Category Archives: Gelato

Carapina Gelato in Rome

UPDATE APRIL 2017: Carapina in Rome has closed.     After you have gorged on pizza bianca at Antico Forno Roscioli, you can walk a few doors down for gelato at Carapina. Carapina started in Florence, but opened a Rome location in 2014. The focus is on seasonal flavors made with natural ingredients. In fact, Carapina […]

Gelateria Artigianale Corona near Rome’s Largo Argentina

Next to a tangle of tram lines, with a major bus stop just outside the door, an unassuming store front advertises gelato artigianale. Inside Gelateria Corona are two tidy rows of flavors based on seasonal ingredients. Corona was my first ever favorite gelato shop in Rome, luring me in with flavors like raspberry ginger, and […]

Fior di Luna Gelato in Trastevere, Rome

Just before the draped ivy curtain that falls across Via della Lungaretta is Fior di Luna. The small gelato shop is a bit obscured by ivy itself. Inside the cool, dim gelateria are rows of freshly made gelato. At Fior di Luna, I tend to gravitate towards their rich chocolate flavors. But the bright fruit flavors, […]

Punto Gelato in Rome’s Centro Storico

I judged Punto Gelato on location alone. Primely stationed between Ponte Sisto and Campo de’ Fiori, I figured it was pretty much destined to be terrible. The corner where it sits probably has some of the heaviest foot traffic in all of Rome. Why should it even bother to try to be good? The name […]

Come Il Latte Gelato

It is pretty hard for me to imagine milk as an exciting ingredient. My mother used to have to buy strawberry Nesquick to convince me to imbibe the bone-fortifying beverage as a child. (Yes, I know. Obviously I had a fine palate from a young age). But while I can kind of take or leave […]

Gelato in Trastevere: Fatamorgana

This time of year, everything starts to seem over the top which is why it is critical to remember that sometimes things that are small are also things that are very important. Gelato, for example, is a small important thing. I prefer cones to cups, and smalls to bigs, when it comes to gelato.  I […]

Chocolate Covered Gelato at Frigidarium

chocolate ice cream cone

Fall is in the air, with winter just behind it. This new and welcome layer of crispness has sent me dreaming of seasonal delights. One thing that is always in season? Chocolate covered gelato. Have I mentioned the Irishman? Well, whenever he fancies a pint, I try to persuade him to head to the pub that is […]