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Gelato at Ciampini in Rome


On Sunday I had my first gelato after nearly four months away from Rome. I stopped by Ciampini in Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina for a quick cup and, in spite of my compulsion to photograph everything I eat before digging in, I couldn’t resist taking a little taste, then two. Before I knew it the coppetta was not exactly picture worthy. After such a long hiatus, one might think that my experience was somehow influenced by gelato deprivation, but I can say completely objectively that the chocolate and hazelnut cup I was served at Ciampini was some of the best I have ever had. The hazelnut was particularly spectacular and seemed like a sweet, buttery.

For more great gelaterie in Rome, check out Gelatone, Cremeria Monforte, Fatamorgana (3 locations), Ciuri Ciuri (3 locations), Gelarmony, and Old Bridge (don’t mind the bizarre website) .

2016-01-09T13:33:00+00:00 April 7th, 2009|Categories: Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|11 Comments


  1. erica April 8, 2009 at 12:07 am - Reply

    You forgot Gelateria al Teatro, seriously the best. Hidden off of via dei Coronari. I think Old Bridge and Monteforte have had their run. . .

  2. Katie April 8, 2009 at 12:14 am - Reply

    @Erica Ah yes! Gelateria al Teatro, is fantastic. Monforte’s cremolato di mandorla is the only reason I leave my house in the summer and I cant leave Prati after a tour of the Vatican without a gelato (doppia panna) from Old Bridge though, I agree, it used to be much better. Sometimes my judgement can be clouded by 4 hours of sexual harassment by the Vatican guards:) It happens to the best of us!

  3. Rob April 8, 2009 at 12:44 am - Reply

    That’s what it’s called! I went to Gelateria al Teatro ages ago, and had (if I remember right) a very good granita. But I couldn’t remember where it was, exactly, or what it was called (although I should have done, because I did remember it being near a theatre). Time to go back, I think…

  4. Haney April 8, 2009 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Gelato? Never heard of it. When I’m in Rome, nothing beats an Oreo McFlurry at the McDonalds at Piazza Della Rotunda!

  5. Jessica April 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I’m a big fan of Gelatone in Monti as well. I also now have an affection for Giolitti since I got to go in their lab and make banana gelato with the Galavanting TV gals. All pure….just bananas, sugar, and milk!

  6. Katie April 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    @Haney Liar! Ive seen you tackle small children and steal their gelato. Glutton!

  7. Miss Expatria April 8, 2009 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Palazzo del Freddo! The oldest in Italy! And yummissimo. We gotta go soon!

  8. eva April 9, 2009 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Great website Katie! I will definitely share it whenever I can.
    I wish I was in Rome having some gelato right now!
    Buona Pasqua, buone cose e a presto….ciao da Princeton!

  9. Katie April 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Almost forgot this one. Its got some nice flavors like manna and rice with cinnamon:

    Bar Alberto Pica
    via Della Seggiola, 12 (corner of Via Arenula)

  10. Rome’s Bar Pica April 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    […] grainy texture of this and other offerings that makes me long for the creaminess of the gelato at Ciampini or the creativity of Fatamorgana. Nevertheless, the next time I’m in the neighborhood, […]

  11. Marianne Dalessandro July 29, 2010 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Ciampini in Rome is the best! I was there in May and it was amazing! Can’t wait to go back

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