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Beverly Hills Italian Legend Al Gelato to Close After More than 30 Years

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The Italian favorite ends its run December 24

Al Gelato, Beverly Hills
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Beloved Beverly Hills dessert institution Al Gelato is set to close after 32 years. The Robertson Boulevard icon will continue operations until December 24.

Rumors had been swirling for a while about the place’s decision to shutter, but a call to the restaurant yesterday officially confirmed the news. Though ownership wouldn’t divulge details on exactly why, that’s no matter: reaching a milestone of 32 years in business is something to be celebrated no matter what.

The long-running Al Gelato was a mainstay for the Beverly Hills crowd, offering everything from sandwiches and salads and pizzas to their beloved gelato. Keeping lunch through dinner hours, guests could also pile in for big plates of evening pasta, or a pastry and espresso to keep them going during the day. Add in the ever-present string lighting and cozy vibe, and it’s easy to see what made Al Gelato such a special place for so many years.

Al Gelato

806 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310) 659-8069 Visit Website