Monday — Sunday 7am — late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
Ortolana is a contemporary bistro set within an elegant, sun-filled conservatory in the Pavilions at Britomart.
The name Ortolana means ‘Market Gardener’ in Italian and is symbolic of our use of the best seasonal, local produce from our own farm and from other local growers.
Ortolana offers an all-day, European-inspired menu.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The food was wonderful the waiter service was great , the evening was made slightly disappointing by the General Manager attitude , she stormed around slopping water into people glasses , no Greetings , no smile, a face like thunder to all customers , this was valaentines day and a busy night and a time to impress customers and maybe get them to return , but she made every one feel unwelcome and at the end of the night she sat in the corner counting the cash fro the till infromt off all guests like Scrooge ! It maid you feel like you should leave even though the place was still open . Dissapointed Ona special night .
Nice place to be on summers evening.
Still hungry after dinner .... not impressed I took 3 guests from the Middle East there for Dinner on Friday 15th @ 8.15 pm . The ambiance was lovely , however the scollops which I ordered were over cooked, small and oily . There was a pool of oil on my plate too ( probably from the chorizo ) . I'm just glad my overseas guests enjoyed their meal because I didn't' enjoy mine. One good thing about their service was that they were able to book us a table for desserts at Milsse near by which was fabulous. I hope they can improve their cooking and quality of scollops as it was extremely disappointing. I had to go find food at another shop afterwards as I was still left hungry.
Thank you for a lovely evening, food was delicious and service was perfect :)
Amazing service, loved the sparkling water, beautiful food
We don’t get out often but when we do we nearly always choose Ortolana and it never disappoints! Delicious food, fabulous service and great atmosphere.
Lamb was excellent, good portion sizes and just enough room for dessert.
A haven in the inner city.
Excellent meal, wonderful choice, wonderful ingredients well cooked. What more could you ask for?
I loved everything about my experience with Ortolana. I live in South Auckland rarely dine in the city, so I consulted Google and there were so many positive things about Ortolana, and I loved that I was able to see the menu online, photos of the restaurant and book online too! I arrived on time but my friends were about 15 mins late. And though it was quite busy (Sat night!!), the waiters kept refilling our waters and asking us if we wanted drinks and though it would've been irritating (I've worked in hospo), everyone was so courteous to us (sorry for the delay!). Walking into fancy places (which I count Ortolana), always makes me nervous. But the servers were so lovely and made me feel like I could truly relax. Now, the star of the night - THE FOOD. My goodness. Every combination on the menu sounded so good! Since I was on a budget, I ordered only a main (with a side of bread). My pipe rigata was amaze. I've never had such zesty/spicy pasta before and it was so good I needed to order bread to soak up the sauce in the bowl. There was so much flavour in each bite. I doubted the size of the meal. Then by the end, I was stuffed. I had a bite of my friends dishes (the ravioli, the crumbed chicken, and the steak) and they were all so delicious. Our dinner party was for my best friend's hen's night and she wants to bring her fiance there. All in all, the service, the food, the atmosphere, the booking, the everything was so lovely and it made our bride-to-be so so so happy, which made it even better for me. Thank you for the amazing night xo
A beautiful place to sit at dusk or night time with the sparkling lights and planters.
Staff are friendly and made great recommendations, which our group enjoyed very much! And great environment for outdoor seating.
Excellent repas, service inégal
As always a memorable meal and exceptional service
Very enjoyable evening. Food very good , nice atmosphere.
All excellent except my on-line booking was not correctly recorded, but that was swiftly dealt with. 😀
Lovely place and great food. Service pretty dismissive and disappointing.
Excellent food and service. Great setting and nice atmosphere, relaxing.
Fabulous food and atmosphere. An all time favourite
My companion said the market fish was nice but the crayfish ravioli very disappointing - basic & bland. Excellent service, location & atmosphere.
The food was exceptional... the service was amazing... I will be visiting again soon!
A really nice relaxing place. The food was good and presented well.
Waitress was very knowledgeable about the wine list and let us try a couple before choosing. Have been before and will definitely return to try more delicious things on the menu.