Category: Italian

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Stumpy’s Pizza

Located at the south end of the Asian restaurant strip on Dominion Road, Stumpy’s has a loyal following for its thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas. Returning from a weekend away, a Sunday night seemed the perfect opportunity to try their offerings.  We must have hit a quiet night, because when we phoned...

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Pasta e Cuore

Every once in a while we visit a restaurant that is totally worth stretching the Cheapeats budget by a couple of dollars.  So it is with the outstanding artisan Italian pasta restaurant, Pasta e Cuore. Owner  Stefania Ugolini originates from the Bologna region of Italy, known for its delicious food offerings....

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That’s Amore

Review by May-Lee Wong. Last Saturday after a sunny jaunt on Waiheke Island four women found themselves enjoying a little slice of Napoli for dinner. I was new to That’s Amore, a Neapolitan pizzeria tucked away down a faux-marble corridor at the base of the Metropolis building. The friends who...

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Dragonfired

We first reviewed Dragonfired in 2011, so thought it was high time we went back for a visit – Update Review, February, 2016: Waiheke Island doesn’t have a lot of evening Cheapeats options, so thank goodness that the delicious food at Dragonfired at Little Oneroa is now also offered at...

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SetteBello Pizzeria Italiana

There is nothing like a good thin-crust wood-fired pizza.  We had heard that SetteBello chef Francesco Acri took 1st place in the 2015 New Zealand Pizza Championship, so when the name of Settebello came up during our Metro Cheapeats judging, we knew that we just had to make a trip...

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Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar

Crust is a relatively new addition to the Auckland (and Hamilton) pizza scene. It is a member of a company based in Australia and claims to offer”gourmet” pizzas.  We were keen to find something different  – and hopefully better – than the more well-known pizza delivery companies, so we headed to...

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