My favorite part of Rome--gelato!
--Gelateria di Joe, Campo di Fiore: funky, friendly, and pretty good. Pistachio was a standout.
--San Crispino: absolutely delicious. Concord grape, raspberry, valrhona chocolate, very nutty pistachio. Interesting fruit flavors. I didn't miss the cones, but others did. Best of all is the San Crispino location at Fiumicino airport.
--Gelateria Aracoeli: chocolate fondante was the deepest, darkest chocolate of all. Just don't ask for a sample/taste. No samples!
--Giolitti: dozens of flavors, with brusque service & hordes of tourists. The fruitti di bosco was outstanding, loaded with fruit.
--Alberto: coconut was the star here, full of fresh-tasting grated coconut.
--Gelateria della Teatro: our favorite, hands down. Ricotta/fig/almond, crema della nonna (pine nut caramel), pear/caramel...a wide variety of fruit flavors/milk-free flavors. Seemed to have the most interesting flavor combinations.