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WelcomePoderi Crisci Vineyard and Winery, set in a stunning amphitheatre surrounded by vines and olive trees, has fast become the quintessence of what in Italy is called: Agroturismo. Located 30 minutes from Matiatia in Awaawaroa Bay, Poderi Crisci occupies 7.7 hectares of north-facing slopes in the heart of Waiheke’s unique wine growing microclimate. The narrow rocky strip underlying Poderi Crisci is believed to be 30 million years older than the rest of the Island, boasting soil criss-crossed with mineralised veins. For four generations the Crisci family has been immersed in food and wine, Antonio born and raised in Napoli came to NZ in early 1990 and established Toto Restaurant in Nelson
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $85
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday for the long lunch. It was simply superb, in a very Italian way. Nothing overly complicated or fussy, superb ingredients, well balanced and beautifully combined, and beautifully cooked and presented. The service was excellent - the whole idea is to take...it slow, but the staff were attentive and helpful. And the setting is to die for. A real highlight of our visit to beautiful Waiheke, and thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

We had the long Italian lunch from 1200-1530, consisting of serverl courses. The food was excellent and the service great. It was great to have an Italian meal again that wasn't all pasta or pizza. It cost us $100 New Zealand each, but considering what...you get, that wasn't expensive. Because each part of the meal was spread out, you never felt stuffed after any one part of it. Nevertheless, I didn't eat anything else the rest of the day.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

To Jame and Chef, We just wanted to say a huge thank you from Heidi and I for spoiling us on Saturday night ( 11th Nov) for our 20th wedding anniversary dinner we will never forget! It was to say the least "magnifico" the incredible...courses of food, your perfect choice of wine, your service, the ambience, the Bocelli music and the fact that you kept the restaurant open just for our booking after a 120-person long lunch made us feel like honored guests, like royalty who had paid for the privilege! it was just amazing- and if that wasn't enough thank you too for the fascinating tour of the cellars- We would recommend this place to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion, wedding, birthday or just a special night out. It was our second time and we will be back! Heidi and AnthonyMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

9 course degustation with wine matching, fantastic food, amazing service. Excellently balanced portions. Perfect for our wedding anniversary

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Fabulous set feast of Spanish tapas for entre, mains with veg and salad and yummy dessert. Totally delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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James Boyle, General Manager at Poderi Crisci, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2023

Hi ChrisM13360, I thank you for your review and have passed on your praise to Cat at Casito Miro who rightfully deserves you plaudits. I hope that you might have the opportunity to visit us next time you are on Waiheke. I am certain you...More

Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

Always superb , delicious food , awesome service in a special setting , always love it here, long Italian lunch is fab & great value

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Classic, high quality European style degustacion meal with knowledgeable staff and owners. Just fabulous, friendly and great fun aside from the awesome food and wine.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

Such a beautiful location with well maintained gardens in a peaceful, romantic setting. The service was excellent (something hard to find these days), our various dietary needs were well accommodated for and our waiter was very kind, polite and well spoken. We loved the food....Each course was delicious and served at a good interval before the next. The sparkling rose was delicious but unfortunately not for sale. We will look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023

The Long Lunch at Antonio Crisci's beautiful hideaway is something of a must-do institution for all discerning diners here on Waiheke... and its reputation is fully justified. Food-wise, Iit is like being transported to your favourite trattoria back in Italy itself. As the Italians would...say... It is the epitome of 'genuino'. Wonderful, fresh and natural ingredients cooked and treated with care, respect and imagination... where the favours sing and the tastebuds are thrilled. Perfectly accompanied by the sunshine of their delicious rose´ and in the company of good friends... Wonderful!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

Delightful location for a long lunch. But they tend towards the stingy side on the food front. We waited 90 mins for the steak dish and there was, what, a few slices each? Also it wouldn’t hurt to dish out some more focaccia and sides....$95 per head is pretty good but it seems like they’re cutting back what you get for that rather than just increasing the price and giving more. The location is hard to beat on a summer’s day and the food is good. We’ll be back, but we would pay more for more food.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Great food, wonderful wine though a little pricey for a vineyard, but shocking service. Maitre D’ seemed like he was on drugs. Can’t think of any other reason for his arrogance and disdain. He wouldn’t last two nights in Italy. Message to management - get...a new front of house.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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James Boyle, General Manager at Poderi Crisci, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2023

Hi Isambardo. We have listened. And understand. rest assured that a stronger and more welcoming management and staff are now on board to greet you warmly upon your (Hopeful) return.

Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

After a longing drive in the rain we found this place.. the degustation menu was excellent value for money with a great selection of food with excellent service Would like to try again in the summer months

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022

Spent Sunday afternoon grazing our way through the sensational long lunch. The food was exceptional. Consistently high standard. If you were to quibble you might query whether the beef was the best cut, but the flavours and presentation of all dishes were fantatsic. And the...wine matches just added to the quality experience. The staff were top notch, attentive, informative, adaptable and up for some banter. Recommend this.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

We did the long lunch with wine matching and it was everything we hoped for. Fabulous food and wine. Knowledgeable staff and beautiful surrounds.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

We went last night (Saturday) and were treated to the degustation menu with their wines WOW!! I am a self confessed foodie and loved every mouthful of the meal. The lamb is arguably the best I’ve ever had (& I’ve eaten a lot of lamb...LOL!) I’m also plagued with a list of foods I can’t eat - all of which were catered for superbly (I let them know in advance). Romantic atmosphere, superb service, delish wines. Just doesn’t get better, we will 100% be back, we regularly go to Waiheke and delighted to have discovered this gemMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Hi! I am unsure what the restaurant would charge, I'm sure it varies seasonally. Perhaps ask them? Regardless, well worth it. With taxis, they can be expensive as they have a monopoly on Waiheke. Pre-book from the ferry or... More
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PODERI CRISCI, Onetangi - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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