We happened upon Il Re Gelato on our way to The Student Hotel nearby. We went in for a bottle of water, stayed for the granita! My husband is a connoisseur of granita di caffe, and we were thrilled to see a beautiful array of granita including di caffe. The woman behind the counter could not have been friendlier, and made a large granita di caffe for my husband just as he likes it--whipped cream on the bottom and the top. He said it is the best he has had anywhere in 40 years of travel in Italy, including 3 trips to Sicily. I could not resist having an almond one (mandorla). She recommended a dab of pastacchio gelato on top, between the granita and whipped cream. It was HEAVEN. The best I have ever had. The granita was not pulverized as often with mandorla, but had some little bits of almond. SO GOOD. And the woman serving was just so kind and smiling, we left very happy and intending to return our next trip to Rome.
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