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1034 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
+1 310-897-8228
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Hermosa Beach, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I can't help myself! I stop by at least once a week for some Gelato. There are so many flavors to choose from- my "must eat" flavors include Sea Salt Caramel, Hazelnut, Cookies and Cream, Lemon Sorbet, Chocolate Raspberry, Rose Chocolate.... oh! I could go on and on. Located right on Hermosa Avenue, the shop opens early to serve delicious... More 

Thank Maureen L
Miami, Florida
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247 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Slipped in here right before the closing bell with a sweet tooth that needed to be cured and cured it was! Had two flavors packed into my single scoop and was well on my way to some very Sweet Hermosa Dreams.

Thank Papa G
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It's not the best or the worst, it's gelato. But this shop doesn't have an impressive variety of flavors, just the basics. So if you're good with German Chocolate it's fine. Didn't see anything with peanut butter. Ya, if you are in the area and want gelato, go for it. I wouldn't rave about it though.

Thank Tanya-USA
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place deserves the top reviews, the choice of flavours is huge and all the ones we tried were excellent. Proper Italian ice cream not that cheap soft whip rubbish.

Thank Leeds D
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Last 3 days of my honeymoon was in portofino, near hermosa beach (40 min drive from Hollywood - Los Angeles). I was walking around and pumbed into this Cafe; no planning was made. So, I asked if I can try some flavours and oh boy ... Delesh... Most of the flavours were rich and amazing. My favourite were pistachio, rocky... More 

Thank Khalid J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Enjoying a walk around the shops, etc. of Hermosa beach we had to try the Gelato. It was very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely try it again.

Thank Clifford W
Los Angeles, California
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280 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We always save room and make time for a stop at Paciugo. As in earlier reviews the taste of the gelato is straight from Italy, it's that good. The staff are really nice and patient when you are making the difficult flavor decision.

Thank Bobo12120
Sharon, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

After an extraordinarily salty meal at Palmilla Cocina y Tequila, we went on the hunt for ice cream. Paradis was already closed so we had to rely on The Google for other walkable alternatives. Up came Paciugo and boy, am I glad it did! Two seconds after walking in and looking at the flavors, I knew I had to try... More 

Thank silinx
Albuquerque, NM
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Vanilla Lavender! Amaretto Black Cherry! Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel! Mango Peach! Perfect Milk Chocolate! Rocky Road with all the fixings! We were dancing in flavor! Such happy and helpful servers! Can't wait to go back! Highly recommended!

Thank AthleticTouchMom
Hermosa Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I love to stop in here after a long day at the beach or a night at the comedy club. They always have great new flavors and awesome classics.

Thank PatrickJoyce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-897-8228
Nestled a block from the water, Paciugo Hermosa Beach offers 32 fresh flavors handmade daily. With over 300 flavors of gelato and sorbet in our recipe arsenal, there is always something new and exciting to indulge your gelato cravings. We offer a full espresso bar, hot tea and hot chocolate for those chilly beach nights. Enjoy fresh gelato or sorbet at your next special event by ordering a Paciugo pack. We also do on-site catering, perfect for birthdays, office parties, graduations and weddings.

Located on Hermosa Avenue just south of Pier Avenue right next door to the Comedy & Magic Club. We offer free wi-fi service for our customers.

Voted Best Ice Cream in the South Bay by the Easy Reader for 2009, 2010 & 2011, Voted Best Gelato in the South Bay by The Beach Reporter for 2008 & 2009.

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