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Poderi Crisci

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205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2148
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The secret to Waiheke is the Monday lunch, all the revelers have gone home and peace and quite returns. Fabulous lunch at Poderi Crisci, antipasto Affettato and breads followed by Ricotta Ravioli and finished with a superb Tiramasu. Accompanying wine was their own exceptional 2015 Chardonnay. The food, wine and service were exceptional. Poderi Crisci is the jewel in the... More 

Thank johnnyk121067
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for a group of 5 (all early 30s). Poor customer service as soon as we got off the shuttle. We started with wine and entrees. Wine was very expensive and had zero assistance on the range they had to offer. Decided to share entrees for the afternoon over ordering mains. As soon as the waiter knew this... More 

Thank Emma F
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely sunday lunch at Poderi Crici...the main reason for us visiting Waiheke is. we had heard about it from Brisbane!. Beautiful food...just enough. And wines to match. What more could you ask for. well, I think a hammock or 2 would be nice for a little nap, but that may make the lunch even longer. Thank you for the lovely... More 

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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a relaxing drive out of "town" this is a delight. The food was exceptional and a great wine list of course. Can't recommend any particular dish as it was all good - with plenty to choose from. Lovely setting on the verandah for lunch.

Thank SusieQ22Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Although a beautiful setting, once inside you are not made to feel welcome like the others wineries. Turning up in shorts and jandals, we felt judged straight away by staff who looked surprised when we asked for a table. There was no wine tasting and when we asked to share a platter the waiter looked very disappointed. We weren't given... More 

Thank neilpicc
Wales, UK
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Long drive on a stoney dirt road to this place. Was nice when we got there but staff were not very friendly and felt unwelcome. All other wineries were better and don't think I would go back here

Thank Alex37Wales_UK
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We just wanted dessert on a Friday night after a day of grazing on nibbles. We didn't realise that you can only do a degustation. We felt bad leaving so asked if we could share 1 degustation. Not really was the answer. All of the food was amazing. The sorbet palette cleanser was exceptional but that's where we had to... More 

Thank shellsyy4u
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited Poderi Crisco for their famous Sunday Italian style long lunch and it did not disappoint! The food was generous and delicious and the host Antonio paired each meal with their different wines. The venue is just stunning and after our main course we took a walk in the gardens before coming back for dessert and of course, Limoncello!... More 

Thank Clare A
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A true highlight of our stay on Waiheke, we loved it. We did the tapas plates and shared the sublime ragu. Treated so beautifully by Mr Crisci and the team. Felt like we were in his home it was so relaxed and friendly. Would I go back, you bet!

Thank LJBSyd
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We've just returned from a delicious leisurely lunch at Poderi Crisci. Rather than stress over what to select from the main menu - there were too many things that we wanted to choose from - we went for the Trust the Chef Menu which today started with the most sublime straciatella (whipped mozzarella with assorted tomatoes, home grown basil and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Awaawaroa Road | Awaawaroa bay, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2148
WelcomePoderi Crisci Vineyard and Winery, set in a stunning amphitheatre surrounded by vines and olive trees, has fast become the quintessence of what in Italy is called: Agroturismo. Located 30 minutes from Matiatia in Awaawaroa Bay, Poderi Crisci occupies 7.7 hectares of north-facing slopes in the heart of Waiheke’s unique wine growing microclimate. The narrow rocky strip underlying Poderi Crisci is believed to be 30 million years older than the rest of the Island, boasting soil criss-crossed with mineralised veins. For four generations the Crisci family has been immersed in food and wine, Antonio born and raised in Napoli came to NZ in early 1990 and established Toto Restaurant in Nelson Street . With his partner Vivienne Farnell they opened Non Solo Pizza, an institution in Parnell in 1997 and Bar Vino in 2009.

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