Address:901 Coastlands Shopping Town
Phone:04 892 0010
Website:Click here to view
This eatery is exactly what it says on the tin and more. Allow Mediterranean Foods Kapiti to take you on a culinary adventure where wholesome food is served in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere.
What was first a small fish shop on Wellington's legendary Cuba Street is now this bustling trattoria and deli. Now located in Paraparaumu, you can indulge in authentic tastes of the Med from the comfort of their cosy diner. A hive of activity, marvel at the shelves upon shelves of colourful products, watch shoppers lazily peruse the international offerings and glimpse the talented chefs at work from the open kitchen. Mediterranean Foods is always humming with a communal vibe.
Amongst all the comings and goings, hunker down with some delicious plates that have been perfected over the course of 30 years. To begin, sample any of their bruschetta, topped with marinated anchovies, falafel and sundried tomato pesto or buffalo mozzarella. They're the perfect appetisers before embarking on a more generous plate of Mediterranean goodness.
As well as traditional pizzas, there are signature pasta dishes that you won't find elsewhere. Handmade pappardelle is paired with braised pork shoulder ragu, sticky risotto is infused with parma ham and truffle mushroom paste and the spaghetti finds oceanic companions with prawns, mussels and white fish complemented with a chilli and garlic sauce. Alternatively, tuck into a stellar selection of side dishes where you find mixed olives, a fresh Sicilian salad, and roasted potato topped with pancetta and caramelised onion. This is where quality New Zealand produce meets the deli. And what a tasty partnership that is, too.
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