The “ITALIAN LONG LUNCH “ an Italian tradition faithfully recreated every Saturday and Sunday at Poderi Crisci. It’s a time to enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style.

An Italian lunch (il pranzo) is considered the most important meal – and on Weekends at Poderi it is treated as such and has fast become an institution for those who reside on Waiheke and those very welcome visitors .

Our Long Lunch Menu changes weekly and features the timeless classics designed to be perfectly matched with Poderi wines. ($100pp Excl Beverage)

The lunch starts @ 12.00,1230 or 1pm and progresses through many courses ending with Dolci or Frommaggio @ approximately 1630. Please advise if you have time constraints. We will do our best to accommodate, but we have a saying;
“There is always plenty more thyme in the garden, and there is always another ferry”

Creamy whipped organic mozzarella with chopped vine ripened tomato, garden basil and Poderi Crisci olive oil.
Cascata di Pane
Homemade crispy grissini, Italian inspired breads, Poderi Crisci olive salad and olive oil.

Melanzane al Pomodoro
Lightly fried eggplant with cherry tomatoes, black olives, capers and garden basil
Peperoni in Padella
Capsicum prepared with black olives, capers, Italian parsley and garlic
Broccoli tips braised with sultanas, pine nuts, breadcrumbs and anchovy

Lasagne con Zucchini e Zafferano
Free range egg pasta sheets layered with garden zucchini and creamy saffron scented béchamel.

Costata di Manzo
Aged Angus Sirloin with potato macedonia, buttered spinach, garlic cream and Viburno jus.

Savoiardi sponge fingers with espresso and Italian liqueur, layered with mascarpone sabayon and dusted with rich dark cocoa powder.


The pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table.
Please note that a surcharge of 15% applies on Public Holidays.


*(not actually in Tuscany)

A sailing from Downtown Auckland to the beautiful Waiheke Island on Island Direct Ferries where your car awaits to self-drive to your Boutique accommodation, exploring the Island on the way should you wish to do so.

Fleetwood Boutique Accomodation is an eclectic oasis on Waiheke. Enjoy a nights accommodation at this beautifully appointed bespoke BNB, with a complimentary chilled bottle of Poderi Crisci Zefiro on arrival and breakfast included.

Your weekend includes a fabulous long lunch for two people with matching wine flight at Poderi Crisci, where you will also be able to enjoy the manicured kitchen gardens, explore the underground cellar and be given a personalised tour around the property and winery. It is widely accepted that the long lunch served at Poderi Crisci is an unrivalled and memorable gastronomic experience to savour.

Should you wish to enjoy a longer stay, Fleetwood will offer a second night at a special rate for the lucky winners.

The competition is open to anyone dining at Poderi Crisci until September 2024. Terms and Conditions apply. The winner will be drawn on the 4th of October and winners notified by phone. Full terms and conditions available when entering the draw.

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