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Ice Cream Parlor, Café, and Breakfast Spot€€€€
Sant'Eustachio, Rome
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    Dennis Z.
    "Best Gelato in Rome after 5 days tasting around."(12 Tips)
    Natasha C.
    "Pomegranate, cherry, nougat, vanilla and, my god, gnutella- amazing!"(7 Tips)
    Alejandro S.
    "De las mejores heladerías (gelato shops) de Roma."(8 Tips)
    Edanur U.
    "Dark chocolate is awesome.. Melon, pistachio, banana are also 👌🏼💗"(22 Tips)
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  • dark chocolate
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  • Josh T.heart icon on user image
    Josh TaroliMay 29, 2017
    Hands down the best cioccolato fondente (dark chocolate) gelato in the world. Fun to come here around midnight and then walk quickly to the Pantheon before you gobbled it all up.
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MateevSeptember 16, 2012
    Best ice cream in Rome. If you visit Rome and like ice cream you have to come here. Pay upfront for a cone or cup and get as many flavors as it fits!
    Upvoted Jan 15
  • Raulheart icon on user image
    RaulAugust 28, 2018
    Absolutely amazing, the best gelato in Rome, try the sorbets (milk gelato is never a good choice with hot weather). Pay first then approach the servers there’s no que don’t be a follower and tourist.
  • Teresaheart icon on user image
    TeresaMay 26, 2017
    My favorite gelateria in Rome! It's been around for a long time. I recommend their lampone and pompelmo. They also make a great dairy-free ciocclato fondente nero.
  • Burcin O.heart icon on user image
    Burcin OrhonApril 12, 2015
    Nociola & fondente are my favorites. Fruit lovers will like most of the flavours since all are very natural. If you want to sit and eat the small glass is more thsn enough. They also have wifi!
  • w w.heart icon on user image
    w wDecember 9, 2015
    Very good gelato ... You can choose up to 3 flavours. We had a chocolate, raspberry and a mix berry. Med size is 3.5€ large is 4.5€. Have to try xoxo
  • Spyridon K.heart icon on user image
    Spyridon KagkasFebruary 26, 2019
    Amazing variety of flavors! Banana and Canella (cinnamon) are a must try! Cream, Fior di Latte are a category on their own. Make sure to ask for whipped cream on top.
  • Constance |.heart icon on user image
    Great ice cream, particularly dark chocolate and hazelnut. I had better pistachio. Whipped cream is heaven, waffle cracker is super light and tasty. There’s a tea room, crowded and average.
  • Rea A.heart icon on user image
    The pistachio, chocolate and red fruits gelato are amazing. The queues get really long in the early evening so I'd suggest asking for a table and ordering from there.
  • Rea A.heart icon on user image
    The pistachio, chocolate and red fruits gelato are amazing. The queues get really long in the early evening so I'd suggest asking for a table and ordering from there.
  • Schenniverheart icon on user image
    SchenniverFebruary 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best flavours you have to try: fior di panna (cream) + cioccolata fondente (dark choclate). Order the size of ice at the cash desk in the front and go with your receipt to the bar to choose your ice
  • Belle P.heart icon on user image
    Belle PattaneeSeptember 14, 2014
    Try dark chocolate, cinnamon, bailey's and strawberry. To aviod the hassle get the table and order from the menu then enjoy your ice cream without fighting in line with the long queue.
  • Ugur S.
    Ugur SavasJune 28, 2017
    Delicous icecreams with many choices. Go for small as portions are very big. many choices pistachio,caramel and berries are my favorite. Dark chocolate is very heavy.
  • N. S.heart icon on user image
    N. S.February 21, 2018
    Delicious, high quality gelato and a beautiful old store. The dark chocolate is to die for. Also recommend the raspberry and the crema. A small cone gets you two scoops, so two flavors. Creamy bliss.
