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Review of Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina
Ranked #1 of 121 Dessert in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $63
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 1, 2014

Great range of flavours at the Darlinghurst bar. Long queue at 11pm that progressed quickly. Very nice, authentic flavours. Well priced.

Thank Maurice C
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great service, you can sample various flavours before making you mind up. Staff are friendly and helpful. We went twice on our holiday and whilst there was always a queue, it moved quickly and it was always worth waiting for because ice cream was lovely and so were the staff. We took pics with a couple of celebs who were picking up their delicacies. Happy chance!!

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Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Gelato Messina lived up to it's fabulous reputation in our opinions. We tasted the best ice cream we have ever had - Specials Board flavour 'Pushing Back' - we can't remember all the ingredients but it had cherry jam and peanut butter in it!

Messina is definitely worth a visit. The interesting flavours are extraordinary - try the Specials. The queue is always long but the service is fast.

We have since visited the newly opened Gelato Messina in Melbourne, and had yet more amazing gelato, including specials 'Manoffee' and 'Mr. Potato Head' - delicious.

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Thank Liz C
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

When you decide to trek up to Gelato Messina, be prepared to indulge your senses into smooth velvety ice-cream, with each flavour created with upmost care and precision. There are bits of sponge cake in the tiramisu; traces of pistachio chips in the pistachio; generous amounts of dark chocolate syrup in the rich chocolate ice-cream; and chunks of honeycomb... the list goes on.
However, I am totally in love with the pistachio ice-cream.

Do yourself a favour - go there earlier (within working hours during the weekday, or earlier on evenings), try a few flavours then walk out with at least three flavours in your cone (or cup) - staff are patient and will let you try multiple flavours.

As for the prices, not bad for authentically crafted gelato. More scoops = more economical provided you can eat that much. Don't eat in the shop as it's small, crowded and noisy but all those aspects are overlooked the moment you sink your teeth into the ice-cream.

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Thank Amfomy
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Gelato Messina is a must. Most locations (in Sydney) on any given evening have a queue out the door and down the road.

My go to scoop: salted caramel and white chocolate,

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Thank Mia S
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