WINNER: Cotto, Karangahape Road
Six nights a week, families, friends and couples flock to Karangahape Road for a taste of Cotto’s exquisite handmade pasta. Run by chefs John Pountney and Hayden Phiskie, Cotto has become synonymous with its bustling atmosphere, where diners of practically any demographic can feel relaxed and welcomed, and enjoy outstanding food — the quality of which belies the affordability. Playing host to both special occasions and casual catch-ups, Cotto is as popular on a Monday as it is on a Saturday night.
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