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Unusual Gelato Flavors in Rome

weshoke | May 11, 2012 07:45 AM

Being from San Francisco where unusual ice cream flavors (think prosciutto, foie gras, purple yam, peanut butter and curry, ...) are normal, I've been scouring all of the gelato places I can find for anything out of the ordinary. So far I've found a couple of places that are fantastic.


I had Kentucky, Basil, Cinnamon+Almond. The gelato was good, but they didn't have the parmesan, bruschetta, or anything of their wilder flavors available when I went unfortunately. I went to the Bettolo location. Does anyone know if the Via Lago di Lesina location has more or different flavors on a given day? It's a bit of a trek to go for something I've already had if it's not different.

The place I absolutely loved was Il Gelato Centro Storico:

I had Gorgonzola, Habanero, Blackberry. The habanero was stupendous. It had that amazing habanero kick. Very spicy! The gorgonzola went surprisingly well with the habanero :)

My next stop is Al Settimo Gelo:

They don't have their flavors listed on their site, but from the ingredients listed it seems they have an avocado flavor, which I haven't seen so far anywhere else.

Does anyone know if there is someone making prosciutto or uni (sea urchin) flavors in Rome? I asked at one of the shops and they told me that it exists, but they only make it for special events. I once had uni ice cream in Tokyo. It is one of my favorite all time flavors. If I could get it in gelato form, I would be in paradise!

Any other places I should be considering?

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