DELIVEROO EDITIONS…open for business

Deliveroo Editions is open for business…and it’s giving you even more reason to be a lazy b*stard and not leave the couch.

There are no tables or waiters in this restaurant – this is a delivery concept where you literally do sit back, and let us do all the work.

Inside the mystical Deliveroo Editions kitchen (the first site is in Windsor, Melbourne) are some some mouth watering morsels from 8Bit, Baby & Kong ready for order. We’ve made five handmade custom products ready for order too – add them to your savoury food order or just order Messina for dinner. No judgement.

ORDER HERE *you must be in the delivery area

** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: FROM WEDNESDAY 29TH NOV, the good people of Deliveroo are giving away Messina items with the first 1000 savoury orders. First come, happiest diners**


EAT YOUR HEART OUT: Strawberry gelato & blackberry gel covered in red chocolate dip and freeze dried raspberries

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THE MILO HIGH CLUB: Malted milk gelato layered with malted chocolate sauce & dusted with Messina made milo

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Night Noodle Markets – Auckland (NZ)


Gelato Messina is going on it’s first ever  field trip to New Zealand; where we’ll be stationed at Night Noodle Markets Auckland – ready for all you North Island dwellers to come and visit us.

If you haven’t been to visit one of our 16 stores over in Australia and you’re not sure what we’re all about… keep reading!  Since opening in Darlinghurst (Sydney) in 2002, we’ve put all our energy into the creative and experimentation process – aiming to set the benchmark for gelato in Australia.

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Just in case you haven’t seen the decorations flood your local shopping centre yet, not only is Christmas on its way, it’s less than 5 weeks away!

No need to lie to yourself, we know you haven’t even started thinking about pressies, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back… The Big Design Market is coming and it’s bigger and better than ever.

The mother of all markets is the ultimate festive season shopping destination and the perfect place to get some DIY gifting ideas and keep the kids happily occupied.

Spend your day or even weekend exploring stalls from 200 independent designers or book into a killer workshop; bound to get those creative juices flowing. There’ll also be kiddie activities, showbags, prizes and art installations to gawk at.

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DISCO BISCUITS are coming to Canberra

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Disco nights are coming to Canberra.  Popping up for one day only at SPLIT MILK and then for 10 days at THE COMMONS street feast, we’re hand-making Messina Disco Biscuits for the good people of Canberra.

Let the likes of Dune Rats and Tash Saltana bring the party to the dance floor at SPILT MILK, and we’ll take care of the party in your mouth.

If you didn’t get tickets to SPILT MILK, you can catch us with disco balls and all at THE COMMONS – a free 10 days long food festival from Thurs 30 Nov – Sun 10 Dec 2017 in Commonwealth Park.  We’ll be there along with meaty gods Mary’s & Hoy Pinoy who’ll satisfy your savoury cravings good and proper. You can see the full food line up here.

Messina Disco Biscuits are good wholesome fun for all the fam. We’ve made three types – each one a delectable combination of gelato, biscuit bases and chocolate sure to get a party started on any night of the week. We hand make each ‘biscuit’ using our own house made chocolate, biscuits and sauces from our bakery, and of course our own gelato.

Don’t buy drugs kids, buy disco biscuitz.


SATURDAY NUT FEVER Choc hazelnut fudge, hazelnut and white chocolate gelato, wafers, milk chocolate dip, feuilletine and hazelnut praline crunch

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AFTER DISCO MINT Mint gelato, mint fudge, chocolate coated rice bubbles and dark chocolate dip

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An a-moozing pop-up with Deliveroo: MESSINA MILK

“If you need lots of milk, buy lots of cows” said the someone in the Messina office in 2016.

A Messina we make all our dairy-based gelato flavours with fresh milk – every.single.messina.flavour gets made from scratch with no pastes or gels in sight. And to do that we get through A LOT of milk – the numbers rack up to approximately 10,000 litres of milk each week which makes around 60,000 scoops for you to eat in store. (All of our sorbets are vegan and dairy free just incase you were wondering).

If you’ve every wondered about the difference between gelato & ice cream – aren’t the just the same thing with different names?? Find out here

Messina Milk

Based on our obsession of making the best product we possibly can, came the next step in the Messina journey…buying our own dairy farm so we can supply our own milk. Based in Numurkah in Country Victoria is Erindale Farm, now home to 270 jersey cows which will soon be ready to supply milk for our gelato. We’re not QUITE ready for that yet – the cows are still in rehearsals and learning their lines, but we have got a very small batch for you to try. And what better to do with milk, than to make choccy milk!

Look no further than Infinity Field, brought to you by those very teal roos at Deliveroo. Ever wanted to try a Messina iced coffee, how about salted caramel milk? In collaboration with Deliveroo we bring you a cool place to take photos which makes you look like you’re in a field somewhere in the depths of Numerkah (note, we know the skies not teal out there, the colours just take amazing selfies) and The Messina Milk Bar.

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Newtown Good Food Fair 2017

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Can we just take a sec and appreciate how great street parties are?

So, here’s the plan; this Sunday, 8th October, grab your crew/friends/clan/squad/clique/fam/whatever you want to call them, and we’ll see you at the Newtown Good Food Fair.

