This morning I woke up early with every intention of taking a long, intense run. At 5:37 PM I was still nowhere close to leaving the house. Then Petulia and Rob called with a tempting proposition: to meet for a gelato break at Gelateria Fata Morgana, a small and unpretentious gelateria on the Via Ostiense, a short distance from Piramide. I laced up my running shoes and hightailed it over there.

Fata Morgana is known for its unique combinations of flavors and dedication to making gelato from scratch using exclusively fresh, seasonal ingredients. We stood for a while in front of the display case, paralyzed by the nearly 50 choices before us, including almond-cardamon, basil-honey-walnut, pear and gorgonzola, poppy seed, white chocolate and pine nuts, and wasabi (dark chocolate and horseradish). Between us we tried 9 different flavors, and still we wanted more.

Gelateria Fata Morgana
Via Ostiense 36E (Metro Piramide)

Other locations:
Via Lago di Lesina 9 (Quartiere Africano)
Via G. Bettolo 7 (Metro Ottaviano)