There are 276 restaurants
Restaurants in Fitzroy
There are 276 restaurants
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Gogyo Melbourne Fitzroy
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The Italian Corner
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Wolfhound On Brunswick
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Vinh Long 2 Restaurant
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Bar Stock Shuffle
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Absinthia Absinthe Bar
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"An absolute hidden gem! Found it while looking for bars to celebrate a friend’s birthday and couldn’t be more excited to find this. The bar..."
"This place is a hidden gem. It’s an experience like no other- from the secret door, quirky decor and friendly staff, it’s a must visit! Looking..."
"Soon as you walk into the premises you experience the underworld of the 1920s with this awesome speak easy bar. Drinking absinthe here..."
"Awesome atmosphere in a great location. A unique bar experience mixing absinthe and artwork, the outdoor patio is especially cool and intimate...."
"Great atmosphere combined with fantastic service!!!!!!A memorable night out!!I’ll defiantly be going back!!!!! This place would be..."
"I’ve wanted to go to this place since I first heard about it and I wasn’t disappointed. This place is awesome!! It’s a step back in time...."
"Do yourself a favour and visit The Absinthe Salon in Melbourne's Fitzroy.This place is such an unbelievable experience from its world class..."
Burgers Of Melbourne
"An interesting concept that has been nailed perfectly. From the architecture of the building to the ringing of the doorbell to enter. This medieval..."
"Cool venue, don't be fooled from the outside. Once in its really nice and some great artwork. They are really helpful with the drinks and you can..."
"This was an amazing and beautiful place to have a drink before dinner. The interior was dark and a little mysterious and the service had an old world..."
"Go here: The place is paradoxically furtive and vibrant; the staff have a deep understanding of the product's history and intricacies; and they have..."
"Love this hidden gem! The decor is amazing with tulips hanging down the roof and local art on display. The staff is super friendly! Great spot for..."
"Amazing venue and passionate staff who are amazing at what they do! Highly recommended! Great spot for date night, friends get together and pre..."
"Really enjoyed our visit. Drinks were excellent, staff really informed and a beautiful ambience to the place. Just what is needed in Melb! The green..."
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"Great new little cafe in Fitzroy, one of the only good cafes around that part of Fitzroy. The staff are very friendly and quick. Food is great with..."
"This newbie in the famous vegan town Fitzroy is a MUST VISIT. If you’re sick of the typical brunch menu options and want to try something new and..."
"My wife and I have been a couple of times now and really enjoyed our visit both times. We've tried the Benny Guanciale (personal favourite), Japanese..."
"Great service to back up the excellent coffee and breakfast. I had the baked eggs and my wife the muesli. Both were awesome!!! Would recommend you..."
"So stoked to be able to try this new cafe in Fitzroy (in courtesy of Melb Food Baby!)! The venue is small and cosy, and the interior is nice and..."
"Hustle Fitzroy is a cute, aesthetic café located on the edge of the Melbourne CBD. I loved the bright, vibrant vibes of this place, and staff were..."
"This stylish cafe serves great coffee, really well balanced flavors, just spot on. I have eaten here a few times, and always too excited to start..."
"Went to Hustle as it just newly opened and curious to try! Looks lovely inside, nice and bright. Waiters were friendly and very respectful of us..."
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Vau D'vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant
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"We were a party of ten for the dinner and bingo evening and we LOVED it! The food was great, and the entertainment was first class. We laughed the..."
"Absolutely amazing night on Friday night! Thank you bumper and all the wonderful queens and staff! My best friend had a great birthday that she..."
"What a wonderful place! Would recommend this place to come and have a great night out!!!!!..."
"Fun night out! Lots of laughs, good food and very talented performers. Will definitely recommend to family and friends to give the girls at vaudvile..."
"This place is amazing, the girls are absolutely beautiful and I love how the costumes are hung up on the walls and the portraits of the girls..."
"Would highly recommend it. Great night, loved the girls, the show, costumes and the whole feel of the..."
"What an awesome show... very entertaining with great crowd interaction. Food was great. Loved the music, costumes and the girls were just..."
"We flew from Christchurch to Melbourne for the weekend. The only show we wanted to see were these ladies and they didn't disappoint. Great food and..."
Natasha Pollard Reid
"What a great night my partner and I were there Friday for my birthday,absolutely fantastic.the food was excellent,service great and the show amazing...."
"This is such an incredible show to come watch!! Highly recommend..."
"Absolutely fabulous! Best night ever!! Highly recommend going here for a great night out..."
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The Mughal Indian
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Billy & Lucy Botanic
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"Beautiful ambience with an amazing variety of vegan food.Its not easy to accomplish vegan Italian food but these guys did a pretty good..."
"Lovely experience here tonite with the girls. We started off with cauliflower florets and sun dried tomato arancini. Both were delish and with very..."
"When you’re meeting up with a group and there’s someone that’s vegan, we thought we would cater to them and check out a vegan restaurant so..."
Linnie Eats All The Food
"My absolute favorite plant based restaurant, so glad they are in Melbourne. The food is sooooooo delicious! The flavors and presentation are..."
"Food was great, fresh produce, lovely flavours and all washed down by a delicious bottle of organic Savi B! Friendly staff, very attentive, will..."
"I went to Billy and Lucy's for my 21st and had the most lovely experience! I think the customer service there might have been the best I've ever seen..."
"My wife and I have been for dinner a few times now and we love the flavour of the food especially and the setting. We are not vegan but we dine..."
"I went to Billy & Lucy and I had a 30% off food Dimmi deal. The restaurant was quiet, and the venue was beautiful. What a nice house this restaurant..."
"We live in Fitzroy and have only just discovered this place. Service is personalised and warm, the place is lovely and menu is inventive and..."
"A really lovely location and venue. The food has been great - we tried roasted cauliflower, creamed rice and snickers bar dessert. Service was..."
"What a quirky, cute, fantastic little vegan eatery this is. The food was way beyond the quality we thought it might be - delicious, healthy and..."
"The staff are so warm and kind, the setting when the fireplace is going is amazing and the best part is the food. I can vouch for the pizzas, the..."
"Fantastic range of delicious vegan dishes for anyone. We're not vegan but decided to check out the place based on friends rave reviews and we weren't..."
"Delicious vegan food in a beautiful old building with open fires. Extensive menu and everything we tried was delicious. A standout was the potato..."
"Delicious food, outstanding customer service!This was my first experience with this place and some serious hoopla went down with an Uber..."
"Great food and a friendly atmosphere- the pizza was really good and so was the bruschetta. Lots of veggies and no fake-meat vibes. The only thing..."
"Good vegan restaurant. It unashamedly doesn't go for the mock meat which strangely, as a meat eater, I appreciate. It's pizzas are good and produce..."
"This restaurant has been open for just 4 weeks and the quality & service could have come from a well established, highly regarded restaurant. When I..."
"Passionate & lovely service. Quality organic ingredients - all vegan. The food was phenomenal, I could hardly speak as I was eating the creamy..."
"Full vegan menu, loved the wood fired pizza. We will be back to checkout the rest of the menu. Open from breakfast to dinner. We also had the potato..."
Marion Wine Bar
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"A beautiful wine bar in the heart of Fitzroy, Little Odessa is a gorgeous place. An understated and elegant decor is intimate and inviting, and there..."
"Quirky, unique and the epitome of genuine hospitality. This family-run bar remains a favourite for me (especially due to the dream wine..."
"If I could give this place 10 stars, I would. I was on my way to the Rochey when I passed by this unassuming little place just off Brunswick, and..."
This Diner Is Anonymous
"Beautifully fitted out relaxing wine bar. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive and food was really tasty.Loved the extensive drinks..."
"We loved dining here. The ambiance feels European, the service is attentive and kind, and the food is en pointe. Looking forward to coming back..."
"Been wanting to come here for a while and made the trip for Father's Day. Loved the menu, which was full of things I wanted to try. We chose Borscht,..."
"It's places like this that makes me love Melbourne! These guys are seriously knowledgeable about wine this was one of my first Georgian wine..."
Out And About
"Fun fact about me: One of my FAVOURITE cuisines is Polish. Finding out there was a new restaurant in town meant I HAD to check it out. Little Odessa..."
"We had an early Mother’s Day here on Sunday lunchtime. To my surprise and delight, I was offered a choice of not 2 pre-set tables but 3 which was a..."
"Enjoyed a nice light dinner at Little Odessa last week. Great service, natural wine and pierogie (we tried both types. We will be back again...."
"Friendly service, great natural wines and tasty food. The pierogies were especially amazing, will be going back to try the rest of the menu! Cosy..."
"Went to Little Odessa two weeks ago on Saturday and wasn’t disappointed. Impressive modern take on Ukraine/Polish fare. Polite, informed and..."
"I headed to Little Odessa for a mid week catch up with some mates. We love to make life easy and tend to always go with a set menu where..."
Where Will We Eat
"What a lovely friendly delicious place. Opted for the chef's selection- 5 dishes plus a dessert and they were all sensational. So nice to try..."
"From the minute we walked in to the minute we left this was a fabulous experience. Friendly and welcoming it was almost as if we had been there..."
"Dinner with friends on a Sunday evening. Beside the borscht, we shared our selections: Pierogi, Whole Chicken (the Pouson on the menu - so tender and..."
"Had a fantastic meal tonight. Loads of share plates and each one was delish. Loved the salmon tartare, loved the pate, love love loved the pork. ..."
Gelato Messina Fitzroy
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"The service at the chapel street & fitzroy shop is always top notch. They are often getting absolutely slammed and have to deal with rude customers..."
"When faced with mountains of delectable looking ice cream, one often stumbles with appropriate choices. The very helpful attendant offered me..."
Jane Louise Brearley
"Always the best. Love this place. It shows how good it is when you get a line out the door and you still manage to find the best tasting gelato and..."
"Great place. Lovely staff and the gelato is amazing. A must go to..."
"I'm a personal trainer and I don't care that I'm putting my career on the line with this review - best ice cream ever hands down. Keep up the good..."
"Very nice place and gelato selections but my favourite Salted Caramel is becoming icy not as full as cream as before..other then that it's still an..."
"excellent flavours, great variety and wonderful service. My brother and I go every week, we love it so much we've accumulated enough points for the..."
"The ice-cream is amazing and the staff are lovely - the only complaint is the lack of any sort of orderly..."
"OMGelato!! So many flavors, so little time!! The flavors range from the original to the zany and each flavor is delicious! So good. Can't wait to go..."
"The only thing wrong is that are not open 24 hours a day. :) Coming down all the time from Bendigo is a bit of a hassle but what's 3 hours of driving..."
"The Best Ice cream parlour in Melbourne. We tried 4 flavours all were extremely tasty couldn't have asked for any better desert. pls get the Eftpos..."
"Best ice cream ever, lots of flavours to choose from, people who serve you are friendly. Will definitely come..."
"So many flavours, so much to pick from. I’ll never get sick of Messina’s ice cream. Absolutely can’t go wrong...."
Xin Shina Gao
"Food: Best gelato experience! Always need to go past each time we visit the local area.Ambience: Packed and gotta wait in line. But what do you..."
"Trying the new Earl Grey with Digestive Biscuits flavour. Great texture as always but I expect a stronger tea flavour. The digestive biscuits are not..."
"You can easily walk in and pick any flavours. They will never let you down no matter what you choose. I’m soooo in love with Messina. On top of..."
"There’s no other better flavour combination than this ... Tiramisu, Coffee and Chocolate Fondant.Moist sponge biscuit pieces in the..."
"Can never go wrong with Messina! I love visiting the Fitzroy shop as its welcoming and spacious. It's the long weekend and its also great weather for..."
"Lots of great flavours, staff are pretty attentive, they accept Liven pay. Messina is popular for a reason and this location is one of the most..."
Quince And Cheese
"The problem with falling in love with a Gelato Messina weekly special is that it disappears after just a week. Sure it may come back at some vague..."
"Honestly, everyone must know by now that Gelato Messina is one of the best gelato places in Melbourne! I don’t think I need to elaborate why, but I..."
"There are so many flavours to choose from. If you can’t decide, I highly recommend their Pandan & Coconut gelato! Rich but refreshing Pandan..."
"Its worth the hype!! Def the best gelato in melbourne. The gelato,music, service, and the overall vibes is a..."
"For a late night treat went to Gelato Messina how can you even go wrong with this amazing icecream. Took some friends for the first time and they..."
