About Us



From fresh handmade pasta to finest Italian ingredients, it’s difficult to find a more authentic Italian experience this side of the Mediterranean. Your hosts are Marcio and Tamy, and hospitality runs in their veins. Marcio (or ‘Mark’ to his Kiwi friends) grew up in his mother’s kitchen. At 16 he became a chef, following in her footsteps and a dream was born. In 2006, Marcio and Tamy moved to New Zealand with a dream stirring and 5 years later it became a reality – La Rosa!