Great little authentic Italian restaurant. Loved the food, atmosphere, service and of course the Montepulciano wine!


June 2023

This cosy Italian restaurant is one of my favourite in the Kingsland / Ponsonby area. Feels like authentic regional Italian food, with a more bespoke menu, rather than a generic list of every Italian dish under the sun. The homemade pasta is fantastic, and the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Perfect for date night or a family dinner. Owner is passionate about traditional food from the Puglia region and is a fantastic host. Special mention of the affogato which comes with a mini Moka pot of fresh coffee and the delicious tiramisu.


May 2023

Nice little touches with decorations, small place but nice and warm and quiet. Food is excellent and decently fast. Well priced too and staff are very nice and professional.


April 2023

Perfect Italian restaurant. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Starters were adjusted to fit the number of people dining. Also very helpful with choosing wine pairings.


February 2023

Honestly the best Italian you will find in Auckland. Absolutely everything I’ve had from here has been amazing. The bruschetta is out of this world, and I can’t choose my favourite from all the amazing pastas. To top it off, the tiramisu is some of the best I’ve ever tasted. Next to the amazing food, the staff is arguably even better! They’re super friendly and welcoming and provide amazing service. We love coming here!!


January 2023

Our meals were so tasty, just like being in Italy. The staff were very professional and attentive. Food was served in a timely manner. We will definitely be back.


November 2022

Great experience here. Décor/lighting and ambience cosy. Service was impeccable and very attentive. All courses were delicious with the gnocchi and tiramisu standing out as our favourites. Good wine too. Recommend this place! 


September 2022

Amazing dinner with some less known though excellent specialties. All handmade pastas. Very good tiramisu dessert. And super friendly service, the 4.8 rating is very well deserved!


August 2022

Cosimo and his team were such fun. Their passion was back up by some seriously good authentic Italian cuisine and wine. I’ve already booked for a return visit!


July 2022

The best Italian restaurant! The food was delicious and plentiful. Our server had the best customer service skills and made us feel very welcomed. The atmosphere is also very lovely and calming, perfect for a dinner date.


June 2022

What a fabulous little eatery. We visited as big family/friends group and the staff made us feel totally welcome. Our waiter was amazing, chatting away and interacting with quintessential Italian charm, and went the extra mile to make sure we were all taken care of. The food was authentic, generous and delicious. It felt like being at a friend’s home. The setting is simple but cosy and I’d equally happily go for a romantic dinner. Bravo! We will be back!


May 2022

What a great little find in the heart of Kingsland. Super tasty authentic Italian food. Very friendly service. One of the best Italian meals we’ve had outside of Italy. Nice touch at the end of the meal with a free limoncello. Deserve all the success it gets!


March 2022

Wow! Wow! Wow! Simply sensational, easily one of the best Italian restaurants we have been to. Food is highlight, everything we had was simply incredible. Most amazing gnocchi. Tiramisu to die for. Excellent service and good ambience.

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December 2021

This is an authentic Italian restaurant. Love the food, handmade pasta, flavours are just right and not over powering. The calamari was the best I had. And the wines they offer are perfect complement to the food. 


August 2021

DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS ONE!! The authentic Italian restaurant you’ll stumble in Auckland. This is now my standard, the closest I can get to bring in Italy’s countryside. Everything is handmade and every detail of the dish is perfected…. The service was beyond expectations and just the experience makes this the best restaurant this year so far. Have been going on about this place since to my family. Will keep coming back for sure.


March 2021

This is the place to go for an authentic Italian dining experience. You’ll feel like you’ve stumbled across a hidden gem in the back streets of Southern Italy as you enjoy its warm and inviting ambience, friendly service and absolutely delicious range of traditional dishes inspired by their place of origin and hand made with love. The prices are also very reasonable. One of the best spots in Auckland for authentic Italian food!!


January 2021

Wow, I could not stop smiling the entire time I was here! The ambience was comforting and pleasing, the food was absolutely immaculate (the four cheese gnocchi is heavenly!!) and the owner provided the most amazing customer service.  We found this place by chance when searching ‘Italian places near me’ and google did us a massive favour for this one! Will definitely be back!


November 2020

This was a great find. Service was wonderful. Practiced our Italian out on our awesome waiter. Menu options all sounded delicious. Loved the Italian wine list and complementary limoncello. Had a wonderful evening. We will be back.

September 2020

If anyone tells you that you can’t have a supreme dining experience via a takeouts app, say: ”Cazzate!” and direct them to Puglia…  There are just a handful of truly excellent Italian restaurants in Auckland. Puglia is part of the club… Grazie to the people of Puglia – the restaurant and the place, where the sanctity and authenticity of the Italian cuisine is honoured. We were transported without going anywhere. 

Weekend Herald – Canvas – Sarah Daniell

August 2020

The service was second to none as the staff were really attentive and lovely to deal with. All in all if you want a great authentic Italian meal then I totally recommend this lovely little restaurant!

March 2020

The pasta from Puglia is made daily, and always in-house. This freshness and dedication shine through in the flavour and texture of each pasta dish.


January 2020