Less than a month ago, I wrote that central Rome has few really high quality gelato shops. I think I can now eat my words after the opening of Fatamorgana in Piazza degli Zingari and the imminent arrival of Fabio D’Angelantonio’s V-ice near Largo Argentina, which is set to open in a couple of weeks. The original V-ice shop is on via Gregorio VII 385, a 10-minute bus ride from St Peter’s Basilica. The central location is more than welcome, as is a third branch in Viale Marconi.

D’Angelantonio’s flavors are some of the cleanest around and the gelato has an unparalleled creaminess that somehow manages to be extraordinarily light. The ingredients are all-natural and flavors are made without preservatives or added colorings. Fresh fruits, spring water, and sugar are all that are used in the sorbets. The gelato is made with organic milk, fresh eggs, and high quality ingredients (pistachios from Bronte, hazelnuts from Alba, lemons from Amalfi, and almonds from Noto, just to name a few). The chocolate is sourced from Amedei, Domori, and Valrhona. V-ice even makes interesting flavors like mushroom, salmon, and olive oil, which are served at their savory happy hours.