"When I'm driving nearby, I will make slight detours just to pick up gelato from Messina.I love the different flavours they come up with on..."
"Always spoilt for choice here, amazing flavours that would cater to just about any taste. The favourite has got to be the chocolate flavour. Love how..."
"I'll always hold a candle to Messina. Any criticism of this place is pure tall poppy syndrome. They have all the flavours you could ever need, and..."
"Absolutely love their Ice cream flavours along with the vibes this place offers. My favourite is chocolate fondant rich dark and creamy ♥️ All..."
"So many flavours to choose from, the girl serving was really helpful giving me recommendations and several tastings. Good to be able to see the..."
"Fav gelato shop.The gelatos here are just really yummy cus you can really taste the ingredients and they don't taste artificial. My fav is..."
"popped into Messina for dessert after lunch recently, and our gelati was magnificent! as a group we ordered a range of flavours, including cassata..."
"I love how I was able to capture the ice cream but not mine alone...I just wanted to eat it and enjoy it! As ice cream melts fast!..."
"Literally you need to ask yourself what are you doing with your life if you’ve come this far and not tried the super dulce de leche gelato at..."
"Can’t go to Fitzroy and not have Messina! I love my usual super dulche flavour here and really that’s all i go for! The best dulche ever! Kids..."
"Oh Messina, once again you've done it again. Ok, so I did rip that off the McCain commercials but I feel that it is warranted here..."
"Why didn’t I find out this place earlier?!?One of the best ice cream store in Melbourne. There are a range of ice cream to choose from, even..."
"Gelato Messina is aboulute perfection!Let me tell you a few reasons why...1. Everytime you visit the staff are friendly and greet you with..."
"Gelato Messina has a serious gelato game. I tried the tiramisu and the dulce da vida and i just loved it. My favourite out if the two was definitely..."
"You have to be a real sweet tooth to love this place. I mean it's nice and they have crazy flavors and they're really inventive, but it's a special..."
"The best gelato you will ever try - seriously. I remember going to Messina almost 10 years ago in Sydney as a young teen, just to try their famous..."
"This is the gelato shop to end all gelato shops. Located on the ever popular Smith Street, it does a great weekend trade. Came here with some kids..."
The Wandering Reviewer
"We got to learn a bit about Gelato Messina and how to make gelato, eat a three course gelato degustation menu, scoop some ice cream, decorate and eat..."
"Fun to visit with friends Lots to choose from Usually busy late at night Reasonably priced Defs worth getting 2 flavors Love..."
Bites Of Melbourne
"One of my favourite ice cream place in Melbourne. If you are visiting from overseas, this place it’s a must to go :) I’ve been taking my friends..."
"Messina has wide variety of flavours. We visited Messina during our holiday on early May and that was our first time in Messina. Their gelatos was..."
"Gelato messina is an all time favourite of mine. You can’t go wrong with flavours like, pandan, coconut and lychee, two strokes (my favourites)...."
"Visit here every time we are in Fitzroy. Was so pleased to see they had a special Anzac cookie flavour on Anzac Day!!! And it was too delicious...."
"yummy!! absolutely delicious. flavours are good and it is a good late night snack. the wait is quite long, due to popularity however would defs go..."
"Wide variety of flavours on offer and so many to choose from that one is bound to return to sample the hard to shortlist only a few flavours. Very..."
"A highly popular Gelato joint. Visited a couple of times in their Sydney branches. Had the blood orange which had an adequate amount of sourness and..."
"We visited Messina last night our summer stomping ground which despite being an Autumn night was just as busy as ever. I stuck with my regular,..."
Good Food Good Mood
"Messina is one of my favourite gelato joints in Melbourne. I love their unique and out-of-the-box flavours, and I’m always excited to see what new..."
"3 scoops ($8.80)🍴Back for more at one of my favourite #icecream places in Australia. It’s always so tough choosing among their huge array..."
"Really really good gelato! Staff is extremely friendly. The vibe in here is awesome. There is a wide variety of flavours to choose from and the price..."
Melbourne Food Spotter
"So many different flavour options which means you have to visit this place more than once! It can get busy regardless of time of the day or year!..."
"Lovely collection. They have some really experimental flavours on top of the regular ones. I cant even remember the name of the one I had but it was..."
"We popped into Fitzroy a little earlier than our due time at a family dinner event to soak up the “Indian” summer we experienced this weekend...."
"Deserves a solid 5/5 - Cookies & cream: the cookies in here is to die for, the dough is firm and not the ordinary Oreo-like texture. I'm a big..."
"Always come after eating at old kingdom a few shops down. best way to wash Peking duck down with Messina gelato. Apple pie and tiramisu are my..."
"As much as I love Carlton's iconic Pidapipo more, mostly as a personal preference, I can't help but concede that Messina Fitzroy is..."
"We decided to revisit our old haunt, ice cream mecca Gelato Messina. After all these years I'm still finding it difficult to see what flavours are on..."
"😱Lizzie’s first impression: one of my all time favourite ice cream stores in Melbourne. 🍩Lizzie enjoyed: time and time again I..."
Lizzie Eats Melbourne
"Great ice-cream!Messina always has a great selection of icecream with 5 specials on rotation each week as well as staple selection of what..."
Nic And Zoe Eat Stuff
"Was expecting miracles in my mouth due to the hype. They are definitely worth a try if you are in the area but don't think I would drive 30+ mins to..."
Burgers Of Melbourne
"4.5 star ⭐️ I love Gelato Messina! I love their Dr Evil mushroom cake, and I also love their normal ice cream. I esp love their ice cream on..."
"OMG their gelato is delish! One of my favourites is the apple pie flavour, it really does have pieces of apple pie in it! However, there's not a..."
Some Bunee Loves Food
"This Gelateria, after sunset, resembles a chic and happening club with the kind of music they play and the lights that are lit. Rocking!!We..."
"Hands down the best ice cream i’ve ever, EVER had. Absolutely blown away by the quality of the ice-cream; real, whole chunks of pistachio and..."
"I ordered the golden 8 cake for my brother in-laws 30th birthday party. It was a hit! The interesting thing about this is that it came with..."
Split The Bill
"Are you an ice cream person or a sorbet person?Sorbet any frikkin day! Love love love their passion fruit sorbet...."
"I tried the chocolate fudge and peanut butter gelato this afternoon. The chocolate gelato is rich in flavour and it’s not too sweet. The price is..."
"This has always been one of the better gelato places in Melbourne and it has a good variety of flavours which all taste great. Generally packed, but..."
"A really popular place for gelato. The pistachio gelato was definitely a favourite. The pandan coconut was surprisingly really good too. The salted..."
"Best gelato I’ve tried so far!! Located near outside CBD with cozy place. Friendly staff. I tried coconut pandan and I can distinguish between the..."
"An ice cream parlor that never disappoints. You can try as many flavors as you want as well just to make sure you get the right one :) I got the..."
The Honest Glutton
"Can never go wrong with gelato, especially from Messina! I haven't tried all the flavours but I'm getting there. I always seem to gravitate towards..."
"Ordered: from left to right (14.8) half a litre Malt and salted pretzelDulce de leche Pandan and coconutAll flavours were equally..."
"Absolutely world class gelato, time and time again. Messina’s flavors can never disappoint! And from all the outlets I’ve been to, Fitzroy has..."
"Lots and lots of flavours to choose from, staff were really friendly. You can always try it before you make up your mind. I had the coconut mango and..."
Eating Away Melbourne
"Great gelato here. Probably the best I have ever had! The ambiance of the place just made it even better. Real chill and edgy. Relaxing music and..."
"I love coming here after my dinner. This shop also offers some indoor seatings. The cakes and gelatos are just so yummy that nobody can..."
"I shouldn’t really admit to eating gelato as much as I do, but I can completely blame Messina for that! It is hands down the best gelato in town!..."
"If you’re coming in the weekend then you need to get ready to line up in the crowd. They are very famous and yes their gelato is good, but I felt..."
"Been here for quite a number of times.. this time we ordered Pear & Rhubarb + Have a Gay Old Time.. yummy!!!! Will come back often if we have gelato..."
Kerli Kerli Kerli
"One of the best ice cream in melbourne. The pistachio praline, dulce de lece, panacotta amaretti, and mango *something* are mouth watering. The staff..."
"This place is consistently good and it is great tasting gelato! The staff are always nice and my favourite is the bounty because it tastes like..."
"Chocolate fondant, pistachio, gianduia, tiramisu, salted caramel, pandan & coconut, I love them all! Great taste and friendly service, definitely my..."
"Food : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The best gelato that I'd tried so far - I ordered the pistachio praline, tiramisu and berries yoghurt - The..."
"My favourite places for ice cream (even though I'm lactose intolerant but who cares) because of their selection of flavours. Great service and staff..."
"My favourite places for ice cream because of their vast selection of unique flavours. Blood orange, apple pie, coconut lychee and the mango sorbet..."
The Food Book
"You can never go wrong with messina! i got blood orange which i always get & got something a bit different & went with strawberries & cream as well...."
Eating With Ebony
"The ratings do the talking, it’s 4.9 for a reason. Genuine ice cream which melts in your mouth; has such diverse flavors which makes it different..."
"Had the panacotta with fig jam and amaretti biscuit scoop. The ice cream was very good. The service was pretty quick. Will keep visiting to finish..."
"Gelato Messina never disappoints with its large variety of flavours to choose from- all distinct and unique. My favourites and recommendations are..."
"Called in here for a naughty treat. I had the blood orange which was sweet and sour. Tasty and refreshing. My partner had some peanut..."
"Messina Gelato is quite sweet and rich texture. I prefer sorbets in this store.Gelato choices are much more sweeter sugarly side than its..."
"This place has the greatest selection of flavors. I got the hazelnut and strawberry cream ones. Fairly delicious but somehow the non-fruity ones are..."
"Fortunately, we ended up here after discovering the our original liquid nitrogen ice cream destination closed for the winter last week! Clearly,..."
Kiwi FIFO Chef
"This getato place is one of our favourite dessert shops. The things we love about it are - they offer so many flavours! - they have their..."
"Gelato Messina at Fitzroy. Best gelato ice cream store in Melbourne. Lovely and cosy environment with funky music. Always with long queue and always..."
"Messina gelato is pretty delicious and offers a huge range of flavours, from the classic ones like vanilla and chocolate to the creative ones, like..."
"Like many reviewers before me I can firmly say this is the best place for gelato in Melbourne. Be prepared for a wait on a nice Melbourne night but..."
"Great place for ice cream! For me what separates Messina from the ordinary ice cream places is that they're flavours taste real and sometimes that..."
"It's really those place you would go every time you walked past. The three locations are convenient. Really creative in tastes and always seems to..."
"Gelato Messina 100%lived up to expectations. Creative, delicious,m and fun - they sure know how to push the envelope. With an array of home made..."
"The BEST gelato in Melbourne hands down!!! Bounty with its coconut and chocolate swirl is a must. Team it with the macadamia nut crunch and your..."
"I just love the ice cream flavours at Messina! You'll never be disappointed with the creamy texture and flavour bombs of each scoop. This place has..."
Eat With Mary
"For a non ice cream loving girl, this place really is worth it's weight in gold! For creamy, gooey, crunchy, and interesting flavoured ice cream,..."
"By far one of the best gelato joints. Gelatos are flavoursome and rich in flavour with a variety of choices to pick from. Theres a board to sgow..."
"AMAZING GELATO. it was packed to the brim on a saturday night and my one reason for not giving a 5/5 is because there was no ordering system/line..."
"The first on my Melbourne bookmarks. Located in the quirky Fitzroy, the place is actually pretty big for and ice cream place. I had the salted..."
"Gelato creations are to die for Orders are never mucked up Winter is amazing especially when it’s raining cos you can find a park nearby..."
"Gelato Messina has its reputation for a reason. It’s so good. It even has its own app you can download to pay for your ice cream that way. I would..."
"Can’t fault this place. Love it every time I come here. Fresh fresh fresh flavours every time. I never take a pic because the ice cream..."
Brunos Food Safari
"1.Apple pie2.BountyCombine the two and worry about the other flavours another time if this is your first visit. Really impressed with this..."
George David Michaelides
"Super fresh and tasty gelato! (I recommend the raspberry) I also loved the weekly specials. Price and size was reasonable. The shop is often packed-..."
"Love the ice cream here! Consistently really awesome flavours. Service is fast and efficient. Standouts are the sorbet and pandan coconut. This place..."
