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Mangawhai, New Zealand

Private Groups (4-12 people) by Appointment Only
48 hours notice required
For information & bookings 

Tel 021 215 2748

Authentic and simple

La vita Napolitana is grounded in tradition and superstition, recipes and anecdotes passed down through generations. 


We offer a real 'cucina povera' experience... simple dishes, few ingredients, made to be shared in a warm, lively environment.

Our flagship centres around the wood fired pizza oven where you'll learn the art of the world's best pizza.

Escape from the city

Just 80 minutes by car from Auckland is Magical Mangawhai, home of an amazing surf beach and estuary, nature walks, golf courses, cafes, galleries, fishing adventures, vineyards and more.  

Our Mangawhai location makes us the perfect activity for a weekend escape from the city, or an alternative experience to spice up your traditional beach bach holiday.

Relax and enjoy

At TerraGallo you have the chance to slow down and reconnect with the basics; clear air, uplifting views, fire, freshly made food, the warmth of the sun, the people around you and yourself. 


Take a breath, recharge, learn a little something, have a laugh, indulge...


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Donato was born in Napoli, his father a fisherman and his mother a market gardener, he grew up in a simple family that understood good produce and how to eat it.  He spent many years perfecting pizza, pasta and pesce in the kitchens of the famous Amalfi Coast before moving to Mangawhai in 2012. Donato believes his purpose is to save people from indecent food exposure.

A Little Italy in Mangawhai


Gather your group and book in for a relaxing afternoon watching, tasting, participating, feasting and debating, Napolitano style.

Minimum of 4, maximum of 10, call us to arrange your bespoke lunch or dinner session. 

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