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.
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.
Efficient. They also speak English.
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.
Prices start at 2 euros for a cono piccola (small cone) or coppetta piccola (small tub).
- Families with teenagers