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Poderi Crisci

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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
$24 - $58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After many people recommended Poderi Crisci, we drove down a long, winding road, wondering whether we had made a wrong turn, when we found this hidden gem. The restaurant was packed, but they were able to find us a table so we could enjoy the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank grlgrdgate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience. Rural location with a lovely outlook. We dined a la Carter but the long lunch looked fantastic.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CraigA108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined at Poderi Crisci many many times. It is definitely a favourite. It is a little tricky to get to as there are no buses, but it is well worth the drive or taxi. Service is attentive and the food is delicious. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful meal at Poderi. We had the lasagne and gnocchi with wine. We sat outside and the views are spectacular. The staff were wonderful too. They offer a long lunch and the menu looks just as amazing.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pebbles789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hosted a long lunch with a dozen friends before Christmas. Antonio and the team were exceptional - great food, well paired quality wine. But it was the service that really shone. The waiters were friendly and on the mark. And the head waiter was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam_and_Family
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has good food such as pasta And authentic Italian pizza which we enjoyed, atmosphere was good and the service was very fast so I recommend coming here though it is not the best place ever.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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110JamesB110, Manager at Poderi Crisci, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hi JJ, Thank you for your review, however I am afraid that you have posted this to the wrong restaurant as we do not make pizzas. I think you could in fact be reviewing our Sister restaurant, Non Solo Pizza in Parnell, Auckland, and not...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018

Not impressed with the food we ordered, service ok, did not ask how we would like our steak at all, Gnocchi lacked flavour & and the consistency undesirable. Wine is expensive but it is absolutely beautiful so that was worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank GillianT409
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We had the degustation dinner at this fabulous restaurant located on Waiheke Island off Auckland in New Zealand. The restaurant is part of the vineyard and is an old but charming building. The atmosphere was very relaxed but the service was outstanding. All courses were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jilly171152
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We went for the Sunday "long lunch" which you must book for as it gets booked out. We were treated to a wonderful 4 hour degustation lunch, which became 5.5 hours by choice, as we were having such a lovely time. The setting is amazing,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Penny S
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting is a great strat. The place is beautiful and maintained perfectly. The food was incredible in taste and presentation, Vegetarian options were available and delicious and the icing on the cake was the non alcoholic beer that I would never have guessed was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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