Giolitti - Centro Storico
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- 55%Budget Travelers
- 55%Business Travelers
- 55%Family Travelers
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- 53%History Buffs
Member Reviews (40)
- Giolitti - Centro StoricoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Jan 21, 2013
I know, I know, I was a horrible friend. He had brought me here with big fanfare, "The Best Gelato in Rome!" he exclaimed. He knew the shortcut through the line and the best flavors. My response: "Pozzetto's in Paris is better." Worst. Friend. Ever.
After I restored his ego and tried to praise the mediocre gelato, I now know to save honest opinions for sites such as this and not say it to super enthusiastic friends. Is it fine? Yes. Is it worth the wait? Cut the line. It's what the Italians do. But there are other gelaterias in the city that are well worth your time.
- Giolitti - Centro StoricoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Oct 26, 2013
The best ice cream in Rome. There are many flavours, at least 40. It is right behind Piazza Colonna. I used to go there almost every evening when I lived there. There is often a long queue but I suggest waiting.
- Giolitti - Centro StoricoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
I'm not the type to go crazy over gelato. I mean, I love it. It's just not something I obsess over like pizza or perfectly symmetrical building plans. That said, Giolitti is a fun place to get great gelato artigianale with the rest of the known universe. Yes, everyone is coming here, and for good reason. The gelato is superb; it's flavorful but not too creamy (I don't like how creaminess covers up flavors and weighs me down).
The experience is even better. First pay for what you want, then stand in line to select your flavors. It moves fairly quickly, and the service behind the counter is fun and friendly. I highly recommend a stop at Giolitti.
(And if you're wondering, I went straight to Il Gelato di San Crispino right after, and I think I prefer Giolitti for both service, experience and flavor.)
- Giolitti - Centro StoricoJul 04, 2012
Even if always busy with customers buying their gelato, I really love this place!! Their gelato is really good and while you eat it you understand why you had to go through that long line! Like a little child, I just wish they would make their serving bigger... I can never have enough of that delicious ice cream and those special flavors like figs, rice, passion fruit, stracciatella and many more...
- Giolitti - Centro StoricoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
If you've never had gelato in Italy, here's what the experience is like: Imagine an item of food or a flavor. Say, hazelnuts or raspberries. Now imagine every morsel of that flavor preserved, magnified 10x, and turned into something resembling ice cream, but, somehow, better. That's Italian gelato. Giolitti is the most famous gelateria in Rome. Close to the Trevi Fountain, you'll undoubtedly cross its path at some point in your Rome journey.
- Giolitti - Centro StoricoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 03, 2012
Giolitti is famed as one of Rome's best gelaterias, perhaps too much so. The long wait and pushy Italian and American tourists kind of ruined my gelato experience. Moreover, for my taste, the gelato isn't as creamy or the flavours as pure as I would hope.
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