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Vatican / Borgo
0.2 miles from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
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Home-made Gelato Family Business in the heart of Vatican area... High quality products,passion and attitude for the clients in a clean environment. We are waiting you, its not only a gelato but its an experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had multiple flavors of gelato here, all delicious. Our child with allergies (milk, nuts, peanuts) had a huge gelato with no problem. Very friendly and supportive service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent gelato. Best we had in Italy on our 10 day tour. Not the greatest selection, but homemade, with homemade cones available. Prices weren't bad for the area either.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son, who has food allergies, and I had been traveling around Italy for a few weeks and he was bummed he could never have gelato. I googled in every city to see if there was a place with nut free gelato, but didn’t find...anything until this place. They were super knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to accommodate. They make certain (safe) flavors first thing in the morning and keep them together and use a new scoop when you let them know you have allergies. We were in Rome for 5 days and went here 4 times. Not only was it safe for my son, it was really fantastic and high-quality gelato. Thank you L’arena!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place is overrated. It's a tipical tourist place where you only get the look not the taste. I would not recommend it you will find better gelateria.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream. The creams were great, both classic (milk based) and vegan (water based). Also the fruits were amazing, with lemon and passion fruit very fresh yet tasty.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely place to have gelato after your visit to Vatican City specifically if the weather is very warm. They are super careful with allergies and I really appreciate that. The panna cotta gelato was soooo tasty!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent! I am really amazed how educated they are regarding celiacs. They offered me gluten free cone and instantly changed the spoon for ice cream. The staff is so kind and polite and the ice cream is delicious. I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022

Perfection. As someone who struggles with severe peanut, and nut allergies, the owner Giuseppe went above and beyond to make sure I could experience some of Rome's finest gelato. Giuseppe was a kind and humble man who puts his heart into his business. Not only...was the gelato delicious, Giuseppe took the time to explain their allergy and production protocols, and even provided me untouched flavors from the back that had no risk of cross contamination of my allergens. I usually avoid ice cream/ gelato places because of the worry of cross contamination, but that was not an issue here! I can't thank L'arena Del Gelato enough for being my gelato highlight!!! Allergies aside, the GELATO WAS PHENOMENAL, and we returned a couple times during our short stay!!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

I’m terribly allergic to peanuts and the whole staff seems to be very well versed in their gelato making process and they have a specific order in which they make the gelato to minimize the chance of peanuts getting to other flavors. It is a...family owned business and they obviously are dedicated to their craft. We have and will visit the store again! All flavours we have tested so far have been hevenly!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

It’s always great to find good gelato when visiting a new city , but what’s even better is when you not only find delicious desert but after three nights of return visits you feel you’ve made a new friend! One of the owners Giuseppe was...such a delight! He has a superb product, but equally as fun to visit with! If you are anywhere near this shop don’t hesitate to get a treat and make a friend! We will see you again :) cheers!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent
souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and
pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican
and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which
acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the
souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only
business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the
tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as
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Response from BettyKate | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember they only take cash. It is always good to carry some cash when travelling in Italy as numerous shops do not take credit card.
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Yes, Arena del Gelato offers takeaway services.

Arena del Gelato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5