What’s happening all around Newmarket for Festival Italiano
November 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Rialto Centre is already decorated with Festival banners and posters, and Italian flags will pop up soon all around the district. Plus many businesses will join the party with specials offerings and treats, so make sure that you don’t miss a single one and check them all out on Newmarket. website
A few activations listed below (in alphabetical order).
ArtSelect Gallery is a friendly and welcoming space with a wide range of artists; currently showing Patterson Parkin. Celebrate the Italian Festival with a glass of Prosecco while viewing the exhibition.
19A Osborne Street | 10.30am – 5.00pm
Burger Burger is bringing the Amalfi Coast to Newmarket this year with $10 Aperol’s and $7 glasses of Prosecco all day long!
3b York Street | 11.30am – 9.00pm
Elle + Riley Cashmere
Celebrate Festival Italiano with Prosecco in store and enjoy 10% off full priced purchases all day long.
32 Osborne Street | 11.00am – 4.00pm
Drapers Fabrics will be celebrating Festival Italiano with 30% off all Italian and European fabrics for Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November only. Visit them in store to pick up beautiful European fabrics at equally beautiful prices. Free car parking available on Suiter Street.
394 Khyber Pass Road | Sat 10.00-5.00 pm, Sun 10.00-4.00pm
Father Rabbit Select
Join the Father Rabbit team for a glass of wine from their friends at Man O’ War! All purchases made throughout the day will also go in the draw to win a Father Rabbit gift basket.
6A Kent Street | 10.00am – 4.00pm
What better way to accent a great day out at Festival Italiano than with a taste or two of Italy’s vast array of world-class wines? Swing by Glengarry to try a little bit of everything vinous Italy has to offer!
409 Khyber Pass Road
Kitchen Things Luxury Collection
Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg join creative forces to create luxurious small appliances and refrigerators. This range plays tribute to Italy’s heritage, traditions and popular festivals. Visit the Kitchen Things Luxury Collection Showroom to see the Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg collaboration on display.
26 Morrow Street | 10.00am – 5.00pm
During Festival Italiano, Movenpick will be serving al fresco ice cream with the finest flavours available including the classic Italian tiramisu and fruit sorbets. To celebrate, they will be giving free toppings with any ice cream purchased.
160 Broadway | 9.00am-12.00pm
Every purchase of new season shoes on the day goes in the draw to win an Italian handbag. Enjoy Prosecco, San Pellegrino and chocolate while you shop.
15 Teed Street & 277 Westfield | 11.00am-3.00pm
Receive a complimentary Superette leather luggage tag with all purchases at Superette International on Sunday. Available while stocks last.
8 Kent Street | 9.30am – 5.30pm
To celebrate Festival Italiano, shop in store at Taylor and go in the draw to win an Italian inspired hamper with a bundle of delicious treats!
1/1 Teed Street | 10.30am-4.00pm
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Aperol Spritz while you browse the beautiful range of vintage inspired clothing in store at Vintage Addiction.
Rialto Centre, 153 Osborne Street | 10.00am – 5.00pm
Newmarket’s best Italian eateries
Pizza, pasta, and a few Aperol Spritz to go with, and you’ll almost find yourself in Italy! Newmarket’s Italian eateries are making a name for themselves for dishing up some of Auckland’s best authentic, carby cuisine. We have rounded up the best spots in the precinct to visit when in search of a taste of Italy.
Believers in food made with love, and a pinch of salt, Nonna is Newmarket’s very own homemade pasta bar unassumingly nestled on Teed Street. Opening first thing in the morning with L’affare coffee and freshly baked pastries, scones and panini’s – you’ll be stopped in your tracks by the heavenly smells wafting from the kitchen. But what we really want to share is their fresh pasta menu – everything from tagliatelle to gnocchi and even zoodles, so the health conscious eaters don’t have to miss out. Choose a sauce with your pasta and bon appetite!
A labour of love from well known restauranteur Crisci, L’Americano is your next best option to being in Italy this summer. If the sultry décor isn’t enough to lure you in from the mall, the menu will. For the early risers, L’Americano has a full pastry line-up to devour alongside an espresso for a simple yet decadent breakfast. Arrive after 11:30am and you’ll have the option to choose from a range of antipasti and main meal options. We can’t go past their burrata
Image via: @eating_is_all_my_life
It would be remiss of us to speak of Newmarket’s Italian food scene without mentioning Archie’s Pizzeria. This local hotspot packs out for lunch and dinner sittings daily, so we recommend booking, as here you will find some of Auckland’s best wood-fired pizza, if not THE best. The margarita pizza is phenomenal, as is the Al Salmone (pictured). If you aren’t into pizza then there is an extensive menu of pasta’s and salads which are equally as delicious and authentic.
As we venture into ice cream season it’s critical that you know just where to go when you’re craving the Italian kind of icy dessert. Island Gelato Company is perched on Westfield’s Rooftop dining precinct and is the perfect spot to curb those gelato cravings. Scooping everything from fruity sorbets through to vegan coconut chocolate, cone or cup and even take home containers available! Insider tip – try their Affogato, made with Allpress coffee and vanilla gelato… yes please.
Although this one isn’t your typical Italian food joint, rather one of Newmarket’s best coffee spots, it’s all in the name! Not only is their coffee always on point but their cabinet food is very difficult to resist, as is their all day menu hosting options including Fried Chicken Waffles, their famous Avocado toast, and a Corned Pastrami Sandwich (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it). For the days where caffeine just isn’t quite strong enough, order yourself an Aperol or Campari Spritz – making your experience oh so much more Italian!