La Locanda –

(n) ita. Inn, pub, watering hole or such like establishment to quench ones thirst and satisfy ones appetite.

Step inside and feel Italy. A bright and airy space dedicated and designed to maximise your wine tasting and gastronomic experience. “La Locanda” is a breath of fresh air. The perfect place to enjoy freshly shucked Te Matuku bay oysters accompanied by a glass of Poderi Crisci Arneis.

“Locanda” is the name given to a traditional Italian roadside inn. Offering the traveller or explorer a chance to quench their thirst, satisfy their appetite and relax from the world for a while.


You can shop for your next dinner party or do your delicatessen shopping here too with a wide range of meats and cheeses that are not available elsewhere and Poderi Crisci wine of course!
Be sure not miss out on our daily deli specials!

La Locanda Hours 

Hours: open for private events and by prior arrangement




La Locanda, Poderi Crisci, Waiheke.

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

Dal Mare

Ostriche della Baia -Te Matuku bay Oysters, Shucked to order, direct from the Bay to the plate. Poderi Crisci Chardonnay and Sapa vinaigrette. Best enjoyed with a Glass of Poderi Crisci Arneis​22/40

Mazzancolle sale e Pepe – Imported King prawns on ice served with home-craft chilli, salt & lemon dressing​​​​​​​​​​ 18.00
Carpaccio di Pesce del Giorno – Daily fish carpaccio​​​​​$19.50
Dalla Fattoria
All Salumi are served with homemade “Giardiniera”* and crispy grissini breadsticks.
*(Sweet and sour preserved garden vegetables)

Prosciutto crudo San Daniele 50gr​ 12.00
Air-cured aged pork leg (mild)

Porchetta Cotto alla Brace 80gr 10.00
Charcoal roasted organic free range porchetta

Bresaola della Valtellina 50gr 14.00
Aged air-cured top round beef

Capocollo 50gr 10.00
Cured top pork aged neck

Salame Felino 50gr 10.00
Premium cured pork salame

Il Grand Tagliere Salumi​ 28.50
Prosciutto crudo San Daniele DOP, salame
feline, capocollo, pecorino and crispy grissini

Dal Forno

Pane ​​​​9.50 Selection of Italian breads with Poderi Crisci EVOO.

Grissini ​​​​6.50 Crispy homemade herb bread sticks

Cascata di Pane ​​​14.50 Selection of Italian inspired bread, homemade grissini, Poderi Crisci estate olives and olive oil.


Mozzarella di Bufala di Campagna – Imported Buffalo Mozzarella cheese 50gr/ 10
Treccia di Mozzarella – Hand Plaited hand organic, single herd mozzarella​100gr/ 10
Scamorza Affumicata – Manuka smoked organic mozzarella cheese​​100gr/ 12
Ricotta di Vaccina al Basilico e Tartufo – Organic Ricotta Cheese with fresh basil and dark truffle​​100gr/ 12
Burrata – Hand pulled mini balls of organic mozzarella cheese 50gr/ 10
Grande Tagliere di Formaggio – Selection of finest Imported and local Italian style Cheese with Condiments$32
Please check board for todays cheese offerings.

Speciali del Giorno
Pasta al Forno – Oven baked pasta​ 21.5
Panini del Giorno – Todays Italian style sandwich 10
Frittata del Giorno – Free range egg frittata 8

Selection of “Contorni” – Antipasti style garden vegetables 9.5/ 22.5
Our contorni changes daily as we take advantage of our kitchen garden and the freshest produce available to us from our suppliers. Please check board for todays selection.

A wide range of non alcoholic beverages and Italian coffee is available.

Poderi Crisci Wine at La Locanda or to take home or out to enjoy!

Frizzante – Sparkling

Poderi Crisci Ombra NV. (Cabernet Franc Predominant, Sparkling Rose) GLS 15 BTL 70 HOME 40
An exciting Sparkling Rose with a fine yeasty, fresh bakery character reminiscent of Champagne. Floral nose contains hints of wild strawberry, peach nectarine and cassis. On the Palate, fine beads, very refreshing dry aperitif style. Wild Blackberry and Peachy with a great mouth feel and good length.

Poderi Crisci Rose 2021
(Merlot Predominant) ​​(Available pre-order for release AUG 2021)​
GLS 15 BTL 70 HOME only available to drink on premise

A great example of a Merlot Bianco style wine in the fashion of the southern French and Italian Roses. From Merlot grapes, the 2012 Rose displays light summer fruits with a flinty earthy character. The Salmon blush hints at the body, light and playful, a fresh lively Rosé, with a great structure with a very refreshing palate, dry style with a lingering fresh finish to stand up to all great summer luncheons.

Bianchi – White
Poderi Crisci Arneis 2019
GLS 15 BTL 75 HOME 36.5

Poderi Crisci proudly lines up against a select group of NZ vineyards producing this exciting and cheeky variety from the Piemonte region in the north of Italy. Arneis is a colloquial term, translating to “Little Rascal”, a wine that exhibits intense citrus notes with apple, pear and vanilla in a bone dry style. A refreshing wine that is best enjoyed with delicate seafoods, sunshine, and company. Poderi Crisci is currently producing the only Waiheke grown Arneis.

Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio 2019
GLS 14 BTL 68 HOME 34.5

Subtle pale straw with mineral notes, pear, quince and honeydew melon on the nose. Hints of roses and Turkish delight starting to come through but still hidden by flinty minerality. Quite rich but also very focused, more pinot grigio floral character on the palate wixed with orange zest. Good mineral drive on the finish.

Poderi Crisci Chardonnay 2019
GLS 17.50 BTL 80 HOME 55

An elegant young Chardonnay with au up front flinty nose and flirtatious light straw colour. Incredibly complex nose offering hints of freshly grilled nuts (almond) and marzipan alongside zests of citrus fruits.. A very finely structured wine with a good drive leading into a great lingering finish. An unmistakable Burgundian style Chardonnay.​​​​​​​

Vini Rossi – Red Wine
Poderi Crisci “Viburno” (Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Montepulciano)
2015 GLS 15 BTL 85 HOME 50

18 Months in French Oak and 25% new oak, resulted in a 2011 Viburno that displays playful cocoa, berry and plum notes with a background of leather and cigar box. Light tannins on the finish lead to a lingering licorice and cinnamon finish with a hint of pepper.

Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva 2015 (Merlot 100%)​​​​
GLS 20 BTL 95 HOME 52

The 2012 Merlot Riserva, produced in another exceptional vintage Waiheke has experienced. A very concentrated, intense nose, full of black fruit and cigar box with leather and burnt cocoa, showing great Merlot concentration. An equally rich palate offers ripe black berry and also cherries, cigar box fine cedary tannins and chocolate, cocoa after taste, very big wine with great elegance. A very refined and balanced Merlot with great aging potential.

Poderi Crisci Montepulciano 2018
GLS 18 BTL 90 HOME 55

A very well balanced wine offering leather, berry and rosemary notes on the nose. The palate is smooth, refined and complex offering lots of earthy dark berry notes, a hint of cinnamon and spices compliment the silken tannins leading to a long, pleasant off dry finish. Wild mushrooms and anise compliment the medium mouth feel the wine has to offer.

Poderi Crisci Syrah 2017
The 2014 Poderi Crisci Syrah is an unmistakable Burgundian style syrah, exhibiting smooth cigar box and cedar wood notes on the nose. A silken dark plum and cherry on the palate followed by a finish laden with spice, pepper and liquorice combine to make this wine attractive to a wide audience and leaves a lasting impression.

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