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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto

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  • 119
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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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
Tasty waffle cone made it great!

Having been to Italy, we tend to be picky... Gelato Paradiso delivers Refreshing, Fresh, Light and fluffy favors. Favorites in order. Raspberry Pistachio Coconut Peach Chocolate Tasty waffle cone made it great! Staff pleasant and playful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Having had gelato in Prague, Murphy's Ice Cream in Ireland, the much anticipated Gelato Paradiso in a hot destination was a flop and the staff was a joke. The gelato itself was average, but what made the experience bad was the "lack of customer service". The staff was too busy chatting with one another and giving minimal service to guests,... More 

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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Having been to Italy, we tend to be picky... Gelato Paradiso delivers Refreshing, Fresh, Light and fluffy favors. Favorites in order. Raspberry Pistachio Coconut Peach Chocolate Tasty waffle cone made it great! Staff pleasant and playful.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Waited in line with my wife and daughter...bought them a gelato and when I tasted it as we walked down the street I had to go back and get one for myself! Long line in the evening but well worth the wait...try the peanut butter flavour!

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Fontana, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This little gelato place is down a little alley way that you might miss if you're not looking. The line usually wraps through and onto the sidewalk but don't be deterred. Their gelato is the best and they offer tastes so you can be sure you get what you're craving. I found myself in line with many Europeans so I... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were actually eating lunch at an outdoor patio of a nearby restaurant and kept seeing people walking out with cups or cones of what appeared to be ice cream. Tucked away in a walkway off South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach is Gelato Paradiso. There was a short line to get in, so we knew it had to be... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

it is 100% worth it to wait in line...the staff has the crowd down to a science. get a waffle cone...they are freshly made! i got coconut sorbet and pineapple sorbet...so great after a hot day at the beach. my girlfriend got hazelnut and loved it!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This is the most amazing Gelato! You will want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND every meal in between! ;)

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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Giant servings but it just was not as flavorful as I would have liked. The line was long and moved slowly and it was adequate but I wouldn't wait on the line again. Maybe I just chose the wrong flavors!

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Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic gelato ! Lots of flavors ! Yummy is all I can say. They have over 35 flavors and all home made. I got the hazelnut chocolate. It is so yummy !

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newport beach
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Worth the wait in line Compares with all but the best gelatos in italy Take a cake to a dinner party vs s bottle of wine it is that good

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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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?