That delicious taste of Italy, on wheels and gluten free

Hi, we are Luisa and Tommaso (but please call me Tommy) and we are the faces behind Amaranto.

We were both born and raised in Italy, we are married and we moved to New Zealand in 2011.

I come from Pesaro, in the Marche region and I have been a chef with for the past 20 years. I love tradition in the kitchen, but I am not afraid of experimenting with new ingredients and ideas. That’s how, when Luisa was found intolerant to gluten over a year ago, I started experimenting with gluten free flours in the hope to find a recipe similar enough in taste and texture to the traditional pasta.

After lots of trial and error, I believe I have now found a recipe that it’s worth comparing with traditional pasta.

My wife Luisa is from Torino, in Piemonte and she is a hair and makeup artist and she helps me out with the behind the scene work. Most of the times you’ll find her working at the website or styling the food for a photo.


Fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients are at the base of our preparations. Where possible we use Italian and organic ingredients, so as to maintain the most authentic taste possible. We change our menu weekly, but you will always find a couple of options of pasta, our famous deep fried mix (arancini, croquettes and/or deep fried mozzarella) and one or two desserts. We cater for vegan and vegetarians too.

 Follow us to find out where we are and what the menu of  the day offers.

From an old tired caravan, used as a guest room to Amaranto pasta & cucina, the yellow food caravan. The humidity was about to get the better of our 1966 Anglo caravan, but we brought it back to life and we are now ready to serve you some authentic Italian food.

We are based in Warkworth and spend most of our time around Matakana and Leigh. We also pop up around the Auckland area for events and we are available for private functions and corporate functions. You can find our weekly schedule on our Facebook and Instagram page or you can leave us your email and we will be in touch with a weekly newsletter.

For all private functions (weddings, birthday celebrations, hens party, you name it!) get in touch with us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We had the pappardelle with lamb ragu and the mozzarella & buffalo ravioli this past weekend. Authentic and everything tasted great!


It was a hit! We tries 3 different pasta dishes with sauce and just added a salad and bread, it was plenty for our family of four. Highly recommend!


Our whole family absolutely loves Amaranto’s pasta!
Delicious and fresh gluten free pasta with no sacrifice on taste! Restaurant quality authentic Italian food with takeaway food truck convenience.
We’ll be regulars guys, nice job!

Phone 02102295941
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