The day we went, there were 23 flavors ranging from the usual to the fruity (pear, grapefruit, banana) to the boozy (whisky, Armagnac, rum and cocoa) and the specialist – ginger and cinnamon, basil, and San Crispino’s signature flavor, honey. It’s all stored in proper ice jars (because of the no preservatives) rather than the huge piles you see in other gelaterias, so you’re choosing on flavor not on looks.
We chose basil and honey, which were both superb. The basil had a kick of alcohol to it, and the honeywell, honey ice cream shouldn’t work, but it does, magnificently.
Prices are relatively magnificent, too€2.30 for a smaller than usual cup of two flavors, up to €8.50but the small pot did us fine, the flavors were so intense. About 80 cents more than what we’re used to paying, and slightly less ice cream, but we’d still pick San Crispino any day.
For more info, hit up their ridiculously detailed website. Or creep round the back of the Trevi Fountain to Via della Panetteria 42. There’s also a branch near the Pantheon, one near San Giovanni in Laterano, and one at Fiumicino airport. Bring us back some of the honey, yeah?
Photos: Juliab for Jaunted]