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??
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!