Auckland city centre boasts some of the best restaurants in the country, and although it pains us that we are still not able to dine in and enjoy all they have to offer, we can still support them and enjoy their delicious menus from a distance. So, if you're after a big bowl of comfort food to pass the time - a.k.a pasta - check out where to find the best below, and with it recently being World Pasta Day (October 25) we reckon now is the best time of all!
Amano | Britomart
Amano's cult favourite scampi chitarra pasta makes for the perfect takeaway offering. Pair it with the mozzarella focaccia di recco and you’ve got yourself a party. Order online on their website now for pick up at their doors in Britomart. Open from 5.15pm Wednesday through Saturday. Order now, here.
Baduzzi | Wynyard Quarter
Baduzzi's special takeaway menu celebrates local suppliers and brings you the most seasonal produce from their kitchen to your table, until it's time to be reunited once again. Enjoy a "Baduzzi style" meal with your bubble with their impressive level 3 offering which includes all your favourite regular menu items as well as a Baduzzi Picnic box with food all ready to go for two people. Buon appetito! Order now, here.
De Niro Restaurante | Elliott Stables
For Italian cuisine cooked the traditional way and with the highest quality ingredients, check out De Niro Restaurante's menu and treat yourself to one of their takeaway pastas via Uber Eats. Whether its their pene arrabbiata, their spaghetti carbonara, their chicken fettucini or another tasty dish, close your eyes and with each mouthful you'll feel like you're in Italy! Order now, here.
Scarecrow | Victoria Street East
We're yet to discover many places that beat Scarecrow's ready made meals - have you tried them yet? Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, these delicious at home options can be on your dinner table in a matter of minutes. We can't get enough of their lasagne offerings - there's both a delicious vegetarian recipe as well as Greek Lamb and Beef Pomodoro versions. What's even better is that they come chilled and in vaccum packed bags, meaning they can last up to 2 weeks, or you can pop them straight in your freezer for later. Order now, here.
Portofino | Viaduct Harbour
Proudly open and serving mouth watering Italian food for over 40 years, check out Portofino's level 3 menu now. Besides all their popular staples including spaghetti carbonara, bolognese, ricotta and spinach cannelloni and more, they are also doing meal packs - such as the Familia Pack with includes 4x arancini balls, two pizzas, two pastas and fries - so everyone is catered for! Order now, here.
Romani Cafe | Fort Street
Open Wednesday to Saturday during level 3, check out Romani's level 3 menu for an authentic taste of Italy. We're going for their Pasta Pesto dish. Delicious (you guessed it) pasta, mixed in a traditional creamy sauce with pesto and parmesan cheese, served with homemade bread. Yum! Order now, here.
Ima Cuisine | Fort Street
New to Ima Cuisine's level 3 takeaway offering is their awesome heat and eat (or freeze) meals that are available from Wednesday to Friday. Known for their flavoursome dishes all made from scratch, many of which are vegetarian friendly, check out their vegetarian spinach and ricotta lasagna - you won't be disappointed. Order now, here.