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Palazzo del Freddo Giovanni Fassi

#42 of 770 Dessert in Rome
#303 of 10,618 Places to Eat in Rome
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Via Principe Eugenio 65, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 446 4740
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Torrey, Utah
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing gelato and very good value for money. Don't forget to put whipped cream on your gelato Italian style!

Thank Kevin L
New Delhi, India
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in Rome in January, and in spite of an unusual cold wave (the water in fountains froze), we made a point to visit the "Palazzo del Freddo" (or the Palace of the Cold) as it was "warmly" recommended by a friend of ours, an Italian teacher and food lover. This was indeed worth the visit. It was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caramel was really tasty. Also had dairy free mango which was so silky and smooth. Large cup with 4 flavors was €3.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by a local to visit this gelateria as it is the second oldest in all of Rome. the staff were friendly and helped us out even though we only spoke English. Prices were fantastic. It cost 2 euro for a cone with 3 massive scoops of gelato and free optional fresh cream. We loved it so much we went... More 

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First I have to say it's only store that have gelato at €2 range with great quality. I usually get a small cup which cost €1.60, and medium cup cost €2...there is no different in cups or cones in term of price (at least in my experience). In any case, the service is great...very friendly!

Thank Venus V
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit to Rome. Took my family here on a recommendation. The choice of Gelato's was huge but the cappuccino and tiramasu were also fabulous. A great outing for the family with a bit of history.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite ice cream parlour! I come here often to enjoy my icecream. Lots of choice (okay, not 150, but still enough), with my personal favorite zuppa inglese. Can't wait to return to Rome to have another (or perhaps I should go to Gangnam in Seoul, there is one as well apparently!)!

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to work for a family-owned ice-cream maker in Lincs so I know my ice-cream! The "palace" is as big as a railway station and houses some of the original artefacts as well as the history of the maker. All very interesting and the most whopping great ice-creams I've seen for a long time (medium-sized is big enough for... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is winter, I ate many varieties. Tasty hot chocolate. Otherwise, a bit sloppy and dirty tables.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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