Anita – La Mamma del Gelato, Chippendale, Sydney

Sometimes you can be lucky. A couple of years ago, Benny and I spent a few days in Sydney. We stayed in Chippendale, just a block away from Anita – La Mamma del Gelato. Every day we rocked up for our gelato fix. Utter bliss.

At the end of another Sydney visit, with spare time before I needed to catch the airport train (when, oh when, will Melbourne ever get its own airport train?), it was an absolute no-brainer to make a small detour. Anita is just ten minutes’ walk from Central Station.

Originally from Israel, where it has a few stores in Tel Aviv, Anita has two gelaterie in Sydney. One at Bondi, and the one I visited in Chippendale. Located on the ground floor at the rear of the Central Park Mall, the gelateria is large and airy, with a long, long counter and plenty of space both inside and out to sit and eat your gelato.

With such a long expanse of gelato cabinets, there is so much to choose from at Anita
With such a long expanse of gelato cabinets, there is so much to choose from at Anita – La Mamma del Gelato.

All the gelati is made on-site using only fresh ingredients. Over 150 flavours are in Anita’s repertoire – the gelati include non-dairy, sugar-free and vegan options as well as frozen yoghurt – with around a quarter of these available on any day. I knew from our previous visits that the flavours change on a daily basis.

The frozen yoghurt comes with unlimited toppings – sprinkles, fresh fruit, dried fruit and all sorts of sweet things – which means you can go back for top-ups as often as you want.

A small selection of the flavours in Anita's gelato cabinet.
A small selection of the flavours in Anita’s gelato cabinet.

While Anita has many single element flavours, the popular options are extravagant, totally over-the-top combinations of several components. Like Cookieman – Anita’s most popular flavour – which is a mix of chocolate, hazelnuts, biscuits and swirls of meringue.

On our previous visits, we’ve loved the dark chocolate sorbet, mixed berry sorbet, Ferrero Rocher, cheesecake with a red berry coulis, and Anita’s excellent passionfruit sorbet.

This time I sampled a few more of Anita’s flavours. Chocolate, almonds and caramel – my friendly server’s favourite – was very good, with whole almonds and swirls of hardened chocolate, but it was a warm day and fruit flavours seemed a better choice. I also tried Anita’s coconut and the mango sorbet. All excellent.

Watermelon and fresh mint sorbet, paired with tropical (passionfruit and pineapple) sorbet.
Watermelon and fresh mint sorbet, paired with tropical (passionfruit and pineapple) sorbet.

In the end I picked two of the fruit sorbets: watermelon and fresh mint, paired with tropical, which is a mix of pineapple and passionfruit. Both tasted of summer – beautiful textures, and very refreshing.

And so, feeling relaxed and comfortable after my gelato treat, I walked back to Central Station and resumed my homeward journey.

The entrance to Anita is at the rear of the Central Park Mall.
The entrance to Anita is at the rear of Central Park Mall.

Our rating: outstandingAwesome range of outstanding gelato, suitable for any dietary requirements. Friendly and efficient service, plus generously sized serves – always a pleasure to visit.


Anita – La Mamma del Gelato
Central Park Mall
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

T: (02) 8097 8508
W: www.anita-gelato.com

2 Comments to “Anita – La Mamma del Gelato, Chippendale, Sydney”

  1. vito

    hello i’m looking for a position in your business. i’m italian and i attended two courses in italy about icecream and i worked two years in a pastry shop.Now i’m in myrtleford and for february i want come in sydney.
    my english isn’t very strong but i’m want learn , i’m willing ,respectful,on time , don’t drink, don’t smoke .
    i hope to work with you.
    thanks

    Reply

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