One gelato store in Sydney that serves both of my favourite gelato flavours. That’s La Mama del Gelato Anita in Central Park with their enormous selection of unusual gelato flavours along with their staple chocolate and mango.
Yet, nine out of ten visits will see me with limincello (lime and mint) (left) and watermelon & mint (right). While limincello has always been around, watermelon & mint was a late comer to the selection. Since its introduction, I’ve tended to order the two — the mint ties the flavours together well. The sourness of the limincello contrasts with the sweetness of the watermelon and mint to create a refreshingly light after lunch dessert. The watermelon gelato here is particularly impressive, as both its flavour and colour is natural unlike the hot pink artificial flavours at other stores.
On the off chance though, I do try some of the newer flavours they introduce. The rockmelon (left), again, has a natural rockmelon flavour and colour. It’s not particularly strong, though, so the sharper flavours of the pina colada (right) that I paired with it drowned out its more subtle flavours. That said, the pina colada is immensely enjoyable — there’s dessicated coconut through out the gelato, which adds interesting texture without overwhelming the juicy pineapple flavour. The pina colada is a firm #3 favourite after the limincello and watermelon & mint
La Mama del Gelato Anita is located at Central Park, Ground Floor RG15, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008.