Located in Piazza San Lorenzo, just four blocks from the Spanish Steps, Ciampini is a full-service brasserie, bar, and gelateria known for having some of the best gelato in the city. The interior is decorated with black leather booths, brick archways, and large windows, and an umbrella-shaded patio is set up each morning in the cobblestoned piazza. Frequented by employees of nearby Parliament, which is just across the street, Ciampini serves cappuccino and cornetti (Italian croissants) for breakfast; truffle risotto for lunch or dinner; and for dessert, the famous homemade gelato in flavors like hazelnut and mango.
Be aware that there is a pricey service charge for sitting on the patio; if you’re only there for gelato, order at the indoor bar and take it to go.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- No Reservations
- Patio/Outdoor Seating
Cuisine Type:: Italian