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Poderi Crisci

205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2148
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pmAll hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We attended the Sunday Italian long lunch. We were a tough crowd. Firstly, we were a large table with children and our numbers kept changing right up until the moment we sat down. Secondly, half the table were chefs, one Italian and one ex- food...More

Thank Kiwicarmen
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is located on Wailheke Island which is a short ferry journey from Auckland. We visited as a family of 8 adults. We booked from the 'long lunch' on the Sunday, we started our meal with a bottle of local sparkling Rose wine ($70)....More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a casual drink. Beautiful setting and nice atmosphere with a great authentic traditional Italian feel. The staff all looked and sounded Italian which added to the character of the place. Will go back next time for a meal.

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Stopped for a lazy long lunch, lovely setting, the wine was not so much to my taste, the staff could have explained the process of the lunch a little more, there were no wine recommendations. The food was good, left there feeling very full.

Thank Prue74
Reviewed August 4, 2017

​We celebrated a wonderful birthday dinner at Poderi Crisci. We ordered the degustation meal with wine pairings (NZ $170) from their vineyards and it did not disappoint - our favorites being the sorbet and the Burratina Affumicatta. We really appreciated the pairings of their own...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We drove out - just before they opened on a Monday- we were in wander mode so we didn't stay for lunch - setting fantastic- as soon as we start to feel we've seen enough wineries we see something like this that takes your breath...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trip on a wet cold day. To arrive at this Italian inspired haven was such a highlight. Food amazing, authentic. Bellissimo. Wonderful staff, service and ambience. The long lunch on Sundays must be fabulous. Thanks so much

Thank Carly A
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Throw away the menu and sit back for 5 courses and wines to match based on chefs recommendation. Fantastic italian food and service. Highly recommended!!

Thank brendonlovenz
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal. Treated ourselves with the degustation menu with wine matches. Hard to pick a favourite dish they were all amazing. The pace of the meal was perfect and nothing was rushed. The waiter was knowledgable and clearly passionate about the wines...More

Thank PJBR04
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is within their vineyard. It is a good half an hours drive from the ferry but worthwhile! You need to book to assure that they can accommodate you, because they are very popular. I had the pleasure in going there 2 days in...More

Thank Klaus E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $62
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2148
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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 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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