Southsiders, raise your ice-cream cones and rejoice. No longer do you need to trek north to join the queue, for Gelato Messina has set up shop at the Windsor end of Chapel Street.
After opening a second Melbourne store in Richmond in June, a third sibling joined the Messina family on Monday, November 2 in the former Melt Pizza building.
There's limited seating in the intimate space, decked out with wood-panelled walls and mirrors, and a "secret" room where private degustations and mini gelato classes will be held. But the jewel (naturally) is the display of 35-plus ice-cream and gelato flavours.
Keep your eye on the ever-changing specials board, where five new flavours are listed each week. This week you'll find Brown Sugarrr, toasted milk gelato with brown sugar caramel and honeycomb.
Open Sun-Thu noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm.
171 Chapel Street, Windsor 03 9533 7110, gelatomessina.com