"Not much to say about Messina. It's a known favourite for any Melbournian with a sweet tooth. A few standout points I'd like to mention:-..."
"Gelato Messina has to be my favourite gelato shop. I love the weekly specials that add extra variety to the large range of flavours already..."
"I love Messina. I remember the days when it first opened and there was music blaring and a line down the straight. It was a nightclub for gelati. I..."
"THE best gelato in Melbourne! The texture and taste is just incredible and there is so many flavours to choose from. My favourite is the pandan..."
"Gelato Messina on smith street is always busy. We had a milk shake with salted Caramel & choc chip. The salted caramel was delicious & not too sweet...."
Vegetarian Food Lover
"Really nice Gelato and the cakes looks delicious :) i went on the weekend it was really busy, there's not many places to sit so don't expect to..."
"Amazing flavours. The weekly specials are always full of excitement. The lady tonight made my night as she went out of her way and scooped the last..."
"I love the wide variety of unique flavours of gelato they have here. I had their horlicks flavour and apple pie flavour once and they were as..."
"Very popular Gelato shop and I am one of the fans of this shop. Pistachio is rich taste and it's my favourite. I would not rate 5.0 because there is..."
"A feast for the eyes first, I stare through the curved glass to the many round tubs of treats. Slowly making my way from one end of the counter to..."
"After trying a couple of flavours I finally settled with ‘coconut and lychee’ and ‘pistachio praline’ both tasted delicious!!! My favourite..."
"Came here after brunch with my friend. I’ve had two vegan flavours, one is Chocolate Sobert and the other is Pandan Coconut. They are tasty!!!..."
"Top 2 favourite ice cream places in Melbourne, line moves pretty quickly and the specials are superb. If they had milkshakes, would probably live..."
"Love this ice cream!! Probably the best gelato in Melbourne!! I wouldnt mind to go to fitzroy just to have this delicious ice cream! I always pumped..."
"My all time favourite gelato/ice cream bar. Excellent quality gelato and sorbets at very reasonable prices. I highly recommend following them on..."
"Decided to pay a visit to Messina since dad and I were out in Fitzroy to buy my friend her birthday present. When we stepped in we were invited by..."
"Came here on a Monday to visit Messina, this place was surprisingly packed on a working Monday. Pannacotta with fig jam and amaretti..."
"My most favourite gelato place in town. I always tell people that this is the best gelato in the world. That's why it always get lines up even during..."
Kyron Conrad Junus
"Finally tried the infamous Messina! Their gelato is out of this world!! So many colours and flavours to choose from, literally! We had the "Misto"..."
"This ice-cream place is always busy. Nice ice-cream and ok service. But I think it's abit over rated. Maybe because I try so many ice-cream places so..."
"I still haven't come across a better Ice Cream joint. One of my favourites. Amazing Flavours, Excellent customer service. Highly..."
"Wonderful gelato. The flavor is familiar to the palate yet tasted super intensely flavorful with the creaminess and silkiness of the gelato. One of..."
"Definitely one of the best ice-cream joints we have here in Melbourne. Although it's not authentic gelato (heck, I don't think it can even be..."
"My favourite ice cream place in Melbourne! They have the most creative flavours and so many to choose from. I always get the classic hazelnut..."
"Must: Try the apple pie flavour. Try the chocolate one too. Try ALL the gelato. Everything here is good!Skip: Nothing! It was a great..."
"Amazing gelato! The pistachio and chocolate fondant were by far spectacular. I initially thought their special Flavours would come at an extra cost..."
"This is my absolute favourite place! I visit Gelato Messina any time of the year, whether it be freezing cold or boiling hot. This place never gets..."
"Best ice cream shop in Melbourne! Hands down! Only complaint I have is the music is not to my taste, feels like a bloody disco instead of an ice..."
"Best Gelato in Melbourne! So good ! I need to try all the flavours. I had the pistachio and the white choc Hazelnut. Both flavours were delicious,..."
"Best gelati in Melbourne! I always come here for dessert after a meal on Smith Street. Although the queue can get long, it's always worth it. Be..."
"The best ice cream you will ever have. I'm in love with the pear & rhubarb combined with salted caramel & white chocolate. Drool. High quality..."
"Back in the days, you had to brave a long winding queue just to get your Messina fix. Now it's usually just a short 5 minute wait, or no queue at..."
"Fantastic ice-cream with a great variety to choose from. Messina are always bringing out new flavours/special editions which keeps it exciting...."
"Delicious ice cream!!!! Always so inventive/creative with the flavours. One scoop is sufficient though cause it can get a little sweet. But other..."
"Can say that it is a good ice-cream shop one for me. I had Strawberries-cream and yoghurt-berry, was very nice when it mix together. Thank you..."
"Delicious ice cream goes with affordable price. We picked a Arya and a Messina. They're both good though the Arya is pretty too sweet. I think it..."
"Amazing stuff ! My absolute favourite gelato place in Melbourne, would highly reccomend. Please bring back the mandarin flavour !! Can't wait to go..."
"Ordered: From left to right: Sansa: burnt vanilla with orange cake & chocolate fudgeTwo stroke: white chocolate, hazelnut & coffee..."
"Went here for the first time a few weeks back! Was literally some of the best Ice cream you'll get in melbourne but not sure on the 'ambient'..."
"Really interesting flavours! I had the miso malt ice cream and it was to die for. The prices were also very reasonable. Can't wait to sample the..."
"Find us on instagram: loveatfirstbite_aus Gelato Messina is probably the most famous ice cream parlour in Australia,..."
Love At First Bite
"Saturday night in winter and it was still busy. I normally pick something from the specials but this time it was all tropical summery fruity..."
"Super packed on a Friday night. I tried the Pandan and Coconut ice creams which were definitely interesting as it really reminded me of Indonesian..."
"The first time I came was on a Sunday. Super busy as you would expect on weekends. I got one scoop of raspberry sorbet in a cup. Amazing, fresh and..."
"We ordered a takeaway tub with pistachio, tiramisu, pandanmonium and coconut & lychee. All the flavours were really great!!! I think it standouts..."
Danelle Lim Yun
"Love the vibes from this place, from the music to the artwork on the walls and the cheerful staff. The fact that they're busy on a cold winter night..."
"Who doesn't love gelato? Large crowds gather here on the weekend - place is a little dark and eerie but they make for a great post dinner treat...."
"This gelato were so good! They provide some special taste and I tried something called "Chillax Prince" which consists of white chocolate&coconut..."
"So yum! Still can eat these on cold winter nights. The shop itself is warm and cozy with friendly staff. Definitely recommend this place! Going to..."
"Great ice cream - one of the best and worth trying ... not too much better!!It has come to swan street and what a hit, which is always busy..."
"As soon as I heard this place makes the best Gelati in Melbourne, I had to try it! And it was true, the flavours were amazing and the range was so..."
"Yummy! Can't get enough of this place. The flavors are great and I like how they have a few different flavors each time you visit. Expect long..."
"Best ice cream in Melbourne without doubt. The Salted Caramel with White Chocolate is to die for! Each bite has a generous amount of pieces - a..."
"Yep it's that good. An amazing collection of flavours and a special board that changes often. Amazing ice-cream. Just be a little bit careful outside..."
"So many choices! So many specials! Even if you want chocolate, there's multiple chocolate flavours to choose from. You can also try before you..."
"Fabulous! If you like gelato this is definitely your place! There's almost always a massive cue but it moves quickly and the wait is definitely worth..."
"Service ain't too bad, have multiple choice to go for! Still craving for ice cream even tho it's winter now! Great place for ice cream besides..."
"The Best Gelato in Australia!Maybe that is a bold statement but its so damn good, i have tried lots of ice cream and this place is one i..."
"Didn't completely understand all the hype the ice cream was good but nothing out standing, the ice chocolate on the other hand was damn good..."
"Going for ice cream is up there with going to the movies and getting coffee in the typical date idea hall of fame. But this isn’t..."
Fun Date Ideas
"Had an amazing experience. Soooooo many delicious flavours. If you can't decide you can taste test.still can't decide which is my favorite. if you..."
"After Longrain, we headed down to the Fitzroy area to Messina Gelato. Fitzroy is the hipster area with many independent shops, restaurants alike...."
The Food Connoisseur
"The best ice cream in Melbourne! I love all the special flavours they make weekly... and my old time favourite is their Vegemite gelato. Think salted..."
"Excellent gelato. Totally compare to the best in Italy. And they use free range eggs which is so awesome! 😁 Always a ridiculous line and great..."
The Picky Rabbits
"Delicious ice cream! The venue is very full (as this place is so popular it's always busy), which makes it a bit of a pain to actually buy an ice..."
"The best Gelato I ever had!! It's famous for a reason! They have most incredible & unique flavours of Gelato! And special favour change very..."
"Come here every weekend for the ice cream and always get two flavours from the specials board. Favourite ice cream by far. The flavours are..."
"When it comes down to ice cream in Melbourne we can only think of 5 places (all reviewed previously) and Messina is most definitely in this..."
Must Be Hungry
"I'll tell you this: Should my mouth been away from that 2-scope gelato for more than 2 seconds at a time and I would have taken a photo to show you..."
Vanessa Espírito Santo
"There's a reason the queues are out the door at this place on the reg- awesome gelato and sorbet, that's why! So many amazing flavours will keep you..."
"Tell me someone who doesn't like Gelato Messina. Whenever I'm around this area, I almost always have to have a cup of whatever flavour from this..."
"I don't usually indulge in ice cream often BUT Messina is something I actually CRAVE. Love their Flavours especially those that they change up..."
Isabel Iliona Lim
"Very good ice cream, it was a big line during my visit there. The ice cream is creamy, full of flavour plus different range of flavours,..."
"Be prepared to lose your focus as you stare onto their available flavours. If you know you are having a choice disorder, you are probably at the..."
"The best ice-cream/gelato place in Melbourne if not Australia! Great pricing, HEAPS of flavours (something like 40?), take away too. This place ticks..."
"Got here just before rush hour because parking can be tricky, but service is friendly and great range. Tried the fig Marsala and tiramisu, excellent...."
"Good quality and nice service, had the chocolate fondant, the tiramisu, pear and rhubarb, fig and Marsala , pistachio, and the do do choc and..."
"Okay, so like, don't get me wrong the Gelato is to, die, for! BUT the line and lack of indoor seating does put a serious damper on things. Like I..."
"What can I say! It's popularity is clearly genuine. Such amazing real tasting flavours. We had the choc mint, chocolate + bounty. The only let..."
"Tried orange gelato with bits of orange cake. Loving it. This place is a must for gelato fans. Wide selection of flavours available and u can ask for..."
"In my top three of gelato places in Melbourne. If you like Banana flavours, you must try the Banana Foster - incredible! Always worth the queue and..."
"Heaven! Ordered pistachio of course. So far in Australia I've never eaten a gelato that even came close to what I had in Italy...until now!..."
Liam Tay Kearney
"I come here... A lot. More than I probably should. I've possibly invested close to a thousand dollars into eating Messina icecream. It is the best in..."
Dale Zeinheiger Culpin
"I have a clingy relationship with Gelato Messina. My friends often joke I moved to Collingwood so I can be across the road from the store. That’s..."
"Favourite Gelato place in Melbourne, because the flavours are amazing and special every time. Try the specials and be prepared to be wowed. Really..."
"Hands down my favourite ice cream in Melbourne! I have been here countless times and always get the hazelnut, macadamia crunch and try to try..."
"One of the best icecream places in Melbourne. The icecream here is soft, smooth, and super yum. The best part is the weekly special flavours which..."
Luke And Hannah
"It is often true, when an eatery serves exceptional products, that there is some sort of divide in terms of quality amongst their products. However,..."
The Critical Koala
"Messina is some of the best gelato in Melbourne. The flavour combinations are amazing. I just wish some of the weekly specials could be made into..."
"I waited what felt like FOREVER For Messina to come to Melbourne. Having lived so close to one in Sydney and then having to leave it behind was a..."
Melbourne To Mouth
"Nothing to say other than it's just sublime. Love the flavours and the smooth texture of their ice creams and gelato. Definitely a place I would..."
"Really good ice cream with great flavour combinations. A really great vibe in the stores, staff are really friendly and helpful, and will let you try..."
"Ate a time the messina food truck tonight and had the deep fried passion fruit icecream which was yummy. The Macha icecream cone also looked..."
