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The Gelato Fiasco

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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74 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2015
207-607-4262
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 228
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great

I can't have ice cream. Mess it terribly, but lactose issues so..... Gelato Fiasco has a changing daily selection of sorbettos. No milk. If you get there and it is available, the chocolate sorbetto to die for. Like eating fudge. Enjoy it often. Though the review date says February. We go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
jon l
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Brunswick, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brunswick, Maine
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I can't have ice cream. Mess it terribly, but lactose issues so..... Gelato Fiasco has a changing daily selection of sorbettos. No milk. If you get there and it is available, the chocolate sorbetto to die for. Like eating fudge. Enjoy it often. Though the review date says February. We go often.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The prices are a little crazy, but when you taste the flavors . . . totally worth it. The worst part: trying to get waited on when people who don't know what they want just hover in front of the cases, dazed - so you sometimes need to be a little aggressive.

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Definitely a highlight of visiting Brunswick, ME. I recommend the "taster" size which is about the right volume and you can ask for two flavors. I loved the cardamom ice cream and also the blackcurrant sorbetto. Great combo and there are (almost) infinitely more

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our party of five headed to this establishment after a movie on a recent weekend evening. The place was humming, which gave us time to peruse the menu and the gelato in the cases before our very eyes. One particular staff member was very outgoing and helpful, both with flavors and tastings. As we each settled on our choices (not... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've liven in Brunswick area for years, and only went there for the first time Saturday night. I can see why the place was packed at 8pm. Friendly staff offering samples of anything you want to try. Great selection too. I will definitely be going back.

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Bath, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've had the opportunity to try real gelato in Italy before and this gelato is not as good, but is still delicious. I like how they do the special 1% off your gelato for every degree below zero during the winter. I can't wait to go back to for some gelato from here during the hot days during the upcoming... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gelato Fiasco not only makes outstanding gelato but provides a great environment for enjoying a wonderful treat.

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Brunswick, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The gelato and the coffee are excellent. Just an all around nice place. Easy sitting and good people.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We just love Gelato Fiasco! The gelato is amazing, from the old standbys (dark chocolate sea salt caramel is a personal favorite!) to the seasonal/ occasionally flavors, all delicious. We've also never had a single unfriendly staff member- always super nice and many know us by face, if not by name. My husband and I have spent the remainder of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Can't go wrong with any of their tasty, high quality treats. Sampling is half the fun and they are courteous about it. Skip dessert at your nearby meal and head over there. Plenty of sit down spots to relish the treat and there's free filtered water cups in the back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 207-607-4262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?