Really enjoyed the authenticity of the food and of course the estate itself. Got the beef carpaccio, lam shank and the gnocchi. Gnocchi texture was perfect - soft and doughy. The lamb was fragrant with herbs cooked in between. Even for people who don't enjoy lamb, they'll enjoy this. Carpaccio was decent too. Service is also good. Expected for a nice restaurant like this.
A true gem, a little more secluded in the hills of Waiheke. It takes a while to get here and once you do, you forget the long trip. An absolute must do. Only reason not 5/5 is that the tiramisu could have been better, and the gnocchi did not have the crunch it should have - given it is an authentic Italian restaurant.
Situated on Waiheke Island, about a 25 minute drive from Kennedy Point Wharf, you will find Poderi Crisci, a vineyard and Italian restaurant owned and run by Antonio Crisci and his family. Surrounded by rolling hills and immaculate gardens, together with a stunning setting including an Italian style kitchen, displays of Italian cheeses and cured meats, and copper pots and utensils, you will feel like you are in Tuscany.