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Palazzo del Freddo

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Address: Via Principe Eugenio, Rome, Italy
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You can get some of the best ice cream in town at this popular Rome shop.

You can get some of the best ice cream in town at this popular Rome shop.

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The best ice cream I have ever taster. The prices were really cheap compared to most places and the choice vast. you paid first then went to the counter to choose. the ice cream... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 11, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The best ice cream I have ever taster. The prices were really cheap compared to most places and the choice vast. you paid first then went to the counter to choose. the ice cream was simply to die for and all served with a dollop of cream. Well worth looking up. I would recommend a visit to anyone visiting Rome.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Once we found this Gelati, we understood why people raved about it! It's very busy, but has a great system where you pay for what you want first- take the ticket to the counter(forget about queuing- no one seems to in Italy!)- and choose which of the hundreds of flavours you'd like! Creme caramel is yum :) Lovely staff, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Recommended to us by our AirBnB host, we very much enjoyed going here for great gelato. I particularly enjoyed the refreshing fruit gelato on a hot day. My fiancé and I will be returning here to also try their granita and tiramisu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Palace of Cold in Winter: Enter door, take off parka, gloves, beanie and make for the icecream counter. Choose multiple flavours for one cone, topped off with fresh whipped cream of course, and settle down at one of the plastic tables. This is the surely the best icecream in Rome and the best value, less than half of many... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Been to this place for 2 consecutive days just to enjoy italian ice cream. I tried, tiramisu, banana, pistachio n chocolate chips creme. How to order: go directly to cashier, choose the size (there is a display sample at cashier); with the receipt given, go to the ice cream bar, hand it to them with the choice of your ice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Heaven:) when u satisfy your crave for gelato on your first day in rome u cant but feel ur in heaven. From the welcome of the cashier who warned us about thieves to the lovely waitress giving us generous portions and advices, to the place and its location to the freshness of the ingredients i guess i will be coming... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

Situated in what might be the Chinese quarter in Rome, you will find this fine old hall of ice cream. Two euros for a medium sized cup and more than 40 varities of ice cream. The pistachi really tastes like pistachi and not like perfume! The service is, however, not very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The best ice cream I've ever eaten! Cheap and a lot of options to choose from. They spoke fairly good English as well. Really recommend it if you're ever in this area.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to get gelato. They have a plethora of options and popular among locals. You must pay and then go to the counter and experience the hustle and bustle of desperate people in need of a gelato fix. Well worth the experience as you become part of the local culture. Great tasting gelato and whip cream was really good,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had a 2 euro tub into which you could choose the flavours of ice cream you wanted. There are so many to choose from its amazing, the ice cream was fantastic, you have to pay first at the till near the entrance then queue to choose your ice cream, it can be frantic but we found that the staff... More 

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