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Tuesday11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Wednesday11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Thursday11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Friday11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 8:30 pm.

Saturday11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 8:30 pm.


215 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

06 650 7717

In the heart of Hastings, neighbourhood pasta bar Sazio is driven by the philosophy of “Eat with the people you love. Eat well. Eat often. Eat pasta.”. Simply translated, the word Sazio means satisfied, and this is the goal here, to deliver on flavour so you leave feeling full of the best food memories.

Creating these memories starts as soon as you walk through the front doors off Heretaunga Street East when you are immediately enveloped in an inviting space. Warmth emanates all around, from rich caramel, tan and forest green tones throughout the interior, to the large dried floral display above the bar, to the music in the background. What will also capture your attention is the large open kitchen, allowing you to see the chefs at work, in their element and creating delicious dishes.

The food at Sazio will keep you coming back time and time again, as they truly are the masters of pasta. Begin your meal with one of their starters.  There are several options, but the most ordered would have to be the sourdough focaccia, it’s pretty hard to say no to. Then on to the main event… the pasta!   Traditional dishes such as beef ragu with pappardelle, gnocchi and a prawn spaghetti that is on point, all feature, and you cannot go wrong whatever you pick. Dessert, of course, is a must to round out the meal. If you find yourself with decision paralysis, never fear, Sazio has a ‘Feed Me Menu’ that encompasses all their favourites for the table to share.   

You will immediately feel at home at Sazio, and once you have sampled their food, you might never feel like leaving.

Words by Julia Rutherford & Photography by Anna Briggs

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215 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

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