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

Wednesday ,Thursday & Friday  5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday  11am to 1:30pm Brunch/Lunch and then 5:30pm -9:30pm for dinner
Sunday 11am to 1:30pm Brunch/Lunch and then 5:30pm to 9:30pm for dinner


We may close earlier in winter months - please call to check

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  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.

    thumb John Diver
    February 9, 2019
  • positive review  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
    February 2, 2019
  • 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 ❤

    thumb Lieke Hendriks
    November 17, 2018
  • positive review  Fabulous hosts & attentive staff, AMAZING food (all pasta & pizza is handmade on premises), awesome wine selection & really great ambience. This is a hidden gem that everyone MUST try! Can't wait to go back ❤️

    thumb Tan Guerin
    January 31, 2019
  • positive review  great service.. delicious food.

    thumb Judi Floris
    November 22, 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

    thumb Bernardo Neil
    December 16, 2018
  • positive review  Really enjoyable meal with my husband and five year old on Thursday - had a lovely vibe and really good customer service - loved the food too - 10/10

    thumb Kim Karaitiana
    December 15, 2018
  • positive review  attentive service great food

    thumb Karen Albert
    December 29, 2018
  • positive review  Such a good gin and tonic last night thanks guys. can't wait to be back in for dinner!!

    thumb Abigail Taylor
    December 14, 2018
  • positive review  We had a great night with yummy food. So good to have yet another top restaurant in the Kapiti Coast.

    thumb Ineke Woodward
    January 9, 2019

Special of the week ....

Linguine alle Vongole



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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

    thumb JennieT068
  •   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!

  •   We absolutely love this place. The aperol spritz are to die for. The beer is cold. Heaps of vegetarian options which is so refreshing. You must try everything! The mushroom... read more

    thumb Rachaefox
  •   Enjoyed a beautiful lunch today at this wee gem! Food was just delicious- full flavoured and really lovely. A busy day for a full restaurant but no compromise on quality-... read more

    thumb RobynS660
  •   Food generous, fresh, well cooked. Nice service. Great ambiance. Clean a d tidy. Would go there again.

    thumb 32hawkeye