Gelato Messina is one of those places which lives up to the hype. Last year, after several successful years serving the Sydney market, Australia’s best gelateria chain opened its doors in Melbourne – and it was an instant hit.
I had visited Gelato Messina in Sydney years ago, but was very excited about visiting the Melbourne store. Afficiandos of this Gelato Messina’s highly addictive menu look forward to their next chance to get Messina or “Get Messy” (or was that just us?).
OMGGGGGG. Yes – it is amazing – just as good as I remember it being. A regular board of flavours is complimented by a rotating selection. The day we visited we could sample Coffee and Hazelnut and Saffron and Cardamom with Candied Pistachio (creatively named Get It India).
I opt for the regular menu items Caramelised White Chocolate, and another scoop of Bounty (as in the chocolate bar). Both are amazing, and I’m tempted to have a second serving. Would that be wrong?
Cost: from $4 for one scoop
Sydney: Shop 1/241 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, plus locations in Surry Hills, Bondi and The Star Casino
Melbourne: 237 Smith St, Fitzroy
See www.gelatomessina.com for phone number and more details.
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 11:30pm
Gelato Messina at The Star opens at 11am daily. The Bondi store closes at 10pm on Sunday nights.