Rome Gelato Tour: Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè

After eating at both San Crispino and Grom within 15 minutes, we had officially had a lot of gelato.

BUT on E’s Great Gelato Tour you can always find room for more.

San Crispino and Grom are only about a 2 minutes walk apart.  That is a very little time to eat a lot of gelato.  I was relieved to hear that the next gelateria was a little bit of a stroll. I needed a breather.

After a walk past Parliament, we arrived at Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè.

SO FULL. But.. wait… what flavors are those??

Szechuan pepper? Black seasame? Habanero??

I was suddenly hungry again!

And I couldn’t resist habanero, but luckily you can get a little sample at Claudio Torcè.  A sample was enough. It was HOT.

After about 3 minutes of pacing back and forth to check out all the flavors (there are twelve kinds of chocolate), I accepted some flak from the boy behind the counter regarding my indecision.  I finally settled on rice pudding and pear with cinnamon.

Holy shite.  Keep in mind that I had just two full servings of gelato 30 minutes before arriving, but this was worth it. I could eat this all day.

If you want to get gelato in Rome, take E’s advice: “Um, just follow the signs up Via del Corso to the Ferrari Store and turn left”.

Or you can use the address:

Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè
Piazza Monte d’Oro 91/92

If you are in Rome, GO.  And if you’re in Rome RIGHT NOW, Katie Parla of Parla Food is having a gelato aperitivo on Saturday 17 September.

Update 2013: This location is closed 🙁   The most central store is now located on Viale Aventino, near Circo Massimo.

Update 2015: If you are near the Vatican, another great location is Piazza del Risorgimento, 51, 00192 Roma, Italy

For all locations check here.

You know I’ll be there!


14 thoughts on “Rome Gelato Tour: Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè

  1. Katie Parla says:

    Hey! the habanero is hot! i had a whole cup once and it was hallucinagenic. is that a word? Love the blog’s new look. Maybe it’s not even that new i admit i have been living under a rock for the past few months. add to that a memory like a sieve and, well…thanks for positng about the aperitivo! see you there!!

  2. CheezyK says:

    This sounds much better! Location noted and ‘starred’ in Google Maps (I’m going to be in so much trouble if I get to Rome and my maps don’t work.) Thank you so much for writing about these things, between your recommendations and Parla Food’s I think I could eat happily in Rome for a month, let alone the three days we’ll be there!

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  5. sabine says:

    Ohhh, the heart break! We leave the day of the 17th.
    I went in to San Crispino’s by the Pantheon and got skeptical! I thought it was an imposter. We are staying on the Piazza Navona so I will have to stroll back knowing it is the real deal. Grom is a 20 second walk but the 3rd suggestion sounds interesting! I’ll look forward to a little stroll for some interesting flavors.

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  7. Sandy DJ says:

    Well THANK YOU, especially for the updated info.

    I am about to leave for 10 days in Italy and going to Rome specifically for the gelato. I am hoping to open a gelateria in a couple of years when I retire.

    Any recommendations in Milan or Florence?

  8. TonyM says:

    Ya, a little late to the ‘game’ but I’m a huge fan of gelato and wanted to chime in. I love San Crispino’s! Thankfully here in Los Angeles we now have 2 GROMs and a great little shop in Santa Monica, Cafe Nero! Did you ever make it to Old Bridge near the Vatican?

    • Natalie says:

      Oh yes, I know Cafe Nero! I had a small goodbye party there before I moved to Rome in 2010 😉 I need to try Old Bridge!

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