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The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

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425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
207-699-4314
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Description: Discover Portland's new dessert menu with 30 flavors of gelato and...
Discover Portland's new dessert menu with 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto daily from a growing collection of more than 1,000 flavors. Try as many flavors as you wish and squeeze as many as you want into any dish. Full coffee and espresso bar available. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I don't even like ice cream but...

The flavors are incredible. There is a HUGE selection, maybe 30 flavors at a time with seasonal flavors which come and go. There are so many options that the family will love to keep coming back. My personal favorites are the fruit flavored gelato because of their striking resemblance to the real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Lindsey R
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Cedar City, Utah
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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The flavors are incredible. There is a HUGE selection, maybe 30 flavors at a time with seasonal flavors which come and go. There are so many options that the family will love to keep coming back. My personal favorites are the fruit flavored gelato because of their striking resemblance to the real fruit. Word of the wise, I only needed... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When I visit Florence Italy, I have gelato 5 times a day (it comes in eensy weensy cups, ok???). That experience has made me into a gelato snob. I didn't even bother with gelato shops in the US after I had a taste. Until I discovered Gelato Fiasco. Wow. Every single flavor pops. The texture is amazing. If you're not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Mmmmm! There is a reason that there is constantly a line out the door at Gelato Fiasco. The patient staff is very tolerant with customers who want to sample basically every flavor in the display case! Do not miss the chocolate noir!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I love gelato, but "real" gelato is hard to come by! These guys make the bold claim that gelato was invented in Italy, perfected by Gelato Fiasco... I'll give them that it's hands down the best I've ever had in the States! :-D My friend had never had it before! Glad I could introduce it this way :) They do... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Many flavors of sorbet & gelato to choose from. I did a combo of the raspberry or pomegranate chocolate chunk sorbet & stracciatella chocolate gelato. It was creamy and flavorful. The staff was efficient and very friendly.

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There's no substitute -- try every flavor. You'll dream about this gelato place all winter until you can return the following summer. The non-dairy options are also phenomenal. When I walk in the doors, I feel like I'm home. And my kids love it more even than I do.

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Garden City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Seven of us (5 adults and 2 kids) walked in after dinner on a Saturday evening after dinner. The place was packed, yet we managed to get tastes and our orders in a few minutes. We stayed to eat the wonderful gelato, found a table inside without trouble, and enjoyed the hoards of contented customers. It was not relaxing, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We came here almost every night on our recent vacation to Portland. The selection was outstanding as they seemed to have something new to try each day. Amazing and rich flavors. Service was excellent as well. We have been to a lot of gelato places and I think this is my all-time favorite.

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Delray Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This gelato is so creamy and flavorful! We went here twice! I had the coconut, seriously delicious. And it is open until 11pm , most ice cream or gelato places close at 10pm.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After the lunch at Flatbreads,wanted to eat some gelato and saw the Gelato Fiasco. There was a wide variety of gelato on the display.Plenty of them. I was so happy to see the wide variety.You can get a chance to taste the gelatos. finally ,I went with a scoop of pistachio and coconut gelato. the different scoops are available in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-699-4314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Discover Portland's new dessert menu with 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto daily from a growing collection of more than 1,000 flavors. Try as many flavors as you wish and squeeze as many as you want into any dish. Full coffee and espresso bar available. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?