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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

#71 of 588 Dessert in Rome
#691 of 9,843 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Principe Eugenio, 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4464740
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Not the best gelato ive had, but its still quite good with many kinds of flavors for very low prices...prices even lower than some generic gelato places. they even offer free water!!! Only drawback was a lack of order in the place but itll be hard to find the place a wasted experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not the best gelato ive had, but its still quite good with many kinds of flavors for very low prices...prices even lower than some generic gelato places. they even offer free water!!! Only drawback was a lack of order in the place but itll be hard to find the place a wasted experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fassi's is not the best Gelateria in Rome, but it is the oldest and therefore deserves a visit. It's crazy and always busy and off the tourist track. It's large and loud and lovely and the gelato is so tasty. Make a visit for historical reasons if nothing else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Most incredible Gelatto. It was only 3 Euros for a bowl of three flavors. And they had SO many flavors to chose from! I would say 40+ flavors. Each one more delicious than the last. This is the oldest and best Gelatto place in Rome and for good reason. By far the best value and best tasting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Gelatto was just excellent. There was no organization of any type, but then again that is just normal on Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were staying in a hotel 3 doors down. Read in a guide book that this is the place to go for ice cream. We only tried a small one but that was big enough! You queue to pay for your choice at the till and your receipt is your ticket. You get a choice of tubs, cones etc, then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was close to where we were staying. We went here on a hot Sunday afternoon and loved it. The choice of ice cream flavours is almost over whelming. Pay first based on a cup or a cone and number of scoops and then get your order. The ice cream was delicious and there's a great atmosphere. It was full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We are staying in an apartment maybe 100 m from this delightful gelato shop and were told by several people to go check it out. And I am ever glad we did! For 5 euros, my daughter had a large waffle cone with vanilla and chocolate chip gelato which she loved and I ordered a cup with 3 scoops and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful, spacious gelateria which reminded me of all wonderful old-fashioned ice cream parlors. The best gelato I had in Italy and plenty of variety in available flavors, which gave me the excuse I needed to come back again and again. Inexpensive and amazing - €2 for three flavors and fresh whipped cream. If in Rome, don't miss out on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This gelateria is fantastic, with more flavours than I could count. Two Euro bought me a cup with three flavours I had never experienced before (fig, mulberry and mandarin), with optional whipped cream. Lots of room to sit down and enjoy your gelato and take in the history. The shop is a little way off the beaten tourist track, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Loved this place. It would appeal to families, couples, friends anyone who likes ice cream and sorbets. There is an extensive choice of flavours. You pay for your ice cream at the cash desk, you can point to the size, tub/wafer type you want from a display case placed along side the till. Then take your ticket to the counter... More 

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Additional Information about Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

Address: Via Principe Eugenio, 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 4464740
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian

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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

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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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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