Quality authentic gelato in an ever-changing array of flavours. Get a taste of Sydney best gelato shops!
1. Bar Italia || 169-171 Norton St, Leichhardt. Ph: (02) 9560 9981.
One of Little Italy’s most famous restaurants, they serve cheap delicious meals, but it’s the gelato that has people lining up on the footpath in summer. Getting a scoop of gelato from this classic Leichhardt eatery is pretty much a Sydney-must do. For the full Italian experience try the tiramisu flavour.
2. Gelatomassi || 262 King St, Newtown. Ph: (02) 9516 0655. gelatomassi.com.au
Gelatomassi might not be not the homage to tradition that you expect, especially considering that the owners Salvatore and Cicco La Rosa learned their craft from Sicilian masters. Their Newtown store is fun and funky with some distinctly un-Italian flavours on offer, like English Trifle and Irish Cream.
3. Grand Gelato || 37 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe. Ph: (02) 9571 4328.
Grand Gelato sits on café strip that is Glebe Point Road, a perfect stop-off after the Saturday Glebe Markets. There’s a great range of sorbets (including a mean chocolate) for those after a dairy-free dessert, but we say make a beeline for the ultra creamy macadamia or the banana bread. Yum!
4. Gelato Messina || 241 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. Ph: (02) 8354 1223. gelatomessina.com
All gelato at Gelato Messina is made entirely from scratch with no pastes, flavourings or colourings added and when the flavours are this unique and ever-changing (such as burnt butter and sage or saffron with pistachio nougat), you’re looking at some master gelato makers.
5. Frangipani Gelato || 1/2 Ocean Grove Ave, Cronulla. Ph: (02) 9544 0216. frangipanigelato.com.au
Next you’re in Cronulla, head to Frangipani Gelato and order something fun (bubblgum gelato) or suitably beachy, like the raspberry and coconut sorbet. Any trip to the beach better with an icecream in hand, and undoubtedly, icecream tastes better when eaten strolling on the beach so make sure this is your first port of call!