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So, as you would have guessed, this elegant restaurant serves some of the best Italian food.
The menu features hearty dishes like the exquisite lamb shank ragu and fresh handmade pasta dishes with toppings like spinach, ricotta, and spaghetti alla chitarra with tomato, olive, caper, and chilli.
All the pastas at Cotto are made from scratch; they are rolled out, divided into pieces, and then formed into maltagliati, cannellini, and tortelli, along with other dishes like risotto, arancini, the burrata smoked tomato panzanella, or the delicious spinach dumplings with goat's cheese and sage.
Make sure to also try one of their top-notch desserts before you leave—the chocolate nemesis with salted caramel is to die for.
Happy hour is from 5 to 6 pm so arrive as soon as it opens at 5 pm to secure a table before the crowds arrive.
Location Te wāhi
375 Karangahape Road, Auckland CentralPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
You can catch the CityLink (Red bus) or the InnerLink Bus (Green bus).
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
The restaurant takes bookings only for eight or more people so makes sure to arrive early to secure a table.