuts, in case I was allergic, and indeed there was, so by the flavour I suppose it was pistachio.

The verdict

In case you are around the Vatican this is a perfect place to have a stop and enjoy a delicious Italian gelato.

I loved their gelato and service was super friendly.

In case you manage to get out of them what the Top Secret flavour is made of, please tell me!
This was one of my favourite flavours in Rome, and I’m dying to know more about it. 😅

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