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The brainchild of husband and wife Tommaso and Luisa, food truck was established in 2018 to bring authentic, excellent, gluten-free Italian food to the streets of Auckland.

Pasta is at the heart of every Italian family, so after Luisa discovered a gluten intolerance, Tommaso set his mind into finding a pasta recipe that was gluten-free, yet tasty and with a great texture. It took a little over year of hard work and determination, but he was able to give Luisa the ultimate present of having tasty pasta back into her life, what more could a woman ask for! Amaranto is now on a food truck mission to share that gift and demonstrate that gluten free food can be just as tasty and delicious as “normal” food, if not better!
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Here at Amaranto food truck fresh, seasonal and free range ingredients are at the base of our preparations and everything is made from scratch. Where possible we use Italian and organic ingredients to maintain the most authentic flavour. Our recipes are a taste of family tradition with the innovation of being completely gluten-free. A medley of Piedmont, Marche and Campania, the three Italian Regions that mostly influenced Tommy’s cooking. We are passionate about creating one of Aucklands best food trucks by providing healty quick food that tastes amazing.

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Tommy is from Pesaro, a little city (little for Italy that is) on the East coast of Italy, while Luisa is from Torino in the beautiful land of Piemonte. Growing up in Italy, food was at the core of every Italian home. Preparing and eating food was a ritual, a way for families to express love and bring people together. Our own childhoods are filled with memories of helping our Nonna’s roll out fresh pasta while our family and neighbours gathered to share stories and food in the long summer afternoons. Our passion for food was heavily influenced by our own childhoods and the joy and comfort that simple, delicious food can bring.

This love of food, nurtured by our families, led Tommy towards a career as a chef, where he became head chef at one of Turin’s most successful restaurants, Ristorante Consorzio. In 2011 together we made the difficult decision to leave Italy and move to Matakana, New Zealand where we have since established the only Italian pasta food truck in Auckland to share our love of Italian cuisine.

Our food truck reflects our family’s values that simple, fresh food can nourish and delight. Hopefully we will get to share our little bit of Italy with you.


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Our food caravan is available for event hire, whether you are planning a food truck wedding, a corporate event or a birthday celebration, get in touch and ask about our event packages.

Corporate and Private Events

Catering for corporate events and street food festivals from Auckland to Whangarei, Amaranto aims to give your events the special wow factor. Food truck catering offers a unique point of difference to corporate and private events, that is sure to delight attendees. Whether it is your next corporate Christmas party or launch party. Amaranto is well equipped to offer a range of options and packages to suit your event budget.

Some of the events we have catered for: Brick Bay Christmas Party, Mediaworks Christmas Party, Motat Christmas Party, Heron’s Flight Italian Long Lunch, Bayley’s Italian Long Lunch, Massimo Cheeses Christmas Party, Weetbix Christmas Party, Ellerslie Cavallo Club Event, 


Catering to weddings in Matakana and the wider Auckland city region all the way to Whangarei. for large or small wedding parties, the Amaranto food caravan is perfectly placed to help you celebrate your big day. Wito options for canapès, antipasto table and main meals we have a wide range of options to suit all budgets. With an emphasis on fresh, healthy and quality homemade food, our food truck is sure to be a crowd pleaser for all your guests. As the only traditional pasta food truck in Auckland, we provide a unique point of difference for your big day, one that will not only nourish your guests but fill them with happiness and delight.

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Craving an Italian style takeaway?

You can normally catch us in Matakana on the weekend or Leigh on Sunday, however we do get out and about around Auckland! Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Instagram or sign up to our email to keep up to date with our whereabouts.

Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. Fresh, perfectly cooked and delicious. Incredible tiramisù! Can’t wait to visit again, thank you for making GF so delicious.

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


Everything is delicious and homemade with love! Seriously missed my very Italian-American upbringing..


Seriously great pasta! Had the creamy mushroom gnocchi this weekend and they where delicious fluffy pillows. Highly Recommended!


Omg!! The bread is divine!! So special to be able to eat gf good bread!! thank you!!


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