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“Best Gelato I've Had Outside Florence...”
Review of Gelato Paradiso

Gelato Paradiso
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto
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Description: authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto
Reviewed August 30, 2012

And as good as any I've had IN Florence. This place absolutely rocks. It's tucked way back in a charming alley off of the main drag in Laguna. Look for a small green and wrought iron awning with gold "PepperTree Lane" lettering to lead you into the alley. Or just watch for blissed-out people eating gelato.

It's evil they open as early as 11am, tempting you right after breakfast. Their sickeningly helpful service people suggest hard-to-resist combinations. The whole thing is so addictive, they should be ashamed of themselves. Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This place has some excellent gelato. After spending a few minutes taking in the gorgeous displays of some very fresh-looking items, we decided to go with the mango, strawberry, and double chocolate cones. Each was supreme in its own right.

The staff were really friendly and offer good recommendations and combinations. The parlor is in a very cozy and warm little end of the building it's in. (We almost missed it, though, since we didn't see any arrows pointing us to the far end of the alley it's in.)

If you're ever in the Laguna Beach area, be sure to treat yourself here. Our only regret was that we were able to go there just once given the short duration of our trip, but we definitely look forward to our next visit!

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The smell of waffle cones cooking, walking under the pepper tree, the pathway itself, watching them make the gelato and sorbet or the combination of it all makes it magical and yummy to have dessert at Gelato Paradiso. My kids and husband love it so much! There is always a line in the summer be it 11am or 11pm. :) Worth the wait. Plus while they wait in line, I go to La Rue du Chocolat, my place to have dessert.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Hidden in a little alley, this place has friendly staff and really great tasting gelato! Definitely my fav gelato in OC!

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Walk down the little passway called Peppertree Lane from PCH (leads to municipal garage which makes for an easy indulgence when time is short) and you will feel as though you have stumbled on a narrow street in Europe. Having been here about two dozen times in the past two years, I still pause like a kid to try and decide what kind to have. All have been wonderful and some are unexpectedly delicious, for example the peanut butter which was a suggestion of one of the employees. Their scoops are generous, especially if you order a cone. The mango sorbet and chocolate hazelnut are also incredibly craveable memories! Help is invariably friendly and patient. Truly an experience for all the senses at a very reasonable price.

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