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“Be sure to include this on your 'to-try gelato' list”
Review of L'Arena del Gelato

L'Arena del Gelato
Ranked #6 of 781 Dessert in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Vatican / Borgo
Description: Home-made ice cream in the center of Rome, few steps from St.Peter's square. Besides the ice cream you can enjoy: pastries,fresh fruit smoothies,milkshakes, slushies and crepes.
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Be sure to include this on your 'to-try gelato' list”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great ice-cream. If you are around, make sure to stop buy for a stroll on this nice little street and have some of the best gelato in Rome just next to the Vatican walls.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best but not pricey Gelateria close to Vaticano.”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

For 5 months I've been studying right next to this Gelateria. Every week-day, we used to pop-in and have a little cup of Gelati. The place is owned by Giuseppe, who is A handsome guy. :-)
The advantage of this Gelateria is that, when you ask for 3€ cup, you get A LOT of ice cream. Giuseppe won't make you pay too much.
The ice cream flavours I had were: Crema, Pistacchio, Nutella, Nutella with Nuts (their own special recipe), Limone (very, I have to say, lemonish), veeery good Fragola. Then All the chocolate bars flavours like Kinder Bueno, Snickers and Kit-Kat.

And One more thing. Giuseppe speaks English! :)

  • Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

L'Arena del Gelato is located near the Vatican and a couple of blocks from Castel Sant'Angelo.

The owners are very proud of their establishment and genuinely care what you think of their gelato. They'll take the time to talk to you and are quite friendly. The passion fruit was suggested and it turned out to be excellent and refreshing. The chocolate and pistachio were excellent as well.

If you're near the Vatican, be sure to stop in as it's worth the visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“Nice ice...”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

But nothing special. True, it is a good ice but for this city i expect a little bit more than this for being high in the list.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

:) molto bene !!!! Very good. I had the mint flavored gelato. I'm going back today. Best gelato so far in Roma.

  • Visited May 2013
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