Save on air fares to Europe … Gold Mela will transport you the French Riviera very cheaply. Cosy and quaint, Mela oozes European charm, created partly by historic posters of spots such as Monaco. Gracious Jean Pierre and Valerie Gerace are from that part of the world.
Their menu offers meat, fish and pasta dishes, and the elusive imported escargot. Their ravioli and other pastas are home-made, and delectable Italian-style pizzas have a traditional thin-crust. Licensed.
100 Grange Road, Otumoetai. (07) 578 1197