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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto

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  • 133
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Gelato come close to Italiano!

If you have traveled to Italy and wandered in he alleys where they serve authentic genuine gelato, most places outside don't come close to those standards. But this little nook has some great flavors and their creams taste fresh. Be prepared to queue up though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
LadyJunket
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have traveled to Italy and wandered in he alleys where they serve authentic genuine gelato, most places outside don't come close to those standards. But this little nook has some great flavors and their creams taste fresh. Be prepared to queue up though.

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Thank LadyJunket
San Diego
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good, came here twice in 12 hours. Just amazing texture and flavor. Nothing artificial. Nice service. Wowzers!

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Thank bcinsd15
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a really fun gelato place, tucked away in Peppertree Lane, which is adorable in its own right. There are many flavors of gelato and extremely fresh waffle cones. I enjoyed the dulce de leche (a.k.a. "sweet cream and caramel") and my boyfriend had a combo of cookies & cream and peanut butter (he said the peanut butter was... More 

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Thank RicLouRiv
Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Gelato Paridiso is well-known by locals in Laguna Beach. It is tucked away in Peppertree Lane which connects the parking structure on Glennyre Avenue to Coast Highway. The gelato is made fresh every morning and they make their sugar cones throughout the day. Everything is exceptionally fresh and tastes delicious.

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Thank yote1310
Yorba Linda, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is our favorite gelato place...tons of flavors and freshly made waffle cones. You really can't go wrong in this cute little spot of Laguna.

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Thank Lnmarie
Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Love this place. Terrific gelato and cute little place in quaint little Laguna alley. Always hit this place when we are in town

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Thank Donna L
Irvine, California
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Fresh Gelato and a Wide selection of flavors. This place is always busy, especially in the summer. Although we came here in November and it was freezing outside (yes anywhere in the 60's is cold for us Californians!) we decided to get some gelato. They have kids and adult sizes to choose from. Enjoy!

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Thank Aero E
Laguna Beach, California
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you are looking for very good, freshly-made gelato, this is the place in town to go. During the afternoons in summer, it is not unusual for the line to go out the door and wend down the patio walkway almost to the Coast Highway sidewalk! Thirty minutes for Gelato? I'll pass, but many do not.

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Thank James J
Orlando, Fl
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209 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We wanted a little something sweet, so we stopped in and got some Gelato. I had the Straciatella. Delicious. Really reminded me of Italy. My friends had dulce de leche and peanut butter. All excellent! The place is always crowded.

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Thank djbls
laguna beach, ca
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you want a genuine 'gelato experience' this is the place! In addition the young people - mostly smart, ambitious students - are friendly and ambitious.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?