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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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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding Gelato. A few blocks up from the beach and was recommended by locals. Great variety, great quality, priced reasonably, not too expensive. Will definitely go back.

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1 Thank Andrew F
Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great portions with many selections; this is a sweet stop for after dinner or just a midday treat. The gelato is rich and served in big portions.

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Thank doors64248
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, friendly, and the best variety of creative gelato tastes ever! Good sized servings of gelato or sorbet including choice of dairy free or almond milk. Family owned. Measures up to the best gelato we've had in Italy!

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Thank Bouldertraveler2014
Laguna Beach, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several gelato spots in Laguna, but this one is my favorite. Always a big choice of flavors, and very friendly staff. Stay open late too!

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Thank Kevin L
Plano, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The gelato here is amazing. The flavors are varied and inventive. We tried 6 or 7 flavors - all great and all 7 flavors we had were amazing: Oreo cookie, whipped scrumptious fudgemellow, fizzy lifting drink, peanut butter chocolate chip, nutty crunch surprise, salted maple caramel, and chocolate sea salt truffle. Just go there!

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1 Thank David W
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You can smell the fresh backed cones from the street. This is absolutely the best gelato around. This is a must do in Laguna.

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1 Thank J F
Newport Beach, California
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I wanted dessert after our earlier meal, and she suggested Dolce Gelato. Lets start with the Bad. Parking is a Beast..........Seems kind of nuts to pay $10 for parking to get a dessert, but this is what it is. Secondly, we got behind a lady who wanted to basically sample every flavor they had, while we stood... More 

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Thank marcusf558
Prince George, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We drove from Newport from a day of shopping at fashion island in August 2015 to Laguna beach to have gelato here. I'd googled gelato places in the area. Parking is difficult to find in Laguna near the beach area, but we looped around twice and found a spot a 5 minute walk from the gelateria. Enjoyed sampling some of... More 

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Indiana
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What can I say!!!!!! Delicious. Yummy. The best gelato I've had. I had a small dish of pistachio and coconut while my husband had the banana. The only problem is we live in Indiana and we can't enjoy this on a regular basis!!!!!

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1 Thank Lynn46356
Laguna Woods, CA
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I always end an evening in Laguna Beach by a gelato here. The owner was trained by an Italian. A gelato is a work of art. And this place is not to be missed. The flavors change regularly and never disappoint. A warning-once you try it you will be hooked.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?