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Gelato Messina

#1 of 109 Dessert in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Shop 1/241 Victoria St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 (0) 2 8354 1223
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome spot to spoil your family and friends. I do find it too sweet for my taste buds and wonder if it is really that necessary. Otherwise, amazing ice- cream.

Thank Audrey S
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very close to being the best Gelato I have had in Sydney and they regularly bring out new and exotic flavours

Thank Uppinder B
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best Gelato ever..with friendly service and amazing flavours.. Always so fresh. Theres a reason why they are so popular!

Thank Rubeena L
Sydney NSW
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful innovative flavours at a good price. as good as a gelato you will get anywhere but be prepared for long lines at most venues

Thank Brian A
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ice-cream is superb, more a take away place although there are a few seats inside. So many different flavours to chose from and the menu changes regularly.

Thank Helen M
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A long slow process to get an ice-cream is the best way to go....stand in line and salivate over the impending creamy delights..they are so cool with their different flavours - nothing is normal here but interesting and delicious

Thank KittyCat22
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great way to finish the night after dining at Leichhardt we ventured over to sample some delights after numerous recommendations- highly recommended.

Thank irve2016
Sunshine Coast Queensland
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations after being told Messina is the best ice cream in Sydney. Don't be expecting to just walk up to the counter and be served straight away as there was a very big crowd waiting but don't be put off it is well worth the wait. So many different flavours with lots of combinations. They also have... More 

Thank KelliAnneMcKenna
Palm Beach, Australia
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately I don't live near any of the Gelato Messina places, otherwise, God, I'd be fat! When in the vicinity it is hard not to get a litre to take away, and every flavour I've tried has been balanced and intense, never too sweet. I would love to do a taste test: Gelato Messina V Berthillon but, even though Science... More 

Thank BaronVonCount
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see so many different places, I didn't realize Aussies love gelato, and who wouldn't! I'm a sucker for salted caramel anything, and after sampling a small spoonful at Gelato Messina, I knew I'd found my selection. It also had bits of white chocolate, and was heavenly.

Thank WinnerLauren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $63
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1/241 Victoria St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 (0) 2 8354 1223
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Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighborhood Profile
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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