Pasta and Cuore Italian restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018

Tortellone Viola alla Salvia. Photo/Josh Griggs.

Pasta and Cuore restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Pasta and Cuore in Mt Eden is a traditional Italian bistro.

Dining at this Mt Eden pastificio may make you question every Italian meal you’ve had, because owner and executive chef Stefania Ugolini’s knack for sourcing the purest and fruitiest olive oils, the ripest produce – some of which is grown on site – and the best Italian wines is unmatched in the city. Ugolini grew up in Bologna and has been cooking since she was five; her years of experience and eye for quality, combined with knowledgeable staff and the enchanting courtyard setting (which is heated in winter), mean you’re in for a delightful dining experience. This is a special little local, and you’ll leave with a warm glow of satisfaction.

Watch Stefania Ugolini talk pasta and how to cook it perfectly: 

What it offers Fixed-price meals / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Good for kids / Free-range chicken and/or pork
A favourite dish Potato gnocchi with free-range spicy chicken ragout and porcini mushrooms
Awards Runner-up, Best Wine List; Finalist, Best Chef: Stefania Ugolini 
Hours Lunch Tue-Sun, Dinner Tue-Sat (kitchen closes 8.30pm)
Bookings Yes
Price $
Seats 50
Chef Stefania Ugolini

pastaecuore.co.nz
Mt Eden
409 Mt Eden Rd
Ph 630-9130

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

Latest

The weight-loss industry is trying to rebrand itself as the 'wellness' industry
98751 2018-11-15 00:00:00Z Nutrition

The weight-loss industry is trying to rebrand itse…

by Jennifer Bowden

As dieting is exposed as the lie that it is, the weight-loss industry is unravelling.

Read more
Best of Wellington: What to do in the capital
98651 2018-11-15 00:00:00Z Travel

Best of Wellington: What to do in the capital

by Metro

A round-up of great things to do in Wellington, plus where to experience the best of capital culture and tips on where to stay.

Read more
Douglas Wright: 1956-2018
58688 2018-11-15 00:00:00Z Listener NZ 2004

Douglas Wright: 1956-2018

by David Eggleton

The celebrated NZ choreographer has died after a long illness. David Eggleton describes the path of Wright’s creative life from Tuakau to New York.

Read more
Irish music star Damien Dempsey's spiritual connection with Aotearoa
99078 2018-11-14 14:27:13Z Music

Irish music star Damien Dempsey's spiritual connec…

by James Belfield

Damien Dempsey’s music recounts Ireland’s traumatic history, but it resonates half a world away in New Zealand.

Read more
Andrew Little announces decision to re-enter Pike River Mine
99051 2018-11-14 07:16:04Z Planet

Andrew Little announces decision to re-enter Pike …

by RNZ

Andrew Little says the plan to enter the drift at Pike River, using the existing access tunnel, was by far the safest option.

Read more
The NZ armed forces' toxic culture of impunity and cover-ups revealed
98957 2018-11-14 00:00:00Z Crime

The NZ armed forces' toxic culture of impunity and…

by Nicky Hager

Is a defence force that regularly covers up and denies wrongdoings among its ranks – from war crimes to drunkenness – operating above the law?

Read more
How Kiwi Anthony McCarten wrote the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody
98989 2018-11-14 00:00:00Z Movies

How Kiwi Anthony McCarten wrote the Queen movie Bo…

by Russell Baillie

New Zealand screenwriter Anthony McCarten talks about Bohemian Rhapsody, his second big film of 2018 after the Churchill drama Darkest Hour.

Read more
Excavated cult-horror film Suspiria is an ambitious failure
98994 2018-11-14 00:00:00Z Movies

Excavated cult-horror film Suspiria is an ambitiou…

by James Robins

Released in 1977, Dario Argento’s campy Suspiria was a landmark in cult horror. Now, director Luca Guadagnino has remade it in a new style.

Read more