1. san crispino
i reckon this is the most famous gelato in roma. the caramel flavor is there, but somehow i didn't enjoy the sticky consistency of the gelato. it wasn't smooth and creamy as i expected it to be.
this wasn't on my list but the owner of our b&b recommended this place. this is right across the mercato nuovo and was perfect after all the walking we did in florence. again i had caramel or was it dulce de leche? i forget. this has the smoothest consistency this was like a rich ice cream not too dense but very creamy.
another perfect stop after an entire day of walking the streets of florence. the reviews are indeed correct. grom's flavors are rich but the texture is similar to san crispino just a bit better.
if you ask me venchi, wins just because of the consistency, it would be perfect if it has the richness in flavors as grom's gelato =).
other gelato brands i would have loved to try would be flor in rome, gelateria la carraia and perche no in florence.
via della panetteria, 42
(near the trevi fountain)
vicolo calimaruzza, 18
right across the mercato nouvo
via del campanile angolo delle oche
near piazza del duomo