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Rome - Il Gelato di San Crispino
Location: near the Trevi fountain and Barberini Metro – Via Panetteria, 42, Rome (the original shop is at Via Acaia, 56-56a, San Giovanni).
Tel.: (003906)6793924.
Open: noon-12.30am.
Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, closed Tuesday.
Specialities: ice-cream and sorbets; their zabaione is particularly famous.
Sample prices: tubs from 3,000 lire (£1) upwards.
The secret of these exceptional ice-creams lies in the freshness and quality of the ingredients. The sweet shock of the lemon sorbet comes from Amalfi lemons and the richly boozy zabaione is flavoured with 20-year-old marsala. Fruits are only sold in season, with the late summer redcurrants, raspberries and peaches giving way to pear, pomegranate and a fragrant grape sorbet.
Anything unsold at the end of the day is thrown away: they start afresh each morning.

- Sunday, 11 July 2022 -