136 Ponsonby Road (in Ponsonby Central)
Annie and I LOVE pizza. Period. (Side note: see Pequod's and CPOG). We walked into Ponsonby Central not really knowing what to expect. In Ponsonby central, there are many small restaurants and boutique shops with a bit of a hipster vibe. Young and old, everyone alike just enjoying themselves over a glass of wine with friends and family. We walked into the back to see what other restaurants there were when we found Dante's Pizzeria. You know, some people feel like pizza is just pizza, and I'm so sorry for people who feel that way. Good pizza is AMAZING, and that's what Dante's Pizzeria was. The pizza's are soggy and messy but I think that adds to the texture and taste of it! No one likes a clean, everything-in-place pizza! Those are boring! After a long day of hiking on Rangitoto Island, this is what we needed, and this is what fixed us.
I wish we had more time to explore Ponsonby Central. There were so many restaurants and cute shops. By the time we arrived, it was already late in the evening, and the next couple of days we were planning to drive to Lake Taupo. There was no coming back, on this trip at least... you know what that means? NEXT TIME!!! (aka I'll be back!!)