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Gelato Paradiso

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448 S Coast Hwy Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
+1 949-464-9255
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can have great gelato and skip the plane ride. Close your eyes and you're in the Piazza Navona! Consistently the best in the OC. It is worth a drive as well as a must stop whenever we are in Laguna.

Thank yogiacomo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gelato Paradiso is THE place to have icecream in Orange County - the flavors are absolutely amazing, nice fresh waffle cones as well. Be aware of long queues, but you only wait for 15mins max.

Thank Guido B
calgary, ab
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You know when you can recall how awesome a place was just by its location? Well we had gelato here many years back and we managed to track it down again when we went back to Laguna Beach this month. The place is tucked away and may be a bit tough to find, but certainly worth it. It is a... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was so impressed with the taste and quality of my gelato I had to write a review of Gelato Paradiso in Laguna Beach, CA. It was less than $5 for a medium sized gelato. Smooth, creamy, full of bold espresso flavor. The customer service was friendly and pleasant. When there are so many places to choose from in a... More 

Thank 2016heff
Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to Italy a number of times and Gelato Paradiso is the only gelato outside of Europe that comes close to the real deal. The alleyway it is located in enhances the experience that much more and the aromas will have you dreaming for days. Also perfect to grab right before walking down main beach boardwalk at sunset.

Thank claidlaw
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I do not like ice cream, but love gelato, and they have the best. I have tried many different gelato places and they do not even come close! There is always a long line going out of the store which tells you the stuff is good! I recommend the pistachio flavor and the mixed berries.

Thank pariskalor
Chandler, Arizona
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

They sell great tasting gelato (Italian type ice cream) and ice cream. If you've never had gelato, think more like serbet. Its all made locally and tastes great. A lot lighter on your tummy than ice cream. A great place to stop if you're in the area.

Thank BigDaddyAZ
Huntington, New York
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298 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent place for great tasting gelato! Excellent service- they let you sample as much as you want, and are very friendly!! Great treat while walking around Laguna Beach!!

Thank drjeff77
Covington, Kentucky
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217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This Gelateria is one of the best in the area. They have a great selection of flavors and freshly made waffle cones. Lines can get long on a hot summer day but it is worth the wait. No place to eat inside the store but there are benches outside. Try the double chocolate.

Thank Paula L
Appleton, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I will make this short and sweet .... If you are ever anywhere near this yummy gelato shop, you MUST stop. Nice variety of flavors that are so incredibly creamy and tasty, it will become THE standard that you compare other gelato to.

Thank MP-Hami

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 S Coast Hwy Ste A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2484
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-464-9255
authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto

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