Serves home-made ice cream,
in a variety of scrumptious flavors.
Once you have tasted gelato you will never be
satisfied with regular ice cream again. Gelato is made with all natural ingredients,
fruits and milk, not cream. It contains only 5%-8% butter fat. Where as
American-style ice cream contains 10%-15% butter fat. The best gelato is one that is made fresh on the premises.
Produzione Propria (made on site). Artiganate means made with (natural ingredients).
In Rome, you can find a gelateria every few
feet, but not all are of equal quality.
make their gelato on-site and use fresh, natural and organic products.
goes back to 16th century and the island of Sicily
was it's birthplace.
gelato, is a favorite Italian pastime. Enjoying gelato is an opportunity
to linger and converse with friends. It is also a way to cool down from
the summer heat. In southern Italy, gelato is even eaten for breakfast.
/ Sorbet: Is a frozen dessert made from iced fruit juice
puree and contains no milk. It may contain wine or liquor.
Folklore has it that Emperor Nero invented sorbet during the first
century. (history of Gelato/Sorbetto).
There is very little difference between Italian
and Sorbetto only the consistency.
Cool and refreshing. One of my favorites. As a
little girl back in New York I would wait and listen for the bell
of our "lemon-Ice" man./ "granita di limuni " (
/ Spumoni, is a molded Italian ice
cream made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually
containing candied fruits and nuts. Typically it is of three flavors,
with a fruit/nut layer between them. The ice cream layers are often
mixed with whipped cream. Chocolate and pistachio are the typical
flavors of the ice cream layers, and the fruit/nut layer often contains
cherry bits—causing the traditional red/pink, brown, and green color
combination. It is popular in places with large Italian immigrant
populations such as the United States and Argentina. August 21 is
National Spumoni Day in the United States.
How to Order Gelato
Cup or Cone? Not
every gelato shop will offer both cups and cones, but the vast majority
will. The word for cup is “coppa” (KOH-pah) and cone is “cono” (KOH-noh).
You’d ask for either “una coppa” or “un cono” Sometimes,
you’ll see several different kinds of cones on display, so be prepared
to point to the one you want.
How many scoops? The
size of the cup or cone you’re getting doesn’t pre-determine how
many scoops of gelato you’ll get. You’ll need to say how many
scoops you’d like. In Italian, the word is “gusti” (GOO-stee),
flavors. So you’re telling them how many flavors you’d like, and
they’re going to give you one scoop per flavor.
In most gelato shops in Italy, you’ll need to pay for your
order before you’ve actually ordered it. This is because the person
who takes your money and the person who actually scoops your gelato can
be two different people, and sometimes they’re even in two different
parts of the store.
You pay first, then you choose your flavors and get your gelato.
You want two scoops of gelato in a cone you don’t need to know
what flavors yet, you just need to know the quantity and the
container. Go to the cashier and say, "Un cono due gusti, per
favore", or A cone with two scoops please". You would then pay
for your gelato and be given a receipt showing the amount paid.
It’s important to note here that while you’ll line
up to pay for your gelato and get your receipt, you won’t be waited on
in a particular order at the actual gelato counter. This does give you
time to look over all the flavors, so you don’t have to feel pressured
to come up with your order immediately.
Now go over to the gelato counter and start viewing all those
yummy the flavors.
Order Your Flavors:
Hand your receipt to the person behind the
counter so they can see how much you've paid for. Place your
flavor order. Example two scoops Raspberry and Chocolate
please " Lampone e Cioccolato, per fovore"
(cho-koh-LAH-toh) Raspberry: Lampone (lahm-POH-nay)
Thank you, and your on your way...
Gelaterias In Rome
is the most famous in Rome
(Via Uffici del Vicario 40 (north of the Pantheon)
It’s over 100 years old and the
of native Romans.
della Maddalena 27 (north of the Pantheon)
flavors and countless of them
creamy chocolate combinations.
Villa della Panetteria 42 (near the Trevi
Piazza della Maddalena 3 (near the Pantheon)
They use the highest quality fresh ingredients and all natural
They only serve their Gelato only in cups because they
believe that cones interfere with the flavor.
Via Vodice 21A (near Piazza Mazzini
and the Vatican)
Ingredients are all natural and organic.
Coeli 9 (near Piazza Venezia)
They use Valrhona French
Chocolate for their luscious Chocolate Gelato.
They use only fresh fruits in their Gelato and also make desserts.
Spumoni Spumoni Spumoni
Cake Lemon-Ice /