Passa Passa Pop-Up

You have to be in the know to find this pop-up restaurant slinging handmade pasta, pizza and European-inspired cocktails at various locations around the city.
Sarah Templeton
Published on September 28, 2022


Do all those European holidays you've seen on your Instagram feed have you in the mood for some Italian fare? We can't provide the airfares, but we can give you the inside word on some of the best Italian eats right here in Auckland, served up by an under-the-radar team slinging pasta, pizzas and Euro-inspired cocktails at various locations around the city.

Passa Passa has garnered a cult following for their pop-up restaurants which are a 'here today, gone tomorrow' type operation. If you manage to get along, you'll be rewarded with delicious eats like fresh pasta, pizza fritta and delicious desserts. But expect the unexpected — the small menu changes each time.

This week from Thursday, September 29 until Saturday, October 1, the Passa Passa team are taking over chic Newmarket eatery The Candy Shop for a celebration of spring and Italian dining. A special spring menu will be on offer, including panzerotti with soft cheese asparagus and mint ($15), patate fritte with nduja and parsley butter ($9) and crispy brussels sprouts with chilli balsamic ($9).

To keep you appropriately watered, Hallertau beers and special Italian spritzes will be keeping the good vibes rolling — and yes, there will be dessert.


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