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Gelato Paradiso

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448 South Coast Hwy, Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 464-9255
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Gelato by the Beach!

The gelato here hit the spot after a busy morning at the beach. Our group tried their Italian vanilla, dark chocolate, dulce de leche, straciatella, and peanut butter flavors, with two of the orders in waffle cones. The dulce de leche was outstanding, and we really liked the waffle cones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
BernieBrewer
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The gelato here hit the spot after a busy morning at the beach. Our group tried their Italian vanilla, dark chocolate, dulce de leche, straciatella, and peanut butter flavors, with two of the orders in waffle cones. The dulce de leche was outstanding, and we really liked the waffle cones. Probably the biggest hit, though, was a combined dish of... More 

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Laguna Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic quality and variety. Nice staff, variety os sizes and cones. Hard to find but well worth the effort!

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San Clemente, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Gelato Paradiso understands what it takes to serve ice cream that is savored with ultimate delight. The place is packed with a waiting line all the way to PCH, but it is worth every second.

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Costa Mesa, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

my husband and i went to italy on our honeymoon and ate gelato almost every day. SO GOOD. this place is the closest i have found to authentic italian gelato and it is so delicious! it's popular for a reason, so hang in there if the line is long - it's worth the wait!!

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Atlanta, GA
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270 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went here one afternoon and it was good gelato, it wasn't the best, but it was good. We tried to go again another evening and the line was around the building. While it was good it was not worth the ridiculous wait.

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NJ
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101 reviews 101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Super good. Loved the double chocolate. The peppertree lane building is so cute. This is my second visit there. Very good and free samples!

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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263 reviews 263 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

They had many flavors and they looked good but it did not taste like gelato to me. Tasted more like ice cream. The flavors were not intense . I don 't expect it to be like Italian gelato but thus was not even close.

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've been to the Gelato Paradiso in Newport Beach before, but this one in Laguna is special. Even if you're there in the off-season, if the weather's warm the area will still have a lot of people enjoying the waterfront, and it's just great to be there among the locals. My friend had told me about the Gelato Paradiso, but... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Came here with my wife for some lovely ice cream. Many flavours to choose from . There's bound to be one that you'll like. Tucked down an alleyway next to Nicks laguna beach restaurant

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Laguna Beach, California
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40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've been coming here for years and it still sits at the top of my list for best Gelato and most fun place to stop at main beach. Just the smell of the waffle cones wafting through the air is worth a trip here. And the service, always fast (despite the crazy crowds) and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 448 South Coast Hwy, Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 464-9255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Description

authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?