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Gelato, long associated with hot Roman summers, has become a year-round treat in the Italian capital’s all-natural shops. The city’s artisans turn to savory flavors, often paired with alcohol, to entice customers. More in this weekend’s New York Times.

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Last year was a stellar year for Rome’s small artisanal gelato chains, but in 2013 things got even better. Fatamorgana recently inaugurated two new locations, Vice Café opened in Prati in January and there are several more (more…)


Gelateria Fatamorgana has opened its sixth location a mere two weeks after the opening of its fifth. The newest gelateria in this small but growing chain is located at Via Aosta 3 near Piazza Re di Roma. Fatamorgana, Rome’s premier artisanal gelateria, specializes in gluten free gelato made with all-natural (more…)


When the Piazza Monte d’Oro branch of Il Gelato closed earlier this year, the historical center of Rome was robbed of one of its few exceptional gelato shops. The loss was felt by visitors and locals alike who starred forlornly into the abandoned space once filled with so many dozens of delicious flavors. The only consolation for this grief is that now (more…)

Stuffed brioche, a savory snack, at Vice.

It’s just a few days old, and already my recent piece for the NYT could use some editing! The subject, the neighborhoods north of the Vatican, has welcomed yet another gourmet destination. Vice Cafè, which opened Thursday, is the gelato franchise’s fourth location. I sat down with owner Fabio (more…)