Rome’s oldest ice cream parlor, Giolitti has a history dating back to 1890, when dairy farmers Giuseppe and Bernadina Giolitti opened a small creamery near the Pantheon. Soon after, the Giolittis established a series of shops and began producing ice cream using secret family recipes. Today, this flagship store in the Giolittis’ former home is one of the city’s most celebrated gelato shops, serving such unusual flavors as champagne, ricotta, marsala custard, and watermelon with chocolate seeds. The small store combines simple furniture with marble floors and crystal chandeliers, and seating is also available outside beneath white umbrellas.
Tables are reserved for patrons who opt for the (slightly pricier) waiter service; if you order at the counter, you’re expected to take your ice cream to go.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible