Gelateria del Teatro

Price guide: Budget

Via di San Simone 70, Rome, 00186

Price guide: Budget

Gelateria del Teatro

By Lee Marshall, your Rome expert

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#4 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Rome
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Relaxation

Expert review of Gelateria del Teatro

Young, fresh and welcoming, this is the best of Rome's new crop of gelaterias.

It’s well worth seeking out this new ice-cream emporium in a tiny cul-de-sac off Via dei Coronari, which makes delicious gelato out of carefully-sourced organic ingredients. And, almost uniquely in Rome, they don’t charge you extra to sit down.

Food and drink: 

The cioccolato puro flavour, which contains 85 per cent pure cocoa, is an absolute knockout (it’s such an intense experience that I prefer not to mix it with other flavours). They also do a good range of seasonal fruit gelatos and sorbets, and some flavours based on traditional Italian cakes – like the torta al limone, which is like eating a lemon meringue pie that has been magically transformed into ice-cream.

Ambience: 

The compact shop is small and neat, but what really makes Del Teatro special are the tables in the little cobbled lane outside – where you can sit and eat your gelato for no extra charge.

Service: 

Efficient. They also speak English.

Location: 

Lined with upmarket antique shops, Via dei Coronari heads west from the top of Piazza Navona in the direction of the Vatican. Just where it opens out into the square of San Salvatore in Lauro, you’ll see the little cul-de-sac of Via San Simone to your left.

Price advice: 

Prices start at 2 euros for a cono piccola (small cone) or coppetta piccola (small tub).

More information on Gelateria del Teatro:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Ice-cream parlour
Food:
Ice cream
Address:
Via di San Simone 70, Rome, 00186
Telephone:
06 4547 4880
Opening times:
Sun-Thu noon-10.30pm. Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites, Takeaway

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