Gelato Messina from Sydney has landed in Melbourne. I've driven past here on numerous occasions since its opening and seen the crazy lines out the front and thought to myself - 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! The "kinder girls" and I came out to Fitzroy/Collingwood for a dinner night out recently and decided we would join the queue with the crowd of gelato afficiondos half our age and try it out for ourselves. It was Saturday night after dinner and the crowd was buoyant, the line moved surprisingly fast, and the time passed really quite quickly. This was helped by the fact that wee were given menus to study whilst waiting, and struggled with our decisions as everything sounded yummy!
I had the Apple Pie, and the Coconut and Lychee, which were beautiful and smooth. I also tasted some of my friends' gelato - the most memorable was probably the mojito - it tasted like a real hit of mojito but was quite tart after a big scoop so it was best to share!