Gina's Italian Kitchen
Gina and Bodo (the original owners) asked Joyce and Alessandro to take over their business. Like many Italian women, Gina is a wonderful cook; and like many Italians, she is the epitome of generous Italian hospitality. With their warm and gracious hosting – not to mention delicious home-cooked food – Gina and Bodo introduced the beginnings of true trattoria-style dining to Auckland. Theirs were big boots to fill, but they were up for it. To this day they continue in their tradition of preparing warm, hearty Italian food served in a style that is generous and down-to-earth.