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Gelato Paradiso

448 South Coast Hwy, Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 464-9255
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Ranked #7 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto
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australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

So so disappointed in this place. We ate at a nearby restaurant and saw multiple people going there to get gelato. One night, we had to try. I got a banana and chocolate gelato. Unfortunately, both were next to tasteless, with an unusual texture and aftertaste. I couldn't finish it- not worth the money. The first gelato I have ever... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I love gelato, I eat it everywhere I can, Italy, America, Australia, anywhere! This gelato shop is located in a cute little arcade (peppertree alley) and is very popular so I was dying to try their gelato but it was so so disappointing. I had Stracciatella which is an italian choc chip and also, raspberry. The stracciatella should have a... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just try it:) It's the best ice-cream in OC which is more italian style: less sugar, more natural - just good!

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Akita, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I liked it better years ago, when it had it's own outdoor seating area. (It would have gotten a 5 rating then). It has moved to Fashion Island & I'm glad I found it again. It is a sentimental favorite from when we lived in OC & would bring our dog Holly here for her birthday. (Vanilla was her favorite!)

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Richland, Washington
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171 reviews 171 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It's located in a cool alley, which makes it super special. The gelato was delicious, but they don't thank you when you put money in the trip jar. SO, I am not tipping anymore because you hardly ever get a thank you -- no matter where you go -- from these young kids, who were not raised like our generation.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

superb icecream for good value for money. went most evenings to this place, queue is long however dont be put off as its well worth it.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

had dessert here after eating locally at the recommendation of out server. Could not be more pleased with the service, price and selection. There were 5 of us, so we all got something different and shared. They made the waffle cone in front of us for my son's gelato. I am not sure if they have samples (never asked) and... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Simply one of the best gelato on the west coast. So good that you can rarely find days with no lines outside the door.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The pistachio is heaven....as are most of the other flavours. Shame it shuts quite early, at least everytime I've strolled by late in the evening.

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Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lots of favors...great place...easy to get into....the prices are typical...of course fattening as all get out....

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Additional Information about Gelato Paradiso

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

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