We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Gelato Fiasco

74 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2015
207-607-4262
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 97 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

239 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
    199
    32
    3
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What more can I say? If you enjoy ice cream, you will go nuts over gelato, and particularly Gelato Fiasco! It is rich and creamy, but not too much. The flavors are great and really well done. This is worth the trip!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sierra Madre, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a treat to have this boutique gelato salon in little Brunswick, Maine. I especially loved that they stay open after the show at Maine State Music Theatre to serve a special treat named after the show. I had seen "Footloose" and the treat of the day was "Almonds Paradise" based on "Almost Paradise" from the play. What a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Quite an eclectic selection of flavors and a great staff... college town atmosphere and families are very welcomed there as well. The gelato is really fantastic with fresh colorful falvors and an extensive variety of flavors - if you're not sure, you can get a sample spoon to make sure it'll be to your liking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reisterstown
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This restaurant has it together. There are dozens of different gelatos to chose from. The presentations are beautiful. The servers offer you samples of any flavor you desire to try. The place was busy, yet we felt that we received personal attention and were served quickly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Gelato Fiasco always has an amazing selection of both traditional and interesting flavors, each as intense and magnificent as the one before. My favorites are Maine Blueberry Crisp and Toasted Coconut. I stop by any time people visit me and they all say the same thing: "I don't think I'll ever be able to eat regular ice cream again!"

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Vernon, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Even after the show at the Maine State Theatre in town, the place is open. Bustling with families, friends, and great ice cream. I’m not a big fan of ice cream, but know enough to know that this smooth and delicious taste experience is what ice cream mavens are looking for!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia & U.S.
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Absolutely DELICIOUS gelato!!! Many, many flavors to try!!!! Tasting is encouraged. We sat outside and enjoyed every drop of our dessert!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Who would have thought that a world-class gelato-maker could be hidden away in Brunswick, Maine? Their extraordinary range of fully-flavored, well-made gelati rival any that I've had in Italy p for real. And their Maine Blueberry Crunch is especially sublime.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, MI
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The gelato here is to die for. They make each small batch fresh, and the flavors rotate. You have to try the salted caramel, it is out of this world. They also have excellent coffee brewed by pour over, which goes quite well with the gelato. Right in downtown Brunswick, so it's very convenient.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houlton, Maine
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I didn't think the gelato was authentic Italian gelato, but it was definitely a delicious Maine version! The staff was very friendly and let us sample many flavors (unlimited samples) and take our time deciding on what to order. The flavors I did decide on (which was strawberries and cookies and a Maine blueberry crisp) were delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Gelato Fiasco also viewed

Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
 
Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to The Gelato Fiasco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Gelato Fiasco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing