Rita is an intimate eating house nestled into an historic Aro Valley cottage. We offer an ever-changing three-course set menu, inspired by the season and our mood. Come and share food at our kitchen table and a glass from our small and tasty wine list.

Bookings: Contact us by phone, email or through our website


Events - August 1 - 31

Kismet at Rita: Sara Kramer (Los Angeles)

Sara Kramer was once a Broadway star who has always been conscious of food that nourishes the body as well as the soul. Her cooking career began at Blue Hill at Stone Barns working under Dan Barber; she now co-owns and co-chefs at Middle Eastern inspired Kismet in Los Angeles. Sara was named Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef in 2017 and has been recognised for being at the forefront of the movement to improve restaurant workplace culture.

Who better to welcome Sara to Wellington than some of the nicest people in hospo - Paul and Kelda from Rita. Their shared affinity for produce centred menus will see a delicious fusion of SoCal cuisine, Middle Eastern and Aro Valley roots. An evening of shared plates, natural wine and intimate dining room will make this the best dinner party ever!

Tickets for this event are limited, therefore to give everyone an equal opportunity to access tickets these were allocated by ballot. The cut off for this has now past and ballot entries will be notified by Friday 7 June.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times throughout August

Aug 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Aug 06, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

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

Aug 07, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Price: $130

Event enquiries: eat@rita.co.nz