"Came here after a disappointing lunch, and the deliciousness definitely got me out of my bad mood! I decided on apple pie gelato and salted caramel..."
Verity De Fries
"Decided to walk down to Messina after Lune and lunch as a wrap up for a trip down to Fitzroy. Despite the cold and windy weather, people still fancy..."
"Gelato Messina is my favourite go to place when craving something sweet. They have a big range of unique flavours and sorbets too. I always love..."
"Everything in Gelato Messina is made in house, from their apple pies and brownies to their stewed fruit. Although they have a huge range of..."
Katherine's Food Diary
"Overall, Messina does serve up a pretty decent ice cream. Admittedly, iI did enjoy it despite being overly sweet Two Stroke, and their ever evolving..."
"The chocolate on the Randy Watson is really brought to life by the berry fudge; would definitely recommend this. The pannacotta with fig jam was also..."
"Stopped by for a quick Sunday dessert and absolutely loved the salted caramel & white chocolate gelato! You can really taste the salted caramel and..."
"We wanted to try a signature something of Melbourne during our very short trip and picked Gelato Messina. Not disappointed. In fact, we were spoilt..."
"It's undeniably good gelati though perhaps a few of the flavours are a bit too 'fancy' for my tastes. I'm a bit more of a traditionalist after all!..."
"Never had a bad experience here. An abundance of unique flavours, those of which I've tried have all been amazing. Specials are always the best...."
"generally a tad too sweet but certain flavours hit the spot like pistachio (which my friend loves the most as he says it's the only place where you..."
"This is hands down the best ice cream in Melbourne! Yes there is a long line, but having waited in it multiple times - it's still very worth it!..."
"No matter what time of the day, this place will never be quiet or empty at all. This place is my bae and I guess I'll never have a dull moment with..."
"We were their around 9-10pm & unbelievable busy. Texture was smooth velvety & creamy. However bit too sweet for my taste. Staff attentive & serves..."
"I know this address off by heart. Though not a big dessert fan - I am a massive Messina fan. Coconut & lychee tops my list followed by anything..."
"One of the best gelatos in Melbourne I reckon. Lots of awesome and unique flavours to choose from, different flavours have exciting tastes and magic...."
"Salted coconut and mango was amazing!!. ..."
"Very busy little Icecream shop, even on a rainy Wednesday night! Plenty of great flavours to choose with daily specials of which I thoroughly enjoyed..."
"The fit out is nice and the lines seem to always be out the door no matter what day or time you go. I had the chocolate sorbet and coconut salted..."
"Bought this ice cream cake and i swear after my first bite i wanted to shove my face into the whole cake.The cakey part of the cake was so soft..."
"Best ice creamery in Melbourne hands down!!!! Red velvet should become a regular flavour as opposed to being on special only coz it is..."
"Best gelato! Smoooth texture and great range of flavoursHad the tiramisu and was deliciousGreat customer service Will be back..."
"So many flavours available to choose from! Got pandan coconut and tiramisu. Texture was very smooth and light! Flavour is just right, not too sweet...."
"So many awesome flavours ice cream. Birthday ice cream cake was nice, We can drive here for dessert after meal. No matter day or night, hot or cold..."
Coffee And Food
"Easily the best gelato that I've tried in Melbourne! Went to their Sydney outlet in Bondi and it was as good as this one. Their best flavour would be..."
"Walking all the way from cbd to Fitzroy for the famed ice cream, we were telling each other that Messina better be good. And it does not disappoint...."
"My favourite gelato place to go too! The first store was always packed but didn't have to wait long. I love getting the specials and that they always..."
I S2 Food
"What's not to love? Open late, awesome staff, and delicious gelato. Awesome bunch of weekly rotating flavours to try, always something for even the..."
"They have such a large variety it's difficult to choose but the staff are polite and let you try the flavour before making the commitment even at the..."
"These guys had a food truck at a specific burger night and my mates and I were hungry so we approached them to build us something epic! This was..."
"Large variety of flavours to choose from, it was hard choosing only a couple. Settling for 'chocolate fondant' it was very rich...just the way I like..."
"Ok ok to say i am bit behind is an understatement.. Believe it or not ive never been to Messina but we were in the area for dinner so here we ended..."
"Most popular gelato place in Melbourne. The place is packed and busy. I tried the special of the week. The one with loukomadies, a greek doughnuts..."
Maria Theresa Yap
"Hands down the best gelato in town. My fav flavour is the salted caramel and white chocolate. I drive 50 mins to get to this gelato place and it's so..."
"Great range of creative Gelato flavours. Winter's night and this place was still buzzing with people. I had the tiramisu flavour gelato and it was..."
"Arguably the best ice cream in Melbourne. It replaces my personal favourite Pidapippo @ Lygon St.I tried Apple Pie and Yogurt Berry...."
"This place wins every time I go! My favourite place for ice cream I love their wacky concoctions! I always try and get the limited specials whenever..."
"I don't understand why this is the equal top rated eatery in Melbourne (currently at 4.9). Was it good? Yes. Is it better than dozens of other gelato..."
"So many tastes!!! You can whatever the taste you like here! I had a coconut and lychee one, which is really fresh and not that sweet. I love the..."
"Messina is the winner of gelato bar! My friend took me here a year ago and has been a regular ever since! Fav ice cream is definitely messina's..."
"Sorbet, sorbet, sorbet. The flavours of Messina are amazing - not sure why I keep hearing it is the lesser of the three well known gelato vendors in..."
"Had this beautiful, magical mushroom here for a dear girlfriend's birthday celebration. The "cake" had so many different textures. It wasn't just any..."
"So excited when i was in Melbourne and found Messina. Having enjoyed it plenty of times in Sydney i knew how good it was. Delicious flavors, amazing..."
"Always pleased with the food, service and cleanliness. Spectacular range to choose from and specials board always rotating. Gelato is very creamy and..."
"Today we had the vovovroom (ice cream version of the vovo biscuit - it's a coconut ice cream with raspberry purée and chunks of vanilla marshmallow..."
"YASSSSSSSSS! This place will fix any broken relationship and will make you see happiness and feel the delicious tastes. If Messina was water I'd..."
"If you love ice-cream, do yourself a BIG favour and try Messina! The flavours are so amazing and forever changing! The cakes are also spectacular in..."
"This place definitely deserves its high rating. The ambience alone is enough to set Gelato Messina apart from its competitors. As for the flavours......"
"You haven't had gelato till you've had this!The flavours are distinct and fresh, with plenty of variety to choose from.If you love ice..."
"I first heard about this place when they first opened via Groupon and had bought a deal to try their ice cream. Since then I've been hooked, I always..."
"Does this even need a write up?Despite the wide array of flavours and changing specials I regularly go back for the apple pie - it's a winner...."
"My mouth is still watering thinking about the gelato I consumed tonight. First time here and already hooked, can see many more visits in the..."
"I find that gelato lovers can generally be divided into two camps. The fruity, fresh sorbet types on one side of the counter and the fudgey,..."
"Great place for gelato, spoilt for choice and every single one I've tried, I've loved! Definitely give the Gianduia and the milk choc with pb fudge a..."
"Hot dang this gelato was off the hook good! Reasonable prices compared to other dessert bars we have been to previously. Our only gripe was that..."
K And E
"Lovely gelato shop~ they got lots of flavours which surprised u. Tried the new flavour - PMT, which had meringue tart inside the gelato! How awesome..."
Emmmma Llove Food
"This isn't my favourite gelato place in Australia (that honour belongs to a hole in the wall place in Qld), but Messina is the most consorts gp..."
"I have a love hate relationship with Messina... Sure, the gelati is awesome, but it's always so damn crowded and you can't sit and enjoy it! Some of..."
"GREAT GELATO! I had the blood orange and dulce de leche (bourbon vanilla) and both tasted amazing. The blood orange is a bit tangy so be prepared!..."
"I tried messina's pistacio ice cream. I must say the texture was not too creamy and its unsweetened flavor won me over. Looking forward to another..."
"My absolute favourite place to get gelato from. Their flavour concoctions are insane! I love how they smash homemade baked goods right into the..."
"Chocolate, Nutella & coconut all great. Never had a bad ice cream or gelato - great stuff!! Next to try: Strawberry LemonSalted..."
"This ice cream shop, is honestly the best ice cream you'll ever taste! Most authentic Italian ice cream you'll ever get. Truly mouth watering..."
"I love everything about this place. The amount of choices, the environment, the people there, and of course their gelato. I tried a lot of different..."
"Every time I'm in Fitzroy, I have to come to Messina. There is a massive variety of gelato here, and although I'm not a fan of fruity gelato, I love..."
"One of my favourite ice cream stores in Melbourne, I love the variety and the authentic ingredients used in each of the ice creams (e.g: the real..."
"Arguably the best gelato in Melbourne. They have opened a few more around Melbourne, however, I find the atmosphere the best at their original Smith..."
"Must try the salted caramel white chocolate! Always coming back here because hard to find gelato better than this. Just wish there was one..."
"Great atmosphere and set up. Love the fact that you can view the kitchen where the ice creams are being made. Aside from the weekly specials and the..."
Thrice As Nice
"The special for this week: Northern Exposure! Dulche de leche gelato with mocha mousse cake. Always a good time eating ice cream! The queue was not..."
"Used to cycle through Johnston Street and visit this awesome ice cream store around summer time. Excellent vibe and atmosphere. Don't be afraid of..."
"Came here on a hot day with friends for a refreshing treat and was blown away. To much choice of what to order with so many flavours on offer as well..."
"Certainly the best and most innovative gelato in Melbourne. They have an impressive array of great regular flavours, and update their special..."
Jimmy Chew Food
"My girlfriend and I shared a 3 scoop cup filled with mint, macadamia and mango. It was an amazing experience. Highly recommended, prices are quite..."
"Just awesome gelato! I had the banana flavour with nuts and chocolate flacks in it. It was not too sweet and the flavour is full of my mouth! Love..."
"We went on a warm Thursday evening after work. This place was packed to the rafters with young professionals and couples. The staff managed to take..."
Devil In The Detail
"Please do try the salted caramel and white chocolate flavour. My fav combination would be that and..."
"Totally in love with their gelato.I'd prefer their special ice cream from the board, otherwise i'll go with..."
Darwin Tantra, TwoPaperPen
"The original Gelato Messina Melbourne store. When ever I'm in Collingwood I always drop in for a tasty treat I love what these guys do!! Keep it up!!..."
"A place with flavours that never bores you as they combine many variety of flavours. I had the strawberry cream and passionfruit cheese cake. I'm..."
"Amazing variety of flavours. I tasted the panacotta with fig jam and biscuits which was creamy rich and a good combination. I couldn't go past the..."
"Got to try Messina at the Aus Open Festival. Haven't been to the store but will definitely be making a trip. Died and went to lamington ice cream..."
"Seriously the best gelato I've ever had. Smooth as silk and as creamy as ever. Went on a Friday night and the lineup for icecream was crazy. The..."
"Yum! Huge selection of flavours and always something new and creative to try. Have been here several times and never been been disappointed. Thinking..."
"My first visit: Busy Saturday evening, no system for lining up. Folks bombarded the counter in no particular order and by the time it was my turn, I..."
"I have been here so many times and I continue to enjoy their ice cream. I was really pleased with their service and also the variety of ice cream..."
"I love this place!!!! I have been here at least five times and always order the Yoghurt Dulce De Leche plus another flavour that I change up. The..."
"Absolutely packed on weekends... I would say don't even bother. Not worth the disorganised crowds (the staff actually said once we got inside, "just..."
"Im not the type of person that sports skinny jeans, has tattoos and rides a skateboard. That is why you will rarely see this phantom hanging out on..."
"I had a scoop of the White Choc Hazelnut Gelato in a cup & my hubby had Coffee & Nut Sorbet in a cone. They were both off the planet good with..."
"Amazing ice creams and gelato! So many choices, great flavours, lovely staff, reasonable prices. We tried the pistachio, Tiramisu, chocolate fondant,..."
"You can't go wrong with gelato on a hot summers day, and this is definitely the place to go! I love all the creative specials they come up with every..."
"This is a place where everyone can fall in love with.Parking is not an issue but the queue to get your indulgence is.Why we love..."
"JT" Jeffrie Trika
"Amazing selection of ice creams and gelati.The customer service is exceptional.Always tell people to go here and experience the greatness..."
