Founded in 1900, Giolitti is the oldest ice cream parlour in Rome, and still considered one of the best. The original shop (Giolitti now has a second branch in the EUR district) is centrally located, right next to the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, and the perfect venue for a pit-stop after our visit to the nearby Pantheon.
I ordered three flavours – Hazelnut, Pistachio and Tiramisu and only received two, the hazelnut conspicuously missing, but didn’t make a fuss – the poor waiter was clearly trying his best and still managed to do everything with a smile despite being hugely overburdened.
The gelato was good, really good. It was delightfully smooth and creamy, with the strong taste of the pistachio coming through especially well. A nice touch was serving us water with the ice cream, without us having to ask.
In a nutshell…
Justifiably rated as one of the best gelateria in Rome.
Giolitti al Vicario
Via Uffici del Vicario, 40 – 00186, Roma
+39 06 6991243
Average price: €7