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“Gorgeous is the right name”
Review of Gorgeous Gelato

Gorgeous Gelato
Ranked #1 of 22 Dessert in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: Portland's only authentic Italian gelato shop! Welcome to paradise !!
Parma, Italy
1 review
“Gorgeous is the right name”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

You enter this place and would never go out! This Gelato is really one of the best gelatoes I ever had, even better than gelatoes in Italy. And sicilian cannoli are worth to be tasted! If you go to Portland, you can't miss this place.
Franca e Rosella

  • Visited August 2014
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Pleasanton, California
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848 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 713 helpful votes
“This is indeed a very special gelato, worth a visit ...”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

I randomly picked that store and asked to try a few samples ... A started with a very familiar name - coconut, but the taste turned out to be surprisingly clean and complex. It's hard to surprise with a better gelato, but this guys clearly know something others do not and their gelato does stand out. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank heckfy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Best Gelato West of Italy”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is what the proprietor told me, in his sweet thick Italian accent, and all kidding aside- he was right. This beautiful brightly colored shop on Fore St. in Portland is well worth the trip.
Gelato here is clearly crafted freshly from the best ingredients - gelato shines in a case where each flavor is bejeweled with nuts or cherries, whole hazelnuts or almonds, as the flavor warrants. The amaretti bursts with crisp sprinkles of amaretti cookies in each bite, the bacio kisses your palette with chocolate and hazelnut. The traditional flavors also include pistachio and hazelnut, and the ever-present straciatella (vanilla with premium chocolate shavings) but extend to limoncello and even blood orange and coconut.
Portions are generous and you can always get more than one flavor in any size, even the small.
Additionally, this shop boasts an espresso bar with Lavazza roasts. Because of this you can even find affogato, a rarity this side of the Atlantic - or outside of Italy. This affogato is two scoops of your choice of gelato with espresso poured atop, then finished with freshly whipped sweet cream. This is Perfection in a bowl.
Gorgeous Gelato also offers some home baked treats, including cannoli, as well as small gelato cakes and gelato-stuffed cannoli shells.
This is one of the best gelatos I have had in my travels, comparable to the kind you find in the best shops in Rome. It's a treat worth getting addicted to.

It's fine that the competitor Fiasco opened across the street to serve "local" gelato, but really they're crazy to be in competition with the other Portland made treats - the only Real Italian gelato in Portland.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Christine D
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Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Buonissimo!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a beautiful place to get gelato. The desserts are incredibly yummy!
Donato and Maria Grazia (the owners and makers of the wonderful gelato) are very kind and friendly. They are truly gelato masters!
We live locally and have been there many times and every time the gelato is excellent!
This is the only place to go for real, authentic gelato, unless you are planning a trip to Italia!

Buon Appetito!
Grace (7 years old) and
Annette (I am not telling you how old I am!)

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Annette W
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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“Gorgeous gelato!!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Every time we're in Old Port we try to visit here. The gelato is fabulous! Always new flavors to try. They are very kid-friendly and accommodating the many sample requests! The staff was polite & friendly. Very clean eating area too. Highly recommended!

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2 Thank Suzanne K
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