Osteria is a thriving restaurant in the heart of Taupo township, catering to those either wanting a fabulous night out or a quieter atmosphere.

We aim to bring an excellent experience to your table. Diners can sample Mediterranean inspired dishes along with the finest of ingredients, sought right here in New Zealand. Savour our excellent wines and enjoy an evening alongside those who have popped in for a pizza, pasta or something more.

At Osteria Taupo we believe the key to fine dining lays in the passion infused from our warm and friendly staff. Our chefs have a flair for perfection and we strive to make your dining experience one to remember.

– Sandy Hallett & The Osteria Taupo Team


I’m 26 years old, French and Swiss. I started with an aeronautical engineering school and after 1 year I decided to change my career for Vatel, where I learned hotel management.

I worked between France, Switzerland and South Africa for 5 years within a luxury resort, where I learned each section of gastronomy. I started with breakfast, bar, room service, catering, stewarding, and finished with Gastronomique Restaurant where we won a Michelin star.

I left the luxury hospitality and went to New Zealand to share my passion and my knowledge about gastronomy.

I hope to meet you soon at Osteria Taupo.