Fatamorgana appears on a number of top ten gelato lists and I was curious to try it out (after being disappointed by one of Rome’s *best* pizzas). For example, Lonely Planet calls Fatamorgana ‘one of the finest among the city’s gourmet gelatarie’. Their location in Travestere is modest, and there wasn’t a line when I arrived on a Saturday evening about 8pm.
I think they are perhaps known for some of their interesting flavours, and decided to have two scoops, one of apple, almond and cinnamon, and the other, a “Parisian” chocolate that had butter and champagne.
And then I was asked if I wanted whipped cream on top, and my head said no, but my mouth said ‘why not’ if that’s what they’re offering. So, for 2,50 euro, I had a lovely experience with the fresh, fruity and unusual apple pie-like combo, and the chocolate flavour was rich and luscious and seemed to melt almost immediately.
Oh, they also advertise as offering vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options, which seems like a good thing to do.