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Gelateria Corona Opens Second Venue

The center of Rome has relatively few quality, family-run gelato shops these days. Chalk it up to declining local tastes, which are content with the soulless sterility of Grom and the unrelenting mediocrity of Giolitti. A dairy-inspired email exchange with my friend Arlene on this subject reminded me of one quality family-spot, Gelateria Corona, which opened a second shop on Corso Vittorio Emanuele 144 in late March; the other shop is just around the corner in Largo Arenula.

Giancarlo Corona and his daughters take turns making gelato and staffing their two nearby shops, which specialize in exotic fruit flavors and fun combos like raspberry with star anise and lemon with basil. The gelato is quite good (though let the record show it doesn’t hold a candle to my beloved Il Gelato di Claudio Torce in Piazza Monte d’Oro (Rome’s reigning gelato king has no competition in the center of Rome), but the granite are something special. Seriously one of the greatest flavor combinations on earth is pistacchio slush paired with almond. It’s so good you’ll want one from each branch.

2017-02-17T15:18:01+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Categories: Gelato, Rome & Lazio|8 Comments


  1. Sarah May May 16, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Maybe a good choice for clients in the center of Rome

  2. Arlene Gibbs May 16, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    KP (thanks for the shout out) speaks the truth. Gelateria Corona is outstanding.

    Their mango gelato reminds of the mangoes my parents grow in their backyard. It’s so fresh and delicious.

  3. Elizabeth Minchilli May 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I always send folks to Corona. But I also think Pica is a very good choice in the center.

  4. Katie May 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    @sarah definitely! and they have lots of non-dairy flavors

    @arlene love your new site!! their mango and coconut is the bomb

    @elizabeth have you been to pica recently? their rice and cinnamon is the only flavor worth going for these days and what fun is just 1 flavor?

  5. ciaochowlinda May 17, 2012 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Katie/Arlene – Thanks for the tip. I loved the gelato at the first Corona, but this new one will be even more convenient. Can’t wait to savor some in the next few weeks.

  6. Elizabeth Minchilli May 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I go to Pica about three times a week, and love a lot of their other flavors. Recent favorites have included Baba al Rhum, Zabaione, and Pistacchio. I also love all their riso flavors, (vanilla, canella and chocolate.

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