"As far as gelato goes, Messina is probably the best. Large range of classics, with delightfully interesting flavours constantly flowing through the..."
"What can I say???...for all you lovers of ice cream just go!!!! The hard part is choosing which flavour to have...a bit on the pricey side but well..."
"How good is this place? Off the charts good!!!Some of the greatest ice cream I've ever tasted and for the vegans amongst us (me and my daughter)..."
Vegan Foodie Boss
"What can I say , just amazing. It was so hard to choose a flavour! Each one my family and I had loved. Can't wait to come back. Hopefully the abc..."
"I have probably been here over 10+ times. It is hands down the best ice cream/sorbet place I have ever been. I'm a huge fan of the 'Blood Orange'..."
"OMG THE BEST. Amazing salted caramel and white chocolate. Great combination. Wife had the coconut and the taste exploded in my mouth. A must if you..."
"We were told by friends that this place has the best ice-cream in the world. Wouldn't be sure of that, but the ice-cream was definitely amongst the..."
"I went to Messina with high expectations considering all the hype. Usually when I go past there is a line out the door, but luckily the day I went I..."
"Had heard a lot about Gelato Messina since I moved to Melbourne and finally managed to make it there a few weeks ago. I picked the wrong flavour..."
"Absolutely the best ice cream place I've ever been to. It's not just the awesome ice cream with so many funky choices. Robert Brownie Junior is a..."
"A Saturday night at 8:30pm was so packed and took about 15 minutes to get served. Not sure it was worth it but the salted caramel with white..."
"I've tried Messina a few times now. The first time, I had apple pie and pistachio and absolutely loved it. I went back for Apple pie but it tasted a..."
"Ordered the following:- Salted coconut and mango salsa (permanent flavour) - Nuttin' to it (special; peanut gelato with coffee crunch and..."
"Fantastic ice cream in both range and quality. What better place to go after a disappointing meal and to make the evening better. Always filed with..."
"Always, always, always: makes me smile; is worth the visit; affordable for families ($4 a scoop); huge lines that move along quickly; pleasant..."
"The best gelato store in Melbourne? Maybe in Australasia. I am from New Zealand. We have a trademark gelato store - Giapo. Giapo is selling sweet..."
"Pretty hard to go past Messina for an ice-cream hit - in fact its also hard to go past even if you are just trying to walk down the street as the..."
"A huge selection of gelato, at one stage, I nearly went through half the range.The specials menu is just magical!'Steve Jobs' being a stand..."
"I would have given Messina a 4.5/5 for the first time I visited back when it was first opened in Melbourne. I used to be in love with their Apple Pie..."
One Piggy & A Bear
"A friend recommended me this place. I guess I expected too much since I was a bit dissappointed. But they have lots of flavors which are nice. I..."
"Visited Messina in the evening today, and it was crowded as usual. I love that they always offer different interesting special flavours each week...."
"I don't crave for ice cream / gelato normally . But when I do I wanna make sure Iam getting the best of the best . Well gelato Messina definitely is..."
"By far the best gelato I've ever had. Friendly staff insist you try out their flavours and serve with a smile. They have this cool space where you..."
"I don't think it is as legendary as most people say it is. There were a lot of flavours available, which was a bonus! The gelato itself was great in..."
"An ice-cream heaven as I would like to call it. Go alone or with your friends it is always crowded and the place welcomes you with a great variety of..."
"Abundant variants of ice cream. They have this "special flavours of the day" that are worth to try. Staffs are super friendly. What i love the most..."
"After hearing people rave about this place for the last couple of years, I've finally made my way down to Fitzroy to try the ice-cream out. The crowd..."
"Ice-Cream is my favourite thing and Messina does not disappoint!! Salted Coconut and Mango is amazing!!!! Yes, it gets crazy busy, and yes..."
"Always loved getting my gelato fix here! Their gelato creations are just amazing! Expect a long line up during weekends! But it's definitely worth..."
"This place is a must for any people even slightly interested in ice cream. What an amazing selection of flavours and in such a cool environment that..."
"Amazing murals on the wall. A great range of flavours including a whole section for sorbets! Would highly recommend the coconut pandan sorbet -..."
"The genuine authentic Italian gelato with such a wide range of flavours. They have specials every day so you will never run out of flavour choices...."
"We needed a birthday cake in 24 hours and I called the Fitzroy Gelato Messina. They were totally helpful and friendly even making a personalised..."
"Came here at 945pm and was shocked with the crowd queuing for the gelato . They have some special flavours... tried the pear and rhubarb, the fig,..."
"Great smooth flavorsome gelato. The lychee & coconut flavor is unexpectedly refreshing. Downside is they need more staff to service the crowd...."
"Very hard place to give a review too. Had the White chocolate ice cream was Simply perfection! I cried. Best ice cream and concept going round! Can't..."
"There is a reason why the lines are always out the door at Gelato Messina! Gelato is just sooo goood! They have different flavors which we love!..."
"OMG !!!!! MESSINA is the place to go for a summer's gelato hit!. You may have to queue up, however, it is 100% worth the wait. If you want to indulge..."
"Amazing flavour combinations that never fail to amaze my taste buds! They don't just toss random flavors together, they actually work!..."
"Friendly serviceGreat selection and great flavoursDefinitely a place to go in this current heatHad the coconut lychee -..."
"We tried 2 different flavors each and every flavor was utterly amazing. Cannot wait till we go again and this time take some home and the vibe in the..."
"Deeeeeelish and The Best. Not even a queue on a Wednesday afternoon! We had more time to contemplate our options and sample more (you have to..."
"Love that this place is open late all year round! They have some really interesting specials every now and then, and huge variety of flavours to..."
"Do: Believe the hype. Best gelato in Melbourne. The staff, the flavours and the atmosphere. Don't: Just eat there. Buy some to take away..."
David Food Leasing
"During my first visit I was amazed by how many people were there. I'd heard so much hype about Messina but wasn't sure if I believed it. As I took my..."
"Came here on a sunny Melb day.. ordered the tiramisu and white choc salted caramel! Absolutely divine! Customer service was fantastic. Was offered as..."
"Queuing for ice cream is now a thing - seriously cannot get enough of the this place. Any thing with coconut or mango will suck me in to trying...."
"Nightclub vibes and tons of ice cream flavours! Each of them spot on! Get ready to queue up and don't forget about the espresso!! Is really good..."
"Ice cream is nom nom. Many good feelings come from endorphin release however the line is fooked. I have eaten my fair share of ice cream including..."
"Definitely recommend people check out Messina when they're in the area, best ice cream and gelato going around I think.The Italian Nougat..."
"Perfect. After I finished my first bite, I know why the rate is so high and feel I am in a paradise of gelato. Strong recommendation for salt..."
"Reaalllyyyyy love the salted caramel with white chocolate flavour. The best 👍👍👍📷: combination of salted caramel with white..."
"I used to queue up at this place every time I went to Sydney, so I'm super excited it's here in Melbourne. Waiting in line is worth it! The best ice..."
"Tasty tip: ALWAYS go for one (or more) options on the specials board. They're always the most creative, scrumptious, exciting surprises. So..."
"I walked right past this place on a Tuesday night, mistaking it for a bar because of the music and crowd. I'm glad I retraced my steps. The..."
"So Devine... You walk in and it's always a "where do I start" moment!Love these gelato flavours, you appreciate more so knowing it's made on..."
"I fell in love with Gelato Messina in Sydney and I'm really glad I can also find it in Melbourne. The salted caramel icecream from Messina is out of..."
"By the far the best gelato I've ever had!! I can't even describe how good it is, I am coming back to literally try every single flavour hahaha...."
"Last night we were lured in by Zomato's prestigious 4.9 rating for Gelato Messina in Fitzroy. As expected it was an extremely busy store..."
"The best gelato in Australia in my opinion. So many different options - I love that they have rolling special flavours every week or so. The coffee..."
"Fantastic range of flavours to choose from, so many it's sometimes hard to decide! Any day of the week this place is always so packed and full of..."
"The only thing I can say is friggen delicious. Best ice cream I have ever eaten! I love how they constantly change things up, yet every time is as..."
"Best gelato I've ever had. Tried the tiramisu and salted caramel and it was delicious! Staff were very prompt and friendly. If I could id eat here..."
"The staff were all friendly all will let you try samples. The coconut and lychee was amazing, as were the Bueno, peanut butter, and everything else..."
"For someone who hates ice cream this place is one that changed my opinion of it. The apple pie flavour was amazing. Just like a real apple pie. Would..."
"Best gelato. Any flavour you can never go wrong. My favourite is white chocolate and salted caramel and chocolate fondant. Been here so many times..."
"Service was great, gelato flavour was even better! Really good and chill vibes. Macadamia crunch is by far the best gelato I have tried to date!..."
"The best Gelato! I love the fact that they always have different flavours to try!Although the lines are big they always move quiet..."
"Yup there's a lot hype about this place. One is left to wonder how great can gelati be? We've all seen Masterchef right? Or parts of. Where some..."
"So many different flavoursssss!!! Favourite are a the coconut ones! So fresh :)) defs best ice cream in Melbourne! The place kind of reminds me of a..."
"We visited in 'peak hour' when there was a massive line but we were served quickly and rewarded with the best ice-cream in Melbourne. Anzac biscuit..."
Kat - Oats And Cheesecake
"Best gelato I've ever had! Friendly & inviting atmosphere, heaps of delicious flavours to choose from, & very reasonably priced. Would recommend, and..."
"Best gelato in Melbourne, nice gelato, welcoming ambience and great staffs! Avoid to be there in the peak hours otherwise you will probably see a..."
Alex De Rosa
"Clear at the top of the gelato game, perfectly situated in the dining heart of Smith Street, Messina is always busy. Simple ice-cream parlour this is..."
"The ice cream here it out of this world. The best salted caramel I have ever had, and I love trying their different specials every time I come in...."
"Great place for gelato. Apple pie and banana split were standouts. The gelato weren't overly sweet and the flavours were really close to their..."
"I was mind blown walking into this joint. I moved to Melb only 3 weeks ago and had already heard all the hype about this place and I honestly could..."
Slow Like Honey
"So dope. Apple pie and banana split. Anything on the specials board. Don't waste time! Decide and order, before it gets hectic... The place can pack..."
"LOVE IT! can just survive on this I guess:pFriendly staff, a good range of varieties to choose from, all of their gelato taste fantastic, can..."
"Trecked our way here Thursday at 3:00pm and couldn't decide what to try, thankfully the staff were willing to help and happily pass out tasters. We..."
"LOVE! Not only is the ice-cream amazing, but the staff are so friendly and encourage you to have as many testers as you want, unlike other places..."
"If you are looking for a dessert experience that takes delish to the next level, you HAVE to make Gelato Messina your next dessert stop. All of their..."
"I LOVE ice cream whether there's a blizzard outside or it's like the Sahara.This is probably one of the best ice cream's I've ever tasted..."
"Summer, Winter whatever the season ice cream is always a good idea here! Every flavour I've tried packs a delish punch! It's amazing how they make..."
"Absolutely amazing. There is a hype and it's well placed on these guys for the stunning products they produce. Tiramisu flavor is to die for (try it..."
"The gelato is generally good, and I would pick up a scoop or two to eat while walking along Smith Street but there are limits to how long I would..."
"You'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard about Gelato Messina - any time I've driven down Smith street there's been a line out the..."
"I love the gelato here , love the large choice range , not the biggest fan of the line up but worth the wait. And it's perfect on a night out with..."
"Yum yum yum. Delicious ice cream! The line can be out the door, but it moves quickly even when it is so no big deal. A two scoop is huge, and enough..."
"I love ice cream and am fussy, no a snob, about where I eat it. Well search no more This is the best ice cream in Melbourne bar none. Every flavour i..."
Its All About The Food
"I love their effort to keep the flavors updated. I heart their fat elvis cause the brioche is so crunchy. Their apple pie is awesome too, so much..."
"I love coming here on a summer's night! Hell, I love coming here on a winter's night! The specials are always a pretty cooky mix, but still super..."
"I’ve been here repeatedly because I LOVE IT SO MUCH! The first time I went, it was with my stooges and there was a massive line but it moved..."
Linnie Eats All The Food
"Gelato Messina is probably the best ice-cream I have ever had. The flavours they have on offer are highly unique, from the apple pie to the banana..."
"Oh Messina... You have ruined my life. Seriously Messina has ruined my expectations of ice cream/gelato. They have the best hands down, I'm not even..."
