Good, honest food; Franziska.

If you’ve been to the amazing Cicio Cacio in Newtown, Franziska in Seatoun then opened, followed by Bastardo in Tory St. They are all so different, you wouldn’t have any idea they are related. Continue reading

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Traditional Italian

I’m a huge fan of Cicio Cacio in Newtown. When I heard they were opening a second Italian restaurant, Bastardo Ristorante right in Tory Street, I was very excited. An interesting name which translates to Bastard. I couldn’t find them on TripAdvisor and realised they wouldn’t let me list it as a new place, due to its offensive name! Seriously? Anyway they reside in the former Pan de Muerto Mexican, and they’ve put their traditional Italian mark on it. I just loved the entrance, as it really looks like an Italian trattoria. Continue reading

A taste of Italy in Newtown

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I’m on the outskirts in Newtown, where they have struck gold with a recently opened Italian Osteria, Cicio Cacio (aka Chubby Cheese).

Being Italian, I’m always a little sceptical of Italian food outside of my Nonna’s house, Island Bay (‘Little Italy’ suburb of Wellington) or Italy, however this quickly dissipated as my nose went into spasms upon arrival. Nonna I’ve come home!

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