(Fiducia dello Chef)


An extremely popular way to dine at Poderi Crisci. This menu encapsulates the freshest and best dishes of our daily changing menu. The menu is best enjoyed by matching each course with the appropriate wine from our handcrafted range.

Pescetti Marinati 
Bite size pieces of Terahiki fillet with lemon, lime, garlic, chilli, Italian parsley & Poderi Crisci olive oil

Cascata di Pane
Homemade crispy grissini, Italian inspired breads, Poderi Crisci olive salad & oil

A selection of antipasti style garden vegetables with aromatic herbs

Peperoni in padella
Braised capsicum with black olives, capers, Italian parsley & anchovy

Zucchini Alle Scapece
Crispy wafers of garden Zucchini tossed in balsamic, mint & garlic

Melanzane alla Griglia
Chargrilled eggplant with chilli, garlic & oregano

Gnocchi alla Norma
Homemade potato gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella, garden eggplant, cherry tomatoes & basil

Hawke’s Bay lamb rump served with potato and sage fan, zucchini macedonia, garlic sauce & Viburno jus

Semifreddo all’Amaretto
Amaretto scented parfait served on a berry coulis & semidried orange

$100 per person

Please note that the menu shown is indicative only. Our Trust the Chef menu changes daily as we take advantage of the produce available to us from our kitchen garden.


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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