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The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

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425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-699-4314
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Gelato Fiasco has become our favorite Gelato place; we were fortunate to be walking by and noticed the crowd in this establishment and ventured in. Even though it was crowded the staff were congenial and patient permitting as many tastings as requested. The crowd is there for a reason - it is fantastic gelato!!!!! If you are in the area,... More 

Thank Dolores O
Syracuse, New York, United States
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This place had the best gelato outside of Italy! So many great flavors and the gelato tasted so authentic and creamy!! The owner was so sweet, too! Such a great place and I highly, highly recommend it!

Thank Cathy M
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Seriously can ice cream be bad? This place had many flavors making hard not to find something you will enjoy. You can mix as many flavors as you want in to your order. The gelato is very creamy and flavorful leaving you wanting more every time

Thank Jason A
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Not quite gelato as you get it in Italy - but still very good; and we liked the opportunity to taste several flavours before deciding on the ones we liked best.

Thank WardenRon
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I love the variety and creative flavors at Gelato Fiasco. And they're all delicious. Super friendly servers, warm and inviting atmosphere, great rewards program. Highly recommend. I think the gelato at the place across the street is creamier and a little better tasting, but on all other aspects Gelato Fiasco wins, and the gelato is very excellent.

Thank nightowl363
Toronto, ON
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for a late afternoon snack as it was a warm fall day and we were both in the mood for gelato. The hardest part was choosing from all of the unique and delicious flavours. We have enjoyed gelato and ice cream both across Canada and the U.S. and Europe. Gelato Fiasco rates up there... More 

Thank TimandCarol
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Walked in on a Sunday. Beautiful day. Gelato looked good. The place was almost empty, but thought I would give it a try. Two young women behind the counter. One looked up and said "hi". I stood there for about 3 minutes, while they talked with each other. I left, and went across the street to another Gelato place.

1 Thank culinarymatters
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly servers. Easy to sample a number of their offerings. Four sizes to choose from and waffle cones as well. Blueberry crisp, and Salted caramel : great taste

Thank donchamp
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Omg. Maines blueberries in gelato!! The fiasco was a fiasco to make a decision of what flavor u wanted. I could not decide so I and blueberry crumb with plain blueberry and blueberry with chocolate mixed in wow. I can't believe I finished it. Yes this is the best gelato ever!

Thank Ann M
Portland, Maine
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I reviewed this joint a while back and decided that it was second fiddle to the competing gelato place across the street. No more. It's a toss up. The best thing to get is a waffle cone, homemade and super tasty along with a small any flavor. Small is big enough! Some flavors are too sweet so try first. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $7
Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-699-4314
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 Noon to 11 p.m. every day.

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