Come il Latte – Rome’s Best Gelato?

Come il Latte was a place I discovered by accident.
And “by accident” I mean it was a place I purposely sniffed out after sensing the sweet, sweet smell of freshly made waffle cones.

Come il Latte shop front

You see, after arriving in Italy there was only one thing I wanted to do: eat.

S and I had purposely eaten an early breakfast at the airport so that we would arrive in Rome hungry and eager to explore upon landing. It seemed like a great plan, but the journey took longer than expected and to be honest, I don’t deal with hunger very well. To the point that being called “hangrry” so much prompted me to make it into a slogan jumper (you can find and purchase it here #selfpromo #plug).

S had been busy tapping away on his phone and discovered a highly rated pizza joint that was close to our hotel, so loaded with hunger on our side we began walking that way. The abundance of aromas which filled our senses during the three block walk, drove me crazy. Coffee, waffles, freshly baked bread. It drove us further into hunger and just a few minutes later we arrived at our pizza destination. There it was. Standing magnificently… CLOSED.

I tell you, the disappointment that coursed through my body at that moment was palpable.
“What now?” S turned to me and asked.
I hesitated for a moment. It was that awkward “in-between” time at lunch where a lot of restaurants are closed until the evening. But I had an idea. I had smelt the sweet aroma of waffles on our walk to the pizza joint so I knew there was something tasty nearby and, like a bloodhound, I sniffed out the location and tracked it down.

Two corners later and there it was:

Come il Latte.
A Gelateria which I would later discover, could end all Gelaterias.

As we approached the building the smell of freshly made waffle cones hit us like a brick wall. To the point that S and I both stopped, looked at each other, and with wide-open eyes went “Mmmmm”.
Made for each other, I tell you.

Come il Latte is definitely one of the most “instagrammable” places I’ve been. The floors are tiled black and white, vintage glass milk bottles line the walls and the daily gelato flavours are written on chalkboards. It’s easy on the eyes, but even better on the tastebuds because beside those chalkboards, is this:

Not one, but two chocolate taps.
Yeah, you read that right, CHOCOLATE TAPS.
White or dark chocolate ready to pour into the bottom of the cones and over the top of your gelato choices.

But it isn’t just the chocolate which makes Come il Latte so great, it’s the emphasis which is put on the flavours. There’s an enormous sense of pride behind their gelato and you can tell this by the way in which they source their ingredients. Come il Latte finds the best of the best from around the world; so the pistachios come from Sicily, the cinnamon’s from Ceylon and the vanilla from Madagascar. The result is intensely creamy, flavour-rich gelato which I want to say is the best in Rome, but I honestly wouldn’t know because I loved Come il Latte so much that I kept going back and working my way through their menu instead of trying out new locations.

But can you blame me?

I started my tour of their menu with pistachio, salted caramel and cookies and cream gelato, topped with a blob of white chocolate… Because we all know calories don’t count on holiday! *gulp*

S started his quest with cookies and cream, caramel and vanilla, topped with white chocolate. Which, as you can see, he wasted no time in tucking in to!

We were that hooked, that when S and I went out for dinner one night, we left early (the meal was terrible – burnt bruschetta and tasteless spaghetti) to get our hands on some Come il Latte gelato because we knew it would salvage our night… We mixed up the flavours a little on our return that night. I went for salted caramel (hey, if it aint broke – don’t fix it!) and lemon. Whereas S went for caramel and dark chocolate. It was dreamy, creamy and… I don’t have another rhyming word to end that sentence. Probably should have thought about that before I started typing.

Come il Latte also serves coffees, brioche, tiramisu and an abundance of other desserts. But even though tiramisu is my favourite, I couldn’t pull myself away from the lure of their creamy flavoursome gelato to even try it.

So if you find yourself stumbling across this sign

Do your tastebuds a favour and go in!

Where to find Come Il Latte:

Via Silvio Spaventa 24/26
00187 Roma RM

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Come il Latte - Rome's Best Gelato?

Whether you’ve been to Come Il Latte, or not – what are your favourite gelato flavours?
Let me know in the comments!
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