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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

A perfect spot for lunch! Beautiful food, delicious wine, and friendly staff. Half our group were vegetarian, and it was so lovely to have lots of options to choose from. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Fabulous food and service. The experience was as good as being in Italy, but easier due to the language. We had a cheese board, eggplant and zucchini, and finished off with Tortellini. It was very satisfying!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

This is the best Italian food outside of Italy that I have ever eaten. The pasta is made fresh on the premises and it is truly fantastic. The bread was delicious and the service super friendly. It’s a cozy casual setting for eating which you...really need to reserve in advance as its super popular. Would definitely recommend this restaurant as a must try.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

This is a nice spot but, to be honest, not as good as the hype. The pasta is good but not amazing and it is expensive. The service was good but the vibe suggests you are lucky to be here. Not sure if I will...return- might want to give it a second chance.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

First time to Pasta and Cuore tonight and the food and service would be amongst the best in Auckland - food authentic and devine, transported us back to Italy instantly, service was wonderful, delightful people - we will definitely be back, thank you for a...lovely evening and sublime foodMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

Stunning food in small intimate space. Casual yet excellent staff with attention to customer service and detail. Just the right amount of attention. The food was so fresh and perfectly tasty. Loved the bubbles too! Highly recommend and will be back

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

I wanted to go before the lockdown last Aug, but it was always fully booked. So, I brought my daughter there In early Apr for her birthday. It was really good. So good that I brought my partner there for her birthday a few weeks...later.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2021

As visitors to Auckland, this little cafe and pasta shop was new to us .. and we are delighted we found it. Small and cosy, the staff were welcoming and friendly in finding us a table and then shifting us when it rained. And in...helpfully carefully answering menu questions, including warning that the Gnocchi alla Romano would take a little longer. The shared starter bruschetta was simple and delightfully tasty, with the sourdough not overly crisp. We were very well-fed with pasta and gnocchi main courses, and an affogato to finish. A perfect Saturday lunch, where the customers and staff all seemed relaxed and having an enoyable time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

Got to say the pasta dishes we hade were really good. But to charge $4 for a table spoon of Olive oil which should be served anyway with the entree??? My son had two glasses of Sangiovese wine--- $32 Wow and there would hardly be...100 mil ?? The wine list leaves a lot to be desired. Expensive too!! We were asked to share a table--- we did not mind at all -- In fact we met some really interesting people.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

I’ve had their pasta at home before, but this was first time eating in. As delicious as expected. Wonderful fresh flavours. Let down only very slightly by slow service (drinks order not taken swiftly and then took ages to arrive). Food well worth the visit...though.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

So delicious!!! My all time favourite Italian in Auckland. Great service great pasta. Great wine. What more can you ask for!! My favourite in the Gorgonzola and walnut pasta. Go here! You won’t regret it

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Mt. Eden Village a diversified community where dining venues are plentiful.Asia to the Mediterranean to possibly one of the best authentic Italian Restaurants in Auckland. Pasta Cuore ; “Heart, kindness and spirit” You arrive at the Venue & you cannot help but peer through the...storeshop window... you’ll find a busy kitchen with Staff making fresh varieties of pasta, as you walk through the door you are instantly greeted with a joyous “”buongiorno” rich Italian accent. The entrance is aligned with small side tables & if you prefer you can sit have a conversation with staff while your order is being made. Every other creation sits neatly piled in the cabinet ready to be taken home by the gram - something that proves to be a popular concept. For those that are dining.in, you have the option of upstairs or A courtyard out the back which has a bordered garden of basil, fennel & assortment of herbs which the venue grows as part of their fresh produce. Upstairs is a cosy space filled with heritage features of the early 60’s , The tables oddly paired with comfy seating with a window that looks out into the busy streets of the village. and on the walls proudly framed into pictures are the important pasta/dessert recipes that have inspired this restaurant. The food (Set Menu C: Choice of Main and a dessert) TORTELLONI wrapped around a simple but stunning combination of ricotta, nutmeg, parmesan and parsley, served with butter and sage (vegetarian filled pasta) : delicately filled pouches of creamy perfection notes of nutmeg sage in harmony cutting through the richness of Parmesan and the ricotta with its sharpness.... mmmmm a musical masterpiece of deliciousness POTATO GNOCCHI served with pork ragout: amazing aromas of herbs glazed rich tomato sauce carefully smothering perfect pillows of gnocchi every single ingredient in tune like a well coordinated symphony. Side Mixed green salad to share with homemade balsamic and shavings of aged Parmesan so simple but so perfectly matched with our pasta dishes. NONNA ELSA TIRAMISÙ: smooth, creamy, yet light and airy, moist texture, complex combination of sweetness and bitterness delightful on the palate. CHOCOLATES & AMARETTO PUDDING: that sexy jiggle on a plate tells you immediately this is perfection , creamy chocolate intertwined flavors that gives you goosebumps of pleasure. Nonna you are a Genius of desserts Bravo! Presentation of all our meals amazing and portions were perfect! Drinks homemade lemonade is freshly made a delightful zestiness that would compliment any meal and the cocktails and wines were thoroughly enjoyed, especially the hot coffees and tea. Staff are welcoming, have a good knowledge of their products & The service, Great! Our thoughts to those who could not make that day, you really missed out on a magical experience of great Italian food. So if you ever get the opportunity to dine here, we recommend you do it! Set Menu was amazing and $56 was fair. If you decide to dine here with a large group of more than 8 you will have to do the set menu option and there are 3 to choose from, Any booking less than 8 you can pick off the menu. Great for any occasion, but not ideal for kids. Bookings are essential online or by phoning in. Parking around the village 60mins on side streets and on the main road. Finally and ultimately unanimously we concur,”Pasta Cuore in our books is the holy grail of Italian eating — simple, handmade and delicious!” 5/5More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Fabulous fresh and authentic Italian pasta. Excellent service. Lovely selection of Italian wine. A great evening and will go back often.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Food is good but it is extremely expensive. So you can go once but not even twice. That's a shame because thye could keep the high quality if thye just reduce dishes by $2-3 and take away fresh pasta is also quite expensive. It is...more worth to dine in!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 July 2020 via mobile

What a beautiful place to eat! The restaurant looks lovely and the atmosphere is definitely Italian! You can see how they make their fresh handmade pasta just behind their little counter, lovely. The food is delicious! A beautiful meat platter with the best cured prosciutto...and salami...The pasta is probably the best you’ll find in New Zealand! If you don’t know much about pasta and its culture then worry no more, their brilliant menu not only shows you their varity of pasta dishes, but also teaches you the tradition behind it. Definitely a must if you’ve ever wondered what the pasta in Italy tastes like!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4