An Artisan and Sustainable Gelateria in Newtown, Sydney.
A little Laboratory where gelato is made fresh everyday from raw organic ingredients.


In the Press

Broadsheet Sydney

Newtown’s Latest Gelato Shop MaPo Is Doing Things the Italian Way

Simple, good quality ingredients, prepared traditionally.

Before he made gelato, Matteo Pochintesta was an architect. It shows in the fit-out of his Newtown shop MaPo, where his clever use of inexpensive plywood and steel makes the space look sleek and contemporary.

Pochintesta’s gelato flavours have only a handful of ingredients, and when I comment that each one tastes exactly like what it’s meant to be, he smiles proudly. The pistachio, made from imported Sicilian nuts, is nutty, mildly sweet and creamy (yet vegan). His nectarine gelato tastes like biting into the stone fruit at the peak of the season.

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Concrete Playground Sydney

Mapo Is Newtown's New Simple, Sustainable and Super-Tasty Gelateria

Head to King Street for a scoop of Pepe Saya-spiked salted caramel, vegan Sicilian pistachio and organic fior di latte.

Newtown's King Street has a new gelateria in its ranks. Mapo opened last month and is scooping quality gelato with a focus on sustainable ingredients. Italian-born owner Matteo Pochintesta is a rare architect-turned-gelato maker who trained under the owner of Milan's gelateria Ciacco — and recently returned to Sydney to put his skills to the test. Continues at

Time Out Sydney

This Italian gelateria has a sustainable focus and a vegan-friendly agenda, but importantly, it's just delicious.

When you decide that the gruelling hours of a professional architecture career are not for you, it pays to have a good friend who is also a champion gelato maker from Ciacco Lab in Milan. It means you can spend five months learning from the best before returning to Sydney to open your own sustainable gelato shop in Newtown. Continues at:


We Are Natural

We do not use aromas or colouring agents,

and nor do our suppliers.

Our gelato gets its taste and colour exclusively

from the raw materials we use,

depending on

the season and availability.


We Are Artisans

Our goal is quality.

We seek the best materials

from local farmers,

transform them

in the most pure and simple way

and deliver a gelato

that is

light and genuine.


We Are Imperfect

Our gelato melts and drips.

It’s never the same and it changes everyday.

It’s unique and imperfect.

It follows

the seasons and 

changes with


P.s. We also make it fresh everyday, so please don’t be upset if a flavour is finished. :)


We Are Transparent

We believe that taste is not enhanced by the use of many ingredients,

but by the quality of what is good.

That is why we decided to do

a few simple flavours

and store

all of our products

right in front of you.


Opening Hours

Mon: 12pm - 10pm
Tue: 12pm - 10pm
Wed: 12pm - 10pm
Thu: 12pm - 10pm
Fri: 12pm - 10.30pm
Sat: 12am -  10.30pm
Sun: 12pm - 10pm



123 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

(02) 8937 4919