“Romoli is also in Berlin”: if you are from Rome, this simple phrase would probably reawaken in you memories of amazing tastes and flavours; instead if you have never heard about it, all you have to know is that Romoli is a real point of reference concerning coffee bars, ice cream parlours and pastry shops in Rome. The reason is simple: everything there is so good, and it is like that since the early 1900s when grandpa Romoli opened a namesake dairy on via Nomentana (Rome); then other three ones were opened in Rome and one in Milan. They basically work with milk: they transform it into amazing desserts and high quality ice creams; over time they have also specialised in salted dishes (sandwiches and cafeteria).
In 2015 Susanna, the founder’s granddaughter, opened Romoli in Berlin. It is located at 88 Schönhauser Allee, in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. It took some time to open it, because it was important to understand the right way of bringing real ice cream culture to Berlin; today Romoli has become the best ice cream point of reference also in Berlin, with four places in the city (two in Charlottenburg, one in Kreuzberg and one in Friedrichshain).
Honey and pine nuts, wild strawberry cream, nocciolino (a mix of pistachio, chocolate and hazelnut), basil, lemon cream, strawberry, raspberry, peach, blueberry, these are only some of the amazing ice creams flavours you could taste at Romoli. Of course you could also find classic flavours like bacio, stracciatella, pistachio, dark chocolate. All ice creams are made with 100% Italian products, fresh seasonal fruit and they are all gluten free.
The owners. “ I grew up making desserts and ice creams in particular. In Rome I left my sisters and my son, who in turn manages another Romoli ice cream parlour on via di Santa Maria Goretti (Rome). Berlin is a challenge. I wanted to change, I wanted to be in a less formal city than the Italian capital; I wanted to be in a city where you could have gone out dressed as I liked, without being afraid of others opinion, in a city where there could have been more serenity.” Matteo Del Grosso, 31, is Susanna’s co-manager: “I periodically used to come to Berlin. Over time I have made friends and connections so that I decided to move here and to start my own business. Romoli is synonymous of excellence; I’m proud of working for Romoli together with Susanna and of bringing to Berlin that piece of Rome that everybody abroad envies.”
Romoli Caffè Bistro Gelateria
Schönhauser Allee 88, 10439 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg
Metro stop: Schönhauser Allee
Open everyday from 11 am until 11 pm
Tel: +49 (0)30 81300804