The acclaimed Poderi Crisci Restaurant is widely recognised as one of the finest on Waiheke. In 2014 Poderi Crisci was the only Waiheke restaurant to receive the recognition of being a Metro Top 50  restaurant as well as being listed in the Cuisine Good Food Guide containing the best 70 restaurants in New Zealand.

Enjoy al Fresco dining all year round in this stunning location looking across the valley, with the west facing   restaurant capturing the final rays of the setting sun. The restaurant and surrounds are ideally suited for a  casual lunch, family gatherings or celebrations, weddings and romantic dinners.

Please note that due to the intimate size of the restaurant, bookings are essential for the Weekend Long Lunch and degustation dinners. We also recommend booking well in advance over the summer months and long weekends.



Our chefs are inspired by the finest traditional Italian cuisine, prepared using the finest local produce. Modern touches and techniques are used throughout to highlight the flavours and textures of all our dishes.

Our a la carte menu changes daily as we take advantage of our kitchen garden and the freshest ingredients available on the day. The same is true for our famous “Italian Long Lunch” menu and degustation menus.

Summer 2023/24 Hours!


As we look forward to summer we also look forward to welcoming our regular guests and new faces to Waiheke and Poderi Crisci.

Our updates hours for summer 2023/24 as well as some special new offerings are below.

Poderi Crisci Restaurant will be open 7 days for lunch from 1st December through to mid February, offering dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Monday to Friday Lunch service we offer both a la carte and long lunch menu options to groups of 5 or less diners. Groups of 6 or more enjoy our long lunch menu or sharing menu options.

Friday evenings we invite you to join us for our weekly Aperitivo event. Enjoy a drink to ease into the weekend with and indulge in a complimentary selection of canapes and nibbles. Restaurant open for A la Carte dinner service.

Saturday and Sunday we serve our acclaimed long lunch in the main restaurant, with the Locanda open for lighter meals and tasting platters.

Saturday evenings in the resaurant we serve our 8 course degustation menu which can also be enjoyed with matching wines from the Poderi Crisci range.

We will be hosting a series of exciting events over the summer months. Please get in touch should you wish to Keep Informed.

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