"Excellent ice cream. The best I've ever had in fact. I regularly try to order there specials or try something new but I continue to always need to..."
Out & About
"It's a must visit for me every time I go to Fitzroy. They have amazing specials every week and so far I still can't decide what to order because they..."
"Absolutely delicious gelato every time! Gelato Messina has a dizzying selection of gelato including the amazing White Chocolate and Salted Caramel..."
"This is a late night favourite. It's open real late, and there's nothing better then getting a delicious ice cream after a good session of drinking..."
"Can't really fault it. Service is a winner here considering the vast numbers that flock to here. A great way to end a meal from jimmy grants and the..."
"For a good price, ice cream was innovative and delicious. Tried one of the exclusive flavours of the week, great authentic taste. Service was great,..."
"The rise in popularity of cooking shows like Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules (MKR) means that many gourmet foods and niche eateries are in high..."
"salted caramel and pistachio are my favourite flavours!!! Messina also sells very very nice ice-cream cake. My friend got me one on my birthday and..."
"Words can't even describe the salted caramel white chocolate flavor.. This is my third time ordering this and it is the best I've ever had in my..."
"AMAZING! Their salted caramel with white chocolate is the best. Others are good too! BEST GELATO I'VE EATEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE. I can eat it everyday..."
"My love for Messina only grows fonder. I have never had a bad flavour here. Fortunately for me Mesina is at the end the street from work so make the..."
"Very good gelatos. I find the chocolates are to die for.Great service even when it's filled to the door.Nicely decorated but ambience wise..."
"Rich and creamy. Chocolate was...really chocolatey! Panacotta with fig jam and amaretti biscuit was intensely flavoured but just a bit on the sweet..."
"No review could do this place justice. Don't let the lines deter you, rain hail or shine. I drive 45 minutes for this gelato and it is seriously..."
"Quite tasty. But hard to get a good view of what's on offer - pretty crowded and hectic lining up. Staff do well under the circumstances. A person..."
"OMG the apple pie ice cream blew my mind! Home made apple pie with spiced and tart apples, and a buttery/short-bready crust in vanilla ice cream...."
"The flavours are amazing. Some of the best ice cream that you will ever have .... love the tiramisu. The only downside is that its hard to see what..."
"If Only They'd Stop Using Peanuts :(. I LOVE this place more than life itself, but they really need to remember that people with life-threatening..."
"Fresh ingredients, delish gelato. I can taste the apple pie in my apple pie gelato!!..."
"Just tried Messina gelato last night, love the flavors,, my favorites so far are ,,, pear & rhubarb,, pistachio,, can't wait to try..."
"There is a reason it's always busy!. I love ice cream, so going here was a no brainer! I had the the apple pie on this trip but also had a taste of..."
"Worth going!. Because of the hype surrounding Messina (and because I get caught up in hype) I was a little underwhelmed with the flavours (pistachio,..."
"Regular Icecreamer. Specials are insane, especially love the peanut buttery chocolatey ones, the line is usually quite long but well worth the wait..."
"Delicious and exciting gelato!!!Decided to go to messinas after dinner with the missus, best decision of the night (after a mediocre ramen..."
"Goodness, not greatness. Yes Messina is delicious, yes their flavours are great, but it's definitely not worth waiting in line for over an hour..."
"Delish!. Best gelati in Melbourne! Great place, great flavours. Pistachio my fav. ..A must for gelati..."
"Simply Sweet. Amazing flavours but best of all I ordered a birthday cake from here and it honestly turned up better than the display model.. thank..."
"Great atmosphere, great staff, great taste. "III be..."
"Like it!. Awesome atmosphere Had to go back again oneday it is so..."
"Best gelato I have had in Melbourne so far. I absolutely love this place. Gelato Messina is always my treat of choice, offering many delicious and..."
"Gelato not to be missed. This place is so good it makes you feel naughty afterwards like you have run for miles or go on a detox just so that you can..."
"There are so many different and interesting flavours to choose from and they keep on adding new ones which is great. It's always exciting to sit and..."
"Their gelato menu, as can be expected was brilliant and after some deliberation, we settled on the American Chow Down (peanut gelato, oreo custard,..."
"This is seriously what turned my night upside down. No, I am not exaggerating. Messina was what I looked forward toward to the most at the Noodle..."
"I had a chance to try both the Zuppa Duppa and the Faux Pho, and my preference would definitely have to be the Zuppa Duppa. The combination of..."
"GELATO MESSINA FITZROY must try ice cream... don't be discouraged by the long line, it's fairly steady, before you could even decide on what you..."
"Afterwards go to Messina just around the corner, like we did! I got salted coconut and mango salsa – which is one of my favorite flavours. Flavours..."
"Established in Sydney in 2002, Gelato Messina is an institution Australia wide. 11 years later they decided to call Melbourne their second home –..."
"Gelato Messina has had an almost cult status following in Sydney and have finally opened in Melbourne. They make everything in house from raw..."
"We skipped dessert for a short walk to Gelato Messina as it’s never too cold for gelato. Two scoops of my favourite flavours: Coconut Pandan and..."
"In true Natasha fashion, I will start off 2015 late as always, with this very delayed post :P Good Food Month's Night Noodle Markets was on again..."
Natasha Juchkov (Culinary Runway)
"Gelato Messina can do no wrong, every flavour is sublime, with interesting textures and twists on the traditional staples as well as their own..."
"The impressive, modern and sleek shopfront houses a cabinet showcasing around 40 different flavours of gelato and sorbet as well as some of their..."
A Chronicle Of Gastronomy
"Supposedly the best gelato in Australia, Gelato Messina recently opened its doors in the cool and hip part of town in Fitzroy! The friend and I..."
"Taste the rainbow. A psychedelic rainbow of treats for your senses. It looks as good as it tastes! With traditional flavours mingling with the..."
"Best Gelato ever!. Really good Gelato - especially their pistachio..."
"Best Gelato in Melb!!. Next to my Rome experience, this is the best Gelato in..."
Ambo On The Hunt
"Great, except the mint. Love the gelato, except the mint tastes like grass. Glad to see they finally have a system to stop people cutting in line...."
"Please please please bring back "LUCKY POTLUCK PIES" and make them a permanent menu item! They were so amazingly-mind-blowingly..."
"WOW!. Went to Messina last pm for the first time and it is the bomb!Had to go back again tonight it is so good. Great atmosphere..."
"Keep your cool!. Great gelati, lots of variety and plenty of specials to keep you interested in going back. Worth it if you have the patience to wait..."
"Very busy. Loved it but way too..."
"Who doesn't eat ice cream these days?!. Gelati itself is delicious! Friendly service but no matter what day, night or time you go, there seems to be..."
"Worth the hype! Lots of yummy flavours, a suggestion is to improve on the queuing and having people jumping lines at the..."
"Made with love. Soooo very very very delicious!!! and love how they are creative with flavours- even if they are a bit weird sometimes! So cheap too..."
"NOTHING MORE TO SAY....THE..."
"Try the Specials Menu. After months of hearing about how great Messina is I thought it was time I finally gave it a go, I love my gelato and tried..."
"I have to say, I was skeptical about the hype of this place but having been twice, I am now a convert. Great selection, great price point and the..."
"Simply the best gelato, seriously yummy and a ton of ever-changing flavours to choose..."
"Stole my heart. The second you take your first bite, all you can think is "Take my money, just take it all."The flavours are amazing and such a..."
"Love Messina. Love this Icecream so much! And the service is actually fantastic so helpful and nothing is too much effort..."
"Just great!. Often there are long queues but gee it's worth the wait, and the queue moves quickly anyway. Top quality ice cream, unpretentious..."
"Gelati that deserves they hype. My wife made me come here and i want to say Thankyou!! It was so creamy and delicous. Coming from the suburbs the old..."
"Second time lucky. I tried Gelato Messina at Star City casino June this year and was really dissapointed, i had the apple pie and banana and I ended..."
Munch On Melbourne
"Exceptional !. I have tried 4 different flavours till now.. All were mouthwatering and..."
"Just Can't Get Enough. Messina is genuinely one of the best establishments in Melbourne. I cannot stop returning. The ice cream and gelato..."
"Where do I start ? Gelato Messina takes me back to Italy each time I have it. By far the very best gelato in Melbourne and possibly Australia. Can't..."
"Yummy but over..."
"Great selection, avoid going on friday night!. Headed to Messina last friday, and it was packed. And the queue system was really bad, because it had..."
"Fantastic break from the summer heat. Came here with my partner on state election day. It was hot and dreaded the prospect of a long queue since the..."
"Best ice cream in Melbourne. I've eaten a lot of ice cream over the years and this would have to be the best!! The array of flavours can be confusing..."
"The best. Love it , what flavour today..."
"BANGKOK HOOLA at night noodle market so so refreshing and..."
"Best Ice cream in Australia. This is just the best place for Gelato. The taste of their ice cream is so natural and yummy and the consistency is..."
"Unique range of flavors and such a good quality of gelato at great price. Friendly service. Like it too..."
"Gorgeous gelato and service with a smile. I recently purchase a gelato cake for my birthday (Juliette), and it was amazing, so much so that I had..."
"HOLY BANANA ICECREAM IN HAPPYLAND. Ok firstly, I am NOT an ice-cream person. There can be ice-cream in the house and I won't even think about eating..."
Ocean Girl Charlie
"The best. It's the best Rocking specialsGreat service and great..."
"The highlight of my crappy birthday!. Yes folks, the title says it all! After what turned out to be the worst 30th birthday ever, someone brought to..."
"Yay! Grown up gelato that is smooth, rich without being sugary and offering mature flavours. Messina knows how to work it with everything spot on..."
"Yum!!! Cramped in & pushed our way to the front to order our gelati, 3 flavours in a cup. Once purchased we sat outside & being a cool night were..."
Two Fat Cullos
"Delicious delights. Great selection of..."
"Amazing ice cream but no ordered queuing system in place.... Highly recommend the ice cream here and great value. The only issue is the big crowds..."
"Fantastic. We ended up having tastings of a heap of flavours before making up our minds - it's just too hard since they are all so good. The service..."
"Very very good gelato. I'm from Perth and every time I'm in Melbourne I try to go there. It is a shame I'm never lucky enough to taste the beautiful..."
"Had the coconut and a scoop of banana peanut butter = delicious!! Will defs be..."
"A piece of heaven. Gotta try the pannacotta & fig, sorbet of sultans and steve jobs! Highly..."
"Best Gelato ice cream. Must try here, don't be discouraged by the long line, it's fairly steady, before you could even decide on what you want,..."
"Apple Pie. Homemade apple pie mixed through apple gelato -..."
"Best gelato in Melbourne!. Fantastic flavours and the specials board usually offers up something worth a try too. We travel to get to Messina on a..."
"Uh-Mazing. What can I say? This place is a must go destination for anyone in Melbourne. The gelato is absolutely incredible and the flavour options..."
"Delicious! Great variety, atmosphere and friendly staff. Pricing was surprising too, was expecting top shelf prices to match the vibe but was very..."
"Best ice cream. I've been going to Messina regularly since December last year and I can say it's the best ice cream I've had. They have a really nice..."
""Bowl of champions" - milo, cornflakes, milk gelato - changed my life! I think about it all the time..."
"An overly minty mint-choc flavour. Title says it all really, also caramelised white choc could do with more caramel, but the fig and biscuit one is..."
"Not such a long line during the day.. We past this many times at night and have it a miss. but during the day, we were served straight away. the..."
"We'll be back...... We thought we would try this place after it was recommended by a friend. When we arrived we saw that it was quite busy, so..."
"Just like being in Italy!. The flavours absolutely blew my mind! The selection that Messina have is absolutely phenomenal. The salted caramel was..."
"Awesome flavours. Ordered a tiramisu gelati and was blown away at how authentic it tasted - just like a tiramisu..."
"The best ice-cream you will ever eat.. Where most ice-creams are an 'imitation' of certain flavours, Gelato Messina ice-cream is something else:..."
"The staff was very patient and kind. Allow me to try several flavours before making up my mind. Run as fast as you can which was on the daily special..."
"Yum. Great ice cream, flavours and ambience, however felt service was..."
"I hit the Apple pie and dulce de leche....and I'd hit it again!..."
"Best ice cream in town. Yum yum yum..."
"Fantastic flavours, patient staff. Love this gelato, and the staff are always willing to let you sample as many flavours as you want - which is..."
