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“Delicious gelato”
Review of Pappalecco

Pappalecco
Ranked #4 of 152 Dessert in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious gelato”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have been to a couple gelato places in San Diego and I really like this one (on 5th in Hillcrest, not State Street). We ordered up our cold desserts and hot drinks, took them to the outdoor seating, and sat for a while taking in a gorgeous Hillcrest night. The street is metropolitan without being downtown. The outdoor seating is enough for 3-4 small parties, and inside is more room. The gelato is delicious, handmade, and of the top quality. I haven't eaten anything else there yet. On comfortable nights, I highly recommend slowing down for an hour, grabbing a small gelato and coffee, and just enjoying a break from life.

  • Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best Gelato in San Diego!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I have not eaten the food here, but I have had their gelato several times. The many flavors will make your mouth sing for joy! Very intense fruit flavors and the more traditional flavors are very rich and delicious. My favorite is the Stracciatella which is vanilla flavored with dark chocolate drizzled on top...which is delicious. It seems like it would be made out of heavy cream but they told us it is make out of skim milk. The staff is very helpful especially in giving samples.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Xenos2
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Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tasty”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Loved the manicotti, but what a large serving! Felt it was enough for four people. Many neat pictures surrounding the area which we enjoyed viewing. Manhattans were good and made as requested!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Carlotta K
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Camarillo, California
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862 reviews
640 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Hand made gelato”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Really good ice cream, made in house. Lots of flavors to choose from. Dark chocolate is great. Price is about $3 for a "small" serving, which is two scoops.

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Thank Hitcher84
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Arizona
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“The "BEST" Gelato”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The gelato is as good as in Italy. We did not try the food but the gelato is to die for. Friendly neighborhood vibe. We visited two times in three days. Love it.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank hkh60
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