A Venetian-inspired bacaro serving traditional and modern Italian sharing plates with a lively produce-driven food experience.


Events - August 1 - 31

A Meal with Tony: Take Your Hat Off

A nostalgic trip to Jersey, serving up all of your Sorpanos favourites with the back story to boot. Starting which chicken soup for the soul, followed by dishes such as gabagool, ziti, involtini, cannoli, and ricotta and pineapple pie. To finish, as the show did, with onion rings. Sopranos and Italian food lovers unite.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times

Aug 07, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Aug 07, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Aug 07, 8:00pm - Late

Aug 08, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Aug 08, 8:00pm - Late

Price: $125

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Dine - August 1 - 14

The Purple Onion

The Purple Onion operated for a decade between 1964 and 1974 as a late-night dance and striptease bar located across the road from where Ombra is today on Cuba Street. It was the venue that Wellington's beloved Carmen Rupe first made her mark and the area was generally at the forefront of Wellington's drag scene. Representing this evolution of the wider upper Cuba and Vivian Street area from a red-light district to be avoided, to one of the city's liveliest restaurant spots, The Purple Onion has inspired this year's dish - a pasta dish with onion at its core.

Dish Description: Bongusto spaghetti with onion alla Gricia, Woody’s Free Range Farm pork pancetta, pecorino and charred red onion

  • NFNut Free

Price: $24

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

Regional Beverages

Alexia 2020 Wairarapa Fleeting Glimpse, Pinot Noir: $14/82

Burger - August 12 - 31

Club Exotique

Wild tahr and pork patty with Zany Zeus mascarpone, pickled black radish, slow-cooked potato, nasturtium aioli and cranberry relish in a Zaida’s milk bun

  • NFNut Free

Garage Project Beer Match: Chipper

Price: $21 / with Garage Project beer $32

*Please note, this venue requires one burger per person

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

The Perfumed Garden

Basil infused Reid+Reid Rev. Dawson gin, chartreuse, lemon, mint syrup, bitters, housemade lemon extract and edible flowers. Accompanied by avocado salsa verde bolovan

  • DFDairy Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVegetarian

Price: $20