Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: Pasta & Cuore

by Metro / 30 June, 2017

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For the latest review, see the 2018 review of Pasta & Cuore.

Photo/ Ken Downie.

Pasta & Cuore

Neighbourhood Bistro—Traditional Italian

Time at this narrow neighbourhood bistro is measured by the kneading of pasta dough and the sipping of pinot grigio, punctuated by the noise of an open kitchen, made mellifluous by a chorus of Italian voices. Pasta & Cuore’s owner, Stefania Ugolini, grew up in Bologna and has been cooking since she was five, or as she puts it, “I grew up with a ball of pasta dough in my hand.” That dough contains no water, just free-range eggs and premium flour, and her seasonal sauces make the most of locally made artisan produce. She’s insistent that pasta must be eaten hot, so everything’s served on super-heated plates, affording lazy lunches in the charming garden where the food never gets cold. The city’s best wine list is a journey through Italy, covering all the classic regions and wine styles. Nearly everything is available by the glass, and they’ll precisely match it to your food.

A favourite dish
Pasta. The menu changes daily, so put yourself in their hands.

What it offers
Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good seating outside / Good for kids

Hours—L Tue-Sun; D Tue-Sat (kitchen closes 8.30pm)
Bookings—Yes
Price—$
Seats—38
Chef—Stefania Ugolini

MT EDEN
409 Mt Eden Rd
Ph 630-9130
pastacuore.co.nz

 


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