There's plenty of delicious gelato near Rome pantheon.
But not all gelato is created equal!
In Rome, there's good gelato and amazing gelato.
For me, the best gelato in the pantheon neighborhood is Guenther, but I am listing the others so you can do some taste-testing and judge for yourself.
On this page, you'll find:
And I've mapped them out for you!
I have a feeling you might have been expecting some other names here, but if you're thinking of who I think you're thinking of, they are on this page, but not, in my opinion, the best.
Why is the gelato is Guenther so delicious and so special?
As stated on their website (in Italian only), they only use fresh, natural, quality ingredients, such as bio milk and water from Guenther's native region of Alto Adige. And the laboratory is on site.
Punto Gelato is in Piazza Sant'Eustachio along with two other of my favorite things to eat and drink there*, making it a perfect one-stop piazza for a quick lunch or snack break!
How to get there: Piazza Sant'Eustachio. Facing the Pantheon up close to it, walk to your right until you come to a news kiosk. Take a left and at the end of this short street, turn to your right and you will be in Piazza Sant'Eustachio.
This superb gelateria may seem better classified as being near Piazza Navona, but since the Pantheon and Piazza Navona are only a few minutes apart, I include them on this page about Gelato near Rome Pantheon.
I discovered this gelateria when I was chatting with the master gelato maker at my favorite gelateria in Rome, Neve di Latte, Simone Romano. I asked him where he recommended I get gelato in the center, and he told me a student of his had opened ICE cRome. I tried it and was hooked!
How to get there: Via del Governo Vecchio, 85. Facing the Pantheon, take any street to the right and walk about 3-5 minutes until you arrive at Piazza Navona. On the end of the Piazza where you see Palazzo Braschi and the Brazilian embassy, pass through the Piazza to via del Governo Vecchio.
Two gelaterias on opposite sides of the pantheon are favorites with locals. Both are good although neither one really wows me.
There is a third and very "local" gelato spot just a few minutes further away, and I do LOVE that gelato. They are on my list of Top 10 Gelato in Rome.
Gelateria Fiocco di Neve is an old-time gelato shop right on the via del Pantheon. It's actually a mix of a bar/café/gelateria.
They are the only ones on this list to provide a little bench outside, where you can enjoy your gelato sitting down.
I think the gelato is good, creamy and flavourful. Their dark chocolate lives up to its promise and the pistachio has a rich nutty taste.
Fiocco di Neve is most famous for their affogato di zabaione, which, sorry I didn't try, as is not my favorite (I find it too alcohol-y and too eggy tasting.)
How to get there: Via del Pantheon 51. With your back to the pantheon, walk up the street on the right hand side, via del Pantheon. Fiocco di Neve is at the end on the right.
Cremeria Monteforte is another of the old-fashioned cremerie (another word for gelateria) near the pantheon.
Actually it's literally next to the pantheon. Locals swear by it.
I think it's ok but it's never where I think to go when I want gelato in this neighbourhood.
Their dark chocolate is rich but there is some depth missing. Their pistachio has a bit of a watery texture, not creamy enough. Not very high praise I know.
How to get there: Via della Rotonda 22. Facing the pantheon, it's literally on the right-hand side of it.
Ciampini ticks all the boxes. Excellent gelato. Where the locals go. Near the Pantheon.
I consider Ciampini to be gelato near Rome Pantheon even if they are also on my page about where to get gelato near the Spanish Steps (it's probably equidistant for the site sites.)
Like Giolitti (see below), sitting down to eat your gelato will cost you a pretty penny. Get it to go if you want to pay the "normal" price.
How to get there: Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina. With your back to the Pantheon, walk fairly straight ahead for about 7-8 minutes and you will come to Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina. You will have a couple of small corners to turn but continue walking always in the same direction. See my map for more details.
I'm sorry to have to put it this way but it's just how I see these gelaterie. That doesn't mean they are not good.
Giolitti and Gelateria della Palma have been on the Rome scene a long time and are of course in every guide book.
They are not my favorite gelato near Rome Pantheon, but they offer good gelato and a nice experience.
Giolitti - This gelateria is very popular, and a fixture on the Rome gelato scene.
They do make excellent fruit flavours. It's not my fave but it's a classic so you may want to do a little taste-testing.
You should know, you have to pay first, then go ask for your gelato. And the lines at both the cash register and the gelato counter are, in my opinion, not worth the wait.
How to get there: Via Uffici del Vicario, 40. With your back to the Pantheon, walk away from it up either street, until you come to piazza della Maddalena. Keep walking straight, along via della Maddalena. At the end of this street, make a right onto via Uffici del Vicario. You will easily spot Giolitti as it has a large sign, tables out front, and big crowds.
Gelateria della Palma - I include this one because it's so visually fun. The whole place looks like something out of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The gelato is rich and good, and it's a treat to see the variety of chocolate flavours they came up with. They are also known as the Gelato of 150 Flavors, or gelato dei 150 gusti.
I don't love their mousse gelatos which I find too sweet and fluffy. But that's me.
How to get there: Via della Maddalena 19. With your back to the pantheon, walk away from it up either street, until you come to Piazza della Maddalena. Keep walking straight, along via della Maddalena. Della Palma is about half-way up this street on the left. Hard to miss as it has bright palm stress painted on all its windows.
It doesn't get much closer to the Pantheon than this.
Second, the chocolate fountains!
How to get there: Via degli Orfani, 87. With your back to the pantheon, look to your right and diagonally ahead. You can't miss seeing Tazza D'Oro on the corner. Go there and walk a few steps and you'll see Venchi on your left.
Grom is a relative newcomer, a small Italian chain with an outpost in New York City. I have only ever seen long lines of tourists there...that does not make it bad. What I don't like about Grom is simply...the gelato. I find it completely mediocre and uninteresting. And believe me, in the interest of giving you good info, I have tried it plenty. Maybe I'll have to try it again...but I also feel life is too short to waste on bad gelato!
I used to just love San Crispino gelato. But I am over it. The gelato is good. Some of the flavors are excellent, such as their meringues, and the banana. But they are just a bit too pricey for what you get (a very small amount, and scraped flat), and it's no longer a warm and friendly experience in there. You cannot taste any gelato before ordering it, as you once could, and they now won't let you get two flavors in the small size. With so much other fantastic gelato in Rome, I just don't bother here any more.
Well this entry is not exactly about gelato near Rome pantheon, but it's absolutely worth including on this page.
Pascucci is the place to go for a frullato, which is essentially a fruit shake, made with real fruit and either juice, milk, or yogurt. Something like a smoothie.
It's an old-fashioned treat for Romans. And Pascucci is the old-fashioned place to get one.
They've renovated to meet newer building standards so you may not realize it, but Pascucci is a very old-time Roman place (since 1936), and having a frullato there is a real Roman thing to do.
How to get there: Via di Torre Argentina, 20. Facing the pantheon, take the street to your right all the way past the pantheon. Keep going straight, and the street becomes via di Torre Argentina. Go almost all the way to the end of this street. Pascucci is a small shop on the left side.
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