Indulge in the Most Decadent Desserts in the Eternal City

When it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth, you don't have to look very far in Rome to get your hands on a decadent dessert. Whatever your fancy, the Eternal City has everything from mouth-watering gelato, mini-tarts and cakes and tasty Sicilian cannoli for you to indulge in. 10Best has a list of some of the best spots for those looking for a little sugar rush on their tour of Rome.

For those that like to start the day off right with something sweet, eating a cornetto (croissant) is the way to go. Some of the best places to eat cornetti around town whether you like them plain or filled with honey and or chocolate is Bar Romoli and Bar Meeting Place. 

If you're looking to take your palate where it's never gone before, Il Gelato and Fata Morgana are two gelaterie that feature some of the most exotic flavors such as chocolate with hot peppers, gorgonzola cheese, blueberry cheesecake and pears with champagne just to name a few. If you're looking for a taste of Sicily but can't make it down to the beautiful island, Dagnino and 'Mpare are two bakeries that will give you a good idea of what you're missing out on.  For teeny tarts, mini-cakes and other delicious desserts can be found at Cristalli di Zucchero over by the Circus Maximus area. American style-cupcakes and English tarts and scones can be found at the Perfect Bun Bakery and Deli over in the Campo de' Fiori area.


Bar Meeting Place
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As the name suggests, this bar is literally a 'meeting place' for Italians. Whether it be a cappuccino in the morning or a mid-afternoon coffee, the Bar Meeting Place is definitely a punto di ritrovo (meeting place) for locals in the Piazza...  Read More

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Ciuri Ciuri is an ideal stop after (or during) a day of touring the Eternal City. Located in the very hip and bohemian Monti neighborhood, this new Sicilian delicacy shop offers some of the best pastries around Rome. From marzipan cookies to...  Read More



This gelateria is daring customers to take their palates where they've never gone before. Il Gelato can be found near the Ara Pacis Museum and Piazza Augusto Imperatore. What makes this gelateria so unique? It has over 100 flavors to choose from...  Read More

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When the Galleria Esedra (near Piazza Repubblica) opened in the 1950s, Sicilian pastry chef Nicol� Dagnino decided it was the perfect time to open up a pasticceria where all Sicilians could go for a little bit of comfort food. Soon after,...  Read More



A little off-the-beaten-path but certainly worth the trip is perhaps one of the best gelaterie in all of Rome Fata Morgana dares gelato-lovers to test their palates where they've never gone before. The gelato here is that good. Molto buono. The...  Read More



For those who can't make it down to Sicily to indulge in their delicious desserts, going to 'Mpare in the Piazza Bologna district of the city is the next best thing. Indeed, when it comes to traditional Sicilian desserts, no one does cannoli and...  Read More



Bar Romoli is a popular meeting place for friends, family members and locals in the neighborhood. Located in the Quartiere Africano-Trieste neighborhood, Romoli has been a favorite Roman staple for years. Though, it's a cross between a bar and...  Read More

Bar Pompi
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For more than 50 years, Bar Pompi gelateria and pasticceria has been a traditional Roman staple when it comes to tiramisu. Albeit, you can probably find good tiramisu around town, but nothing come close to Bar Pompi. This bar is considered the...  Read More



If you're looking for a little comfort food to remind you of home, the Perfect Bun Bakery and Deli is your place. The lovely owner of the Perfect Bun Bakery who also owns the Perfect Bun burger joint and restaurant, is British and has created a...  Read More



For traveler's with a sweet tooth, Cristalli di Zucchero will satisfy your every decadent need and desire. This cute little bakery shop located near the Circus Maximus is tue gem for those who happen to stumble upon it. At this pastry shop, once...  Read More


Meet Nicole Arriaga

A 1999 trip to the Bel Paese and a kiss from an Italian boy made Nicole fall in love with Rome. Not being able to stop thinking about cappuccinos and her Italian amore, Nicole Arriaga packed...  More About Nicole