Aldo appreciates the ‘slow food movement’, local food and traditional cooking. He sources local ingredients whenever possible and likes to keep things simple with flavour.
Aldo selects oyster mushrooms from Murray’s in Matakana, produce from Warkworth Butchery, fresh local fish when available, free range eggs from Puriri Downs, Kaipara Hills Honey, low carbon footprint beers and wines, and during the day he makes his own fresh pasta.
“Think Warkworth is all pretty beaches and farmland? Think again, because if you make the trip up north from Auckland you’ll be rewarded with Italian fare that’ll have you transported right to a family run trattoria in Italy. While Aldo’s is fairly new to the restaurant scene, their tiramisu has been perfected to a fine art. They keep it simple here, with a generous portion of sponge cake, light and fluffy whipped mascarpone, and enough chocolate to satiate even the sweetest tooth—no bells and whistles, but classic Italian at its best.” Urban List October 2019