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“Amazing”
Review of Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina
Ranked #1 of 131 Dessert in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $63
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Description: Artisan Gelato Store Locations -Darlinghurst Shop 1/241 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010Surry Hills389 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010The Star Casino Cafe Court, Level G, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I had heard a lot about Messina and it had quite a reputation to live up to. Fortunately I wasn't disappointed. My birthday cake (Tronchetto) was absolutely delicious and went very quickly. I see why this is #1!

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Whoever rated this gelato as great has not eaten real gelato. It;s not a bad gelato but is not great, less than average maybe.

2  Thank albaelena
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declan l, Owner at Gelato Messina, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Hey There,
Thanks for the feedback. Really sorry you didn't love our gelato! As you can see from our reviews its rather uncommon to hear! Just wanted to let you know that we do in fact make everything from scratch in a manner that very few people in the world do these days. Its very much REAL gelato :) We use NO pre-made/powdered mixes as bases (most gelaterias add milk to a powdered base and pasteurise this before churning into gelato and then say its made fresh and from scratch). We don't do this.. We make everything using the raw ingredients (ie. sugars, fruits, chocolate, etc) and bake our own additions ourselves (brownies, cakes etc). We pasteurise it, send it to our stores and churn it fresh DAILY. We use honest to goodness old school techniques that make our product the real deal. I can assure you its real gelato made the real way :)
I'm not saying it has to be to your taste and i totally accept you may not like it as you may be used to gelato made using pre-made bases (which are often quite good), but i just wanted to clarify that what we do is definitely real.. hopefully one day you'll return and i hope we will impress you a little more.. always sad to hear that someone hasn't had a great experience.. thanks for the feedback regardless.. its always useful.. good or bad ..
cheers
declan

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wow, wow, wow. After reading trip advisor reviews we just had to visit. We were staying in Tamarama over christmas and can only say that 2 trips to Gelato Messina were worth the travel.
We popped in firstly after dinner at spice I am. Keeping the Asian themse, I opted for the coconut and pandan ice cream, hubby had vanilla. we also an an extra ccheekey scoop of salted caramel. All to die for.
we hosted a new year's day lunch for family we were visiting. So, a few days later we drove back to gelato messina. We bought a large block of ice cream and were able to choose 4 flavours. Comes in a fabulous box too....only just over 20 dollars. This place is incredible value for money considering the fabulous ingredients. dont hesitate, just go. The day and night time queue speaks for itself.

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1  Thank Andy and Jo G
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Just a small place, but with amazing selection of gelato. Loved the flavours and quality. It has a great ambience with music pumping while in the queue - just loved it!

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Fantastic gelato and definitely the best in Sydney. The team there is friendly and I would recommend this to couples that happen to be in the area and want to grab something sweet to share.

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