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#14 of 761 Dessert in Rome
#34 of 10,471 Places to Eat in Rome
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Vatican / Borgo
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Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 683 2971
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not difficult to find good Gelato in Italy but after several trips and numerous cities I have to say that Hedera is my favorite. Outstanding flavors and a consistency that is a bit creamier make this a standout.

Thank Matt C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, delicious ice cream with natural flavors! We tried quite a lot of places but this is definitely the best gelattera in Rome. Try it, you won't regret!

Thank Burcu Tomurcuk K
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you are going to the Vatican city don't forget to pay a visit to this place. Some careful selected ice cream tastes with topnotch quality. Surely the best ice cream in Rome!!

Thank Djewan R
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great gelato! Small gelato place that serves other desserts as well. There is a small seating area outside on a quiet street so you can sit and enjoy the sights.

Thank Gloria B
Brac Island, Croatia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very charming palce with delicious ice cream and very friendly service. She even offered us to first taste 2 flavours to help us choose. Both flavors I ordered were delicious and quite destinctive which I appreciate a lot. In many places all ice cream flavours at the end taste the same, like the ice cream base, but it was not... More 

Thank mirchonka
Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ice Cream Romana at its best.. fresh flavors from real fruit and milk. On the way to Vatican on a hot summers day..

Thank AyhanSicimoglu
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing ice cream and very friendly owner and staff !!! We were staying near by this ice cream shop and we came here every day ( sometimes twice a day)! Very delicious!

Thank Kelly V
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice little place near the Vatican - great ice cream and coffee stop. Very good gluten free choices too. Would go back for sure. Nice staff. It's more of a takeaway place than a cafe but they do have a couple of tables.

Thank SimonHerts
Meerbusch, Germany
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We liked the gelato here so much we came twice. Both times our children got the same thing - our daughter loved the Nocciola (she had that flavor every place she went, and thought that Hedera's was the best, hands-down) and our son had the lemon. This is an all-natural, homemade gelateria and the flavors were all fantastic. The prices... More 

Thank Hoosierabroad
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I tried the gelato at Hedera while in Rome last month and fell in love with it. So much so that I visited it every day that I was in Rome! I’ve never tasted gelato that is so creamy and flavoursome. My particular favourites were the hazelnut and the melon. The selection of flavours vary with the seasons- only seasonal... More 

Thank Rosies-S7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 683 2971
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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 visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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