”Let me show you my beloved Italy as I take you on a tour of Italian cuisine through the regions I lived in across a decade; discovering the joys of cured meats, hand made pasta, beautifully fresh ingredients from the land and sea, combined with authentic hospitality.” Rachel Priestley - owner and chef

Come in from the winter chill and be greeted by the warmth of the newly renovated dining room, good friends, great music, fantastic Italian wines and authentic cuisine Rachel has recreated from her work and travels throughout Italy. Bookings are essential; $35 per person includes food served family style as well as locally baked bread, premium butter and olive oil,  and your first glass of selected Italian wine.

Don’t be disappointed. Book now on (06) 304 8869 or email

The Prodigal Daughter, Wakelin House, 123 Main Street, Greytown


— Just For Locals —


6pm, Thursday 28 June

Region: Bormio, Alta Valtellina - North Italy    

Menu: Air dried cured beef, and charcuterie, Italian cheese fritters, balsamic vinaigrette Pizzoccheri - a hearty winter oven baked pasta dish with cheese and potato.  

Wine: Modello Rosso or Pinot Grigio


6pm, Thursday 5 July

Region: Milano - North Italy

Menu: Flavour filled cheese and truffle crostini. Incredibly tender
slow-cooked pork with saffron risotto.

Wine: Valpolicella Superiore or Pinot Grigio


6pm, Thursday 12 July

Region: Puglia – Deep Southern Italy 

Menu: Orecchiette pasta
with garden fresh broccoli and breadcrumbs; Creamy oven baked rice, potato, tomato and mussels.

Wine: Falanghina or Primitivo


6pm, Thursday 19 July

Region: Gaeta - central Southern Italy

Menu: Baby octopus in spicy Italian tomato sauce, Anchovies in mint and balsamic. Seafood platters of mussels, prawns, octopus, cockles on toasted bread with olive oil to soak up the juices.

Wine: Falanghina or Primitivo