close button

Baduzzi (1)

Jun 25, 2015 Restaurants

 <a href=Baduzzi " width="1000" height="666" />


Corner Jellicoe St and Fish Lane, North Wharf. Ph 309-9339,
Lunch & dinner 7 days. $$

Runner-up, Chef of the Year, Ben Bayly / Finalist, Peugeot People’s Choice award for Auckland’s favourite dish: maltagliati with duck & porcini ragu


The best restaurant in the Wynyard Quarter by a country mile offers exquisitely cooked and presented rustic Italian-American food — and if that seems like a contradiction in terms, you really should check it out.

Executive chef Ben Bayly presents a menu of beautiful pastas and other dishes, while restaurateur Michael Dearth has organised a seductively engaging wine list and rustled up a floor crew who exude charm and bustling efficiency. A great spot for lunch, express or leisurely, and in the evening, a delightfully intimate dinner-date destination.

A favourite dish: maltagliati with duck & porcini ragu, buttercup & pickled walnuts (presented above by host Veronica Sant).


5 Spoons

Shared-plate options
Fixed-price meals
Good for vegetarians
Good seating outside
Takes large groups
Craft beer selection
Good for kids
Bookings not usually taken


Latest issue shadow

Metro N°440 is out now!

With progressive councillors starting to score some wins under what was anticipated to be a reactionary major, Hayden Donnell asks: Has Wayne Brown gone woke?
Plus: we go out and investigate Auckland’s nightlife (or in some cases, the lack thereof), with best bars (with thanks to Campari); going-out diaries from Chlöe Swarbrick, BBYFACEKILLA.mp3, Poppa.Jax & more; a look into Auckland’s drugs by Don Roew (who’s holding and how much they paid for it); we go on the campaign trail with Willie Jackson, talk to gallerist Michael Lett, drink martinis and alternative wines, start seeing a therapist, visit Imogen Taylor’s studio, look into Takutai Tarsh Kemp’s wardrobe. And more!

Buy the latest issue