In a spectacular rural position with beautifully crafted buildings and a sprawling, charming garden, there’s plenty of room for the kids to explore while the adults relax and people-watch the other guests dining inside or alfresco.
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The barrel room is worth a visit and also take the time to meander among the potager gardens or the olive grove with a glass of something in hand. The estate-pressed olive oil is a treat and you must try the Agrumetto – a traditional Napoli citrus liqueur made from local citrus fruits, it’s the perfect digestif. The irrepressible Antonio Crisci is Poderi Crisci’s owner – he’s one of Waiheke’s best-known restaurant personalities and his passion for Italian-style food and wine is evident in every detail.
The chardonnay should be top of the list, as should the Viburno – a smooth blend of merlot, cabernet franc and montepulciano.
Poderi Crisci Restaurant
Whether you’re there for a long, long lunch Italian style, or a leisurely dinner, a meal at Poderi Crisci is always a memorable experience. Book a table outdoors to soak up the views of the surrounding land and fancy yourself in Italy. The Sunday long lunch delivers a set four-course menu, while the vegetable contorni and charcuterie are highlights.
Hours: Summer 7 days lunch, Thurs-Sat dinner