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

Monday, Wednesday ,Thursday ,Friday & Saturday  5:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 12pm to 3:00pm lunch and then 5:30pm to 9:30pm for dinner

Closed - Monday 20th January

10 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach,  Kāpiti Coast 5032

Private car park at back (Level access)

Italian Garden now open for al fresco dining

Private hire available on request

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  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  wow wow wow... best meal we've had ever on the Kapiti Coast..great food, great service, great drinks. you've nailed it!

    Jacinda Thorn Avatar Jacinda Thorn
    December 7, 2018
  • positive review  Great food, great ambiance, great service, fab owners & location - just go!! ❤️

    Héloïse Bergman Avatar Héloïse Bergman
    December 27, 2018
  • positive review  Amazing food, great customer service and really nice place to go eat delicious food. Would recommend to any one that loves good food

    Bernardo Neil Avatar Bernardo Neil
    December 16, 2018
  • positive review  We had a great night with yummy food. So good to have yet another top restaurant in the Kapiti Coast.

    Ineke Woodward Avatar Ineke Woodward
    January 9, 2019
  • positive review  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!

    Julene Hope Avatar Julene Hope
    November 17, 2018
  • positive review  We had a lovely meal and the staff were excellent.

    Steve Taylor Avatar Steve Taylor
    January 4, 2019
  • positive review  Just like Nonna use to make it! its beautiful, thanks guys x

    Rachel Osborn Avatar Rachel Osborn
    February 15, 2019
  • positive review  Oh my gosh the best food here, great atmosphere and friendly staff.Will recomend to everyone.

    Bridget Gernhoefer Avatar Bridget Gernhoefer
    February 2, 2019
  • positive review  great service.. delicious food.

    Judi Floris Avatar Judi Floris
    November 22, 2018

Special of the week ....

Linguine alle Vongole



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  •   Just went in for a coffee & dessert. Had just moved into the area, and trying many new places. The creme brulee was amazing, the coffee excellent, and the staff... read more

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  •   Excellent Italian food beautifully presented. Had an Amalfi cocktail which was perfect. Fantastic service.

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  •   Nice simple menu very well cooked. Cocktails made a pleasent change. Service was great. Very enjoyable night out.

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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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