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long Sunday lunch - simply outstanding

This was the second time we had experienced their long Italian Sunday lunch. It went from about... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
Degustation is Amazing!

We wanted to try the restaurant due to hearing great things. As it turns out for dinner service... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
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205 Awaawaroa Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was the second time we had experienced their long Italian Sunday lunch. It went from about 12.20pm when we arrived until we left around 4.45pm. Great service, we sat at the chef's table inside as it was a little breezy outside. This is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try the restaurant due to hearing great things. As it turns out for dinner service they only have degustation (no a la carte). It’s 8 courses and you can swap things if you have sensitivities or even phobias! Well the food was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Our group of 12 did the degustation meal at Podere Crisci and the whole experience was amazing. We were met by James and started our evening with bubbles in the beautiful grounds and gardens. We then moved inside to the restaurant which is also lovely....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited with friends who are also business associates in the international wine & food industries based in Milano, Italy. They had a final comment on completion of the superb Degustation experience. "Thank you, that was the equal to the best experienced anywhere in the World,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Wasn't overwhelmed as I thought I would be. A large group of us I must say the wine was lovely The food was average and service very nice.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Wiki03
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you like Italian themed dining, then this is a must do. Service is very good and the food is very much along Italian lines and the chef uses their gardens to garnish the dishes with edible flowers and various herbs and garden greens.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Warwick H
Reviewed 6 June 2016

It is a little harder to get to, but so worth it! This Italian owned vineyard offers a restaurant made for the long Italian lunch. Where time does not matter, as you enjoy eating great food, great wine and great company. Surrounded by rolling hills,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

My wife and I came from Christchurch to Auckland to enjoy a weekend of various food experiences. As we hadn't been to Waiheke Island before and I had read the glowing reviews of the long lunch at Podere we decided to make a day of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank alastair4
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great Italian food in a wonderful, peaceful, truly romantic setting. The drive out on narrow, dirt roads might be off-putting to some, but we loved the vistas we saw along the way. This delightful winery is nestled in a little valley and you feel transported....More

Date of experience: March 2016
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