Gelato Fiasco
Brunswick, ME
Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto from Maine

Gelato Fiasco's Ripe Mango Sorbetto is featured in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine!

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Inspired by Italy and perfected in Brunswick, Maine, Gelato Fiasco revitalized the Old World art of authentic gelato making with such aplomb that their deliciously rich renditions of ice cream and sorbet are as good, if not better, than those of the best gelaterias of Italy. Food Network magazine celebrated it in their “50 States, 50 Ice Cream Treats” feature, and readers of Down East Magazine have named it Maine’s Best Ice Cream the past three years in a row.

About The Food

Unlike most American gelaterias, Gelato Fiasco makes their gelato and sorbetto the Old-World Italian way—daily and using the finest local ingredients and traditional techniques perfected centuries ago. You’ll never find corn syrup, powders or mass-produced bases in the ingredients list. Instead, their gelato is made with Maine milk, cane sugar, fresh fruits, roasted nuts, and top-quality candies and confections. Their sorbetto (a richer, less icy, Italian version of sorbet) is dairy-free and fat-free, and it boasts equally gorgeous, concentrated flavor.

Meet The Owner

Co-founders Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano, two friends just out of college, shared a dream of creating a gelato that couldn’t be found in Maine or anywhere else in the U.S. Inspired by the people in Maine who create some of the best of everything in the world, from ships to winter boots, they learned the techniques and practices of the old masters of gelato to create an even better gelato experience: making creative flavors for discerning guests, serving them in a way that invites discovery and delight, and never compromising on quality. Josh, handles the customer service and operations, while Bruno, who grew up making annual trips to visit relatives in Italy, handles Gelato Fiasco’s recipes, flavor quality, ingredient sources, and trains staff members to become expert gelateri. Their first Gelato Fiasco store opened in 2007 and their recipe for combing great gelato and great service has made them a Maine destination. “Here in Maine, people believe in the things that they make. We’re proud to bring to you the best gelato created and served anywhere. “ - Josh and Bruno


Gelato Fiasco's Ripe Mango Sorbetto is featured in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine!

One of 50 Great Finds from Every State: "Made-in-the-USA products crafted from sea to shining sea."


Country Living Magazine, July 2014

Maine’s Best Ice Cream Treat


Food Network Magazine

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 12.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Gelato Fiasco via UPS Ground service within two days, you will be presented with the low flat shipping rate of $ 12.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 39.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While several packages can be combined into a single box, some packages may require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped only on Mondays, except holidays. Orders placed by 10AM (ET) on Sunday can be shipped the following Monday, for delivery on Tuesday or Wednesday. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of two days:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $12.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $49.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $54.95.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All gelato from Gelato Fiasco is shipped to arrive in 2 days or less, and is packed in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it remains cold.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Gelato and sorbetto from Gelato Fiasco can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.