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1034 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
+1 310-897-8228
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Nestled a block from the water, Paciugo Hermosa Beach offers 32 fresh...
Nestled a block from the water, Paciugo Hermosa Beach offers 32 fresh flavors handmade daily. With over 300 flavors of gelato and sorbet in our recipe arsenal, there is always something new and exciting to indulge your gelato cravings. We offer a full espresso bar, hot tea and hot chocolate for those chilly beach nights. Enjoy fresh gelato or sorbet at your next special event by ordering a Paciugo pack. We also do on-site catering, perfect for birthdays, office parties, graduations and weddings.

Located on Hermosa Avenue just south of Pier Avenue right next door to the Comedy & Magic Club. We offer free wi-fi service for our customers.

Voted Best Ice Cream in the South Bay by the Easy Reader for 2009, 2010 & 2011, Voted Best Gelato in the South Bay by The Beach Reporter for 2008 & 2009.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always stop here when I'm in town

I have had the gelato in Italy and this is the only place I have been to outside of Italy that can compare to the gelato I had in Italy. Sometimes, there is a line. You know why? Because this stuff is like crack. It's addicting. Go. You will love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
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Dallas
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Dallas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I have had the gelato in Italy and this is the only place I have been to outside of Italy that can compare to the gelato I had in Italy. Sometimes, there is a line. You know why? Because this stuff is like crack. It's addicting. Go. You will love it.

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Thank BigDTravel
lake arrowhead ca
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

They make it on-site and have a huge number of choices. They also have dairy-free options for vegans. This is located in the heart of downtown Hermosa Beach just a block to the sand and surf, and is a must-taste!

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Thank andrew c
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

As an italian it is very difficult to find a good ice cream in US, where gelato is much different from the original italian one, but this is a nice exception. It offers a lot of american variations but it is very good!

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Thank Owiman
Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Hermosa Beach! The choices of gelato and sorbet are amazing! It is a lpricey, but the food is really good, the service is great, the opening hours are perfect and they play fab music, so when you get a place outside you can eat your ice cream, listen to rock and watch... More 

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Thank WaldFeeGermany
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Advise sampling before committing, they get creative with flavors (birthday cake?) limited seating so if there on hot August afternoon like I was, could be tough. Good to go, though. Service was exemplary.

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Thank LVinWA
Hermosa Beach, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A little pricey and sometimes the line can get very long. However, this place always provides great customer service, new flavors to try, and is in the perfect location.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Los Angeles, California
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

There is a smaller size availabe than is on the menu. You can get one flavor and it is enough for an adult. There was a line on Thursday night but it went quickly. Wew had coconut and coffee crunch. We would get the flavors again.

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Thank orange552015
Salem, Oregon
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256 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A delightful family place for a huge variety of Gelato. Very delicious, sweet staff who let you sample as many flavors as you want. Outside seating is great for the summer time.

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Thank jeannecass
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Went to Paciugo near the Pier on our second day in Hermosa Beach. For a "beach town", we were expecting more ice cream choices...there's hardly any! Paciugo sells Gelato, which is different than ice cream, so that may be why it is pricier. We enjoyed it, though, as it is very tasty & appreciated that they patiently let us try... More 

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Thank Smartshopperjm
Arcadia, California
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We enjoyed the best gelato in town and returned 3 times during the week we stayed at Hermosa Beach. The Chocolate Chocolate Chip and the Mango Sorbet were great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-897-8228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Nestled a block from the water, Paciugo Hermosa Beach offers 32 fresh flavors handmade daily. With over 300 flavors of gelato and sorbet in our recipe arsenal, there is always something new and exciting to indulge your gelato cravings. We offer a full espresso bar, hot tea and hot chocolate for those chilly beach nights. Enjoy fresh gelato or sorbet at your next special event by ordering a Paciugo pack. We also do on-site catering, perfect for birthdays, office parties, graduations and weddings.

Located on Hermosa Avenue just south of Pier Avenue right next door to the Comedy & Magic Club. We offer free wi-fi service for our customers.

Voted Best Ice Cream in the South Bay by the Easy Reader for 2009, 2010 & 2011, Voted Best Gelato in the South Bay by The Beach Reporter for 2008 & 2009.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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