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Nado Gelato

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1017 C Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3413
+1 619-522-9053
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We happened upon this little gem after taking the ferry over from San Diego. We were blown away by the quality of the gelato - and 3/4 of us had it dairy-free. The pineapple and chocolate sorbetto combination was equal to the best we've had (and that place was in Rome!). Wow, we wish we lived closer!

Thank Insalata17
Coronado, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always make a stop here...it's where I take my local film crew, Surf's Up Studios after a good day of work!

Thank SurfsUpStudios
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews of Nado Gelato on Trip Advisor, we had to try it. It has been voted the best dessert in Coronado & we can see why! Made daily with fresh ingredients, the flavors change frequently. My husband & I tried the coffee, amaretto, pistachio & The Speciale - creme brûlée with chunks of chocolate (my favorite). We... More 

1 Thank Nancy T
Coronado, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This gelato is wonderful. There is a large selection of flavors, the service is friendly and so willing to please, and you are never disappointed with the experience. YUM!

Thank NadoBiker
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

although this wasn't my favorite gelato we have had, it was still better than just basic ice cream. the shop is pretty small but they have a nice selection of flavors.

Thank JUDY M
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We searched for gelato places during a recent visit to Coronado and found this location. Knowing that gelato can be hit or miss, we had our hopes high for something delicious--and we were not disappointed. We tried 4 different flavors between 3 of us and they were all great. The guy working was very friendly and quick. Would recommend.

Thank 590jvoss1
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

After a bike ride with my wife along the Silver Strand on an unseasonably warm fall day, a cold gelato seemed like just the thing to round out the afternoon. Unlike many similar shops that have a lot of uninspired flavor choices, Nado had an enticing selection. Service was efficient & cheery and the serving size was just right.

Thank Mtrob326
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Definitely choose here over other local ice cream shops in Coronado. It's just of the main street so I think it gets overlooked by tourists sometimes, but it's MUCH better than the other ice cream shops Coronado has to offer.

Thank Heidi H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Happiness found. Out for an arvo with girlfriends; we knew we had to go soon but weren't ready for the fun, laughing, memories to be over so we stopped in here. Glad we did. Taster spoons, yummy flavors, friendly workers,... Can you say 2 scoops later 'cause we couldn't decide on just one!? Spot on way to extend our girl... More 

Thank BeachCityGirl
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Go here. Get gelato. Return again and again. Best gelato since Italy. Just a short 10 minute walk from Hotel Del. Outside seating too.

Thank TheProf06

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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 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 C Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-522-9053

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