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Gelato Messina

#1 of 103 Dessert in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Darlinghurst
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Shop 1/241 Victoria St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 (0) 2 8354 1223
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The line outside the door from the minute they open until late at night is the best review this place could get. It's superb gelato, and if you buy their take-home pack of three different flavours it's very good value as well.

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Thank nh712016
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had heard about this place from a variety of sources and thought whilst in Sydney it was a must try. We were in the area before it opened for the day and there were already people waiting to get in. Once it was open the staff were very friendly and encouraging samples. The store was very clean and the... More 

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Thank Nicholas P
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about this place before I arrived in Sydney and planned to go. Asking a local about where to find the place, they raved about the gelato and this made it a can't miss stop. Went to both the Bondi beach and Darlinghurst locations great standard options and also creative mixes to choose from. Considering the hype I... More 

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Thank M N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous icecream and gelato.....and they even let you try a little before you decide which flavour you want.

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Thank Fiona B
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best, richest, most fun gelato in Sydney. The line is often long but the staff is very competent and will sort you out quickly. Only minus is that the daily specials are listed on a boar inside the place, often invisible as obstructed by the crowd. They should have a similar board (possibly with ALL the flavours... More 

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Thank Giorgio M
Manly, Australia
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121 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stop at Messina from time to time when I am in the area or when I receive visitors from overseas. In spite of the very wide variety of choices, I keep ordering the coffee ice cream as not many ice cream parlours have the right mixes and techniques to produce good coffee ice creams. This place has already become... More 

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Thank Sam G
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my son and his girlfriend for a late night ice-cream at the Darlinghurst store. At 11:00pm the place was busy but not packed. The service was much quicker than usual and the ice cream was great. Still the best ice cream in Sydney

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Thank HRifai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Parramatta and as often I can go there I buy ice cream, the taste is incredible creamy and soft and they don't skimp on nuts and fruits or other ingredients. You can try every flavour you like before you buy it. It isn't cheap but worth every dollar!

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Thank Natascha H
Canberra
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116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG yum! The range of gelato is insane! And the staff were so nice and patient, allowing u to try before u buy. Not good for my waist!

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Thank Samantha C
Canberra, Australia
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eyed the specials board in anticipation. Then confusion...what will we choose. But its always the same...a hard decision! Staff always polite with crowds and crowds wanting their attention. Flavours never disappoint. A quality product.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $63
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighborhood Profile
Darlinghurst
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.