Food & Drinks Awards 2018 by LUX Magazine

We are delighted to inform you that since voting for the third annual Food & Drink Awards went live on LUX Life, Palazzo Italia has received a nomination.


Vote for Palazzo Italia ! 



Voting ends: 30/09/2018

Auckland Home Show 2018 Cooking Theatres


Wednesday 5th September - Palazzo Italia is there!


3.30pm ‘Handmade Cappellacci’ by our Chef Matteo Catassi



Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Wine Cave and Palazzo Italia presents:


PIZZA & WINE FESTIVAL – 8 AUGUST 2018 at 6.30pm



All about the delicious pizza and great wines. The perfect combinations for a good time to enjoy a selection of wines and mouth-watering pizzas on Wednesday night. The best woodfire pizza in Newmarket provided by Palazzo Italia. Two winners of Newmarket Business Awards 2018, The Wine Cave and Palazzo Italia who dedicate this Italian Pizza and Wine evening. Come and feel the Italian vibe. 
Ticket included:
- Italian wines to taste, red wines, white wines and sparkling wines
- Mouth-watering pizzas. 
- Cocktail event, for up to 40 people. 
- Wine experience and excellent services. 
- Tickets in advance


For more information please contact us 0508 WINE CAVE or email to


Newmarket Business Awards 2018 - We are in the Final !

Grazie! Thanks! Merci! Obrigado! Gracias! !


Auckland, New Zealand: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Newmarket is getting set to celebrate the best of the best from across its precinct – from bars and cafes, to designer retailers, shoe stores, accountants and everything in between – with today’s announcement of the 2018 Newmarket Business Awards finalists.

The announcement comes in the wake of a rigorous first-round judging process, to whittle down almost 100 entries across 12 categories – excluding the Supreme and People’s Choice titles – with the competition promising to be hotter than ever before.

This year’s independent judging panel includes some of New Zealand’s most prominent business leaders and influencers. Among the line-up is Andy Hamilton (Icehouse), Anne Norman (James Pascoe Group), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees), Anthony Hoy Fong (Celebrity Chef), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce), Michelle Vogt (Mint Consulting), Sarah Dunn (NZ Retail Magazine and The Register), Wendy Thompson (Socialites) and Wynnis Armour (Armour Consulting). Sponsor judges include Rachel Dovey from Bayleys, Tim McFarlane from FlexiGroup, as well as a panel from Rotary Newmarket.

NBA’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas, comments: “Newmarket is home to over 1,400 businesses and 20,000 employees and these awards are our annual celebration of their success. This year, more than ever before, the judges had their work cut out for them. “In fact, in one category, after the judging process, we had a dead heat and ended up with five finalists. Once again this year entrants underwent additional scrutiny with the incorporation of a ‘mystery shopper’ component in some categories,” Knoff-Thomas concludes.

The category winners, as well as the People’s Choice and Supreme Winner, will be announced at a gala dinner evening to be held at the Cordis Hotel on Thursday 14th June. The awards are proudly sponsored by Bayleys and Q Mastercard.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open until midnight on Sunday 3rd June – and votes can be submitted at

The Newmarket Business Awards 2018 finalists (in alphabetical order):

‘Best Bar / Restaurant of the Year’ sponsored by ParkMate


  • Doolan Brothers
  • Palazzo Italia
  • Tasca
  • Tucks and Bao


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The Embassy of Italy in Wellington is coordinating a series of events to celebrate the second edition of the “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World”, from 20th to 26th November 2017, with the purpose of promoting Italy’s most renowned exports: “the extraordinary Italian taste” and the pleasure of eating together the Italian way.


There will be 32 events across New Zealand, in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch: workshops, meetings with the chefs, food-and-wine tasting and dinners, cooking classes. The Italian cuisine will also be narrated through cultural events, such as the screening of food related films and documentaries.