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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 8
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Loved the flavor

We had a scoop of rose and one of marionberry. Delicious! These two really suit the city of Portland. We saw the crazy long line at the other place on a hot Sunday afternoon and came here. Very pleased.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
KitVirginiaBeach
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Canby, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Not really the best gelato in town. It also is within 1 block of amazing ice cream. Not naming the place but they had a huge line. I know why. Alotto has a good location but with sub-par gelato. The freezer case temp seems too high making for a soupy treat that is more like ice milk or Dairy Queen... More 

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Thank Christopher O
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Delicious gelato and very nice employees. Banana and chai were my favorites, my husband and son couldn't get enough of the chocolate.

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Thank DBinOhio
Virginia Beach
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a scoop of rose and one of marionberry. Delicious! These two really suit the city of Portland. We saw the crazy long line at the other place on a hot Sunday afternoon and came here. Very pleased.

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Thank KitVirginiaBeach
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank emma_w_travel
Sherwood, Oregon
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Joe_and_Kiera
Aloha, Oregon
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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Thank Adam A
Denver, Colorado
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank wanderlust555
Portland, Oregon
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28 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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Thank PortlandTraveler12
Fremont, CA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank eileen83
Portland, Oregon
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144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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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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
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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