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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 151 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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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

When I say fresh cones I mean right before your order so the cone is still warm! The gelato is silky smooth and mouthwatering delicious making you crave more. The line may be long but it moves quickly so don't despair and find out why it's amazing.

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Grand cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Best gelato ever! Be prepared for a line, everyone knows about this place. Service is good thought, they get you through pretty fast.

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Orlando
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome gelato that brought me right back to Italy. I had the plum and my daughter had lemon. Refreshing and amazing. Will be back!!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I search out this little place every time I'm in Laguna Beach. It's really worth it -- all these Trip Advisor review are right. The line moves and it's a wonderful little walkway/courtyard while you wait. Enjoy!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wonderful flavors and a local favorite! There is always a line at night, but it moves quickly and our experience was that everyone in line was having a great time, so there was no moaning and groaning. In spite of the long line, they are gracious about offering tastes, so mix/match and enjoy!

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Santa Ana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great Sunday this was. While strolling around the streets of Laguna Beach we were on a mission to find chocolate and came across Gelato Paradiso by accident. Now that was a great accident. We saw the sign for Gelato so we followed it to the back of this small shopping center and were immediately hit with the wonderful... More

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Kansas city
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gelato was soo good! Also one thing that sets them apart is they make their waffle cones right there behind counter & they are delish! Smells heavenly! We had about a 15 min wait but it was worth it!

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UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Amazing quality & great value - can get busy, however service is friendly & I guess it's what you expect for great Gelato in a beach resort. Family & I keep going back & have always had the same experience - head for here if you like Gelato or ice cream,

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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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