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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
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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Good for:
Late Night

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  • 147
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Super gelato and staff

There are TWO gelato stores across the street from one another but the crew at this one gives it the definite edge, especially Cat and Stef who had smiles and more. Also, if you think Gelato in the winter is nuts, it's great all year PLUS they have a deal: for every degree below freezing (32 f... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
lilamadison
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There are TWO gelato stores across the street from one another but the crew at this one gives it the definite edge, especially Cat and Stef who had smiles and more. Also, if you think Gelato in the winter is nuts, it's great all year PLUS they have a deal: for every degree below freezing (32 f) you get a... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My sister with milk allergies took us to The Gelato Fiasco in Portland, Maine, which has wonderful gelato - a fantastic ice cream like dessert I'd never had before. They had many selections that were soy and milk free for my son with allergies. That was a special bonus! And just something they regularly do -cleverly denoting the milk free... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The quality of the gelato at this little place is simply amazing. With a nice big selection of probably about 25 or so flavors ranging from solid plain flavors (dark chocalate, vanilla bean) to crazy blends and exotic concoctions (Pineapple Cranberry, Strawberry Balsamic) anyone could find a tasty favorite here. We chose to skip dessert at a very nice upscale... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We love Gelato Fiasco. The selection is quite large and the portions are great. The service is always top notch and fast! If youre in the Old Port you must stop in for dessert!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My daughter was just home for vacation from college with her dairy allergic boyfriend so for the first time I tried some of the fruit sorbetto flavors. (up until now I was very chocolate focused!) I have to say the fruit sorbettos were amazing. I loved the mango, spiced pear and strawberry balsamic. All were totally yummy. I also appreciate... More 

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Always my go to place, it has a great atmosphere and delicious gelato. There's so many flavors to choose from, I love the outdoor seating, and the service is always the most welcoming.

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Bridgewater MA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

cute atmosphere. It was really not crowded and made for a better experience for us. We hung out and played old school battleship.

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Cape Neddick, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place came highly recommended and we couldn't wait to try it. It's a beautiful shop with a huge display of the available gelato flavors. Samples are abundant which helps you decide (some of the interesting flavors were: butter beer, vanilla bean cheesecake, salted caramel, espresso, - the list just goes on and on). The service was friendly and efficient,... More 

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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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171 reviews 171 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?