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Bulgarini gelato in pasadena, only open on weekends?

kevin Aug 8, 2006 06:08 PM

also, how much are scoops here? and can you get by the pint? it sounds really great from the jgold article.

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    revets2 RE: kevin Aug 8, 2006 08:24 PM

    wrote a mini-review the other night on these guys.


    this is the real thing!

    only open fri, sat, sun 11-6pm.

    not only do they sell pints, they package them in a styrofoam container to keep it chilly.

    i counting the days to friday.

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      kevin RE: kevin Aug 9, 2006 02:54 AM

      one last quetsion, what's the price on scoops and do you have to pay admission to the museum to get in taste the gelato? thanks again.

      i did read that j gold review and immediately wanted to try except for the fact that now i know it's only open on weekends and it's also all the way in pasadener.

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        revets2 RE: kevin Aug 9, 2006 06:18 PM

        i roughly recall paying $3.50 for a small and $13.50 for a pint. not cheap, but i don't think they're getting rich off of mark-up either.

        you don't need to pay admission for the museum and parking on the street is pretty easy. they also pull a mean shot of espresso.

        it's worth the trip to pasa-dena.

        had some gelato last night at doner spitz and swork...very average and il cono the day before...less than average.

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        oro3030 RE: kevin Aug 10, 2006 08:11 AM

        I have heard they are going to start opening on Wednesdays soon but I am not sure when.
        I have also heard they are looking for their own place.

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          BobMack RE: kevin Oct 4, 2006 03:41 PM

          Is this place still open or is this just a summer thing? I'm thinking of doing an Ice cream/gelato crawl this weekend.

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            revets2 RE: kevin Oct 4, 2006 05:42 PM

            still open, and his texture is getting better and better.

            bulgarini, pazzo and scoops (last two are really ice cream) are the only three gelato/ice cream joints i know of producing from scratch. i've been on a gelato crawl since may in italy which spilled over to l.a. when i returned home.

            not open on wednesday as mentioned above.

            hours both at the museum and the movie theater posted here (linked in case of changes):


            also, an article from the pasadena star news which explains his process better than any other article i know of:


            went to the movie theater on sunday for a fix. interesting. he wouldn't sell the chocolate to someone because he said, "it's done. too old. it's no good."

            i think he's the only guy doing real or authentic gelato in all of l.a./oc.

            enjoy and please report back.

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