Gelateria Giolitti, Rome

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    Gelateria Giolitti: Gelato Roman Style

    by TexasDave Written Mar 8, 2013

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    In an area dripping with gelaterias, this is the gold standard.

    In true Roman style, you must decide what you are going to buy (one scoop, two scoops, etc), tell the cashier and pay for it. She will give you a receipt which you hand to the person scooping out the gelato, telling him which flavor or flavors you want.

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    Giolitti: Did someone say Gelato?

    by bpwarne Written Nov 27, 2011

    There are certainly many Gelato cafe's in Rome but this one is not to be missed! Established 1900. Open 365 days of the year. 7AM to 1:30 at night. Reasonable prices (well, for Rome, anyway). Indoor and outdoor seating

    Favorite Dish: Gelato, of course!

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    Gelateria Giolitti: The ultimate gelateria

    by iblatt Written Sep 5, 2011

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    In a lane of old Rome we came across a group of American youngsters licking (or rather, devouring) their ice cream cones, their faces showing sheer delight, and one of them excalimed: "Every flavor there is so ******* good!"

    Around the corner we saw where they got their ice cream: "Gelateria Giolitti", said the neon sign. Soon we were licking our own ice cream or sorbet, enjoying every lick.

    Only later I found out that this gelateria was recommended by the Lonely Planet, that it started as a dairy in 1900, featured in Holywood movies and was even selected to satisfy the Pope's palate! Maybe this was the reason that a group of nuns also chose to have ice cream in Giolitti's (see photos).

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    GIOLITTI'S: Gelato at Giolitti's

    by icunme Updated Sep 6, 2009

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    Gelato heaven! Many will tell you that this is the best gelato in Rome and it is indisputedly at the top of the list. Gilotti is always buzzing - pay for your portion first - then wait for someone to serve you. History here dates to 1890 - details on their website.
    My personal favorite is still the little Fior di Luna in Trastevere - a very unique flavor to their gelato. Join the extreme gelato challenge and find your personal favorite - great fun!

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    Caffè Giolitti: Belle Epoque Café Offering Excellent Gelato

    by MM212 Updated Apr 9, 2007

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    This renowned 1900 Belle Epoque café is known for its gelato in many flavours. Stop by one afternoon if you are visiting the Pantheon area. I was back here again in April 2007 and it was as delicious as ever.

    Favorite Dish: Gelato (Italian ice cream) in all flavours.

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    Giolottis: Yes! Yes! Yes!

    by craic Updated Oct 26, 2006

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    There may be better ice cream in Italy - but I don't want to actually die of pleasure!
    You can sit in the restaurant and get ice cream in a dish etc, but I think ice cream has to be in a cone. If you get a cone that is strictly take away.
    Line up at the cash desk to get a ticket. There is a sign for prices and sizes so that is easy.
    Take your ticket to the counter and choose up to three flavours and decide if you want cream on top - con panne.
    The only flavour I didn't like much was Zuppa Inglese - it tasted like custard.
    This ice cream isn't any more expensive than other inferior ice creams - so what is the point of buying an inferior ice cream?
    We had a coffee here once at the outside tables and that was very pleasant and the waiter was a doll. They give you a carafe of water without you having to ask for it.

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    Giolitti: Gelato Fanatics Heaven

    by Jmill42 Written Feb 8, 2006

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    Situated just north of the Pantheon is a fantastic gelato shop. It was rumored to be the favorite of the past Pope and was shipped in to the Vatican for all those midnight binges. They have tables, though you will have to pay for it, as well as decent cappucinos and paninos. Engilsh speaking and friendly people will greet you here... Enjoy!

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    Giolitti vs. San Crispino: Gelato

    by maartenw Updated May 12, 2005

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    We did some comparative research on the real Italian ice-cream, that is Gelato with a capital G.
    We tried the rather famous Giolitti, both their branche close to the Pantheon as well as the one on the shore of the artificial lake at EUR. They both have a large array to choose from; from watermelon and coconut to liquorice and cinnamon. Taste impressions are all the same: great! The Giolitti in the Pantheon area has a slightly bigger choice and a much more friendly staff.
    Another legendary name in ice-cream in Rome is San Crispino. Don't miss this one if you're an ice-cream addict or lover. Their shop is very small (around the corner of the Trevi fountain) and the choice 'limited' to 25 or so flavours. They only use the very best ingredients (therefor availability depends on the season) and their craftsmanship is unsurpassed.

    Favorite Dish: At Giolitti I tried the blackberry (mora), blueberry (mirtillo) and mixed forest fruits (frutti di bosco). The combination was outstanding.
    At San Crispino I had the whisky flavoured together with the San Crispino special (honey ice-cream). Words fail to describe that divine taste.............

    Giolitti cones.  (Photo: Andrea)
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    You must have gelato in...

    by Audrey118 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You must have gelato in Rome
    The best are Giolitti and San Crispino.
    Some others are also pretty good.

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