Spacca

by Metro / 24 May, 2016
Photo: Ken Downie
Spacca



 
What makes it special?

Neapolitan food is full of the warm south: rich in flavour and wonderfully satisfying to eat. And at Spacca, it’s their passion.
Behind the scenes

Here’s how to make the most of Spacca (it rhymes with blacker): allow maestro-manager Gaetano Spinosa to seat you and tell you what to eat. He might ask if you prefer meat or fish, but he knows what’s good in the kitchen today and he backs his judgment on what his customers will like. In
our experience, he’s very good at it. Ask him questions if you like, but don’t, you know, get into an argument. Tomatoes, capsicums and zucchini, dried meats, a lot of seafood, pasta and rich dark sauces, more tomatoes. “I want to eat this food every day,” said one of our judges, and the rest of us found it hard to disagree.
A favourite dish

Ragù Napoletano: pasta served with a traditional six-hour meat sauce.
What it offers

Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good for kids

 

4 spoons

Neighbourhood Bistro
Bookings: Yes
Price: $$
Seats: 20
Chef: Flavia Nascimento
547 Remuera Rd. Ph 520-0090, spacca.co.nz
Hours: Dinner Mon-Sat. $$

Finalist, Restaurant Personality of the Year: Gaetano Spinosa; Finalist, Best New Restaurant; Finalist, Best New Fitout; Finalist, Best Value for Money
MostReadArticlesCollectionWidget - Most Read - Used in articles
AdvertModule - Advert - M-Rec / Halfpage

Latest

When Sir Bob Jones met Muhammad Ali
81845 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Books

When Sir Bob Jones met Muhammad Ali

by Bob Jones

A new biography finds fault with the legendary fighter, but praise wins by a mile.

Read more
Announcing the finalists of the NZ Craft Awards 2017
81876 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Culture

Announcing the finalists of the NZ Craft Awards 20…

by NZTV Craft Awards

The finalists of the New Zealand Craft Awards have been announced and here is the complete list.

Read more
Hand, foot and mouth disease is not nearly as scary it seems
81868 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Health

Hand, foot and mouth disease is not nearly as scar…

by Ruth Nichol

It sounds alarmingly like foot and mouth disease, but all they have in common is they are viral.

Read more
What to do in Auckland if you're a local who wants the tourist experience
81902 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Travel

What to do in Auckland if you're a local who wants…

by Pamela Wade

After living in Auckland for almost 25 years, Pamela Wade decides to reacquaint herself with the city where she still feels like a stranger.

Read more
The Lesley Calvert cold case: 40 years of torment
80160 2017-10-22 00:00:00Z Crime

The Lesley Calvert cold case: 40 years of torment

by Chris Birt

The mum-of-three was found on a hillside in sight of her farmhouse where she'd disappeared 7 months earlier. Suspicions swirled, but no answers found.

Read more
When I went to Rimutaka Prison for a three-course meal
81858 2017-10-22 00:00:00Z Food

When I went to Rimutaka Prison for a three-course …

by Lauraine Jacobs

A three-course meal inside prison walls proves a rewarding experience for food columnist Lauraine Jacobs.

Read more
The Lundy murders: Inside the case that gripped the nation for 17 years
81945 2017-10-21 07:23:00Z Crime

The Lundy murders: Inside the case that gripped th…

by Anne Marie May

A court reporter who's covered both of Mark Lundy's High Court trials looks at how the case has evolved, as the Court of Appeal deliberates his fate.

Read more
The Weinstein scandal is no surprise to this prominent NZ employment lawyer
81809 2017-10-21 00:00:00Z Social issues

The Weinstein scandal is no surprise to this promi…

by Mai Chen

In 25 years of law practice, Mai Chen has helped many women – very often senior employees – who have suffered from sexual harassment.

Read more