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A slice of Italy Right Here in Taupo

We believe the key to fine dining lays in the passion infused from our warm and friendly staff. Our chefs have a flair for perfection and we strive to make your dining experience one to remember.

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Matt

HEAD CHEF

Matt discovered his passion for cooking traveling the world. Originally from England, he has 21 years’ experience cooking, and now calls NZ home. When not in the kitchen you’ll find him climbing, surfing and strolling the streets with Chuck, a beautiful black lab. He’ll try and convince you to order his favorite dish, Scotch fillet.

Sandy

OWNER

Sandy’s love of food, wine, people and Italy was the perfect combination to get into the restaurant business. Creating a great dining experience is at the heart of what she does, but it’s supporting her team to develop and grow that she considers one of the most rewarding aspects of the business. A Taupo local for 30 years, she knows her way around town!

Geoffroy

FRONT OF HOUSE

Geoffroy is trained in gastronomy, and worked between France, Switzerland and South Africa for five years learning all aspects of the science of good eating, and service. He worked in luxury resorts, and a Michelin star restaurant. He left the luxury hospitality scene abroad for New Zealand, to share his passion and knowledge about gastronomy.