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Dolce Gelato

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247 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
+1 949-715-9249
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Laguna Beach
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Love this gelato. Always a variety of flavors, and they let you sample as much as you want. The hardest thing is deciding which flavors to have. Favorite thing to do - grab some gelato and take it over to Main Beach to eat it while enjoying the sun, ocean and people watching.

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Thank seremarcus
San Juan Capistrano, California
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

By far the best gelato outside of Italy! The standard flavors are always delicious (my standard is Ferrera Rocher) but their rotating ones are the stars! Sweet Corn, Basil, Plum Cardamom, and Chocolate Truffle (to die for), and so many more. One time, the gelato chef created a whole "Wizard of Oz" theme! We love to catch the trolley on... More 

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1 Thank BrownGirl2
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Classic and creative gelato flavors means there's something for everyone. I had a cone with maple-caramel and chocolate malt flavors. Delicious!

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1 Thank Reade
Oakdale, California
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Just a block from the corner weird art gallery. Turn off at the gas station and park. Walk in to find splendid conventional and new concoctions. We tried the Easter grass with cardamom and carrot flavors. Interesting and refreshing. The crowds are out and Spring has sprung. Heavenly weather for gelato and a beachy evening.

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1 Thank hawk898
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Super cozy, little place with amazing flavors! Only one worldwide too, so it is a must visit if you are in Laguna Beach! Will definitely visit again! Thank you!

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Redmond, Washington
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Basil flavored gelato would never have occurred to me, but the gelato creator here thought of it, and it was sublime. The strawberry balsamic was almost as good. The banana tasted exactly like the best fresh banana you have ever had, as did the coconut. I wish I could have stayed long enough to work my way through the whole... More 

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1 Thank Kathleen M
Orem, Utah
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

After a delicious dinner at Carmelita's, we dropped in to Dolce Gelato for a snack. Too many choices to decide. I had the coconut and shamrock flavors. This is a wonderful place to come and get a sweet treat.

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Reno, Nevada
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Outstanding quality gelato. Better than European competitors. Valrona chocolate right from France, can't be beat! Prices very reasonable for this high quality.

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1 Thank Jeff C
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

What can you say, it is delicious ice cream in any flavour that you can imagines and well worth a visit

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Thank Clive59
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Dolce has amazing gelato in a wide array of unique flavors. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff will help you pick flavors that appeal to your taste.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-9249
Description
Dolce Gelato is a family-owned business in Laguna Beach. We make each pan of gelato from scratch each day in our store using multiple milks and different sugars to achieve perfect balance and flavor, just like you'll find in the small shops in Italy.

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