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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

#38 of 775 Dessert in Rome
#282 of 10,686 Places to Eat in Rome
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Esquilino
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Via Principe Eugenio 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 446 4740
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want a good ice cream, this is the perfect place. Ice cream in every possible mode. Sandwich ice cream, Hot ice cream. A place full of history.

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Thank Alexandru I
Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

G. Fassi offers 50% discounts on gelato every tuesday, so a small gelato will cost only 0,80€ !! yummy gelato !!big comfy place! friendly service, we had also espresso coffee... the only negative issue is : it's hard to find a clean table ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream was the most delicious ice cream i have ever tasted. Also the prices were really low, i think this gelateria is must-have when you are in rome.

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Thank Marcela Š
Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love how old style they are. They have very sweet little garden. Prices are very good and gelato is just fantastic. Strongly recommend to try rice ice cream and pistacchio semifreddo. Love it!

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Thank Marina A
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of 8 we were looking for genuine Italian Ice Cream and an Italian shopkeeper recommended this one to us. We eventually found it after a walk of 10 minutes but it was well worth the walk. There was was a special offer on today for half price ice cream so we ordered middle size cups at the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was introduced by a relative who lives in Rome. Incredibly delicious and cheap considering its history. Offers a wide selection of flavours. A must visit!

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Thank yanananas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today they sold gelato by 50% discount price. Very resonalble price!!!!! And staff is so kindly! I visited other gelato shop. But this shop is best!

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Thank HyunJin J
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and tasty ice cream. A must! You can also have it take away! There is plenty of space and the price is convenient. The service is good quick and professional. Only little '-' is that they go all the way for the classics while they could dare more to experiment new things...

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Nahalal, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dont let it fool you, the place is strange, large modern uninviting hall not far from the termini area, a bit arrogant staff,but the ice cream is absolutely fantastic,- natural old fashioned,company is 136 years old.Especially recommend pear,the best I ever had.Big choice of flavours,all are high quality.Prices are good,in december they had also had a 50% reduction sale one... More 

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Torrey, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The reasonably priced gelato here is terrific but for me it was the history that even topped the whipped cream! It was in 1880 that my great grandfather began delivering milk to neighbors which continues to this day as Utah's 10th oldest business. It was also in 1880 that Giovanni Fassi started his little ice cream business which continues to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Principe Eugenio 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 446 4740

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Staying in Esquilino

Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
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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