While on my runs

By waipushrink

Pane e Vino

Bread and wine. For me a pizza as well. The others in my peer review group chose main courses of a more NZ style (in an Italian restaurant!). I was very happy with my pizza. This restaurant was our source of take home pizzas when it was based in an old villa almost across the road. All the buildings on that far corner are due for demolition. Probably to allow for the construction of another apartment building. 

We were very fortunate this evening, as we were moved from the initial five person table to another because the full complement of our group (six members) came. After being offered a table downstairs near other diners, or upstairs where there were no others until a bit later, we chose upstairs. The two large groups were over an hour later than their bookings in arriving, so we had both quiet in which to talk, and nobody nearby to hear what we were talking about.

The building is the old Ponsonby Fire Station, which has been a restaurant in various guises since the late 1970s. Despite it being a couple of years since I was last in Pane e Vino (when it was till on the other side of the road, they remembered me and my coming with the peer review group, and they looked after us very well. 

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