Venice Italian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)
When it comes to Italian food what first comes to mind is pizza and pasta, but it’s not all about that as this cuisine offers more than that in fact there are many dishes to choose from and that is what we are having today in this restaurant, Venice Italian Restaurant. Conveniently located in Kitchener Road beside most of the establishments in the area, if you are looking for some Italian in Milford area then this is your best bet.
Like most Italian food it starts with a good red wine and our wine of choice today is this Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir 2013, this mid-priced wine has some awards under its sleeves so expect a good tasting wine on a reasonable price. This wine is a terroir-driven style with hints of floral and fruity notes, perfect with one of the beef dish we ordered.
Filleto Pepe Nero (NZ$29.00), a grilled Eye Fillet steak topped with soft green peppercorn, cream and white wine sauce. This perfectly cooked and seasoned beef is so tender and tasty, the popping green peppercorns is a nice addition to the creamy sauce which gives excitement on every bite.
We also grabbed some seafood in the form of Pesce del giorno (NZ$24.00), basically fish fillet cooked with Napoletana sauce, shrimps, garlic and white wine. Another tasty treat, the delicate fish is enhanced by the nice sauce it is accompanied with, the shrimps is just a nice addition giving an extra layer of texture to the dish.
And like any Italian dining experience it will never be complete without trying their pizza and since we have meats ordered we had the vegetarian version. Their vegetarian pizza (NZ$17.00) is loaded with Tomato, Mozzarella, Roasted Capsicum, Grilled Zucchini, Fresh Tomato, Feta Cheese and Basil Pesto, it does not resemble any Italian pizza at all where it is simple and contains few ingredients but I am not complaining, it was so tasty, all the ingredients blended well together.
We dined in here Al Fresco style but if you are not a fan they have an indoor area as well. Overall the food was great, servings were huge and the service was spot on.
Venice Italian Restaurant
Address: 91 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland 0620, New Zealand
Phone: +649 486 4157
I don’t mind Italian sometimes…for a change.