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Poderi Crisci Restaurant

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205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2148
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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California
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our twenty first visit to NZ. Our lunch here was one of the top two or three meals we have ever had in the country. Perfect in every respect. Service food and ambience were exceptional. An the wine list rocks. And we live in Napa so that says something. Wish we could go back tomorrow

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Thank Surjoe
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wasn't dinner it was a lifetime memory - the stuff of far higher awards than this but maybe Michelin judges don't get out these parts...perhaps that because after last weeks rains the 4 wheel drive taxi made for an adventure getting past the wash outs on the gravel road. But a journey worth taking...we did the wine matched degustation,... More 

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Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an eight course meal with wine pairing! One of the best and more memorable dinners with had while on our trip. I would highly recommend stopping by hear for a bit while visiting Waiheke Island.

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Thank Danielle S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Italian Long Lunch on a Sunday with a table of 10 people. A simply wonderful atmosphere, gorgeous rural setting and delicious food. Highly recommended!!

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Thank LYNDRIA B
London
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Along a winding track, into the beautiful Waiheke countryside lies this marvel of a winery. Only the weather was under par - everything else was perfect: The sparkling rose was delicious and our New Zealand lamb was as good as I've eaten. A perfect afternoon topped off with a delicious Muscat and a spicy and fragrant panacotta. Definitely worth seeking... More 

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Thank Miamatt
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really out of the way but worth the trip. Set in the vineyards a delightful restaurant and top class food. We were there in the evening and had the degustation menu. Really excellent and not crazily priced. Really a treat to visit and we will be back!

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Thank Sarah H
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is, indeed, a long lunch. They are not joking. We were them from 1230 - 330, sitting amongst a beautiful vineyard on a valley on the southwestern part of Waiheke, eating good food, drinking good wine, and asking ourselves what we did to deserve so much ridiculous pleasure. The long lunch is an investment, but one that is worth... More 

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Thank SurfEscape
Strathalbyn, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had read plenty of great reviews for this restaurant and was really looking forward to it. We were not disappointed! We were greeted by a lovely staff member who offered us a chance to wander around the garden with a glass of sparkling rose before being seated. It was a beautiful sunny day and this just set the scene... More 

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Thank rachandjohn2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It was a wet day but certainly it was worth a visit down the long dirt road where we had lunch. Nice wine and good food and excellent service.

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Thank Moggie1212
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went for dinner and it was such a great place to celebrate with my wife. Place has such a relaxing feeling and food was absolutely delicious. Service was great Totally recommend it. the only down side is driving in non gravel road leading up to the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2148
Description
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 Street . With his partner Vivienne Farnell they opened Non Solo Pizza, an institution in Parnell in 1997 and Bar Vino in 2009.

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