red cocktail drink held aloft.

Kia ora & Ciao,

After 20 years of squeezing onto the tube twice a day to stare at spreadsheets, we decided the grass and views could only be greener 18,800 kms away.

We packed up our house, quit our jobs and here we are. 

Stefano is Italian. We spent 20 years travelling frequently to Italy to visit his family, but in truth, to enjoy the wonderful food and wine. 

Sitting by Lake Como, enjoying an aperitivo, we decided this was something we could package up and bring to Jason’s old stomping ground. 

So here we are. Our first Italian restaurant. 

Come and join us at Paraparaumu Beach for your own little slice of Italy. 

Salute !

Updates from The Surfer’s Mistress Italian Restaurant