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Cicio Cacio Osteria

167 Riddiford St, Newtown, North Island 6021 New Zealand

4 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Tue 5:30p
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  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“Wellington's little Italy”

We opened our little magic Osteria in Newtown in August 2014 to give people of Wellington a sample of humble, affordable and deeply authentic Italian food. By being an “Osteria” we mean that you are not coming to our restaurant, you are coming to our home. We will light candles and fire, pour wine and play music, and as Baudelaire would have said: “We will boil and serve our own heart”. Giulio Ricatti. Born in Rome Giulio grew up in Sardinia. While dreaming to be a writer, he spent bohemian years traveling around Europe and Mexico and doing the worst kitchen job he could get. Arriving in New Zealand he realised people would have think he was a great chef just because he was Italian and so he got his first employment at Caffe Italiano and later at Mariluca Ristoro. He got his big career satisfaction in leading the kitchen at Ombra where he was also known as “El Capitan”. Emilio Zunino. Born and grown up in Las Pampas, Emilio still remember the first time he had to kill a rabbit. That experience taught him that there are moments when you don’t have to think, but just kill! Philosopher of the life and the whole animal cooking, at the age of twenty he left his beloved campo with the guitar on his shoulder to go to Buenos Aires and work as sushi chef. Arriving in New Zealand he worked at Osteria del Toro, Hippopotamus and Ombra. His favourite quote is: “There must be everything in the world to call it world.”

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A hidden gem discovered in Newtown. As soon as you walk in you realise that you're onto a good thing - lovely soft lighting, delicious aromas from the kitchen, warm inviting staff and wonderful... Read more

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One last meal in Wellington so we decided to splurge and check out Cicio Cacio Osteria in Newtown. It's hidden in an alleyway (use Wilson Street) which adds to its charm. We dropped in on a... Read more

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Nick P.

This Italian restaurant is a must do for Wellingtonians. Tucked away in Newtown, it has a family feel. The staff are friendly and the food is not what you expect from an Italian restaurant. It's... Read more

Cicio Cacio Osteria

167 Riddiford St
North Island
6021 New Zealand
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  • Tue - Sat: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
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  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Outdoor Seating
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