I’ve been doing the TdG since last December, and every time I’ve told you: “yes, this gelato is good, but it’s not my favorite….”
Well, here it is… drum roll please… finally, we’re heading to my personal mecca of gelato in Rome: Gelarmony. (Do you hear the chorus of angels chanting? It’s that heavenly.)
I know gelato taste is a subjective thing. I know people will say, but I like “X” better. Well, I have to say that I’ve tried pretty much every gelato place on those famous Top 10 Gelato Places in Rome lists, and Gelarmony still wins every time in my book. And it’s not even on hardly any of those lists. For shame!
Gelarmony is a Sicilian gelateria. I cannot describe to you how incredible the flavors taste, especially the fruit flavors. All I can say is that they are pretty much identical to the real thing. I think the first flavor I ever tried here was watermelon, and I literally thought I was eating watermelon. They don’t use any preservatives or artificial colors, only all-natural ingredients, and they have a wide and interesting range of flavors.
How are you liking all that creative action going on atop the gelato tubs? Fun, eh? So there are flavors like “Profumo di Sicilia” (Perfume of Sicily) which I think is a mix of citrus fruits, and another called “Vitamine dell’Etna” (Vitamins of Etna) which your guess is as good as mine. I settle for my old stand-by, cioccolato piccante (hot pepper chocolate) which here is called “Cioccolato del Diavolo” — Devil’s Chocolate. How very sinister!
I chose to combine that with Sicilian Cannolo. I swear to you, it tasted EXACTLY like a cannolo. It’s really amazing how they manage to do that.
But, let’s say you don’t want to stop at the gelato version of a cannolo, you want the real deal. Coming right up!
Real Sicilian cannoli, prepared as you order. I’m not going to say they’re as good as Dagnino (which I still have to review one of these days), because I haven’t tried them here, but I will say that getting a fresh cannolo in Rome isn’t easy, so this is a place to add to your list if you’re a fan. Ale is definitely a fan, hence:
But wait! There’s more!
Gelarmony also has a concoction called “Gelato Non Gelato.” Could this be the Italian equivalent of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” ?? I mean, if you click on that site you will see “The Kitchen of Love” (must pronounce love like luhhhhhve) with romance novel cover boy Fabio beckoning to you to enter. He’s Italian, right? But I digress. As tempting as Fabio and his Kitchen of Love are (or not), we must press on in our Tour del Gelato, into the realms of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gelato!”
So this “gelato not gelato” business is like a custard, and you can get it in a cup or a cone. I’ve never tried it because I’m way too hooked on their gelato, but if I ever go through all the flavors and get bored (not likely anytime soon), it’s a comforting thought to know I can switch to “gelato non gelato.”
Another point in Gelarmony’s favor: one of the few gelaterie that offer soy-based gelato. In fact, they have an entire separate ROOM full of it, as well as frozen yogurt, in the “yogurteria.”
And, the prices are normal, starting at €1,50 for a small cone (usually two flavors).
Honestly now, need I say more? I think the Gelarmony ad geniuses said it best when they said:
Nutritious, healthy, light.
Ah, yes indeedy. Quite possibly the best justification for eating gelato I’ve ever laid eyes on.
You have now been informed. Gelarmony, people. Don’t miss it.
Gelarmony, Via Marcantonio Colonna 34 (Metro: Lepanto)