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“Best in Rome”
Review of Giolitti

Ranked #49 of 775 Dessert in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Colonna
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best in Rome”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I would rate this as the best Gelato in Rome! The large variety of flavours, can make me grin like a silly kid. So much so that I went there everyday for the five days I was in Rome!

Thank Zhi Wen Desmond C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Some say it's the best ice cream in Rome”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you like ice cream - this is heaven. It's worth skipping a meal for the Giolittis ice cream creations.
A long list of flavours to tempt you .... 'skip' the cream, pick your 3 favourite flavours and for Euro 8 you get a very generous portion served in a glass.
There tends to be a queue for the take away service, this is not the place to go if you are in a hurry !
The Giolitti has been open since 1900, I am not in a position to say whether it is the best ice cream in Rome - but as an ice cream lover I'll remember this for a long time to come. It is in Via degli Uffizi del Vicario.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank ACL3112
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Gelato and pastries”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Just had excellent Gelaton again at Giolitti. In December the crowds are gone, no waiting in line. The Christmas cakes are available also. Staff don't seem quite as harried and short as normal. However this seems to be part of the history here. Pay at the front from the menu for 2 scoops or more, give the men at the counter your ticket, pick your flavors....be ready! They have dozens and dozens to choose from. The cones are not handmade, which is a pity. Note they have excellent cookies, cakes, and pastries which seem to be overlooked by the throngs looking for ice cream. Make sure and ask for the cream on top of your gelato(its free).
A winner every time.

Visited December 2012
Thank Bruce4fun
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“World's Best Gelato”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stopped at Giolitti's everyday of our recent Rome visit. The fresh tastes and wonderful variety of flavors can't be beat. A very old and traditional Roman establishment very near the Pantheon, it is well worth seeking out. Watching the tourist taking photos of their cones out front will tell you you come to the right place. You will pass a number of gelatorias on your way but the line will be at Giolitti's. White Chocolate and Pistachio can't be beat.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Eric M
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Dallas, Texas
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“Best gelato in Rome”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Even though it is quite pricey, it is definitely worth it!! It is a bit of a hassle though because you have to wait in line to purchase a ticket for the ice cream and then you have to wait in a mob of people to get helped. Also, they don't let you sit down inside to eat it, which means you have to sit it standing outside.
I got blackberry and raspberry- hands down best gelato!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank wischme77
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