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May 18, 2014 05:50 PM

Leo Bulgarini to Open a New Concept Wine Pairing Dessertery in Old Town Pasadena

Scooping (pun intended) the usual outlets on this one...

We've been having some tremendous gelato weather here in SoCal lately. I stopped by Bulgarini Gelato in Altadena a few days ago (pictured: Bulgarini's fantastic Ataulfo mango sorbet and Sicilian almond gelato).

Owner Leo Bulgarini says he is planning to open a gelato & wine pairing-style desserteria across the street from Mi Piace on Colorado Blvd., smack in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. This new location is slated for a soft opening in about 4 weeks' time, according to Leo.

Many of you Bulgarini acolytes may know that Bulgarini has been hosting small (reservation-only) gelato+wine pairing events for quite some time now. This new place will hopefully bring the incredible gelatos at Bulgarini to dessert-seekers in Old Town.

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  1. as much as I love the gelato, does anyone really want 5 quenelles of this + 5 wines? without actual pastry? we need mother moo to step up and fill the void of a "dessert bar".

    1. I'll. E there. This sounds great. Though each tiny scoop
      Be like 4 or more bucks.

      Hence a wine pairing and a few scoops
      For $60 per. Just guessing.

      1. Agree. Hate the latest plastic cups they're using. Love the gelato, but the portion size has become laughable. I'd feel less so if they were weighing portions. By the kilo (or half) is a relatively better value.

        1. Great feedback. Who knows? Maybe Leo himself is lurking.

          1. Related note. Carmella ice cream is expanding its operations in Altadena and opening another location in KTown. There's the one on 3d and fairfax already.

            Maybe Leo should open up a shop in weho or ktown too.

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            1. re: jessejames

              Great news, their ice cream is excellent

              1. re: Ernie

                Hoping the expanded operations in Altadena mean more flavors.