We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dolce Gelato

Certificate of Excellence
$
Italian, Dessert, Ice Cream
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
247 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9249
Website
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dolce Gelato is a family-owned business in Laguna Beach. We make each pan...
Dolce Gelato is a family-owned business in Laguna Beach. We make each pan of gelato from scratch each day in our store using multiple milks and different sugars to achieve perfect balance and flavor, just like you'll find in the small shops in Italy.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great tasty italian ice cream

Wonderful variety of Italian ice cream without making a trip to Italy. place has seating and you can enjoy either cup or cone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
624David
,
Laguna Beach, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Laguna Beach, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wonderful variety of Italian ice cream without making a trip to Italy. place has seating and you can enjoy either cup or cone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winona Lake, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The was excellent gelato! We ended up here by default as nothing else was open after 10 but we were not disappointed. Great flavors & fun/friendly atmosphere

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Dolce Gelato is a real treat. The moment you enter you know you are in for something very special. The gelato is beautifully presented and there are many flavors from which to choose. It's located in the walkway between Nick's and Watermarc (there's even a convenient parking structure in back), which makes it easy to sneak in quickly and indulge!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Laguna Beach
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The flavor and quality of their gelato is fantastic. Great selection as well. Can't be beat in So Cal. Staff is friendly and helpful. Not easy to find but well worth the effort!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice location you can walk to between shops. Lots of flavors to choose from. Price was average for gelato. Very clean and friendly service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
391 reviews 391 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place is awesome, they had so many flavors, it was the best gelato in Laguna. It also was priced a little cheaper and you get more for the size. The kids loved the birthday cake gelato, you dont see that often. They also had several flavors aimed at adults like balsamic strawberry and a whiskey flavor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A great variety of flavors and not badly priced. It is conveniently located. There are places to sit inside, if you wish.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clearwater, Florida
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

On Broadway up about a block from PCH. Lots of interesting flavors. The server was very accommodating and split flavors for us to share. Also gave sample tastes so we could decide what we wanted. Tables and chairs inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Bruno, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm Italian (born and raised) and very picky about ice cream. This shop has probably the best ice cream I had in the US. Completely worth it, too bad I don't live close or it would be my go-to spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belleville, Michigan
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have sampled Gelato across the U.S. and this place, by far, is the Best. They have a large variety, allow you to sample, and are generous with their serving proportions. Every flavor they offer is accurate to it's name and absolutely delicious! Whenever my wife and I visit Laguna beach we always stop in for a treat. If you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dolce Gelato also viewed

Laguna Beach, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County
 
Laguna Beach, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County
 

Been to Dolce Gelato? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 715-9249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 6
  • Cuisine: Italian, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Dolce Gelato is a family-owned business in Laguna Beach. We make each pan of gelato from scratch each day in our store using multiple milks and different sugars to achieve perfect balance and flavor, just like you'll find in the small shops in Italy.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dolce Gelato staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?