Friday, March 2, 2018

Un caffè, per piacere!

We are delighted to introduce a new friend of the Dante!
GRATO CAFE, a cute little cafe in the heart of Grey Lynn on 104 Richmond Road.

You will be welcomed by Lisa’s lovely and warm smile!
Lisa is the owner of this little gem where you can always have a good coffee, delicious homemade food and fantastic smoothies.
Our favorites are the chili fried eggs and ricotta toast (with a zing of lemon), simple and delicious, and the green smoothie with almond milk and lots of good and healthy green stuff (no sugar)!

Here is a short chat with Lisa:
Ciao Lisa, where are you from originally? Born in Auckland, my parents were from Genova and Calabria and family in Bologna.
What is your Italian most distinctive trait? Passion for food and people! The Italian fire and I am loud.
What do you like the most about Italy? The food! That the most humble and simple of dishes can be so filled with flavour and love.
When I say pasta what is the first think that comes in your mind? Pasta Napolitana covered in parmesan cheese… my happy place.
What GRATO means in Italian? GRATO is Italian for Grateful or thankful. Because there is always something to be grateful for.
Pop in, say Ciao, order your coffee in Italian and enjoy a 10% of discount!
“Un caffè, per piacere!”
104 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Open from 7am to 2pm

Monday, February 19, 2018

Love coffee? Dante Members enjoy 10% discount with Segafredo Zanetti NZ

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Italian Business Friend of Dante: Segafredo Zanetti New Zealand, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group.

In Auckland since March of 2014, Segafredo Zanetti has a beautiful store in Mt Eden where, in addition to Segafredo Zanetti coffee, you can also find Italian coffee machines, accessories and products from Saeco, Gaggia, Isomac, San Marco, Marzocco, Brodies Tea, Caffitaly, plus Nespresso compatible capsules, and much more.

Segafredo Zanetti NZ is offering a 10% discount to Dante Auckland members on all coffees and domestic machines (excl. commercial equipment), just present your Dante Auckland card when visiting the store.


Segafredo Zanetti showroom and service centre is located at 100 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland.  Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm, with plenty of parking available at the front and back of the store.
Phone 0800 377 737 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Photos from the last Dante Concert: the Opera 'La Serva Padrona' and Christmas Party

Last Sunday we had the last of our Dante Alighieri Auckland Concert series, an Opera Buffa by Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona. Great performances by Anna Mahon (soprano), Ben Kubiak (bass), Luca Manghi (mute), and David Kelly at the piano. The annual Dante Christmas Party followed. 

Thank you all for coming and see you at our Mercatino di Natale this Saturday!

Photos by Gianni Flego

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Italian Christmas Market in Auckland! Il Mercatino di Natale della Dante, 9 December

Join us for our annual Italian Christmas market Mercatino di Natale,  there will be delicious food to eat on the premises and lots of Italian Xmas goods to buy, from Italian products to locally made Italian artisan foods and crafts, prizes to be won and lots of surprises! For more info check out our FB event here.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Our last concert of the year, followed by Festa di Natale!

Dante Alighieri Concert Series: La Serva Padrona

Join us for a beautiful staged performance of Pergolesi's comedic masterpiece 
La Serva Padrona (The Maid as Mistress).

Sung in Italian

Directed by Emma Sloman, and presented in collaboration with Opera Factory.

Anna Mahon (soprano) - Serpina
Ben Kubiak (bass) - Uberto
Luca Manghi (mute) - Vespone

David Kelly - piano

The performance will be followed by a Christmas aperitivo offered by the Dante Alighieri Society.

Tickets $25 / $20 Dante members / $10 students

Cash only at the door
All proceedings will go to the artists

  • Sunday, 3 December  
    5 PM - 7 PM 
    St Luke Church, 
    130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland