Non Solo Pizza
259 Parnell Rd, Parnell. Ph 379-5358, nonsolopizza.co.nz.
Lunch & dinner 7 days. $$
At Non Solo Pizza, you can eat very well on any day of the week for a very reasonable price — and people-watching in the charming courtyard adds extra value. On any given night, the consistently good food and lively atmosphere sees the dining room, courtyard and adjoining bar full to the brim. Portions are generous, and while there’s nothing too adventurous about the menu, there are enough really good dishes to make you want to advance-book your next visit. Wines from the owners’ Poderi Crisci vineyard on Waiheke are available by the bottle and the glass here — they’re beautiful, produced in only small quantities and made to match perfectly with the food served both here and on the island. You’d be silly not to try them.
A favourite dish: Tartare of lightly marinated salmon, truffle oil, taggiasche olives, fennel salad, Poderi Crisci olive oil, caper berry and parsley citronette.
Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Bar / Craft beer selection / Good for kids