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The Gelato Fiasco Old Port

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425 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4396
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no shortage of Gelato in Portland, Maine but when you see a crowd of happy faced people euphorically dipping their little red spoons in cups of all colors and an eager bunch anxiously crowded around a small glass case hoping to join in that joy of icy treats, you know it must be good. Some flavors are very... More 

Thank SeaMonkeyTee
Winchester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many fabulous flavors in many serving sizes. Small seating area. Small selection of pint packages of most popular flavors. Also has coffee.

Thank Jo-Ann M
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only are the flavors fun and inventive, but the staff at Gelato Fiasco goes out of their way to make sure you taste a few flavors and get the best one for you/your taste. The portions are great and prices are quite reasonable. As for taste/flavor, this is the BEST and most genuine gelato you will find anywhere in... More 

Thank Mmerola22
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gelato here is great but what really hit the mark was their waffle cone!!! All warm with hints of cinnamon...just delicious. And the service was really good too the server provided all the tastings I desired.

Thank Tatiana B
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother trying other ice cream places, this is the one. Huge selection and variety of flavors. My favorite is the orange chocolate chip. My husband loves the Mint Double Stuff. Very creative flavors, consistently good quality.

Thank BilaShaka70
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gelato is excellent and the servers are very friendly. They have lots of flavors and are happy to let you sample as many as you want.

Thank PghHane
Barcelona, Spain
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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

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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
Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 St, Portland, ME 04101-4396
  • 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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