authentic ITALIAN CUISINE
made with love
Giovanna has a true passion for authentic Italian cuisine, made with only the best ingredients and of course, love!
She believes taking the extra time, honouring traditional methods and ensuring great attention to detail is what makes her food special, and our loyal customers certainly agree (Discover Reviews Here). Growing up in the food and hospitality industry, many of her close family members own and operate successful food and wine businesses throughout Italy. Our Queenstown catering kitchen boasts some of the best pasta making equipment and we are the only true Queenstown producer of authentic gelato, made right here on site.
Offering a relaxed dining experience, situated in a sunny corner of the Remarkables Town Centre, plus delicious take home and cook yourself pasta and sauces, Giovi has something to suit every taste. We also serve fine Italian wine direct from her family vineyard La Montina.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY...
"Highly recommend. Incredible pizza and pasta. The hosts were so lovely and great with our kids.
Definitely an authentic Italian experience."
"Absolutely scrumptious meal! No need to go to Italy for authentic italian food. Amazing wine and warm atmosphere.
Will be a must stop for us every time we come to Queenstown. Thank you so much team!"
"The minute you walk in the smells, the sight of the fresh pasta, OMG what a great meal we had !
Wish we had room for dessert but will be back before I leave Queenstown.
I was back 4 days later for the best Gnocchi I’ve ever had , soft yummy and this time 2 glasses of their family red, so easy to drink.
Queenstown you are so lucky and don’t miss this experience if it helps love been a Chef for 35 years and I know what I'm talking about Yummy."
"This is a fantastic restaurant. A talented family making perfect gnocchi and pasta from scratch. We couldn't have been happier."
"We LOOOOVE food and having visited Italy 20+ times- for the food (and the shopping), this THE BEST, yummiest, freshest, Italian food EVER - in an out of Italy!! Authentic combined with hand-made and literally, 'made with love- the service made us feel,
"Welcome- you have come home!!"!! - EVERY dish, and every mouthful of delicious pizza, pasta AND real Italian Gelato is to groan in pleasure for!!' We are locals in Queenstown and we eat here 2-3 times a week because we LOOOOOVE it!"