Gelato Messina | Kent Town | Opens 29 Jan 2024

Gelato Messina opens in Kent Town Adelaide.

Gelato Messina has finally opened their first gelato store in their owners’ home town of Adelaide.

After moving from Adelaide to Sydney in 1999, Messina founder Nick Palumbo and his brother Danny have spent the best part of 20 years growing Gelato Messina from a single store in Sydney to now 30 stores across Australia.

When the perfect location became available in Kent Town – the corner on Parade West chosen by Nick, inspired by his childhood route to the city which passed by the old Alchemy Ironworks, the Palumbo brothers knew they had found Messina’s first home in South Australia.  The site has been designed by local architect Sans Arc Studio with an environmentally responsible fit out, retaining the original building layout, creating a modern, warm and welcoming experience for customers.

The Kent Town store features their signature 40 flavour gelato cabinet, with 35 classic flavours and 5 rotating weekly specials, plus there will also be their weird and wonderful selection of gelato cakes, jars of house-made dulce de leche and a selection of Messina merch.

All Messina flavours are made from scratch using the best ingredients they can get their hands on. They have their own dairy farm in country Victoria which produces a beautiful high fat jersey milk for all their gelato, and their bases and baked additions are produced by their talented team of gelato makers and pastry chefs.

Pictured below – Milo gelato with Nutella fudge and Oreo cookies and Pear and white balsamic sorbet.

To celebrate their opening in Kent Town, Gelato Messina has created Adelaide’s very own special I know the Owners – Custard tart gelato with tart base and iced coffee fudge. This flavour will be available at Messina Kent Town for their opening week.

Customers can choose to eat-in or take-away.

Gelato Messina Opening Hours:

  • Monday 2pm – 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday 12pm – 10:30 pm
  • Wednesday 12pm – 10:30 pm
  • Thursday 12pm –10:30 pm
  • Friday 12pm – 11 pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 11 pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 10:30 pm


44 The Parade West, Kent Town


There are also Gelato Messina stores in NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT and WA.

You can follow Gelato Messina on Facebook and Instagram

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Gelato Messina website.

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Image Source: Gelato Messina Facebook page


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