Some might say that The Gelato Fiasco is the most delicious type of fiasco there is. Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano would certainly agree. They began their mission to perfect Italy's favorite frozen treat in 2007. Nearly six years, two locations, and more than 1,000 flavors later, their signature gelato frequently earns plaudits from gourmands at MSNBC, Fortune, CNN/Money, and
Every Day with Rachael Ray. Their new Old Port store also earned praise from taste testers on the ground, winning awards such as Best Ice Cream in Maine in Down East magazine's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards and Food Network Magazine's "50 States, 50 Ice cream Treats" accolade.
Each day, the team's trained ice cream makers whip up more than 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto, ranging from mango and brownie batter to Maine wild blueberry crisp, espresso chip, and dark chocolate caramel sea salt. The Gelato Fiasco’s artisanal methods produce treats using only milk from Maine farms, natural cane sugar, and heaping scoops of fresh fruits, roasted nuts, and high-quality candies and confections. They also craft dairy-free sorbettos in flavors including balsamic-strawberry and chocolate noir. Gelato and sorbetto alike arrives in dishes, housemade waffle cones, or full pints to go; customers are also encouraged to mix flavors to create customized treats. Seasonal favorites are offered such as Pumpkin Pie Gelato and Fall in Bourbon County Gelato, created with Wild Turkey bourbon mixed with cinnamon-glazed peanuts and pecans. They also provide warm beverages during the fall season including God of Thunder, an exclusive house roast.
If you have a hankering for fresh cookies, cakes, and more, check out Local Sprouts Cafe. This bakery receives rave reviews, so your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This bakery serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Your group can sit comfortably at Local Sprouts Cafe, a local restaurant.
Free wifi is available as well.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Local Sprouts Cafe's outdoor patio.
If time is of the essence, this bakery's take-out option may be a better fit.
Through their catering service, Local Sprouts Cafe can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Drivers will be happy to know that Local Sprouts Cafe is located near many street and lot parking options.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Local Sprouts Cafe.
You can load up on the snacks and treats at Local Sprouts Cafe since prices are so low.
Simply, Local Sprouts Cafe is the master of bakeries in town, and you'll never go wrong looking for a sweet from them.
Let that sweet tooth take control. Local Sprouts Cafe is waiting with some of the best baked goods in town.
For the perfect jolt of caffeine, look no further than Ohno Cafe.
The drink list at this coffee shop has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Bring the whole clan to this coffee shop — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Ohno Cafe's gorgeous patio.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the coffee shop dress informally.
No time to sit down? No worries! This coffee shop offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
That's right! Ohno Cafe will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
Ohno Cafe makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Prices are rock bottom at Ohno Cafe, so load up on snacks and treats.
The coffee shop is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
When you need a morning pick-me-up, make your way over to Ohno Cafe for a cup of coffee.
A morning bagel is just what you need to get your day off to a great start. Sample the selection at Ohno Cafe for a tastier AM bite.
Sugar addicts will find just what they're looking for at The Bar of Chocolate.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this coffee shop offers a variety of drink options.
Score happy hour deals and steals at The Bar of Chocolate.
Prepare to face the crowds at The Bar of Chocolate during the week — weekends tend to be slower.
Can't get enough of The Bar of Chocolate's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Take advantage of the quick and easy parking near The Bar of Chocolate.
The Bar of Chocolate is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
You won't find better prices in town than at The Bar of Chocolate, so grab all the snacks you can carry.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at The Bar of Chocolate.
When you need a taste of paradise, stop by The Bar of Chocolate and indulge in one of the many dessert offerings.
People come to The Bar of Chocolate for the coffee, but they stay for its fun and trendy vibe.
If you have a busy day ahead of you, grab a coffee from The Bar of Chocolate and stay energized all day long.
Gelato connoisseurs Mariagrazia Zanardi and Donato Giovine moved from their native Milan to settle in Portland, attracted by the area's friendly neighborhoods, beautiful scenery, and wide-open market for freshly made Italian desserts. In the parlor of their dessert shop, a sunny-yellow and soothing-violet color scheme surrounds an appetizing display of cannoli, cakes, and frozen delicacies, while the couple works hard in the kitchen to create smooth, dense batches of gelato with time-honored recipes and methods. Each satiny spoonful of their gelato blends New England flavor with exotic European influences, with imported Italian hazelnuts and pistachios mixing with locally sourced whole milks and creams. The team welcomes guests to gather in the shop and enjoy cups and sandwiches of the icy treat, and they pour fresh espresso and cappuccino to complement the experience. Gorgeous Gelato even maintains a handcrafted ice-cream cart, its friendly old-school charm making it ideal for catering office functions, weddings, birthday parties, or the opening of another gelato shop.
Get your coffee fix under control at Bard Coffee.
If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Bard Coffee's menu.
Getting online is easy with Bard Coffee's free and convenient wifi.
Bard Coffee is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Bard Coffee is come-as-you-are.
Throwing a big party? Count on Bard Coffee to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Street and lot parking is simple near Bard Coffee.
Commute by bike to Bard Coffee and find easy bike parking.
Meals at Bard Coffee are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Eat your way through the day at Bard Coffee — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
The coffee at Bard Coffee is fresh and flavorful, so head on over today and enjoy a taste of paradise.