Little Sicily at The Trident Taverna Onehunga

Without a doubt a must-visit addition to the Auckland food scene. 

From auspicious and trendy beginnings in a food truck behind music studios in Penrose, Little Sicily now has a permanent home in a main road Onehunga pub. 

This is excellent Italian food without any bull in an equally unpretentious space.  With great service, a wine list that has been skilfully compiled and an even better alcohol-free list for your sober driver (parking behind).

I went in a group of 12, including 6 children.  We dined family-style and unanimously went crazy for:   

Venison Cappacio, Pizza Puttanesca with kingfish, Pasta Orecchiette with roasted pumpkin, Pasta Linguini with scallops and prawns.  The Calamari Salad was mentioned as an Iconic dish in reviews last year (link below), the clever use of the pickled pink onions being my favourite component.

Kids' menu is simple, pizza, pasta with tomato or butter.  

Prices range from $9 to $30 for the duck ravioli (loved the candied walnuts)

The wine list includes    Laurent Perrier La Cuvee, Bandini Prosecco, Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Lake Hayes Pinot Gris, Spy Valley Chardonnay, Man O War Pinque, La Petite Laurette du Midi Rose, Fontella Chianti, Mojo Shiraz, Lake Hayes Pinot Noir, Margrain Rivers Edge Pinot Noir

Here are the reviews from their Penrose days

The address is 190 Onehunga Mall (in the old sense of the word, i.e main street)  Parking around the back

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