Rita is an intimate eating house nestled into an historic Aro Valley cottage.

We offer an ever-changing three-course set menu, inspired by the season and our mood.

Come and share food at our kitchen table and a glass of something delicious from our small and tasty wine list.

We are open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm.

Bookings recommended although some tables will be kept for walk-ins each night.

Zucchini soup, ricotta, goats cheese and parmesan dumplings, basil

Lamb kibbeh and chop, tomato sauce grilled leeks, yogurt, dill, walnut

Blackberry lemon and rose trifle



We offer two staggered sittings, the first from 5.30pm and the second from 7.30pm.

Diners in the first sitting will be allocated their table for two hours.

Due to the size of Rita no bookings over six are available.

Please indicate any dietary issues when booking.

If you need more information please ring the restaurant on (04) 385 4555 or email us at eat@rita.co.nz.

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