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Il Gelato Café


Domenico Maurici was born in a farm village in Calabria, South of Italy, close to a very attractive beach-city called Tropea.

Il Gelato Café was established in 2006 as a new adventure for Domenico, twelve years later after he opened his first Italian restaurant “Il Farro” in the heart of Newport Beach. Making artisan gelato is another passion of Domenico’s. “It is just another art of cooking”.
For Domenico, there is no end of making gelato flavors. Flavors range from the traditional and classic to the exotic and unimaginable. We are devoted to making all of our products from scratch using organic and local ingredients whenever possible.
At Il Gelato Café you can enjoy delicious Panini and sandwiches made with the finest Italian meats and cheeses. Il Gelato also offers authentic Italian coffees, handmade pastries, different Italian cakes, fresh juices and smoothies using only fresh, natural, premium quality and healthy ingredients.

We invite you to visit us and experience the Italian tradition!

  • Casual Dining
  • Fast Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Ocean/Water View
  • Take Out
Yelp Based on 220 Reviews Yelp

I asked for a white chocolate gelato hot milkshake. I recieved a white chocolate gelato hot milkshake. Service was adequate. More

This place is amazing... What really makes it a 5-star experience is the atmosphere and vibe of this place. Upon my entrance I immediately liked the... More

Located along the beachfront near the pier, I stopped in to try the gelato and grab a latte. As someone who is an enthusiastic 'foodie', lover of fine ice... More

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