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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

#50 of 556 Dessert in Rome
#593 of 9,343 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Principe Eugenio, 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4464740
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap, but delicious

It was very delicious gelato near Central train station. In addition, it was almost cheapest gelateria in Rome. Other famous gelaterias were also delicious, but price is lowest at G.Fassi. 맛있기도 하고, 로마 젤라또 점들 중에서 가격도 가장 저렴해요.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was very delicious gelato near Central train station. In addition, it was almost cheapest gelateria in Rome. Other famous gelaterias were also delicious, but price is lowest at G.Fassi. 맛있기도 하고, 로마 젤라또 점들 중에서 가격도 가장 저렴해요.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

There was a queue which is always a good sign when it comes to food. We were both happy with the range of fruit flavours. We tried melon, mandarin pineapple and peach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It has a lot of flavors to choose from. Some are amazing and some are good but you've had them before. Of the ones we tried I highly recomend zupa inglese and zambaglione. Gianduja con nocciola is good. Coffee and malaga are for those with different tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A throwback to a time when ice cream was made in an artisan way...absolutely fabulous. I had chocolate and lemon...mmmmm!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had read good things about this place, so persisted in making it there, even though it did mean passing several tasty looking gelato places along the way. Resisting temptation was worth it - for 3 euros I got a huge cup with 3 flavours, cream and a wafer; delicious! The service isn't the greatest, but I'm sure if you paid... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The ice cream is not THAT great. To me, it's just average. But the service is the worse in Rome. They only care about the money but not the customer. People only get in line to pay. And then there was no line at all to order. You have to take a deep breath and get into the crowd. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

For 2€ you can get 3 flavores and the cream on the top. Very good ice cream. Will be back soon. Ciao

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is the oldest and largest gelateria vendor in Italy (over 100 years) and what a delight!. The gelateria is located in a beautiful building. I had really wanted to take a tour of the factory; but, you needed 10 people to do that and there was just the 3 of us. So, we went for gelato, and we were... More 

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Schneeberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Palazzo del Freddo was next to our great Hotel Taormina. That's why we wanted to test the ice-cream. they have a big range of flavors, so it was not easy to decide what to eat. Prices are okay, you get a medium dish of ice-cream for 2€ + whipped cream.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

i agree with all the positive reviews regarding nice ice cream, good price and pleasant place to sit inside and eat at no extra cost. We went there last day of our stay in Rome and everywhere else we'd been we'd had good service but here I was shocked at how really rude the waitress was. She rushed us in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Principe Eugenio, 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4464740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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