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Vegan Menu

Your neighbourhood Italian-style restaurant that you visit each and every week.
Why? Because the service, the cuisine and the ambience is just right!

Antipasti ~ Contorni

Bruschetta Classica

Toasted focaccia topped with tomato, garlic, fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar   16.5

Baked & Marinated Olives

Succulent Kalamata & green Sicilian olives with house-made focaccia, olive oil & balsamic   16.5

Crispy Potato Skins

With Kalamata olive tapenade and tomato salsa & aioli   11.5

Della Casa   [gf]

House salad of mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber, carrot,
red onion, black olives and Italian dressing   11.5

Italian French Fries – Kiwi-style

Canterbury Agria, Our aioli, Our crunch   11.5

Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables   [gf]

Steamed then sauteed broccoli, cauliflower, capsicum and carrot.
Served with pesto and toasted almonds   11.5

Pasta ~Gnocchi

Spaghetti Puttanesca   [gfa]

Tasty combination of Napoli sauce, Portobello mushroom, sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and capers   26

Fettuccine Arrabiata

A traditional Italian dish with basil, tomato, flavoursome vegan sausage, garlic and chilli sauce.
Garnished with ‘parmesan’   26

Spaghetti & Neatballs

Neatballs and rich Napoli sauce, fresh basil and a hint of chilli   26

Gnocchi ai Tartufo

Panfried truffle & thyme gnocchi with cashew & cauliflower cream,
truffle paste and Portobello mushroom   28

Ravioli Raniero

Hand-made ravioli filled with roasted eggplant & smoked garlic,
served with Roma tomatoes, confit garlic and basil   28


Formaggio’s crust ~ Formaggio’s combinations!

Medio 30cm (8 slices) [gfa]

Zucca e Zucchine   [gfa]

Roasted pumpkin, chargrilled zucchini, caramelised onion, sundried tomato, roasted garlic and ‘mozzarella’ with ‘parmesan’   26

Ortolana   [gfa]

Spinach, fresh tomato, mushroom, olives, artichokes, capsicum, roasted garlic & ‘mozzarella’. Garnished with ‘parmesan’, rocket, pinenuts   26

The Luciano

The original!  Flavoursome vegan sausage, tapenade, fresh tomato, basil, chilli, cracked black pepper and aioli   26

Deliziosa   [gfa]

Basil and rocket pesto, thyme-roasted potato, roasted red pepper,
extra-virgin olive oil and fresh rocket   26


Sorbetti di frutta   [gfa]

Trio of our raspberry, coconut and orange sorbet   14

Rabarbaro & Mela Crumble

Rhubarb; Introduced to Europe by the Italian botanist, Prosper Alpinus in 1608.  Today we bring you a favourite recipe   16

Sticky Date Pudding

Warmed and served with a lightly-salted caramel sauce, orange, thyme & pistachio salad and coconut sorbet   16

Affogato di Elena   [gf]

Coconut sorbet, espresso and a shot of amaretto   12.5



A traditional after-dinner digestive; this intensely flavoured liquer is made of lemon zest. Served chilled 9.5


Grappa is a fragrant, grape-based pomace brandy
Enjoyed since forever   9.5

Wine & Beverage List

Aperitivo ~ Cocktails

Aperol Spritz

Prosecco, Aperol & soda – wildly popular in Italy   16.5


Quintessential Italian, Prosecco & peach puree   13.5


Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth.  Gorgeous!   16.5


Tequila, triple sec, lemon & lime, well-shaken   15.5

Limoncello Martini

Italians love this one   15.5

Pina Colada

Dark rum, coconut cream & pineapple   15.5

Raspberry Mojito

Alcohol-free deliciousness!   8.0


Prosecco, Villa Sandi, Italy

Ripe golden apples, acacia and honeysuckle   11 / 50

Chardonnay, Ataahua, Waipara NZ

Substantial body, ripe citrusy fruit flavours.  Matured for nine months in seasonal French Oak barrels   13 / 59

Pinot Grigio, Villa Sandi, Treviso Italy

Exotic fruit and floral fragrances with a dry, soft-textured palate   11.5 / 52

Rose, Te Mania, Nelson NZ

A soft, subtle, fruity and elegant wine made from Pinot Noir grapes.

Deliciously creamy fresh strawberry, red currant   11.5 / 52

Sangiovese Merlot, Vigor, Ancona Italy

A robust, dry red with smooth texture & red berries on the palate   13 / 59

Montepulciano, San Lorenzo, Ancona Italy

Delicate aromas of plum & cherry.
Full-bodied with the enfolding warmth of rounded tannins and a dry powerful finish   13.5 / 60

Beer ~ Cider

Steinlager Pure   9

Mac’s 3 Wolves Pale Ale  9

Sunshine Brewery IPA   9.9

Panhead APA   11.5

Freckled Frog Feijoa Cider   12

Peroni Nastro Azzuro   9.9

Heineken   9

Stella Artois   9

Corona Extra   9

Amstel Light 2.5% alc   7.5

Formaggio’s proudly enables
NZ Native Forest Restoration.
By dining with us tonight you are helping.
Grazie Mille!