We asked Armando Koci to tell us a little about Gusto Italiano.
Where are you from in Italy? I grew up in the Apricena province of Foggia south Italy.
Who taught you to cook and appreciate food? I started working in an Italian restaurant when I was 13 years old. The owner and chef Maria taught me to cook.
What are some of your favourite dishes? There are many but I love our pansotti, gnoochi, tortellini tartufo and veal scaloppini.
Tell us about the opera evening? On the first Wednesday of the month we have soprano Soojin Bark-Morris singing for us - reservations are recommended.
GUSTO ITALIANO, 263 Ponsonby Road, T: 09 361 1556, www.gustoitaliano.co.nz