Much of Vito Iannece's pasta inspiration came from the traditional Italian food his Mamma made for him during his European upbringing. Kiwi-born Penny met Vito in London and together they returned to Dunedin with their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for pasta. They founded Pasta d'Oro in 1987 and their authentic home-style Italian pasta has found its niche in many restaurant kitchens. Pasta d'Oro quickly built a reputation for its quality service and reliability, working closely with the food service industry to create products that perform to the high expectations of busy chefs.


With more than 20 years of hard work and dedication behind it, Pasta d'Oro has become the largest manufacturer of pasta in the South Island. The company now employs 13 highly skilled people working from a purpose-built factory, all sharing a commitment to ensuring they supply the best quality products to the New Zealand market. As keen supporters of the food industry, they sponsor various cooking competitions at regional and national Salons Culinaire and various activities organised by the NZ Chefs Association throughout the year, as well as hosting factory visits from polytech students and chefs, and participating in various trade shows in the South Island. Pasta d'Oro is Asurequality accredited, and is regularly audited by Airlines and Restaurant chains. It is also Biogro NZ certified for its organic pasta, and produces a small range of low-gluten dried pasta and gnocchi. If you live in Dunedin, you can find the full range of products in the factory shop at 616 Kaikorai Valley Road. “We are very proud of the quality of our products that reflects the Italian love of good food, and hope that you will enjoy eating them just as much as we enjoy making them !"


All of our products are produced with the same time-honoured Italian techniques, combined with state-of-the-art machines imported from Italy.

Pasta d'Oro is a very flexible company and is able to produce a wide variety of products tailor-made to customer's requirements at short notice, and with the same high standards of quality that you will find in all Pasta d'Oro products.


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