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All 153 Laguna Beach Restaurants

Gelato Paradiso

448 South Coast Hwy, Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 464-9255
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Ranked #6 of 153 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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English first
West Malling, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Came here with my wife for some lovely ice cream. Many flavours to choose from . There's bound to be one that you'll like. Tucked down an alleyway next to Nicks laguna beach restaurant

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Laguna Beach, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for years and it still sits at the top of my list for best Gelato and most fun place to stop at main beach. Just the smell of the waffle cones wafting through the air is worth a trip here. And the service, always fast (despite the crazy crowds) and friendly.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I had some s'mores candy and its to die for! Definitely a good dessert spot to get your sweet cravings in Laguna Beach.

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australia
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85 reviews 85 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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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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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