Confetteria Moriondo e Gariglio
While the dessert of choice in Rome tends to be a scoop (or three) of gelato, Confetteria Moriondo e Gariglio makes a compelling case for chocolate. Around since 1850, this historic chocolatier was once attached to the House of Savoy and still churns out chocolates fit for royals to this day.
Passed down through the generations, the recipes result in rich and decadent confections that are mercifully able to withstand even the heat of a Roman summer. But there’s more than just chocolates encased within the gleaming glass display cabinets. The fruit gelées, for example, are a particular draw.
But as perennially popular as Moriondo e Gariglio is normally, its jewel-box-like velvet interiors become packed around Easter and Christmas. Visitors and locals clamour for a taste of the elaborate, hand-decorated Easter eggs and Italian specialties like Marrons Glacés. Nevertheless, whether you’re visiting for the holidays or you just fancy a bonbon, the main thing to remember when visiting is to bring your appetite. And your wallet.