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fatamorgana trastevere gelato

In Rome, eating gelato is a year-round ritual, but since the temperatures have soared recently, I thought it was high time to update my annual gelato guide. There’s a bit of breaking news to report: Fatamorgana’s Prati location moved from Via Bettolo to Via Leone IV last week, so now it’s even closer to the Vatican walls. Ermanno di Pomponio has left Neve di Latte, while Carapina in central Rome raised the price of a small cup to €3.00, making it one of the priciest scoops in town, but worth every euro-cent. Al Settimo Gelo has expanded its offerings to buffalo’s milk gelato, which it makes for MozzaRe in Trastevere (peep the royally cheesy website). The pistachio will change your life.

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For more on gelato in Rome, check out this handy Google map pinpointing the best of the best or download my app or ebook for a portable version that works offline. And if low-tech gelato hunts are more your speed, be sure to brush up on how to judge gelato in 7 easy steps and these tips for finding natural gelato in Rome.

In my Rome, gelato is a way of life. After trying thousands of flavor combos for your tasting pleasure, I reveal the best of the best. Here’s what flavor pairings to look for at Rome’s best and greatest gelato shops. Cathc my other videos or subscribe to my YouTube channel here.


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.


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…)