City Guide: Rome

By Maria Pasquale

Fatamorgana Gelateria

One of the, if not the, best gelaterias in Rome.

Italians take their gelato very seriously and Fatamorgana clearly has the Romans seal of approval. It starts with the ingredients, always all-natural, which morph into dozens of flavors from the classics like gianduia (chocolate and hazelnut), fior di latte, tiramisu, cioccolato bianco (white chocolate), zabaione (egg yolks, marsala wine), stracciatella (chocolate chip) and pistachio in three versions including one with Turkish pistachios and another with pistachios sourced from Syria. For those that like to live on the edge, the more inventive choices include: pensiero (grapefruit, lemon zest, and wasabi); sushi (mango, raspberry, basil and chocolate) and probably the most eccentric, chocolate with tobacco, pear, and gorgonzola.

The original outpost is in Trastevere, a sliver of a shop, but now there are several other locations around town and all of which offer plenty of sorbettos and sugar-free options. And everything, including the cones, are gluten-free.

While there may be a gelateria within in sight, be sure you remember to walk that extra block to Fatamorgana which is more than a safe bet, it is outstanding.
Must try:
Chocolate Tobacco Gelato
Gelato Master / Must Visit
$
Reservations: n/a
Hours: Daily 11:30am-11pm
Location: Multiple Locations - Trastevere, Monti, Prati, Corso
Address: Via Roma Libera, 11, Trastevere
Phone: 06 580 3615
 
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