Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gelato Messina

March 14, 2015

True to our 12-hour tour update, we stopped by Melbourne's Gelato Messina while collecting new street art photos in Fitzroy and Collingwood. This outlet is notably larger than its Sydney siblings and at least as popular. The standard menu crosses state boundaries too, running to 35 flavours, 11 of them vegan and 32 of them nominally gluten-free (GM won't guarantee that any of their products are completely allergen-free). 

I trialled one of the specials (pictured front), a peanut butter gelato smashed with pretzel brownies ($4) - it was a little light on the salty crunch but well endowed with dense cakey chunks. Meanwhile Michael sampled the coconut & lychee and poached figs in Marsala standards (pictured back, $6) - all the fruit flavours were bold, fresh and startlingly true to their sources. You'd be hard pressed to find a smoother, more satisfying scoop around Melbourne.

We're several years late to the church of Messina, but now have the fervor of the freshly converted.



Gelato Messina
237 Smith St, Fitzroy
1800 435 286
prices, standard flavours, special flavours
facebook page

Accessibility: Gelato Messina has a wide entrance involving one step up. Inside is quite spacious (although it's often crowded with people) - we've seen a couple of prams in there. We ordered and paid at a high counter, and didn't visit the toilets.


  1. Dangerous! Once you're converted, it's difficult to not have at least one scoop a week!

    1. Hi Amanda! It's probably a good thing that I live a couple suburbs away - gotta get the bike out for a gelato fix. ;-)