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122 S Kalmia St., Escondido, CA
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've had gelato numerous times at Esco and have enjoyed it every time. Service is good and there is always an interesting choice of flavors.

Thank SD_diner
San Diego, California
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always fresh, with unique flavors and combinations. Coffee is individual cup drip method. Local favorite. Street parking. Easy walk from Grand Avenue. Minimum indoor and outdoor seating available. Public restroom on the premises.

Thank SJR55
Perth, Australia
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for walk and have coffee, and found a place with fantastic Gelato but even better service. My wife asked for a flat white forgetting we where in USA, but the young lady behind counter asked what it was, then proceed to make one for my wife and it turned out well. I went more traditional way with Americano,... More 

Thank blc45reb
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You go in for yummy gelatto and discover delicious sandwiches as well!! What a great place to meet with family or friends and have a meal and a treat! What a find!!!

Thank Ddt3k
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They make the Gelato from scratch & it is really, really good. Many favors to choose from. Employees are very nice.

Thank jeanneo871
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The best gelato in Escondido!! Every flavor I have tried has been heavenly. Some of my faves: Hazelnut chip, Tiramisu, Pumpkin, Lemoncello to name a few.

Thank mytravel360
San Diego
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The best gelato since Italy - and what an array of flavors! After tasting several, I ended up with a combo of root beer (!) and espresso, which was terrific. A pleasant place to sit and savor the gelato, Escogelato also has some pastries and a limited but interesting menu of paninis, including at least one for breakfast. It is... More 

Thank oscar505
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a great business and one that I love supporting! As a plant-based eater, I am completely bowled over by their chocolate and passion fruit gelatos. I go as an individual but have also used them to offer a wonderful treat to a larger group or party. You can buy a tub of gelato very reasonably (they make it... More 

Thank Vegevous
Escondido, CA
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a perfect little hidden gem in Escondido. Plenty of parking nearby. Stop in after a movie, for dessert, or go for lunch. We had an afternoon treat a few weeks ago: amazing flavors of homemade gelato!

Thank Mimi_Avocado
Pauma Valley, CA
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This place is small but worth a trip. I have only tried the gelato so can't comment on their other offerings, sandwiches and such. But the gelato is what is special here! They offer many different varieties of gelato and always have one or more non-dairy sorbets available. Flavors are unique and delicious! They usually seek out local sources for... More 

Thank neecee23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 S Kalmia St., Escondido, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: 760-745-6500

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