An inspired vineyard restaurant set on the lovely Waiheke Island, Poderi Crisci is the latest creation of talent restaurateur and chef Antonio Crisci.
Crisci has previously pioneered several hugely successful establishments including Toto in Auckland CBD, Il Forno Cafe in Ponsonby and Italian bistro NSP (Non Solo Pizza) in Parnell.
Poderi Crisci takes it up a level with this restaurant which is open for long lunches each Thursday through Sunday. The eatery has opened to rave reviews from the critics, for not only the exquisite food (’all that is great about authentic Italian cuisine – simply prepared ingredients with outstanding flavour’; ‘Little parcels of unbelievely tender pasta, the bright pink beetroot and goat cheese filling tangy to the tongue, drizzled in sage butter, and served on salty, butery, wilted spinach. I couldn’t remember tasting better here or in Italy.’), but also the serene environment (’rows of soft green, puff ball olive trees, the clipped lavender hedging, the winery . . .’ – NZ Herald.)