WELCOME TO SWEET ITALY
Often just the thought of flavours from a different country can make your mouth water and conjure up exotic images of faraway places. When they are brought to life in the fullness of tradition, something special awaits you. Salve Basile has created just such an opportunity with his Sweet Italy café and Real Italian Doughnuts (known in Italy as zeppole di patate). It is a delight to bring you traditional Southern Italian delicacies.
TRADITIONAL DESSERTS / DOLCE
We are bringing a range of traditional Italian dolce from Southern Italy. From our well known doughnuts (Zeppole di patate) to well known desserts like tiramisu and profiteroles, to more traditional favourites like Delicizo’s and Cannoli. From family recipes handed down from generation to generation, using quality ingredients, cooked with loving care, we are bringing to you some wonderful culinary delights.
Eat in or take away!
In traditional family recipe style they are made of 100% natural ingredients with no preservatives or additives. Made as yeast based doughnuts which include potatoes, flour, olive oil and lemon zest. The result is a soft, light and airy doughnut which is absolutely delicious!
LOW IN SUGAR
Amazingly our doughnuts are very low in sugar!!! Would you believe that the doughnuts themselves only have 0.6gm sugar per 100gm??? Ok… When we serve them we often lightly sprinkle them in caster sugar and cinnamon (but only very lightly!) Now that’s impressive!
What can we say? They are delicious – so unique and very different to your common donut. The combination of ingredients creates a light, airy and mouth-watering doughnut you will just love to eat.
For more information on our doughnuts please visit our sister company Real Italian Doughnuts.
Our Italian team are cooking some real pasta style and pizza dishes – We will have speciality evenings for some really tasty and affordable meals
Thursday and Friday Evenings 5-7pm, Saturday and Sunday – Lunch 12-2pm and Dinner 5-7pm
Thursday – Gnocchi
Friday – Pizza Fritta – Margarita
Sat and Sunday – Pasta of the day
AWARD WINNING GELATO – CARRELLO DEL GELATO
We have searched throughout New Zealand to find the best flavoured gelato which are made in traditional Italian methods and are delighted to bring to The Mount gelato from Carrello del Gelato.
Carrello del Gelato has won a host of awards and is bursting with flavour.
CAFFE – COFFEE
Traditional Italian serving of coffee is as an espresso.
CUSTOMER – REVIEWS
Mary Jandom – Recommended
Arrived at Sweet Italy, this afternoon WOW what a fantastic experince. Great Italian ice cream and Coffee… Great vibe, Great place…
Helen Williamson – 5 star
Had dinner and dessert tonight. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was full of flavour and delicious. Will definitely be back
Heather Justina – Recommends
gorgeous food and the owners and staff very friendly…a definite place to visit…shop looks amazing too
Shane Michie – 5 star
High quality food and tastes amazing, will definitely be back.