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“Gelato MESSINA - is seriously the best one in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina
Ranked #1 of 125 Dessert in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $63
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Sydney, Australia
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“Gelato MESSINA - is seriously the best one in town”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I read a lot in good reviews over MESSINA and its really amazing which ice cream creations they have. Its a range of 15 or more and some specials which change from time to time. I like the ice shop on Crown Street the most. Dont worry your will find it, there is always a long queue in front!And a girl will be handing out you a menu of the ice cream creations (yes, a menu - how cool is that?!) on the street. So you have enought time to decide which lovely flavour you would like to try... They have a few other shops at the STAR Complex, in Darlinghurst on Victoria Street and also Bondi I guess. But would be great to have a little spot in the CBD for a daily scoop :o)

  • Visited January 2014
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Sydney
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“CHECK YOUR CHANGE”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Quite like the gelato but the French girl serving me was extremely rude- and when she gave me the incorrect change she accused me of stealing tw missing money. i hadnt walked two paces before telling her she shorted it me. She then proceeded to bark at me. Before eventually giving me back the ten bucks she owed me

  • Visited March 2014
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declan l, Owner at Gelato Messina, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
hi there, have looked into this and of course there are always two sides to every story. Our manager did mention it was extremely busy and she was unsure as to what happened so rather than question the situation, she simply decided to give you the change you requested. Not such a bad thing in my opinion.. sorry you feel so unhappy but perhaps we can put this down to a miscommunication. thanks anyway.. :)
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Long Beach, California
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“I went back... more than once”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am not a gelato connoisseur, in fact I prefer ice cream over gelato. But this place is AWESOME. It has creative flavors and innovative daily creations. I had the coconut lychee, salted caramel, and one of their daily specials that had chunks of various cookies they baked themselves. ::drool::

  • Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Yum Yum Yum”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great gelatos for great prices!! I had the red velvet ice cream and my friend the chocolate chip both equally great. Definitely worth a return trip :)

  • Visited January 2014
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oxford uk
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“Great ice cream”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Well what can I say that's not already been said ? The ice cream is great as the reviews clearly show. OK what to add:

1) We had dinner at Billy Kwongs, followed by ice cream here - a perfect combination.

2) is this the best ice cream ever ?! Possibly it is - the only ice cream which may be better is that of Fenocchio in Nice, France.

3) surprisingly great ice cream is not difficult to make at home with an ice cream maker. Unlike cakes etc it doesn't really need a lot of skill. The reason most ice cream is not that good is simply because commercial ice cream makers skimp on first class ingredients. So just try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make great ice cream -just use good ingredients.

That's it - go try it!

Visited January 2014
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