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L'Arena del Gelato

Via di Porta Castello 8/A | Borgo Pio 1, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 6312
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“il gelato” (23 reviews)
“ice cream” (60 reviews)
“fragola” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Via di Porta Castello 8/A | Borgo Pio 1, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came across this place by accident as we had just finished a morning tour in the area! This was definitely the best gelato we had in Italy so I guess we were lucky! There was a great range of flavours...we really enjoyed the stracciatella,...More

Thank Alexiis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great gelateria near Vatican. Really nice ice creams for reasonable prices here. Don't miss this one!

Thank JoeriMaes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gelato place in Italy that doesn't have limone gelato? I had the lime instead, not bad, but really was looking for limone.

Thank chris z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if this is the best Gelato in Rome but if not it is very close. The food and service was excelleny and the owener was incredibly freindly and helpful. A must stop if you are in the area.

Thank MauTrem
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing vegan options and staff. Also good location! Smiling and helpful staff, but also many options for everyone!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I mean it was nice but not exeptional the flavours were good but notning special about them.It was small and cosy.The staf was very healpful

Thank Boryana K
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is gteat gelato. Loved the strataciella, chocolate and of course tiramisu. The owner was very nice to talk with. The price is better than other places.

Thank Ihriel
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped by this place by accident, looking for an Affogato, turns put we ran into the best gelato ever. We came back the following day with the kids, and it looked like this place really exceeded expectations of the whole famiglia!. Special mention to Giussepe...More

Thank r c
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband and I stumbled across this adorable, little gelato shop after our visit to the Vatican. Upon entering the shop, we were enthusiastically greeted by the shop owner Giuseppe and felt comfortable and welcome! He answered all our questions about the gelato flavors and...More

Thank lmk2441
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My week spent in Rome would have been incomplete without our daily trip to your gelateria! I am a lover of ice cream, and your gelato really tickles my taste buds - especially stracciatela! Your shop is a very happy place, indeed. Would be extremely...More

Thank Meg H
Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent
souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and
pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican
and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which
acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the
souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only
business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the
tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 6
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Porta Castello 8/A | Borgo Pio 1, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 6880 6312
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Home-made ice cream in the center of Rome, few steps from St.Peter's square. Besides the ice cream you can enjoy: pastries,fresh fruit smoothies,milkshakes, slushies and crepes.
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