  • M. Tarık Y.heart icon on user image
    M. Tarık YurtFebruary 12, 2016
    First cappuccino I had in Italy is here and it's absolutely the best I have ever had. If you want to buy gelato with cone, small is enough. And make sure to add Nutella flavor, it's pure awesomeness.
  • Rashaheart icon on user image
    RashaAugust 26, 2016
    Our host told us about this place that is very old and stell have the same quality of their gelato. I'm glad that I tried it. Dark chocolate gelato tastes like browniesl so yummy 😭❤️
  • Ronald D.heart icon on user image
    Ronald DLJuly 15, 2021
    Great selection of flavours. I can recommend the dark chocolate sorbet and combine it with the orange sorbet. You will need to go and pay first at the till prior to ordering.
  • Kostas P.
    The gelato here is from another world! Make sure you come here the first day visiting Rome because there are so many flavors to choose from and I am sure you will want to try all of them!
  • Sofia K.
    Sofia KoukouraJanuary 25, 2014
    I loved the oreo, nutella and white chocolate flavours, very rich!! I also tried the coppa mondiale, it was HUGE, funny but lots of panna!! Great place and I like that it stays the same over the years
  • Ελευθερία Ζ.heart icon on user image
    One of the best gelato in Rome! Can be very crowded near the afternoon. But if you try after 20:00 there’s always fewer people. You can ask to try any flavor you want.
  • Bekir O.heart icon on user image
    Bekir OzbayAugust 21, 2015
    Gotta taste'em all!! So many delicious flavours, not enough time. Don't forget to get the cream on top. PS: General tip for all gelateria, always get the cone, bigger portions than cup ;)
  • Suzanne P.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne PerrySeptember 13, 2019
    Where the locals go in #Roma! Don’t forget to ask for your gelato with cream. #delizioso 🇮🇹
  • Renata B.
    Renata BhawanMay 15, 2016
    We ordered 2 large cups... It was delicious but the ice cream with Nutella is really strong and one large cup is enough for a couple to share!
  • Laylaheart icon on user image
    LaylaJanuary 9, 2019
    Can’t fairly say it’s the BEST ice cream in Rome, but it probably truly is. Try their dark chocolate, rice, pomegranate and pistachio!
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WMay 16, 2016
    Can't go wrong. Get the strawberry or pistachio. Pay first to get a ticket and try later times after dinner to avoid lines.
  • Esteban D.heart icon on user image
    Esteban DidoAugust 12, 2017
    Really famous ice cream in Rome which is mentioned in almost every Roma vacation guide. The tastes of most ice cream flavors were intensive. It's absolute worth to stand in line for it.
  • Justin L.heart icon on user image
    Justin LeuMarch 31, 2019
    Excellent gelato! Stand in line for take away or grab a table outside to skip the line but have to order from the menu
  • Alessio D.
    Alessio DragoniJuly 6, 2013
    The ice cream is fantastic and the fruit "granatina" or "cremolato" as they call in Rome is absolutely awesome! If you are here ariund you should give it a try
  • Duygs D.heart icon on user image
    Duygs DuygsOctober 17, 2018
    Giolitti is the true meaning of Rome ice cream. It feels like eating the thing itself not ice cream. Served in big cups and deserves every penny.
  • kireny e.heart icon on user image
    kireny evgeevJuly 24, 2017
    The best ice-cream I've ever had! Worth to wait a couple a minutes in the queue.
  • Amelie B.
    Amelie BApril 15, 2013
    Supposedly the best ice cream place... Well don t agree. Go to berthillon in paris or ice cream places in sao paolo and bahia (brazil). Get the cioccolato fondente though and go see the pantheon.
  • Can Ö.
    Can ÖztürkJanuary 1, 2017
    I tried pistacchio, it tasted really intense. But still prefer sorbet. I guess the thing here is the atmosphere. It's very similar to Saray Muhallebisicisi :))
    Upvoted Dec 19, 2023
  • Alek
    AlekSeptember 23, 2015
    This is a "classic" place by virtue of its history and the old-fashioned atmosphere. Certainly there are flavors to satisfy everyone. But I admit that I was a bit underwhelmed by the gelato itself.
