(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.
La Locanda Hours
- Friday – Sunday 11.30am – 3.30pm
La Locanda, Poderi Crisci, Waiheke.
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw
Wine tasting flights. Four wines, $20pp, Six Wines, 25pp
Served with Poderi Crisci olive oil and fresh bread.
Te Matuku Bay Oysters. Shucked fresh to order. ½ Dozen -$35 1 Dozen – $60
Le Bruschette $12 (2pc)
Bruschetta Napolitana – Cherry tomato, garlic and fresh basil
Bruschetta Pugliese – Sicilian Anchovy with stracciatella and cremolata
Bruschetta Cappriccio – Mortadella and stracciatella
Bruschetta di Pesce – Salsa verde and marinated terakihi
Crocchette – Potato croquettes with Salami and provola cheese, Cipriani mayonnaise
Arancini – Lightly fried Aborio rice pyramids, with green peas and beef ragu
Calzoncelli – Mini fried Calzone with Ricotta and Salami
Pizza Fritta – Fried pizza with cherry tomato and aged parmesan
Contorni $12/26 Selection of antipasti style garden vegetables, prepared fresh daily.
Zucca alla Griglia – Chargrilled garden pumpkin brushed with olive oil, garlic and oregano
Brocolleti – Braised broccoli tips with Sultanas, pine nuts and bread crumbs
Zucchini Ripieni – Zucchini boat with whipped ricotta, mint, thyme and gratinated parmesan
Tastes of Italy
Stracciatella e pomodorini: “Il Casaro” whipped creamy organic mozzarella with garden tomatoes, basil, garlic and Poderi Crisci extra virgin olive oil $28.5
Polpette alla Napolitana: Napolitan style Meatball with sultanas and pine nuts, napolitana tomato sauce, served with a garlic bruschetta $28.5
Parmigiana di Melenzane – Eggplant tart layered with tomato, basil and mozzarella. $24.5
Affettato: Traditional Italian selection of cured meats, cheese, olives, grissini and truffle paste. $32.5
Assaggini di Formaggi: Selection of finest imported Italian cheeses and condiments. $36
A wide range of non alcoholic beverages and Italian coffee is available.
Enjoy Poderi Crisci Wine at La Locanda or to take home!