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1034 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3716
+1 310-897-8228
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's not the best or the worst, it's gelato. But this shop doesn't have an impressive variety of flavors, just the basics. So if you're good with German Chocolate it's fine. Didn't see anything with peanut butter. Ya, if you are in the area and want gelato, go for it. I wouldn't rave about it though.

Thank Tanya-USA
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place deserves the top reviews, the choice of flavours is huge and all the ones we tried were excellent. Proper Italian ice cream not that cheap soft whip rubbish.

Thank Leeds D
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Last 3 days of my honeymoon was in portofino, near hermosa beach (40 min drive from Hollywood - Los Angeles). I was walking around and pumbed into this Cafe; no planning was made. So, I asked if I can try some flavours and oh boy ... Delesh... Most of the flavours were rich and amazing. My favourite were pistachio, rocky... More 

Thank Khalid J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Enjoying a walk around the shops, etc. of Hermosa beach we had to try the Gelato. It was very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely try it again.

Thank Clifford W
Los Angeles, California
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We always save room and make time for a stop at Paciugo. As in earlier reviews the taste of the gelato is straight from Italy, it's that good. The staff are really nice and patient when you are making the difficult flavor decision.

Thank Shawn M
Sharon, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

After an extraordinarily salty meal at Palmilla Cocina y Tequila, we went on the hunt for ice cream. Paradis was already closed so we had to rely on The Google for other walkable alternatives. Up came Paciugo and boy, am I glad it did! Two seconds after walking in and looking at the flavors, I knew I had to try... More 

Thank silinx
Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Vanilla Lavender! Amaretto Black Cherry! Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel! Mango Peach! Perfect Milk Chocolate! Rocky Road with all the fixings! We were dancing in flavor! Such happy and helpful servers! Can't wait to go back! Highly recommended!

Thank AthleticTouchMom
Hermosa Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I love to stop in here after a long day at the beach or a night at the comedy club. They always have great new flavors and awesome classics.

Thank PatrickJoyce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Awesome, fresh, hand made gelato. New flavors constantly coming through, the coffee is pretty great as well. Grab an espresso, grab two flavors, grab a seat out front and enjoy a great afternoon.

Thank Andrew C
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I have had the gelato in Italy and this is the only place I have been to outside of Italy that can compare to the gelato I had in Italy. Sometimes, there is a line. You know why? Because this stuff is like crack. It's addicting. Go. You will love it.

Thank BigDTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-897-8228
Nestled a block from the water, Paciugo Hermosa Beach offers 32 fresh flavors handmade daily. With over 300 flavors of gelato and sorbet in our recipe arsenal, there is always something new and exciting to indulge your gelato cravings. We offer a full espresso bar, hot tea and hot chocolate for those chilly beach nights. Enjoy fresh gelato or sorbet at your next special event by ordering a Paciugo pack. We also do on-site catering, perfect for birthdays, office parties, graduations and weddings.

Located on Hermosa Avenue just south of Pier Avenue right next door to the Comedy & Magic Club. We offer free wi-fi service for our customers.

Voted Best Ice Cream in the South Bay by the Easy Reader for 2009, 2010 & 2011, Voted Best Gelato in the South Bay by The Beach Reporter for 2008 & 2009.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?