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For the surname, see Giolitti (surname).
Giolitti at Via Uffici del Vicario in Rome, Italy.

Giolitti is a well-known café and pastry shop, and the oldest ice cream parlor[1] in Rome, Italy. It was founded in 1890 by Giuseppe and Bernardina Giolitti and operates at two locations: via Uffici del Vicario near the Pantheon and in E.U.R.. It is still owned by the same family.

The café is most famous for its ice cream (gelato), which comes in dozens of different flavours produced according to secret recipes. The rare flavours include champagne, cassata siciliana, ricotta, marsala custard and rice. The Giolitti family has several times refused to sell its brand and recipes to large dairy companies[citation needed]. The café is popular with both tourists and locals and is listed in many guide books.


  1. ^ Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth (2008). Frommer's Rome. Frommer's. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-470-28782-8. 

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