"Delicious. I've been here many times now and have tried many of the flavours. As an ice cream lover I am quite critical of ice cream but this place..."
"YUM!! Enough said...."
"Absolutely love this place! Have been here countless times and I always order two scoops; one being my all time favorite bounty (which is amazing)..."
Eurgh Or Mmmm
"To die for!. Salted caramel with white chocolate...."
"Oh my yum! That experience - from first seeing all the colourful ice creams...and then to the interaction with the awesome lady dishing out the ice..."
"Go eat there. No seriously, go eat there. I'm not kidding. You won't find better ice cream anywhere else. It's THAT..."
Talk O' The Town Pearcy
"Too, too good. This place is well-deserving of the hype surrounding it. The salted caramel and white chocolate is seriously THE BEST you will ever..."
This Diner Is Anonymous
"Apple Pie!. The apple pie gelato will always be a favourite with the apple pie chunks, so delicious! Will be definitely be returning again and again..."
"Dog friendly - amazing staff. amazing gelato!. I had my first Messina experience yesterday (15th June 2014) and was standing outside holding my dog..."
"The best thing since Italy. After visiting Rome early in the year I immediately fell in love with the delicious gelato that was littered throughout..."
"Great gelato. Loved the tiramisu..."
"Bit pricey for gelato, but then again, these days at this price it is considered average. Way too overcrowded with people, bought it then went to car..."
"Expensive if you think about - solution? Don't think about. Just eat it. I like how they have different flavours every time I go. Very..."
Denny Crane Lim
"Oh. my. gosh. That salted caramel & white chocolate gelato. Ignore the crowds, deal with the queue and just do..."
"Yummy was so great will be coming..."
"Unbelievable crowd. We had just had dinner nearby on a Friday night when we spotted this place. It stood out because it was unbelievably crowded! So..."
"Went on a Saturday night with family place was packed and line was out the door gelato was worth the wait but very..."
"Amazing flavours! You understand why there are huge lines in summer when you taste the ice-cream. It's..."
"Just.GO.. If you live for chunks of stuff in rich gelato, this is..."
Tales Of Fika
"Real deal flavor. Headed down here early January, despite the mammoth queue the service was friendly. Ice cream is amazing! The flavor is awesome, if..."
"YUM!!. Fantastic gelato , friendly staff. Will keep returning over and over..."
"Messina is my happy place. Hands down most amazing ice cream I've ever had! All times faves are salted caramel, panacotta and apple pie. Love their..."
"Finally found good gelato in..."
"Heaven. Best gelato I have ever had!..."
"Damn right delicious!. Rockmelon and proscuitto gelato, incredible. I can't go past the poached figs and marsala myself, such an awesome combo. I'm..."
"Amazing!. Bloody delicious ice cream! The bounty flavour is an absolute winner in my opinion. Can't wait to try more flavours. Worth the wait at only..."
"Could eat this every day of the week. Second time at Messina and it's as good as I remembered it when I first visited the Sydney store!The white..."
"Queues but some seating. Have now eaten at all the Gelato Messinas. I find it interesting the other review comments about atmosphere - there never is..."
"Amazing!. The concept is amazing and the execution perfect!Love the variety of flavours and how there's a new flavour every day (smart way of..."
"One word - Yum..."
"Great. Bought cake a month or so back. The staff were lovely and accommodating when i changed my pick up times. Cake was amazing aw well. Highly..."
"Pretty good. When first walked into this place i was sceptical, but the ice-cream was worth it. will be..."
"Delicious. I am absolutely hooked. These guys are fantastic at marketing and have sucked me right in with their Instagram posts, but I don't care...."
"So good. So very very good. I picked the fig marsala, chocolate peanut fudge and stewed rhubarb and they were rich, creamy and generous. Heaven in a..."
"Unique Flavours. Messina has over 35 gelato flavours. Sweet tooth peeps will love the salted caramel white chocolate, while funky peeps will devour..."
"The gelato is amazing!! They have so many Italian gelato flavours to offer! The gelato is yummy...."
"Hip place for icecream. Very cool atmosphere coupled with great..."
"Wow!. Good Service. Amazing selection. Easily the most exciting venue on Smith Street. Well worth..."
The Good And Bad Of Melb
"Best Gelato in Fitzroy. Amazing flavours that, in my opinion beats the Gelato on Lygon St. The Cremino spécial is to die..."
"Gelato buono. Firstly the layout of Messina is nice, when you first glance the ice cream you notice it's just overflowing and wants you to eat it...."
April Jane Vidler
"Hazelnut Delight. First time I went straight for Gianduia Bianca, remembering Hazlenut was my favourite in Italy.i chose right! Creamy Hazlenut with..."
"Visited Messina multiple times, the atmosphere of the place is lovely. I feel like the prices are really great in comparison to similar shops. Lots..."
Eat Or Beat
"Great!. Amazing place but sometimes same flavour taste different depend on day..."
"Amazing...except for. I have been throughout the world and have made it my mission to try gelato everywhere. This is definitely the best in..."
"Yes!!!. BEST GELATI IN THE WORLD!!!My faves are the Tiramisu and the Persian Rocky Road; rose water gelato with fig and pistachio. Just like..."
I Like Food
"Best ice cream in Melbourne. Simply put it as, I love ice cream and no ice cream beats messina!!! if you tell me otherwise, I will not believe you...."
Kevin Jung Hak Yun
"Unique flavours. Best flavour is..."
"Recommended flavours. The best flavours by far is the Italian nougat. Full stop. Nothing more to add when it comes to the best of the best...."
"Ice cream can actually compete with Jocks in Albert Park. Had Donkey Kong and M'Nizzle, both were decadent and flavoursome! M'Nizzle needs to be..."
"This place is like a bar!? Line wasn't too long and the atmosphere was great. A bit hard to get a look in the fridges to see what you want but $7 for..."
"Interesting flavours. A pop up ice cream store along smith st! Awesome:)Im glad they have unusual flavours where you cant get from other..."
"Buzzing. Went after dinner on a Wednesday night and the place was so packed we thought it was a bar! Lots of flavours to pick from. The dulce de..."
Some Like It Hot
"Nyom nyom. Super dooper delish! we tried - salted caramel with white chocolate, passionfruit, mango and berry yoghurt. recommend the..."
"God's given gift to the world. Basically if it ain't Messina then you don't f**k with it. Best gelato in town and totally worth the 45min trip I make..."
"Visually, this place is great. The coconut and lychee was a standout. The line moves pretty quick but it's definitely weird getting ushered around a..."
"Rich flavoured ice creams which all the ingredients on the label/name can actually be tasted, not just some faint elusive flavours. The temptation to..."
"I found heaven in Smith Street in the form of Messina's Gianduia Bianca and hazelnut. Wow! This is a whole new level of taste, overlapping layers of..."
"Best Gelato!. Best Gelato I have ever had! A huge range of delicious flavour to choose from and they never disappoint..."
"One of the best gelatos I've ever..."
"Delicious Messina. Nephew bought his Mum a brilliant birthday cake here last November..it has taken us this long to get here.Apple Pie,..."
"How To Avoid The Queue; Go On A Cooler Day...Like TODAY!. Stopped by Gelato Messina on the way home from a work meeting.Had heard of these..."
"Best gelato in Melbourne by far. Have lived in Italy and it tastes just like the gelato in the gelateria there!..."
"Good, But Worth the Wait?. I can see why Messinna is so popular as they offer a wide variety of interesting flavours (some a bit too sweet for my..."
"Really enjoyed my icecream that I finally tried today! I work in fitzroy and had not yet had a chance to pop in. I noticed during the heatwave crowds..."
"Don't get lemon!!. I came here with high expectations. Many people have recommended Gelato Messina to me and all raved of it. I left feeling slightly..."
"Went tonight for dessert. Had the salty caramel white chocolate. AMAZING!We got served straight away and back at our car in about 6 mins but..."
"Absolutely Amazing!. My partner and I went here on a trip to Melbourne, and would DEFINITELY go back! Oh my goodness it was good! I tried..."
"Great gelatos and very friendly customer service. The girl was really helpful to ask what are my liking flavours in order to recommend the flavours..."
"Line moves quickly so don't be put off. So so delicious, flavours are real and love all the nut flavours, i have now found the best gelato place in..."
"LOVEEEEEE this place! I just can't get enough of it absolutely fantastic.. I drink 40 mins every week just to have mesinas ice cream and it's always..."
"Heaven!. The line moves quickly and the service is friendly and welcoming. The ice cream is to die for. I had salted caramel & white chocolate, apple..."
"Oh. My. Goodness. I had the salted caramel and it was divine. The line is a non issue, (don't listen to those who state otherwise) it moved quickly...."
"Just love the tastes!. The flavor of ice creams are what it says, you taste it, you smell it and you feel the ingredients just it should be..."
"Amazing. AMAZING!! Yes there is a queue but it takes no longer than 10 minutes to get to the front. Yes it's crowded but you will get served. All..."
Linnie Eats All The Food
"Beautiful place, yummy ice-cream. Great buzz in and outside the shop. Love..."
"Amazeballz. Slightly obsessed with this place, been here three times in the past week LOL,pandan and coconut is hands down my favourite flavour,..."
"Best gelato in Melb hands..."
"My heaven on earth. Have been to this place many times since it opened. Enjoyed every mouthful of goodness and have run many kms just to experience..."
"Amazing flavours. After visiting Gelato Messina in Sydney, tasting the best ice cream we've ever had, then going to Melbourne, we had to go Messina..."
"Everytime I go to Messina it gets better every time! Sure there is a wait in line and not much sitting area but it all doesn't matter when you taste..."
"Ridic. This place is seriously ridiculous. Every night the lines are flowing out the door and it is chaos inside. They run a super smooth operation..."
"Great ice cream; met the Masterchef judges!. Went with a few friends to get icecream. I got a single standard scoop of Raspberry sorbet and was quite..."
"Anyone who tells you they don't like Messina is flat out lying! God damn they make some fine gelato. I had the white choc and salted caramel and the..."
"Lives up to the hype. This place does not need any more hype. Nevertheless, it's in my neighbourhood so I had to check it out; upon my first taste of..."
"Could not fault this place or its product. Excellent work and love the replys especially urban chefs bastardised whatever all time classic typical dh..."
"Love it like a fat kid loves ice cream!!. Amazing gelato, sure you have to queue and there is a little wait but its totally worth..."
"Deeeeelicious. Absolutely delicious, great service, massive serving size and great price! Best ice cream I've had in a long..."
"BEST EVER gelato!. I have scoffed the delights of Messina twice now, and have never had to line up....Saturday midday is the time to go.I..."
"I'm glad I don't live near Gelato Messina or I will be going there everyday. Very creamy and smooth gelato. Had the salted caramel with white choc..."
"Gelato HEAVEN. The gelato here is goddamn delicious. Lots of interesting flavours as well as some of the usual classics. The texture of the gelato is..."
"Despite the crazy crowds tier service was surprisingly still bubbly and warm. Their gelato is unmatched in flavour and unbelievable value considering..."
"Worth the hype. Been here twice now and yesterday I ordered the Juliette gelato cake for my mum's birthday. No one seems to pick up the phone though,..."
Get Your Eat On
"Alleluyah!. On such a hot summers day in Melbourne this place was busy but they served customers really fast. Thank-you for saving me on such a hot..."
"I have been wanting to try Gelato Messina since before Xmas, and finally got a chance after a 40+ degree day. The que was quite long, even at ten to..."
"It was good but not the best cant understand people queuing up for so..."
"I like Messina but it'd be great if they had some more vegan flavours that weren't fruit flavoured. I can think of at least two other..."
"Nomz. The 43 degree weather warranted a cold treat, so finally decided to indulge! Tried the pandan coconut and the salted caramel with white..."
"Flavoursome. Ice cream is 10% fat- melts on the tongue and it is the fat that transfer the flavour. Gelato is 5-7% fat- however, to make up for..."
"Very impressed. Well we came past on one of their first nights open, might have even been their first night. They were closed, but with people..."
"Delishhh. Went there the other afternoon with my mates and had a three scoop cup.So much regret for my body but the flavours were absolutely..."
"Simply the best. I love icecream and I've had no better. I travel to Sydney a bit, so I was anticipating the arrival of Messina since it was..."
"Mamma Mia! How good is that!. How good are these gelatos!I only tried 2 flavours because it's summer and I need to look fit but WOW it's was..."
