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Giolitti

Giolitti

9.071 reviews
Ice Cream and Desserts
Ranked #1 in Rome restaurants
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Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 699 1243
http://www.giolitti.it/
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Arguably the best gelato in the world, crowds flood this cozy gelateria for a taste of great flavors topped with fresh panna (cream). Order first from the cassa, then head over to select your flavors ... Read more
from a number of decadent choices.

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New York City, New York State, USA

PLEASE be sure to buy your gelato from here. Every time I've visited here I always end up leaving so satisfied and wanting more. This is some of the best gelato in Rome and you can't beat the location.

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New York City, New York State

Honestly one of the best gelatos I've had. There's usually a pretty big line but it moves quickly. I had the coconut & chocolate. Wish I could've gone back for more!!

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Syracuse, New York State

Amaaaazing gelato!! Centrally located, and you get a lot for your money. The pastries are excellent, too. We went back 3 times!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The gelato here is scrumptious, i could probably eat it 3 times a day. Really recommend trying it! beautiful location too

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San Francisco, California, USA

My go-to recommendation for the best gelato in Rome. The lines can get long, and they're not so much lines as they are a throbbing mass of the worst of humanity, but the delicious gelato reward at the end makes it all worth it. Mmm.

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Surrey

The best gelato but because of that there will be a lot of tourists. Still the gelato is worth.

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Florianópolis, Brasil

They say this is oldest Gelateria in Roma but please don`t try this ice cream, this is a tourist trap. Ice cream is terrible and Roma is awesome when you are talking about Gellato`s. Go somewhere else.

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Hatfield

Best gelato in Rome! Affordable as long as you don't sit in! Get the Nutella I promise you it's like nothing you've ever eaten

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Tallahassee, Florida

Favorite gelato place in Rome. Great crema topping to go with their 2-3 dozen flavors of the day. Near the Pantheon and a Roman institution dating back to 1900.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

So many other places that are better in Rome - Carapina, del Teatro, Il Gelato, Fior fi Luna, Miami, Fatamorgana, the list goes on. This is a tired establishment that is fun for tourists but does not serve up quality worthy of praise

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London, UK

You'd have to be pretty mean-spirited to hate this place, which is the most famous gelato shop in Rome. Is it the best ice cream in the world? No, but it's a local institution and fun for all ages.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Some of the best gelato I've ever had, and the line of locals busting out the door shows me I might not be the only one. Highly recommended-- great, natural flavor (you can't go wrong with any!). It's a classic place, beloved by tourists and Italians alike. Plus, the men serving you gelato'll make you want to come back twice.

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This place clearly has to have the best gelato in Rome. Very near the Panteon. Here is from their website, "via the vicar

This Has Been our historic home since the year 1900 - a stone's throw from the Pantheon and next to the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament.

We have a spacious interior, decorated in Art Nouveau style full, and tables outside for customers who want to watch the world go by. Both are available for our customers 365 days a year from 7am to 1:30 at night. Credit cards are welcome.

Office of the Vicar Street, 40 - Rome - Tel 06.6991243

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San Jose, California, USA

Gelato, pastries, and more gelato! It's near the Parlamento, so the surrounding streets may be blocked off at times; you should fearlessly walk around the blockades because it's worth it. Try the Opera, Zabaione, Cioccolata Bianca, and Gnuttela.

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San Jose, California, USA

It's not easy to find but once you do, be prepared to experience the best gelato experience in Rome.

You have to pay first at the cashier near the door, then battle the crowds (there will be a crowd) and work yourself up to one of the guys behind the counter. Call out your flavors, and if you're lucky they will have whipped cream. Don't pass this up.

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Burns, Kansas

Despite being a tourist trap, this is truly some of the best gelato in Rome. Trust me... I tired almost all of them. I usually prefer the gelato that is served covered up, but the flavors here are incredible. Make sure you step up to the front and yell your order or you could be there all day.

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City of Industry, California, USA

This place was recommended to us by our tour manager, so we were a bit skeptical. Were we ever wrong.

We could have saved a few Euro getting a scoop on a cone at the counter, but it had already been a long day of walking so we took a seat and ordered off the menu. I got some gelato, where as the other girls got a cappuccino, tiramisu and some other dessert I can't remember. The pistachio gelato was SO GOOD. Nothing you've ever tasted. Even my friend that doesn't like pistachio ice cream was amazed at how much she loved it. It actually tasted like pistachios, very nutty.

Pro tip - if you sit in the sitting area, the prices are higher, but the portions are also bigger and there is free wifi available to you while you are "dining". Also, there is a bathroom in the back. There is usually a line since there are only two for both men and women.

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Orange County, CA

Best gelato in Rome! I don't even like pistachio normally as a flavor because in the States, it's very artificial, however at Giolitti, the pistachio flavor is nutty and fantastic. Get it and you won't be disappointed. All the flavors are great here. I also got the tiramisu which was delicious. If you must have gelato, try it here. Apparently it's the most famous gelato place in Rome. The Obama girls visited and learned how to make gelato here.

Sit-down service costs extra and they offer free wifi to paying customers. Take-away cones are about 2-3 euro and sit down gelato is 7 euro. This place is also near the Pantheon.

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Calgary, Canada

Rome has many excellent gelaterias. The Giolitti gelateria is among those frequently recommended as amongst the best. When Michelle Obama was in Rome she came her with her daughters. The most difficult decision is making a choice amongst the many flavours.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Giolitti is a must visit when in Rome. They have the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted and their fresh squeezed juices are phenomenal.

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