The Surfer's Mistress, Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Paraparaumu Beach

Wednesday ,Thursday & Friday  5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday  12pm to 2:00pm Lunch and then 5:30pm -9:30pm for dinner
Sunday 12pm to 2:00pm Lunch and then 5:30pm to 9:30pm for dinner


10 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach,  Kāpiti Coast 5032


Car park at back (Level access)

Italian Garden

Dog Friendly



From the shores of Lake Como in Italy to Paraparaumu Beach on the stunning Kāpiti Coast.

Welcome to The Surfer's Mistress

  • positive review  Great food, great ambiance, great service, fab owners & location - just go!! ❤️

    Héloïse Bergman Avatar Héloïse Bergman
    December 27, 2018
  • positive review  wonderful service, tasty food and relaxed atmosphere.

    Rachelle Frazer Avatar Rachelle Frazer
    February 2, 2019
  • positive review  Fantastic lunch menu and super service. Best Italian I've had for ages. Can't wait to come in for dinner!

    Iain Guest Avatar Iain Guest
    December 14, 2018
  • positive review  Most impressed! They’ve got it so right. Yummy food, gorgeous drinks and super service! Love the decor. Excited about being told they are adding more vegan options too! My new favourite place up here. Well done!

    Juanita Leigh Murray Avatar Juanita Leigh Murray
    February 10, 2019
  • positive review  Super makeover of a previously wasted/dark spot. Light and inviting. Sunny outdoor area is great too. Were able to get vegan options easily. Yummy pizza. Great service. Tasty drinks. Just go.

    John Diver Avatar John Diver
    February 9, 2019
  • positive review  great service.. delicious food.

    Judi Floris Avatar Judi Floris
    November 22, 2018
  • positive review  Such a good gin and tonic last night thanks guys. can't wait to be back in for dinner!!

    Abigail Taylor Avatar Abigail Taylor
    December 14, 2018
  • positive review  Everything made from scratch on site true to authentic Italian cuisine. Great Italian experience... just need to brush up on my Italian now so I can impress the Owners and the chef!!

    Dana Hyde Avatar Dana Hyde
    November 11, 2018
  • positive review  Amazing!! went here with my partner on the third night of opening, delicious perfectly cooked food, exploding with flavour and texture. real ingredients and a whole lot of love and passion on the plate and beautiful presented drinks. we were beyond impressed. will 100% be back! much love and all the best to them ❤

    Lieke Hendriks Avatar Lieke Hendriks
    November 17, 2018
  • positive review  Lovely food😊 great service. An amazing asset to the Kapiti Coast. A little slice of Italy 🙂

    Rachael McCleave Avatar Rachael McCleave
    December 29, 2018

Special of the week ....

Linguine alle Vongole



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  •   Popped in here on our way to a show and wow this place is awesome. Fantastic service , food and atmosphere. Highly recommend recommended

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  •   Had the Puttenesca pasta. It was just delicious. The portion was a bit big, but amazing flavour and silky pasta. The Ziobaffa wine was a real find. Will get the... read more

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  •   I’m a pasta lover and after hearing good reports about The Surfer’s Mistress I decided to give it a try. I’m a bit fussy re my pasta so I was... read more

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  •   Decided we would try out this newer Restaurant as had previously been there when it was known as Ambience
    Was pleasantly surprised with the change in decor. Lovely interior, well... read more

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  •   I had friends from the Waiarapa,we decided to dine here. I'm really pleased we did. The name may not do it justice, ..However..my friends and I were totally delighted, by... read more

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  •   I had a delicious 3 course meal with my sister-in-law who goes there all the time. The food was fresh and home made.
    The service was excellent. They kept coming... read more

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  •   Have been twice to this restaurant....the food amazing....their menu had plenty of things to choose from....if you dont like Italian food..dont go
    The desserts were plentyful and oh so yummy... read more

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  •   Delicious, authentic Italian cuisine with fabulous service and reasonable prices. A lovely ambience. Loved the collection of jars on the counter - filled with sweets to help yourself to!