Whether enjoying a romantic winters evening in front of our large open fire with classic opera in the background, or enjoying a lazy summers evening dining al fresco watching the sunset over the hills to the west, our dinner degustation style dining experience will always be one to savor.

Our degustation dinners are hosted on Saturday evenings, and bookings are essential. An 8 course degustation dinner graciously moves from one delicious course into the next, offering also every opportunity to sample our range of handcrafted wines.

The menu does change daily, however the overall format remains the same. The 8 Course degustation dinner costs $115 per person, or $190 with the matching wines included. A full wine and drinks list is available also.


Finest Italian Cuisine and Inspired Waiheke Wines


 Prosciutto di Oca

Home cured duck prosciutto on toasted ciabatta with rocket, shaved parmesan

and truffle carpaccio

Poderi Crisci “Zefiro”


Cascata di Pane

Home made crispy rock salt and herb grissini with italian inspired breads, estate olives and olive oil.


Creamy Centred organic mozzarella with cherry tomato, garden basil, garlic and olive oil.

Poderi Crisci Arneis 2021


Raviloli Barbabietole

Homemade beetroot and ricotta ravioli with cherry tomato basil sauce and aged Grana Padano cheese.

Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio 2020



Pan seared crispy skin on snapper with new season carrots, broad beans and asparagus.

Poderi Crisci Chardonnay 2020



Pan roasted Hawkes Bay loin wrapped in Pancetta with medley of exotic mushrooms, potato herb fan, garlic cream and Poderi Crisci Viburno Jus.

 Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva 2015



Savoiardi sponge fingers, bathed in espresso with savoiardi sponge fingers layered with mascarpone sabayon, dusted with rich dark cocoa powder.

Poderi Crisci Nocino


The pleasant hours of our lives are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table.

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.

Monday, Thursday and 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.

La Locanda will be open Tuesday and Wednesdays from 12 midday until 3.30pm offering a specialised A la Carte menu, sharing platters, wines and tastings.

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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