Fresh, housemade pasta is the foundation of Palato’s menu but we are by no means a traditional Italian restaurant. Instead, we highlight flavour profiles from various cuisines and take pride in building our menu around fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Aside from several staple dishes, our menu changes often as we take inspiration from the best produce each season has to offer. 

We carry a small, carefully curated wine list with a focus on local NZ wines and rounded out by several international options. As with the menu, our wine list is dynamic and changes with the seasons as we seek the best pairings with our dishes.

Note: We do not have gluten-free pasta, but diners with gluten-free diets are welcome to have a combination of entrées that are/can be adapted to suit. Get in touch at contact@palato.nz if you have any questions regarding allergies and/or dietary requirements. Every precaution will be taken in preparing your meal, however trace elements may be present.

Menu

entrée

housemade herbed focaccia, Rangihoua Estate extra virgin olive oil VE,DF 14
+ whipped ricotta V  8
+ Palato’s San Marzano tomato sauce V,VE*,DF*  8

baby cos salad, shio-koji Caesar dressing, reggiano, focaccia crisp V,GF*  19

fried halloumi, nuts & seeds crust, spiced honey V,GF  19

pasta

radiatore – beef & pancetta bolognese, young celery leaf  33

campanelle – pancetta, pecorino, mushroom, cream V*  33

radiatore – pork sausage ragù bianco, Peppadew peppers  34

gemelli – prawns, pineapple butter, chipotle, sage, fried garlic  36

mafaldine – 14-hour lamb ragù DF*  35

bucatini – thyme & caraway beef sausage, roasted capsicum sauce, parsley V*,VE*,DF*  34

mafaldine – Palato’s San Marzano tomato sauce, black pepper V,VE*,DF*  27

campanelle – spiced butternut squash, brown butter, guajillo chilli, coriander, lime V  30

something sweet

ricotta cheesecake, passionfruit, matcha crumble GF*  19

mexican chocolate tarte, horchata custard, toasted almond  19

V: vegetarian    VE: vegan    DF: dairy-free    GF: gluten-free ingredients    *: adaptable

* Menu items and prices are subject to change