Treat your tastebuds

Treat yourself to our award winners and favourite spots to savour the Hutt's friendly hospitality

La Bella Italia, Petone

From the moment you step through our door at La Bella Italia, you will feel like you’re in Italy. Their team sources the best Italian products and combines them with the freshest New Zealand produce to create an authentic and traditional Italian food experience. Inspiration sits on the shelves around you, and regular demo classes to then recreate the experience of fresh, family food at home.

Sweet Vanilla Kitchen, Lower Hutt

Located inside a historic character building, Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Kitchen won the 'Classic Kiwi' award in the 2016 Café of the Year competition. Pop in for fresh food, friendly service and fantastic baked goodies. Image credit: Sweet Vanilla Kitchen

Oli & Mi, Petone

Consistent praise on Tripadvisor for a newcomer to Petone means you know you're on to a winner. Modern fusion dining at its best awaits you in the heritage-listed building - once a dentisit surgery in the from the 1930s. Oli & Mi is great for a quick bite before a movie down the road at the Light House Cinema, a longer night out with friends or your special someone. Image credit: OLI & MI Kitchen

Silverspoon Restaurant

A favourite for excellent food, service and cosy atmosphere to sit back and relax in. Nestled in the heart of Silverstream, Silverspoon Restaurant is a popular spot for a weekend brunch and consistently good fare. Image credit: Silverspoon Restaurant & Cafe