I can’t say that I know the best gelato place in Rome, but at least I can say that I know one of the most unique gelato places in Rome. When I want more than the basic chocolate, pistachio, or stracciatella flavors, I head to Torcè, right near Circo Massimo. The original shop is in the EUR section of Rome, but luckily, a few other spots in Rome have opened, including one off of Piazza Navona.
Every time I’ve been to Torcè there have always been new and cool flavors. Most recently I saw gorgonzola, celery, pistachio and sesame, and fig. Other flavors that stand out from my previous visits are habanero and chocolate with chili. You will also find all of the basic gelato flavors, as well as a large array of ‘chocolate’ flavors.
The gelato at Torcè is as creamy and smooth as you want your gelato to be and super flavorful, yet not too sweet. Depending on the season, you can also try one of their many fruit flavors, or granita treats (flavored crushed ice). Being right down the block from the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization, they are used to an international crowd, and all the employees speak English well.
I suggest the medium cup/cone size, that way you can try three flavors at once.