"Providing exceptional service and hospitality by exceeding expectations"
Our award winning Premier estate and venue is set amongst the vines of Matakana, on the Hibiscus Coast, just 45 minutes north of Auckland in the Rodney District.
Our passion is captured in handcrafted wine, inspired cuisine, attentive & friendly service and beautiful surroundings.
As one of the Top-rated Restaurants in the Matakana region of Auckland & Rodney district, ‘Osteria’ is a truly unique setting to come and enjoy fantastic food, wine and good old fashioned hospitality.
The word ‘Osteria’ evokes the hospitality and conviviality of ancient local Inns which date back to Roman times, where taverns were places to eat, drink and be merry.
The menu of our Modern day ‘Osteria’ is a snapshot of what Italy does best – exquisite food and wine in a romantic Mediterranean setting.
You are sure to find contemporary versions of many Italian classic dishes, including delicious pastas, risottos and Italian style pizzas as well as hearty main courses.
Our Executive chef Patrick originally comes from Europe where he grew up on a farm. He learnt horticulture and agriculture, as well as cooking, preserving and making charcuterie, from his parents His style is contemporary, using modern technology, elements of molecular gastronomy, foraging for rare ingredients and specializing in charcuterie.
He makes many of the cured meats on our tasting platters himself using traditional techniques passed down to him by his family. His many years of cooking throughout Europe makes him ideally qualified to cook delicious Italian cuisine of a very high standard.
To make a booking at our ‘Osteria’ Restaurant couldn’t be easier. Bookings can be made online Make a Reservation or by making a quick call to (09) 422 9601, Ascension wine estate and speaking to one of our dedicated staff. With seating up to 160 persons both inside and outside, ‘Osteria’ is the perfect spot for a family get-together for lunch or a romantic dinner for two.
Our fully trained front of house staff who honed their skills while travelling around Europe are keen to greet new visitors to the area as well as welcoming our regular guests and to showcase what Matakana and Ascension wine estate has to offer.
Please note that our menu changes with the seasons. Items on the menu can change without notice.
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