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Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 683 2971
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (70 reviews)
“gelato” (111 reviews)
“gelateria” (28 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Borgo Pio 179, 00193 Rome, Italy
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
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Reviews (680)
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Reviewed 4 days 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank JoeMarx
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best gelatos we had in Rome, it was creamy and smooth. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They even have a top secret flavour it was delicious

Thank Diogo R
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We tried few flavours and love all of them, especially chocolate one, very dark, love it. Hedera secret is a bit sweet, pear is just good.

Thank babe0827
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We discovered Hedera five years ago when we visited Rome during Easter. it is round the corner from the Vatican. The ice-cream is so nice that we keep on going back each time we are in Rome. The owner and his father are always very...More

Thank Dele S
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Hedera has a very welcoming setting and delicious gelato! I keep going back because I love it!!! 😋😍

Thank AmyMVillarreal
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Both gelato and coffe are really good! Homelike atmosphere, with homemade products! Worth stepping by ;)

Thank Oliver S
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!
Luigi D
Ciao, qual'e' il giorno di chiusura?
14 June 2015|
Response from FerdinandoCer | Property representative |
dal 1 marzo al 31 ottobre aperti... 7gg su 7 dalle 10:30 alle 23:00. ti aspettiamo...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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