We’re joining fellow Newtown-ers Mary’s, Bloodwood, Bovine & Swine, Queen Chow, Young Henrys, Courthouse Hotel, Salmon & Bear and many others, as we take over Newtown Square & Eliza St for what’s being described as a culinary wonderland! And if you’re feeling lucky, there’s a $50 Messina voucher up for grabs in the raffle.

Brace yourself; we’re bringing out the big guns (in ice cream form)! Not only are we whipping out some of our favourite flavours, picture this: custom-made choc tops, created exclusively for one day only. So, in other words, your plans for Sunday are officially sorted.

Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect on the menu (unless they’re already all sold out).

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This year we’ve gone Japanese, in dessert form. We bring you GELATO MESSINA’S JAPANESE GAMESHOW, complete with FOUR exclusive new desserts AND the USELESS WHEEL of SPINNING HAPPINESS. Both useless and happy making at the same time. What more could you need.

All this is happening exclusively at the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park, Sydney – 5-22 October. Each of our menu items is custom made, in house in the Messina kitchens. Good Food Month made this video about the HUMANS OF MESSINA making your desserts here.

After Sydney, we roll into Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane throughout the year. Dates coming soon.


Our deep fried gelato katsu sandwich! Sudachi lime gelato coated in red velvet cake and panko crumbs sandwiched in fluffy white bread with yuzu sauce


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In dessert form…

We’ve made a limited number of BROWNIE WITH BENEFITS dessert packs for a lucky few to receive with their Deliveroo order. We provide the brownies, peanut brittle, sauces and gelato (all made and baked in house by our team of chefs) – all you have to do is assemble it and walk away looking like a dessert master.

From today onwards, the first 20 people to order on DELIVEROO from each store will receive one pack with their order for free (while stocks last). You gotta order normal messina to get one 🙂

Enough said?

Impress that certain someone or lock yourself in your room and have it all to yourself, there’s no going wrong with this one!

*You must be in Deliveroo / Messina delivery zones to get one
*You gotta meet the minimum order on deliveroo to be eligible for the free pack.
*ONLY on Deliveroo. Not Avail in store

*1 per customer only!



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We’re voting YASSS!

We’re voting a massive YASSSS to marriage equality.
This weekend we want to support our mates at Equality Weekender and do our bit to raise awareness that the deadline for making sure you’re enrolled to have your say in the Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite is 24th August – that’s next Thursday.
It’s pretty unbelievable that the government have decided to do a POSTAL vote in 2017, but let’s just get on with it.  Make sure you’re registered and let’s get this discussion put to bed (with whoever you want). We just think it’s weird that a bunch of straight people might get to decide if same sex couples can marry! Do we support same sex marriage? Sure, but we think everyone should have the right to make their own decisions. Its not rocket science is it…

It’s about time Australia joined the 30 countries that have already legitimised marriage equality and lets stop talking about it!

You can visit any Messina store this weekend and ask them for a paper form to register for your vote or update your details. Fill it out, hand it back to a staff member and we’ll make sure we post it for you on Monday. That in itself is a pretty old school way to do it, so you can fill out the form online right here right now or print your own.


PRINTED FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL MESSINA STORES UNTIL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST. We promise to post any completed forms on Monday 21st August via Australia Post.

We really like this artwork by @lukejohnmatthewarnold – see more of his stuff here

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Our gelato chocolate bars are back and on steroids for this years Smooth Festival of Chocolate.  Leading the line up is our mammoth sundae – made to satisfy two, or one very very hungry person – CHOCTIMUS PRIME is not one for the faint-hearted.

For the kid in all of us, or for your actual kids there’s three decadent chocolate bars to choose from and you’ll have just as much fun pronouncing their names as you will eating them. Only available at SMOOTH for TWO DAYS or until stocks last. We will be in 2 sites – one in First Fleet Park where we’ll be making CHOCTIMUS PRIME fresh to order + we’ll have all 3 choccy bars available.   If you want to have a squiz at our van (CHOCCY McCHOCFACE)  and avoid the park queues, we’ll be parked up by the Overseas Passenger Terminal with our 3 choccy bars.

*You might notice a difference in our chocolate*.  We’ve been quietly ploughing away in our factory with our brand new chocolate machine – learning the ins and outs of making our very own chocolate in house.  It’s here, it’s delicious and it’s currently in all of our stores and in all Smooth festival products.


Dark chocolate custard, choc chip gelato, salted caramel cream, chocolate mud cake, toasted white chocolate crunch, blackcurrant jelly, dark chocolate sauce and salted dark chocolate shards

Red velvet cake, raspberry gel, white chocolate & cream cheese gelato, almond praline crunch covered in Messina white chocolate & raspberry glaze

Milk chocolate gelato, malted nougat semi freddo & chocolate mud cake covered in Messina dark chocolate

CHOKITOUTNOW – $10/$8 each
(Available in 2 sizes: full or “lite”)
Caramel gelato, caramel fudge, rice bubbles & biscuit crumb covered in Messina milk chocolate

WHEN: Saturday + Sunday 12th & 13th August

WHERE: The Rocks


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