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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

#44 of 761 Dessert in Rome
#310 of 10,133 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Principe Eugenio, 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4464740
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not every store can survive 200 years. Fassi is one of those. I love its gelato in so many flavors with such fresh and original tastes. Moreover, I love Sanpietrini! Those are always a must. I've been eating gelato in this store since I was a child with my parents, so I guarantee you, is Super!

Thank 3ss3
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a reason why this place is always busy & has a 3 deep queue at the counter, simply the best Ice Cream & awesome value!! €2 gets you a medium sized tub ice cream with up to 3 flavours plus cream topping! Ate here every night for dessert whilst in Rome for a long weekend. I recommend trying the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest gelato store in Italy (or, so I'm told) not far from the aroma Termini central train station. The neighborhood is a little sketchy, but this place is worth going to if you want really great gelato. Upon first entry, it may seem intimidating, with crowds and noise, and what appears to be chaos, but it is... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stumbled across this gelato palazzo this afternoon - an oasis from the summer heat. The place was packed, with a mix of locals and a handful of tourists. You pay and then take your ticket to the gelato counter to pick your flavors. Huge variety of fruits or creme flavors. Or special desserts if your looking for something extravagant.... More 

Thank Sarah A
Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best gelato here in Rome. It's a must go to if your a gelato fan. It's a nice big Caffè with lots of different options. Try it!

Thank Princessweapon
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is the best gelato in Rome! And for a very low price (the most expensive is 3€). Besides that, they have too many options of flavours to choose from!! In my opinion, it's a must!!

Thank Bernardo C
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place does a huge array of flavours and is excellent value for money however my personal favourites are the San Pietrino ice creams. These are like small 'choc-ices' in the shape of the cobble stones found all over Roman roads and also come in a range of flavours. They are delicious, very delicate chocolate coating and great tasting flavours.... More 

Thank 392james
Mississauga, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love Gelato you must visit this place. Its enormous! It was started in 1830 . Hitler and Mussolini ate there too so many flavours its hard to choose. We went there a few times. It is always busy. Plenty of tables and chairs. Very good prices. From E 1.60 for a small, E 2.00 for a medium and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic ice cream and really good value. It is a bit out the way too, but that just means it isn't overrun with tourists! If you are in the area (or not) definitely go here and try one. The mango flavour was amazing

Thank mpetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best chocolate ice cream of my life, the banana and pistachio were also scrumptious.Though we did have more flavours and they were all amazing. Got busy later on at night but we still got served promptly.

Thank Chloe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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

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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
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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