Reviews of Gelato Messina
5 stars cause Messina can cure any bad day.
I'm sure you've all heard about Messina and if you haven't - get out of the cave you live in.
Located in the Star Casino, it's not hard to find the store located close to the entrance, you'll see the flock of sugar enthusiasts making the hardest decision of their lives: What flavour to get this time?
There isn't much more I can say about this place, you either love it or you're wrong and we can't be friends.
These guys are killing it for a reason.
Highlight: The specials of the week are always amazing!
Lowlight: Costs about $6+ for 2 scoops (but totally worth it)
Pro-tip: Follow them on Instagram and get updates on the flavours of the week.
Their awesome flavours aside, Gelato Messina at Star City is probably my least favourite Gelato Messina shop I would prefer not to visit. Firstly, the price for their gelato is more expensive than of their sister shops on the other side of town. For comparison, the 500ml tub that is usually priced at $10 is sold for $14 at this shop. Then, finding street parking is highly challenging and you are almost guaranteed having to pay for it since it is practically 24-hour paid parking. That or you can park inside The Star and pay even more. So, if you are thinking of coming here solely for the gelato then it is pretty much undesirable.
It is not all bad news though. There is a bit of a trade between what you pay and what you get. If you happen to arrive at times before the show at Lyric theatre finishes, then you are in for a no-long-queue treat. Also, since it is located next to a food court, you can find seats with ease -- and it is indoor too, so you are pretty much good to go all year round, rain, hail, or shine. Unless you happen to park on the street, which then takes us back to square one.
One of the best gelato joints in Sydney! The Messina stores really know how to make creamy, sweet goodness...
This store gets pretty busy but if you get a chance, try as many flavours you can! My favorites? Rose water... And it is hard to go past the coconut pandan!