Fans from as far away as Santa Monica make the trek to this gelateria tucked into a run-down shopping center at the top of Lake Avenue. With rich cream-based flavors (pistachio, from Sicilian nuts; zabaglione; stracciatella; seasonal fruits; chocolate of many kinds, including with red pepper or orange) and the intense sorbettos and rough-textured granitas (blood orange, strawberry, kiwi, lemon, pear, pomegranate, espresso), it can be hard to choose your three to five flavors in the small to large cups ($4 to $7). That is no matter – you can get it to go in quantities of up to a couple of kilos for $30. Watch for every-other-Friday night outdoor movies in italiano.
749 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena, 626.791.6174, bulgarinigelato.com, Ice Cream/Italian. Closed Mon.-Tues. MC, V. $