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Bulgarini Gelato

749 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001-2302
+1 626-791-6174
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelateria” (2 reviews)
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749 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001-2302
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yum! Hot night or cold, best gelato in Southern California. Tucked away at the back of a retail center at Lake and Altadena Drive. Flavors change daily.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still fantastic after all these years. Now also serving food, which is equally tasty. At this time, pumpkin gelato and pumpkin gnocchi are the great seasonal choice, as are the five or six (!) different flavors of pear, all great! Not the cheapest place around,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JakCv
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This guy is the real deal. I've been to Bulgarini in the late summer and he's got crates of stone fruits ripening outside of the shop. It's just the best gelato I've ever had. Now he's making fresh pasta and sauces too. A little off...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is the real thing. Gelato like it is in Rome or Florence. And they gave me a couple of small tastes so I could be sure I picked my favorite one.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RobbinG2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very overpriced. $8.50 for a mini cup. Are you kidding me? The last time I went, I had to wait 10 min while the guy was chatting up a couple of girls. He definitely saw me there with my 6 year old but did not...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Christopher Q
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is more than a run of the mill gelato! The ingredients are premium and sourced by the proprietor for quality and taste. Be prepared for awesome tastes. Slightly higher in cost than other places in Pasadena, but worth it!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank twaone
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

There is no doubt that the gelato here is first-rate and authentic. Really delicious and unexpected from this small shop. Go for the excellent gelato, but don’t expect any warmth from the owner. Tables outside.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RosemaryLB
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in an U-shaped retail center, Bulgarini Gelato is one of Altadena's finest. Locals know it, and seekers of fine eats will concur. The owner takes pride, and will tell you, about the elaborate process for making his fine gelato. Sure, there're other creameries...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank LoveTravel592182
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Located in the back corner of the Rite-aid shopping area, parking is easy. A very small shop half gelateria, half Italian restaurant. Two display cases one for food, one for gelato. Many different flavors are available, some are even labeled. Don't ask what one of...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Rene V
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian gelato. Just wish they had more popular flavors. They also do movies during the summer. Local and They do a good job!!!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Cape-SoCal
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 749 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Altadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-791-6174
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