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Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 683 2971
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (81 reviews)
“gelateria” (30 reviews)
“gelato” (119 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic Gelato and cannoli, but the father and son in charge made all the difference. The very friendly atmosphere had us returning every evening for gelato and we would purchase cannoli for breakfast. Would recommend a stop if by the Vatican. The very friendly father...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best of all.... Hand made.. Fresh every day.. fantastic atmosphere...warm welcoming owner... Hedera is a must in Rome

Thank Akif V
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We fell in love with this place so much, we ended up going there every day for coffee and canolis/ice cream! It´s a small bakery but very cute with a vintage charm. The ice creams are homemade and the cremiest I have tried in Rome...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Authentic Italian Gelato. Would highly recommend a stop off after a tour of the vatican. Try the speciality "hedera" ice cream. So good that you won't need anything else.

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

An absolutely adorable and quaint dessert place run by a very kind and welcoming father-son duo. The desserts are reasonably priced and delicious (we had four) and I'm gutted that we only found this place on our last night in Rome. The atmosphere was wonderful,...More

Thank TravelingAnxious
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Borgo Pio is dense with tourist traps, not usually the place I would go look for excellence. Hedera is the hidden gem of Borgo Pio. Their hand made gelato are sublime, made with utmost skill and only the best ingredients. My favorite flavors are their...More

Thank tom t
Reviewed 19 December 2017

As an ice-cream lover, it was really a great experience for me to try ice-cream am tartuffo in Hedera. By only looking at the sorts of ice-cream available in winter, you could understand that it was made only by real seasonal and ingredients. Besides, the...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

Tried other gelato in Rome, but this one is by far the best. You can really taste the original ingredients. Keep up the good work!

Thank Ljubo
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We found this little place while walking on the streets near by the Vatican and the feeling of it was really sympathic. We tried two cookies, these were very delicious, and eating them was enjoyable. The glas between the kitchen and the shop is interesting,...More

Thank Eszter E
Reviewed 23 October 2017

It was a personal quest to sample a lot of gelato during my three weeks in Rome. Without doubt, Hedera was the absolute best. They choose to have 12 flavors, not 120 -- they choose to use only perfect fruit and ingredients in order to...More

Thank ronlumia
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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4 October 2017|
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Response from FerdinandoCer | Property representative |
Just walk in... :-)
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21 January 2015|
Response from Lhealy17 | Reviewed this property |
They open at noon!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo
  • Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 683 2971
  • E-mail
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