Baduzzi restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
Baduzzi

Baduzzi.

Baduzzi restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Baduzzi in Wynyard Quarter serves Italian-American food in a lively atmosphere.

In a city sometimes defined by the latest food trends, we love restaurants that continue to go their own way. Things rarely change at Baduzzi, and what a refreshing stance that is. Italy by way of New York, the menu here runs the gamut from juicy wild-deer polpette and wood-fired seafood finished with fresh lemon to satiny, moreish pastas. An extensive range of hard-to-find Italian wines are conveniently listed by price – many are exceptional value at under $50 a bottle – and there are dedicated children’s, vegetarian and Chinese-language menus. The constant buzz in this slick, Paul Izzard-designed dining room makes Baduzzi an especially fun place to eat, even more so when combined with the charming efficiency of host, Michael Dearth.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Takes large groups / Good for kids
A favourite dish Beetroot pappardelle with shaved paua, oyster mushroom and soft quail egg
Awards Finalist, Best Wine List
Hours Lunch and dinner 7 days
Price $$
Chef Ben Bayly, executive chef; Glen File, head chef
Seats 120
Bookings Yes, for lunch; limited evening bookings

Book now

baduzzi.co.nz
Cnr Jellicoe St & Fish Lane, North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter
Ph 309-9339

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

Freshly made pasta at Baduzzi.

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