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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

#587 of 9,161 Restaurants 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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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
A Sweet Deal!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

very good selection and on the plus side u just point which one u want as they have samples near till and know what ur paying very nice ice-cream

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi (or just Fassi) is located a few blocks southeast of the Termini Train Station and a block from the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and the Vittorio Emanuele metro stop. Fassi was also just a few doors down from my hotel so I decided to check it out. This place has been in business for over... More 

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Varese, Italy
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144 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good for tourists: I mean, the location is nice and the huge room is cosy in order to taste the ice cream, not bad for a non Italian consumer. But I'm Italian, and I'm fond of gelato (which is definitely different from ice cream, as many Italian people know), so I'm used to taste a real pistacchio or a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went to Fassi with friends. At first we got lost, we asked the way from an Italian man. He is so kind helping us to find the way. It takes 10 mins walking from Termini. It is a big Gelato Shop. It is closed on Mondays. The Fassi has various tastes of gelato. There are also chocolate with gelato... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have been there on several occasions and even though the interior is a bit like a train station I like the place. The many choices of ice cream are very good and it is a fun people watching place. Students, tourists and locals alike go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Despite the cold weather there was a steady steam of people, locals and tourists. The choice is fantastic and the servings large. The ice creams are delicious and in addition it was five minutes walk from our B&B. We didn't try other places to eat ice cream in Rome so are unable to compare but with €3 for a large... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Oh my, the lemon!... Oh my, the strawberry! Oh my, the hazelnut!... Not expensive at all (large 3 flavour cup or cone with chantilly and a wafer cone for 2€), pleasant place, fast and efficient service. It is the oldest icecream factory in Rome, and without a doubt, the best there is.

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
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.