The Surfer's Mistress, Italian Restaurant, Paraparaumu Beach

Wednesday / Thursday/ Friday  5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday  5:00pm -9:30pm
Sunday 12pm to 2pm and then 5:30pm to 9:30pm
10 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach,  Kāpiti Coast 5032


Car park

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

  • wonderful service, tasty food and relaxed atmosphere.

    thumb Rachelle Frazer
  • I had the privilege of holding a special birthday at this venue last weekend. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The drinks, well, YUMMY! But the biggest drawcard was the beautiful food. Tasty, plentiful and well presented. True to the Italian way - a few ingredients done well. Textures perfect. Combinations spot on. YUMMO! Such a great experience for a memorable occasion. Will be back. Absolutely.

    thumb Yvonne Mather
  • 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!!

    thumb Dana Hyde
  • Very stylish eatery serving authentic Italian dishes - including superb handmade pasta and pizza - and with an interesting, carefully curated list of apperitivi, wine and cocktails.

    thumb Jenny Rouse
  • Fantastic lunch menu and super service. Best Italian I've had for ages. Can't wait to come in for dinner!

    thumb Iain Guest
  • Had an awesome dining experience last night, traditional Italian, JUST YUM!😀

    thumb Shane Parker
  • Oh my gosh the best food here, great atmosphere and friendly staff.Will recomend to everyone.

    thumb Bridget Gernhoefer
  • Had a wonderful evening meal here last night. The food was all delicious, we worked our way across the small plates and the pasta between 5 of us. Fabulous campari spritz and super helpful guidance on the wine list. I'm fully recommending, especially as it was only the 3rd night of service. Keep up the good work, keep learning!

    thumb Julene Hope
  • Despite the decidedly surfie name, The Surfers Mistress is an Italian Trattoria. Choices of indoor or outdoor dining, we dined outdoors as the sun was sinking, and a balmy evening coming on, the garden feeling very Italian with herbs planted in boxes mounted on the fence, olive and lemon trees surrounding the sunumbrellas and outside tables and chairs. Menu is simple and tasty, nice range of lunch or small platters and salads, an antipasto for two, pizzas, pastas, steak and some gorgeously intense desserts. We had Salsiccia pizza, a lusciously cheesy pizza with Italian sausage and fennel and a hint of chili, on a thin base, Ragu' alla Bolognese made the way they make it in Bologna with egg pasta, beef and sausage and not a tomato in sight, and Italian sausage with maccheroni, also a lush feast with tastes taking you to the Italian countryside. Following with the dessert menu, we had the dessert of the day - a meringue and pastry dish with strawberry coulis, the panna cotta served with blueberries, honey and crumbs, vanilla bean gelato and affogato, vanilla bean gelato served with a hot shot of espresso to pour over. The desserts were tasty dishes with intense flavour and sweetness sized to perfection so you're not left reeling after a sugar overload. Loved the experience, friendly welcome from the proprietors and waiting staff, and unhesitatingly recommend!

    thumb Brian Tidball Brannigan
  • We had a lovely meal and the staff were excellent.

    thumb Steve Taylor

Special of the week ....

Linguine alle Vongole



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  •   Been here a few times now for dinner, always an utter delight. The food is delicious, the service friendly and on a sunny night the herb-filled courtyard is a gorgeous spot for a meal. Will definitely be back!

    thumb 852asherwg
  •   Really enjoyed steak with rocket, and Prosecco. Only disappointment was staff spraying the table next to us with disinfectant after patrons had left when we were still eating!!!

    thumb andreajennynz
  •   OMG! Forget going to Italy to eat the amazing food, come straight to The Surfer's Mistress for truly authentic Italian cuisine! From the minute we walked in, we were greeted by the 2 Owners who treated us like long lost friends & we were shown...More

    thumb cbdgal
  •   Our meal was unbelievably memorable for all the right reasons.... A+++ for service, choice and taste. The meatball entre was amazing but the main course of Italian Sausage Pasta was sooooo tasty. The food is authentic Italian and as we told the waiter better than...More

    thumb GozKapiti
  •   Just had the most fabulous lunch, at Kapiti's newest restaurant/cafe. Food was authentic and delicious. The inside is stylish and light and there is a Tuscan inspired outdoor seating area. I finished my meal ( and I never usually have dessert. With a lemon and...More

    thumb Loulou0833
  •   Had a wonderful lunch at The Surfer's Mistress. Beautiful setting and delicious home made pasta. The Sausage Pasta was sublime. Nice Italian wine list and great Aperol Spritz. The Perfect Lunch !

    thumb callmejack68
  •   Wow! This is a great addition to the food scene on the Kapiti Coast. I first dined here last month (December) - in a beautiful venue with smart, modern décor, very accommodating and yet with a light and spacious feel. It includes a great garden...More

    thumb paraonui
  •   Fantastic restaurant, fresh & new, great food. Very helpful & friendly staff. Most enjoyable. Great birthday lunch with my family. Will definitely be going back.

    thumb KLWRH