When Sergio Maglione first arrived in New Zealand more than 20 years ago as a young, fresh-faced pizza chef from Italy, he dreamed of bringing the street food of his beloved birth city with him.
Maglione made New Zealand his home, working hard as a chef and restaurateur. Sergio has designed a space that is gorgeous with its sea-green and pearly white tile work, Warhol-esque artwork of Mt Vesuvius erupting in colour, shelves laden with gleaming jars of house-made pickles and preserves, and the impressive pasta machine taking pride of place in the open kitchen.
Diners can take a seat on the plush red corduroy banquet, at one of the communal wooden tables or can perch at the long marble counter, and choose dishes from the pastificio (fresh pasta station), salumeria with its cured meats and cheeses sliced to order, as well as from the pizzeria. There will be sardines, eggplant parmigiano, wood-fired AVPN certified Pizza Napoletana and much more.
An outdoor deck is in the process of completion with a beautiful Italian mural, which has an additional 30 seats. We cater for canape events and private groups for dinner away from the main restaurant.
Farina, fresh and simple - we like that.