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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

Via Principe Eugenio, 65, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino / Termini)
+39 06 4464740
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Ranked #318 of 8,278 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Esquilino / Termini
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Santiago, Chile
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi is something completely apart from ANY other "gelateria" I found in the World. It has been founded about 130 years ago. It is busy, old fashioned, you have to scream to be served in the crowd, you will not find any fancy things. It's exactly like 30 or 50 or 100 years ago and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Probably the best Gelato experience you will have in Rome when you visit Giovanni Fassi. beware, the lines are long during the day and mostly locals visit the place. if you want to skip the lines, go after 9 30 pm , that's when the place is relaxed and you can have your fill of greatest gelato and end the... More

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San Jose, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very good gelato. The other thing we liked was that it was filled with locals so not touristy. The prices were also amazing!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Icecream is good, and great selection - visited four times during our 10 days in Rome. BUT advise you to check your receipt carefully - on 2 visits out of 4 were given smaller size than had paid for (2nd visit) and then ticket for smaller size than had paid for (4th visit). The staff are very busy which may... More

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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The BEST gelato in Rome. I'm just crazy about their incredible ice cream. Awesome taste! Very generous, really big servings! Very nice and sweet personal, they always try to say some words in foreign languages. Love the winter offer with 50% discount. So good!!!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Loved trying many different flavours of ice cream, I counted over 30! Busy place, but you don't have to wait too long to be served. Good value. People enjoying ice cream until quite late. It is closed on Mondays.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Some of the best ice creams I have tried in my life.We went three times in three days and will go again when I return to Rome.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our friendly server persuaded us we must have the double cream on top of our two scoop gelato and wow, he was right, it really was fabulous ! We found this large, busy gelateria on our last night in Rome and it was one of the best and cheapest gelatos we'd had. Will definitely be back on our next trip... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was quite an experience! You pay at the kiosk on the right hand side and then proceed to the gelato counter where you are faced with the most difficult decision. There are about 20+ different flavours (the cherry and white chocolate were my favourite). There's also lots of interesting looking desserts and ice cream sandwiches. Definitely worth a visit,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Really great ice cream. Worth a visit. And lots of nice flavours as well. Just 3 euros for 4 scoupes.

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