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“Good but don't go after dinner.”

The Gelato Fiasco Old Port
Ranked #4 of 22 Dessert in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: 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.
Cooperstown, New York
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Good but don't go after dinner.”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went here after dinner for dessert at around 9:00. Out of say 30 flavors, only maybe 10 were left with no plan to replenish them. It was good and they were very generous on trying the flavors.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Amazing flavors!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Gelato Fiasco is ingenious in their flavor creations. There are usually many original and creative ones mixed in with amazing spot on traditional ones. You can try everything without any guilt and the staff encourages it. You can also have as many flavors as you want in one cup. On top of all this, their staff is fun, friendly, helpful, clearly enjoy their jobs and unfortunately recognize you if you become a regular. :-)

  • Visited July 2013
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Maine
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“Not my style..”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

On different occasions I've tried several of their varieties, but overall I find them way too sweet. The excessively creamy & sugary base overpowers the actual flavors, and in general the Gelato Fiasco product strikes me as a very Americanized version of authentic Italian gelato, more like super-sweet ice cream. Although the flavors sound very appealing and there's a large selection to choose from, they've actually never lived up to my expectations. I have to say that I've been disappointed with all my choices so far (chocolate hazelnut, sea salt caramel, blueberry, roasted almond). Not my fave... but luckily there are other options available quite nearby!

  • Visited June 2013
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Portland, Maine
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“Fiasco is right, anyway.”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have been to Italy and there is no way that any Italian would put as much sugar in their gelato as these guys do. They have taken gelato and Americanized it and tried to make it as much like ice cream as they can without calling it ice cream. The service was good, but the product was not and I won't go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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“This is the best Gelato. Don't waste your time/money/calories on anything less”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great service, amazing treats and relaxed and fun atmosphere. It is so good, you will not be disappointed. Once you try it you will be hooked. The flavors are always changing and i even get email updates of whats new in the store for flavors that day.

  • Visited August 2013
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