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The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

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425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Barcelona, Spain
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the cheapest ice cream in town but who cares? It was delicious. The staff are great and are happy to let you sample a couple different flavours before deciding on your favourite. If you are from a country other than the U.S., the small should be more than enough :)

Thank crispycm
St. Catharines, Canada
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our server at dinner suggested that we tour about and highly recommended this place. It was an enjoyable walk from our hotel - nice to see some of the culture of the city. It was very busy when we arrived yet service was attentive and quick. Most importantly our daughter says it's the best gelato she's ever had!

Thank Lori G
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Formally going to Italy, we have been familiarized with gelato and its own unique taste. This gelato shop truly shined and provided that same gelato served in Italy. Lots of unique flavors. Would go again!

Thank Adrian D
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second best frozen dessert I had in Maine. It was lovely, and I'd love to come back (though the variety of frozen dessert options in Portland may delay my return until I've tried some other options).Service was friendly and quick and I was offered as many tastes as I could have wanted.

Thank bertha1223
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The employees did a nice job of controlling a huge crowd. The flavors were plentiful and made it difficult to decide. They were delicious but not as thick and creamy as gelato normally is. The cream and dark chocolate flavors were a little on the melty side.

Thank kfairchild4
Stonington, Connecticut
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being trained in the fine art of gelato appreciation in Italy, I never thought I'd find a place like this anywhere else. Don't miss it. Unlimited samples, dozens of choices, really special flavors. Don't miss it!

Thank Susan T
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16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best gelato that I've ever had. I had a dark chocolate fudge noir that was beyond words. Also tried a cheesecake which was delicious. The kit kat had lots of flavor. It's in a very busy part of town and we had trouble finding decent parking but it is well worth the searching for a... More 

Thank Megan M
Groveland, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I had tried Gelato Fiasco from our local grocery store (Publix), but the selection was limited. Since I had read that they were from Maine as I was excited to try it while here if possible. The staff was extremely friendly and very patient. They explained all the different flavors, were happy to answer any questions, and never showed frustration... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Quick and easy gelato stop with tasty options. I find many gelato places have too strong flavors, but not here. I had the Netflix and Chill and Cookie Therapy, prefer the Netflix and Chill. It was very good. The atmosphere is nice, service very friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Darren K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Best Gelato I've ever tasted. I tried three flavors and they were all AMAZING!! The service was quick even though they were busy. Don't pass this place up (or be fooled by imitators). This is THE Portland gelato experience. : )

Thank Julie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $7
Cafe, Gluten Free
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 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 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

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