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Gelato Paradiso

448 South Coast Hwy, Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 464-9255
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Ranked #3 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto
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Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto
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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stumbled across Gelato Paradiso when using Peppertree Lane as a cut-through between our parking lot and the PCH. The smell of fresh waffle cones was enough to draw us in and I'm so glad we stopped. Having eaten my share of true Italian gelato on my travels in Italy, I can safely say this CA gelato transported me right... More

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Novato, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't miss this place--the perfect cap to a day at the beach! Highly recommend the peach gelato--super refreshing. Delicious waffle cones. Super cute courtyard path to get here, and you can even watch them hand churning the gelato. A real treat! (Don't worry about any lines--service is friendly and amazingly speedy!)

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Everything made on premises. The waffle cones smell good and are good. Excellent flavor options. Friendly service.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A must stop on a sunny day. The employees are very friendly and gladly let you sample as many flavors as you like. I tried about 5 flavors until I settled on cheesecake. All the flavors I tried were yummy. You can't go wrong.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Excellent gelato. I had the dark chocolate hazelnut and my daughter the milk chocolate version. And we were very lucky. No line!

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The ice cream here is a good middle of the road product. Nothing particularly exotic, but very enjoyable none the less. I wouldn't walk very far out of my way to get it, but if I were close by I would probably stop in.

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There's a reason the line is out the door...the gelato is incredible. Lots of flavor to choose from with generous portion sizes.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I found two other ice cream parlours but this is the one we used because they had the best range of flavours for us. The revolution in ice cream for me was to try salty ice cream which is now a must have for me. Average service but no worse than I would expect in an ice cream shop?

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yummy! The gelato is all beautifully displayed. The flavors are terrific. You have to go searching for this place because it's hidden so ask for someone to point it out. Prices are reasonable. Lines can be long. Their waffle cones are super yummy. There isn't really anywhere to sit so most just walk with their gelato or sit on the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

long lines always busy but for good reason. It's sorta pricy for what you get but its good. Try the waffle cones they are delish and such a treat while walking around town.

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