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Alotto Gelato

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931 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
503-228-1709
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good gelato - no line

We live in the neighborhood, and have been making regular trips on hot summer nights to Alotto Gelato for several years. The gelato there is quite good, and there's no need to stand in a ridiculously long line to get it. Portion sizes are perfectly adequate. If you like gelato (and not everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
PortlandTraveler12
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Gelato here is amazing! There are so many different flavors to choose from. My favorite is the cinnamon but they don't always have it. Their Hot Chocolate is really great too. There staff is always amazing as well.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have gone here quite a few times over the past couple of years. The prices have gone up, and today we got the smallest portion ever. Two scoop price for one small scoop of gelato. We've noticed the flavors never change either. My favorite is amaretto and they've never had it. We will just follow the crowd to Salt and... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

By robbed, I mean the price for the quantity of treat you now get. Years ago, I stopped into this location while my uncle was in the hospital nearby. I'd heard good reviews of the gelato, and had seen lines coming out of the door here that seemed very long for the size of the shop. Enticed, I tried it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great great gelato! Creamy and very flavorful. I tasted 3 kinds before settling on the salted caramel with the dark chocolate. I had a 'single' in a cone and the portion was huge. My daughter had peanut butter and it was excellent. There was no line at 3 in the afternoon, and the woman behind the counter was helpful and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We live in the neighborhood, and have been making regular trips on hot summer nights to Alotto Gelato for several years. The gelato there is quite good, and there's no need to stand in a ridiculously long line to get it. Portion sizes are perfectly adequate. If you like gelato (and not everyone does -- it is made with milk,... More 

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Fremont, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Ok, so Salt and Straw had a line wrapped around the building. It was hot and humid, so we all wanted ice cream. When I spotted the gelato place I was saying 'score'! Short line, and everyone knows Gelato is far superior to regular ice cream. But after trying 4 flavors that were very mediocre I decided on Coffee, because... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Had out of town guests and walked over to 23rd for desert. Salt & Straw had a line down the street, so decided to try Alotto Gelato. My wife had heard the owner on the radio talk about how he started making gelato as a hobby and that had lead to the business on 23rd. All four of us had... More 

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Portland, OR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We have to restrain ourselves from Alotto Gelato. We would go there every day if we weren't trying to eat a low sugar diet and lose weight. We have travelled all over the world including 5 times to Italy, where you find THE best gelato. But here in Portland, Alotto Gelato will not disappoint you. The fruit flavors are excellent,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We actually stopped by here as a secondary choice to the Salt and Straw down the street which is nearly impossible to get into. It was our first night in town and we were searching for a dessert spot. S&S had a line like a Hollywood Premiere (What's in it?) so we strolled down the street to this place and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

No wonder this establishment is empty as opposed to Salt and Straw which has anywhere from 10-20 people in line at any given time (they are just up the street - go there!). I've been going to Allotto for a long time, but not recently. Until today. I ordered 'a little' which is 2 scoops for $4. It looked like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 931 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-228-1709

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?