It was in 1994 that Gina Maio and her husband started Gina's Italian Kitchen on Symonds Street, introducing true trattoria-style dining to Auckland.

Nowadays, Joyce and Alessandro have taken over the beloved establishment since Gina's retirement in 1998, continuing their tradition of preparing warm, hearty Italian food served in a joyful and lively atmosphere with exuberant service from saucy Italian waiters!


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Licence This venue is licenced, This venue has BYO

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Great Italian food, hospitality and service, noisy fun atmosphere, great waiters, and NOW catering!


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Gina's. What can you not like about it? The handsome singing waiters? The amazing portions? The food that makes you never want to leave? It's a place you go to celebrate life in glorious detail!

Love the sexy waiters =) and yummy pizza too

Took my 2 besties here and we adored the food and the place..great location..lights are amazing..service is good and food even better..thanks so much xoxoxox

All local ladies should get a pass-out at least twice a year to visit this iconic Auckland restaurant with their best gal pals. It's where my friends and I often come for a raucously entertaining girls' night out because Gina's never fails to disappoint all of the senses. You see, when authentic Italian dishes are served up by some of the sexiest waiters in the city you just can't go wrong. And even though I love Gina's traditional ravioli con pollo more than life itself, the eye candy is even better and is the real reason my friends and I make a regular night of it at this Symonds St gem. Plus they now offer BYOW every night so you can also rock up with your favourite vino and pay just $10 corkage. Now that's the definition of loving local!

This is a great place to watch an Italian game during the next world cup! You can get a delicious meal, order from their extensive wine list and really make the most of watching some great World Cup Football. And although no expected to win the World Cup in Brazil - the Italians will certainly play some great football.

Great place. Awesome vibe.

Oh Gina’s. Just thinking about this place makes my mouth water! My dad is Italian, so I like to think I know good Italian food when I taste it. Gina’s is one of my favourite restaurants in Auckland. It’s warm and welcoming with truly delicious food that tastes like it was cooked in your grandma’s kitchen. More than the food though, the experience is worth the trip. You’ll really feel like you’re in Italy!

Good for a girl’s night out, Gina’s do a huge range of tasty pizzas! If you ask to book on the right night, the waiters serve topless too! Lol. Packed with yummy Italian flavours and served in a nice restaurant setting with lots of options to suit all tastes!

Where do I even start with Gina’s? This little restaurant has a big reputation and rightly so. I organised a surprise birthday dinner for my partner which I mentioned to our waiter and next thing you know three shirtless Italian men come walking out of the kitchen singing at the top of their lungs, birthday cake in hand. This is a sight to make any girl blush! When you go to an Italian restaurant what you are really going for is the atmosphere, Gina’s hands down has an atmosphere like no other. Possibly a little known fact but they also do pizza to takeaway too, give them a call next time you are after a Friday night slice.

The best thing about Gina’s is the great lively atmosphere and fantastic service. The food’s good, and if you get bored of sitting and chatting with your dining companions, you can always give the foosball table a whirl.

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