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The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
207-699-4314
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Ranked #5 of 532 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Dining options: Late Night
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.
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wide variety of fresh gelato made everyday. It's actually hard to choose, but they do let you sample. AWESOME liquid chocolate (hot chocolate).

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Palm Harbor, FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Gelato Fiasco - Knock off of Gorgeous Gelato but the product is mediocre compared to them. Still OK. More favors variety than Gorgeous Gelato but not necessarily better.

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Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We are gelato fiends and loved the crazy flavor combos in this place. Favorites were The pumpkin pie and sweet resurgum (eaten separately!) The pumpkin actually tasted of pumpkins plus spice rather than just the spices alone. And the resurgum's almond, burnt sugar, chocolate chips, and caramel combo was something we wish we could get at home.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were so excited to see and taste REAL gelatto just like we had in Rome, Italy! The presentation is as gorgeous as the taste, and the variety of flavors (including their own creations) were impressive. Go and enjoy a little taste of Italy!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Went here the first night and we were not at all impressed. Having been in Italy during one of the hottest summers ever we ate a lot of gelato. This is more like the consistency of ice cream it doesn't have the smoothness or light flavour of true gelato. Make the trip across the street to Gorgeous Gelato if you... More

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chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

So many flavor story choose from! All fabulous! Friendly servers and a nice environment if you want to eat your gelato there!

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So... I went back & forth across the street to Gorgeous Gelato to see where I would enjoy my one indulgence... Fiasco won out due to it's much broader selection of gelato (and sorbets) and an incredibly friendly staff that truly wants you to TRY/TASTE EVERYTHING... they just seemed psyched to be there... while at the counter, an employee popped... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We mistakenly thought this was the other gelato store someone told us about. Lucky for us. The gelato was great. We especially loved the chocolate salty pretzel. They had the more bold flavors and we really enjoyed it.

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Clinton ,MA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were on a mission to try out as many gelato spots as we could find and even though this one had many more flavors than Gorgeous Gelato, across the street, I did like the variety better. We tried the Mango and it was delicious, although members of our group thought the texture was more "icey" than the creamier Gorgeous... More

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

With over 25 flavors to choose from, it's great they let you pick AS MANY AS YOU WANT to put into your dish. The lady said she's had as many as 14 put into one person's dish. That's amazing. I just ordered two. Mint cookie which tasted like a perfectly smooth version of a mint girlscout cookie, and a rich... More

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