"Amazing best ice cream I've ever had. Better than Italy I love this place. Good atmosphere and trendy shop, will be back again..."
"Yum. Just simply the most delicious gelato with a huge array of flavours. I can't wait to go back for..."
"Delicious!. Had the hello sailor (pink grapefruit and something) and que barbara (dark chocolate, hazelnut ) and loved it! packed with..."
"Great Gelato. Amazing.........was recommended from a friend and it lived up to its..."
"Sweet tooth. Was told by friends to try the white chocolate and salted caramel. I did & it was good but it was actually the passionfruit sorbet blew..."
"Can't go wrong. I am writing this on behalf of my partner, but Fitzroy's Gelato Messina is just as amazing as the ones in Sydney, with amazing ice..."
"Brilliant!. Easily the best gelato in Melbourne! Large range of flavours that never..."
"Freezingly Delicious. Flavours taste authentic, a must go destination this..."
"Love the fitout, staff are friendly, service quick. Gelati was really nice. Servings are..."
"Cookies & Cream, orgasm and ice cream all in one (oreogasm flavoured ice cream) !!! This place is heaven on Earth!!! Amazing..."
"Is there any bad ice cream here?! NO!Close your eyes and just blind pick any if them. All is good seriously, even those flavour a you used to..."
"Pretty good ice cream... we tried an assortment of flavors. All were excellent but the ones that really stood out had more 'acidity' or tang......."
"Mouthwatering Gelato. Ice Cream Heaven arrives in Melbourne. Amazing and delicious with a huge variety of flavours. Gelato Messina delivers on all..."
"To die for!. Absolutely delicious gelati with so many awesome flavours! Only let down was the vibe, it wasn't the comfiest place to be! But it is..."
"Yum. Being from Sydney, I have loved Gelato Messina for years. The new Melbourne store is fantastic. Can't wait until they sort out the texture..."
"I've been to all the Sydney stores and the Melbourne store, customer service is consistently great, especially for how busy they always are. If I..."
"Nightclub or gelateria? Nice ice cream though- unusual flavors but there are other places just as good- the vibe is what makes this..."
"On a beautiful Saturday night, driving past fitzroy, we saw lines of people waiting outside Gelato MessinaNow we know why!!!Best Gelato in..."
Feed Your Fancy
"Talk of the town for good reason.. I think when a brand or business has so much notoriety and there is a lot of hype before opening day people seem..."
"I bought a gelato cake the day after they opened, called The Block. It was the most delicious gelato I've ever had and although it was a cake for 8,..."
"Mmm mmm mmm. SO GOOD guys!!! Just as good as your Paddo store and even better as it's twice the size so more room for eating... Love how you can see..."
"Stop wasting your time reading these reviews and get yourself here! Especially if you're a sweet tooth, but if savoury fans will find sonethibg to..."
Favourite Flavour Vanilla
"Awesome! Amazing gelato packed with flavour. My standout was the tiramisu which actually has pieces of sponge biscuit in it, - just like the real..."
"Not as glamorous as the Sydney offering but still hits the highs of flavour, texture and pure joy! Welcome to Melbourne..."
Brando The Pig
"Pandan Coconut, Salted Coconut wth Mango, Coconut & Lychee... if you like Asian dessert flavours, Messina's are excellent. I recommend these over..."
"I loved Messina in Sydney and I love it in Melbourne! It's the BEST! THE BEST TIRAMISU gelato ever.. Thank goodness it isn't near me else wise I..."
Croissant Lady 91
"Salted caramel & white chocolate!. Just amazing. The staff were friendly and service was quick considering how packed the place..."
"It's as good as I remembered it from Sydney! Would've loved to taste test but it's so busy I had to spare the guys behind the counter from my usual..."
"You would be pretty hard pressed to find someone who didn't thinks this place is amazing. Absolutely at the very top of their ice cream game. Thank..."
"Heaven has come to Smith St! Awesome gelato, great service. Tiramisu flavour is amazing. Will definitely be..."
"I don't go too nuts for gelato, but I accidentally found myself in line at Messina on opening night. The guys handled the rush very well! While the..."
"The BEST gelato in Melbourne. The salted caramel and white chocolate gelato is sensational! Also very impressed with the excellent customer service...."
"Just how good is the ice cream at Messina's? Good enough to brave a chilly and wet 10 degree C day and rug up kiddo in her winter woollies..."
"Another new and well-anticipated shop is Gelato Messina. Heralding from Sydney with great popularity, winner of this year’s Australian stage of the..."
"It was heavenly. A silky smooth consistency, with salty hints of crunchy caramel that deliciously melted into the dark chocolate to leave a swirling..."
"...this place always surprises and they give their creations excellent names (one of my favourites: Moroccan Mistress). Oh and if you feel really..."
"We ordered the tasting plate for $12 – you get five scoops. Pros? It’s easier to taste each flavour with each scoop on a separate plate and..."
Typical Food Blog
"We loved Gelato Messina’s bespoke creations last year, and this year was no exception. Messina’s ‘pot luck pies’ included tubs of goodness..."
The Food Society
"Gelato Messina actually originated from Sydney, where they have four stores. Messina finally graced Melbourne with their cakes and gelatos......"
Good Food, Good Mood
"We ended up trying out one of Gelato Messina’s amazing cakes yesterday. I had prepared a 4-layered red velvet masterpiece for my father’s ang..."
"Gelato Messina never fails to please. Every aspect, they just seem to take above and beyond. This time around, we were graced with Messina's..."
Confessions Of A Little Piggy
"Gelato Messina make all of their gelatos and sorbets from scratch using raw and natural ingredients and have had queues out the door since opening up..."
"Lately, its been heating up here in Melbourne. With our first taste of the warmer weather during that week of over 40 something degree heat,..."
Minh Thuy Le
"I went with the Nonno Carlo ($4.00) - strawberry sorbet with whipped cream and brioche. This was so delicious and I could have easily had another..."
Miss Sage Sugar
"Umm so what exactly is the difference between gelato and icecream I had to ask my good friend Google who told me that gelato has less air whipped..."
I Only Eat Desserts
"Certainly enjoyable, and not too crazy priced at $6 for two scoops. Would return when in the area, but I won't be making trips just for it like some..."
Expensive Delicious Habit.
"I got to try their En-Thai-Sing and Haro Haro. En Thai Sing was pandan coconut sorbet with sticky rice, mango pieces and coconut milk. This was like..."
"On those even light barmy nights around the streets of Fitzroy you will find most of the locals being drawn to one place, Gelato Messina. An array of..."
"Gelato Messina is arguably the finest gelato in the land... The flavour profiles are breathtaking. Gelato Messina have already achieved a cult status..."
The World Loves Melbourne
"Put it this way, I loooove a boozy dessert. I'll be honest, I like them really boozy. The ones that you feel can almost knock you out. Let's just say..."
The Hungry Excavator
"...highlights was their Lychee and Coconut gelato. The Lychee flavour is fruity, flavourful and not artificial like you’re eating Lychee essence...."
"The decadently rich and nutty peanut gelato housed large pieces of chewy chocolate brownies, swirled through with sticky dulche de leche. I may have..."
Sweet And Sour Fork
"If you don’t know Gelato Messina you must have been living under a rock for quite some time. First opening their doors in 2002 Messina has become..."
A Food Story
"how good does the gelati have to be to make me wait in line more than 2 minutes? Well the gelati here are really worth waiting for! I had the..."
"With an array of flavours and some interesting combinations, there’s something to suit your taste buds. Probably the closest thing I’ve had in..."
"Gelato Messina is one of my favourite ice cream destinations because of their creative flavours and for the beautifully smooth consistency. They..."
"In T's words: this is the best ice cream that I've ever had. For someone who is quite sugar shy (i.e. not prone to fanatically worshipping an altar..."
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"Had a great experience here. Staff are very friendly and attentive. The wine and cheese selection was awesome. Good ambience and will definitely come..."
Ruphil De Kock
"This place is a must visit! Easily the best food of our whole trip to Melbourne. The baked cheese is a must. Impressive wine selection, wonderful..."
"My favourite place in Fitzroy, amazing selection of food, the cheese platter is the best I’ve had. Love the gin cocktails, staff are knowledgeable..."
The Very Hungry Kiwi
"One of our favorite places in Fitzroy - @vicmillmelb. This is a bar showcasing local Victorian Gin, Wine 🍷, beer 🍺 and cheese 🧀 ... And they..."
"Top quality Victorian produce.I had the trout with poached eggs and was very impressed.Cheese and Local produce are amazing, once the..."
/100 (287 ratings)
"Our dinner from Wakenbo was an absolute treat! Made our whole entire week! We tried the beef katsu which was deliciously crispy and full of flavour...."
"Best Japanese I have had in a long..."
Darryn Lee Warden
"We had an amazing evening at Wakenbo. We did the kaiseki set menu and they even catered for my difficult no-onion/garlic dietary requirements. The..."
"First timer to WaKenbo and I’ve been blown away. I can’t wait to come back again. We had the Chef’s selection and each dish was delicately made..."
"Cozy environment, delicious food and nice..."
"My Japanese place had told me about this place a while back. Finally we've got a chance to come here for a dinner. The place itself it's so pretty...."
"WaKenbo... down a side street in Fitzroy. Amazing!!!It’s a little restaurant run by a Japanese husband and wife outfit; they say..."
"Tucked away in a small street underneath an apartment complex off Victoria street lies this small gem. This small semi-fine dining restaurant sits..."
"Booked this place first time for my lady’s birthday. Such a cozy and comfortable restaurant with warm feeling. Quite like the simply and..."
"all the dishes we had were delicious & service was amazing. Had the honour to meet the chef himself on the night, which made the dinning..."
"Amazing experience at WaKenbo! The food was delicious with much of it sourced from the chef’s own garden. Service was exceptional and of a level..."
"Wakenbo is contemporary Japanese fine dining with an importance on fresh and quality ingredients, great service and amazing food.We started..."
"wonderful experience, nice environment and good service. Beef tarte is a must try :D Green tea ume shu is also perfect. Will come back next time!!!..."
"The most wonderful Japanese restaurant in town. They served very nice service with the wonderful atmosphere. The fusion Japanese foods here are..."
"This is not a typical Japanese restaurant. The place is small and cozy. Tables are quite close to each other so one can hear most conversations..."
"Absolutely delightful and amazing experience at Wa Kenbo from Start to Finish. Warm and Friendly Welcome as soon as you step through the door and..."
"Fabulous food, attentive and friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was extremely well presented and..."
"This new kid on the block really surpassed all my expectations! Fine dining with a importance on fresh quality ingredients, good service and..."
Kristy And Cat
/100 (41 ratings)
"I have been many times and will continue going for as long as it stands, one of the oldest and most earnest casual Japanese dining in town, no tricks..."
"We went in here for a quick dinner. We found the prices quite high. We took a starter box and a sushi platter. All the food was delicious. The..."
"Another great find for authentic Japanese food on Brunswick Street. Always went past but never actually dined here. It was a quiet night for these..."
"If you're after some delicious and fresh authentic Japanese food, make your way to Akari. The sashimi melts in your mouth and is very reasonably..."
North Fitzroy Food Addict
"Brunswick St has a stack of good places to eat and even though it's not famous for its Asian food you can do a lot worse than Akari. Service can be..."
"Wonderful authentic dishes. Run by a Japanese couple, lovely atmosphere and service. Highly recommend the beef sashimi, plus the fused Izayaka..."
"Delicious Japanese for what it is worth. I won't say this is the best Japanese but the restaurant serves honest Jap cuisine. Simple, quick,..."
"Great, reasonably-priced food. Friendly staff. I can recommend the teriyaki chicken (very succulent and generous portion, served with a substantial..."
"I had a feast with friends last night and everything was impeccable! Delicious, timely, courteous, well-priced. I am sold - this is an outstanding..."
Dan Da Man
"Delightful local neighbourhood restaurant. Akari is the place the locals come to for a nice night out. If you want posh silver service (and the bill..."
"It was a combination of 'Cry me a river' playing & a customer paying his bill by saying he used to come here 18 years ago & he'd bought his mates..."
"Awesome. Great food and great value. Steamed veggies with sesame sauce are a particular highlight. The sashimi is great value as..."
"Great value for money and I didnt mind the low carb Japanese beer so I had a good night with good service. Very busy..."
"Delicious and very..."
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