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 from our small and tasty wine list.

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

Bookings recommended on the night, check if there are any spare tables by calling us before 5.30pm.


This is what we served last night...

Saturday 30 November

Cured, smoked duck breast, cucumber, basil rocket, almond milk

Panfried snapper, saffron-herb broth, potato, broad bean, yogurt

Angel food cake, fig leaf custard, cajeta-peanut gelato, raspberries



We offer two staggered sittings, the first from 5.30pm and the second from 7.45pm.

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

As we are a small restaurant we can only take groups of up to six guests.

Please indicate any dietary requests you might have and the number of guests this applies to 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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