  • Joey F.heart icon on user image
    Joey FlowersJuly 1, 2016
    The Gelato was delicious. We had four different flavors -cinnamon ,chocolate, mango and strawberry. All were lovely. Very frantic ordering though. Quick lines and service
  • Maria A.heart icon on user image
    Maria AtanasovaFebruary 21, 2016
    The gelato is amazing and the hot chocolate is something unbelievable. It is made from actual chocolate!
  • Geovany F.
    Geovany FinolOctober 11, 2014
    Everybody says is the best gelateria in Rome. Certainly it is. Champagne is a very popular flavor I prefer frutti dil bosco. always crowd
  • Victoria🌸💃 M.
    Best gelato I've ever tried 😍 Long queues. Medium size (3 balls) = 3€. Free wifi available. The secret recipe of perfect gelato goes from 1900
  • Clara S.
    Clara SanchezApril 13, 2014
    Best traditional gelato in Rome so far - especially partial to the pistachio, stracciatella, and nocciola. There is always a crowd - tourists included - but it's worth it
  • Martian Y.heart icon on user image
    Martian YaoAugust 7, 2017
    Yes, the ice cream here give me totally special taste I never try before. The fruit flavor is my favorite. I do not like the flavor named vacation of Roma. Kind strange.
  • Meltem
    MeltemAugust 6, 2013
    The ice cream you get really deserve its price. You will never forget the taste of it. If u leave Rome without giving a visit to Giolitti, you miss some tastes. Find this place & u'll understand
  • Sepideh P.heart icon on user image
    Sepideh PirouzMay 29, 2018
    Famous,crowded,yummy,lovely,good prices and high quality ingredients,,,actually something special from another world 🌍 I can’t stop thinking about the ice cream 🍦 🤦🏻‍♀️😋
  • Sadra Y.heart icon on user image
    Sadra YeganehOctober 31, 2016
    Wow the best experience for having an Ice cream in your life!dont miss pestatue flavor thats astonishing
  • Natsu K.heart icon on user image
    Natsu KoMay 7, 2014
    Champagne, Baileys and Amaretto flavours were heavenly! Rizzo sounded strange but tasted shockingly good as well. So many flavours I am excited to try others next time!
  • Ashley D.heart icon on user image
    Ashley DandoSeptember 2, 2018
    The small size ice cream is HUGE! Always busy but worth it. The dark chocolate and tiramisu is great
  • Nick Z.
    Nick ZeroMay 11, 2015
    Yes, it is a place overflowing with tourists, but somehow a spot one wants to visit. Some flavours overly sweet, and portions are extra large. Pay first, order your gelato after.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderSeptember 22, 2014
    Walk through the quaint streets to get here, pay first for want you want, and then wait in the orderly line to order your gelato.
  • Foxxy B.heart icon on user image
    Foxxy BAugust 4, 2017
    Traditional "pay first, hand receipt over (ice cream) bar later" system. Incredibly soft gelato. Many many flavours. Quick, easy, & delicious.
  • Kristina M.heart icon on user image
    Kristina MutalapovaJanuary 13, 2018
    First you queue to pay for the ice cream. Then you stand in other line and wait forever, because the line is a mess and other people get squeezed in front of you. It was good, but 1 time is enough
  • Ryan J.heart icon on user image
    Ryan JermanJuly 13, 2016
    Put together the rice and cinnamon flavors to make horchata! Strong contender for best gelato in Rome.
  • Serra K.
    Serra KoktenJanuary 24, 2014
    Little pieces of heaven in cups! Definitely the best ice cream I've ever had. I had dark chocolate, banana and strawberry, all 3 were delic.! Will be back tomorrow
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