Feel at home when you dine with us.

Enjoy at home hospitality with high-quality food at Osteria Matamata. Welcoming you with hearty and flavourful dishes inspired by recipes passed down from many generations.

You can expect to be served fresh, tasty and fulfilling Italian cuisine when you visit us. We proudly hand-pick the best cuts of meat from local butchers, fresh seasonal home-grown produce, and specially imported wines from Italy while ensuring your favourite beers and cocktails are on the list.

The restaurant is a family business run by Marko and his brother Nik who grew up in the industry. The story began when their father arrived in New Zealand from Europe in The 1980s and started as a dish hand for an Italian restaurateur Gino. He earned his stripes as a chef after volunteering to cook for 120 people when the restaurant found itself without its regular chef. Several years later, the Zoraja family opened their own establishment and Osteria was born.

Indulge your taste buds and immerse yourself in Osteria’s warm, contemporary and rustic dining space with a touch of Italian charm.

From our family to yours.