97 Tamaki Drive Mission-Bay Auckland
Traditional Trattoria very close to the beach. Impressive a la carte menu, focusing on seafood and pasta. Chef Andrea even holds 'Do Your Own Dinner' cookery sessions for the adventurous diner.
Andrea Restaurant is a lively, fun place, with a very laid-back feel and community spirit. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, there's a good mix of classic Italian dishes such as Fettucine Smoked Chicken, Salmon Risotto and several topping-heavy pizzas, as well as some more international dishes like Scotch Fillet in Red Wine and Braised Lamb Shank.There are also two and three-course set menus, a comprehensive wine list, and some eclectic international beers.
The on-site cookery classes are regularly sold out, and it's not hard to see why when you taste the food. Chef Andrea is a popular instructor, offering everything from cooking starter classes, to gourmet cuisine, cooking for kids, and even a 'Put Your Husband To Work' class, where the men stand up and do the cooking while the wives sit and watch with a glass (or three) of wine. A very popular neighbourhood restaurant.