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Cafe Lucca Artisan Gelato - Old Town Orange

ml22 Sep 20, 2006 03:46 PM

I was at the TAste of Newport over the weekend and was quite enamored by the pistachio ice cream and chocolate hazelnut of Gelato Paradiso.

Yesterday I tried 6 flavors at CAfe Lucca in Orange Circle. My instant favorites were butterfinger and chocolate covered banana. I'd skip Almond JOy.

The restaurant has a great panini and salad selection on the menu, too bad I can't stay for dinner. Will definitely go back to dine and taste more ice cream!

Cafe Lucca
Glassell st (north of the circle)
Orange, CA

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    mrsjoujou Sep 20, 2006 06:25 PM

    I felt the gelato's texture was more like an ice cream and it was too sweet for my taste. You can find a better gelato at cafe blanc in costa mesa.

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      cdmedici Sep 21, 2006 12:24 AM

      Are they the same owners as the Lucca in Irvine off Shady Canyon exit off the 405?

      The owners of Il Farro in Newport Beach just opened a Gelateria by the Newport Pier call Il Gelato. I have been a few times and really liked it. Now that summer is over the parking is not that bad.

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        chazar Dec 18, 2006 11:08 PM

        I just tried Caffe Lucca for the first time, and I loved it! I had the tuscan country soup with beans and sausage. It was spicy, but really tasty. I also split one of the salads (vito?) with a friend, and it was excellent. I'm not actually a gelato lover, but I thought it was very good. They were very generous with the free tastes, and then a small was actually very large! I highly recommend it!

        Oh, also, they have two sandwiches for kids. They are both on mulitgrain bread (which I really appreciate). One is grilled cheese (might be a panini) and the other is peanut butter, honey and bananas. Each sandwich is only $2! My son wasn't with me the day I went, but I plan to take him back to try them out soon!

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