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Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 683 2971
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“ice cream” (71 reviews)
“gelato” (114 reviews)
“gelateria” (28 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 via mobile

Came here after reading reviews and after tasting a few flavours we decided to go for the secret flavour which was really good although to this day we can't figure out what flavour it is! This was also our first gelato experience in Italy so...More

Thank Sue Ann L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place that makes the Pope's birthday ice cream cake... and there is a good reason why. Ask for the owner Nando who is full of personality and is happy to let you try his creations before you decide which one to indulge...More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romantic area, short walk from the Vatican. Some of the best tasting ice cream i've ever had. Definetely recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first found Hedera when I studied abroad in Rome a couple of years ago. While I was here studying, my roommates/classmates and I visited Hedera on a regular basis. Naturally, since we were in there a few times a week for about four months,...More

Thank hannahabigailfarrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place 2 times for the ice cream and the cannoli which was made on the spot, very fresh. Friendly stuff, rich flavors and very nice taste. It was a very nice experience, you should try it!

Thank Remus G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First, the store itself is beautiful. It's a stereotypical, Italian village storefront with vines of ivy covering the storefront and framing the striped awning with the store name on it. Inside was no less beautiful and the staff was very friendly. There were a few...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Way Overrated!! So mad that after reading the reviews we drove across town for this place- not many flavors, several were not good and the others we've had much better, owner supervises servers to make sure portions are small, and he charged 10.50 but rang...More

1  Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Very good. We tried it, and loved it!! Egen I Will come to Rome again, I will come back to this Ice shop

Thank Nicolas S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We made a point of trying any gelato that was ranked in the top 20 and this was our family's​ unanimous favorite. Unique was that their gelato is no on display like every other gelateria you see. Here it's kept on display but inside stainless,...More

Thank shanandery
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Delicious gelato! Rumored to be the Pope's favorite gelato place. One of us had the black Number 9, which is very dark chocolate. Wonderful flavor! I had stracciatella with Hedera "Top Secret". It was incredibly creamy and delicious. Perfect for after dinner or during the...More

2  Thank JoeMarx
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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Hi! Does anyone know the opening hours of this shop? Thank you!
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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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