/Claudio Torcè Comes to Central Rome

Claudio Torcè Comes to Central Rome

UPDATE: This location has closed. Move over Grom! Italy has a new growing gelato franchise, but this one is actually good. Make that amazing. A new branch of Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè opened two weeks ago in Rome’s Piazza Monte D’Oro, just three blocks west of Via del Corso. The gelateria is divided between two rooms, one of which displays the fruit and yogurt flavors, the other home to the creamy and chocolatey ones. With 100 flavors in all, it was painfully difficult to settle on a combo tonight, but I couldn’t have been more ecstatic about my final decision: salted peanut and chocolate-banana. I took a seat outside next to the fontanella and bathed in the pure white aura that is the Il Gelato storefront. Operating room lighting has never looked so good.

For more on Claudio Torcè’s gelato, check out this post from last month. And for the inside scoop on gelato in Rome, see “My Guides to Gelato in Rome”. A very special thanks to Oliver W Douglass who reported the new opening on Twitter yesterday!

Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè is open 7 days a week. It is located at Piazza Monte D’Oro 91/92. There are other locations at Via dell’Aeronautica 105 (the original), Viale Aventino 59 (a franchise near Circo Massimo), and Via Prassilla 39 (another franchise in Le Terrazze in Casal Palocco).

2017-02-17T15:27:53+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|19 Comments


  1. Hande May 18, 2011 at 8:32 am - Reply

    oh, we had a gelato there 2 weeks ago, without recognizing it is torce (was before the official opening) and though I did like it, found it didn’t deliver as much as it cost. But I will give it another chance today.

  2. Elizabeth May 18, 2011 at 9:54 am - Reply

    This is very dangerous…..way too close to home.

  3. andrea petrini May 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Ti manca via Stoccolma 🙂

  4. andrea petrini May 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    c’è posto! si trova zona eur vicino alla storica sede

  5. Hande May 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    i have 2 euros per scoop in mind, but might be totally wrong (possibly I am). will go by later and try again and report!

  6. Katie May 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    @Hande how much did you pay ? it’s €2 for 2 scoops now.

    @Andrea ma dov’e’? e’ quello ad ostia? ma c’e’ posto ancora alla cena fredda anzi freddisima?

  7. Teodoro May 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Darn, we were just there a couple of weeks ago. We did manage to make the trip out to EUR and Viale Aventino locations though–well worth it. I’m thinking it was 1.80 for two scoops…

  8. Katie May 19, 2011 at 12:47 am - Reply

    @Andrea Ah! la cena si svolge li a Via Stoccolma


    @Teodoro i think you are exactly right! im 99.9% sure two scoops is €1.80 at Viale dell’Aeronautica. Im so glad you made it to both spots!!

  9. Hande May 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    yes, it is a euro per scoop. Am still undecided tho, if I love it. Also, among the 100 tastes they have, there is no vanilla, which is my favorite. The guy behind the counter (actually at the door with a cigarette in hand) gave me a long and winded explanation why they don’t have any vanilla, but doesn’t change the fact.

  10. Cat May 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Oh what a shame this wasn’t open a couple of weeks ago! I would definitely have been up for a couple of visits. As it was I had to make do with the Viale Aventino franchise…

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  12. Eric June 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I think there is one in Roma Est as well. I remember because there was like 12 different flavors of chocolate, and I had five of those flavors at one sitting 🙂

  13. | Claudio Talks GelatoParla Food June 23, 2011 at 12:27 am - Reply

    […] You can visit Il Gelato di Claudio Torce in several locations in Rome, including Viale Aeronautica 105 (Metro B: Laurentina), Viale Aventino 59 (Metro B: Circo Massimo or Piramide), and Piazza Monte d’Oro. […]

  14. […] Saturday September 17 at 6pm, the inaugural Parla Food event will be held at Il Gelato in Piazza Monte d’Oro. The gelato-aperitivo will be hosted by Claudio Torcè, Patrizio Alunni Tullini, and yours truly. […]

  15. Kenny September 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    definitely craving some salted peanut, but still haven’t been there yet and sadly can’t make the gelato aperitivo. Hoping to get to Cladio Torce’ on Sunday though and give it a taste.

  16. […] and so far from least was Il Gelato di Claudio Torce in Piazza Monte D’Oro, just around the corner from Ciampini.  Even at the height of my gluttony […]

  17. Lotte March 27, 2013 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Unfortunately the one at piazza monte d’oro is gone 🙁

    • Katie April 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      I know! so sad:( i will update the posts that mention it accordingly. grazie!

  18. Dario June 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    When did it close? We left rome for 2 months and now it’s gone! Will there be a new one in centro?

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