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Giolitti

#475 of 9,094 Restaurants in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Colonna
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Via Uffici del Vicario 40, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 066 991243
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best gelato

giolitti is a madhouse - packed with tourists coming in by the busload - but the gelato is amazing (try the "rice" flavour)… and the service outstanding. we tried gelato at at least 10 places in rome (and have tried it in many other places in italy and elsewhere), and i think this is the best. my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

So disappointed after all the hype. My fruti du Bosca tasted no different to the limone or the Orange or the stracciatelli. This is sickly sweet ice cream produced for the masses. Try the smaller places without the queues for sharp limone, fruity fruti de Bosca and real proper Italian gelato. Avoid this place, thank me later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

giolitti is a madhouse - packed with tourists coming in by the busload - but the gelato is amazing (try the "rice" flavour)… and the service outstanding. we tried gelato at at least 10 places in rome (and have tried it in many other places in italy and elsewhere), and i think this is the best. my husband cannot eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

around the corner of Hotel Nazionale. Excellent gelato with typical Italian pastries and coffee. Always crowded and recommended by Romans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very good ice cream lots of choice. Though I feel if I hadn't had looked prior to attending on trip advisor I wouldn't have known the pay before you go through and present your tickets routine. The staff were abrupt and straight to the point. Understandable if the place was packed and they were busy but there were four other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been visiting this place since my first visit to Rome in the '90's. It's as good now as it was then!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had several recommendations, we went to all of them - none came close. DO NOT MISS! This is the real thing. גלידות הרחוב שאתם רואים הן מלכודות תיירים. זה הדבר האמתי.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was just round the corner from our hotel, far and away the best gelato we experienced in Rome. All the flavours we tried (repeat visits!) were amazing and very true flavours - the pineapple had real pineapple in it, likewise the pistachio, raspberry, mint etc etc. we were so spoilt by this place that when we tried gelato in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I wanted to make sure that when I provided my review, I thoroughly did enough research into this subject matter. One should eat as MUCH gelato as they can get in Italy. You CANNOT get anything like it in the states. This place is hands down the best I had. It is so creamy, like velvet on a cone! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very good gelato. Must try. Lots of different flavors. Our gelato dipper wasn't too friendly but maybe if I dipped gelato all day to tourists I wouldn't be so friendly either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It’s hard to find bad gelato in Italy, but Giolitti's was truly above average. The Nutella gelato is really the consistency of Nutella and was unlike any gelato I had tried before. This place definitely knows how to make gelato!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Uffici del Vicario 40, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 066 991243

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.