After 25 years Toto Restaurant closed its door at 53 Nelson Street on top of its trading life to make way for the new direction.

TOTO PIZZA by the Metre which was born out of the basement of Toto’ moved upstairs with a slight refit to make it more casual but now will soon relocate to its new Flag ship site on Hardinge Street off Victoria Street West. Stay tuned as it is only weeks away.

Manukau Toto Pizza has opened to cater for the ongoing demand by Corporates in South Auckland and at the Airport.

FARINA RESTAURANT was born and replaced Toto’, located at 244 Ponsonby Road trading Tuesday to Sunday Lunch and Dinner. Sergio Maglione grew up in “Napoli, a city that lives on the streets and every neighbourhood has its own speciality dishes. Maybe freshly made pasta, pizza or a plate of sardines served with nothing more than a squeeze of lemon and some olive oil. Whatever it is, it will be of the highest quality and prepared fresh and simple,” he is still the hard working chef . You will find Mike Ross running around waiting on guest and if not he will have snuck off to Toto Pizza.

Together they’ve designed a space that is gorgeous with its sea-green and pearly white tile work, Warhol-esque artwork of Mt Vesuvius erupting in colour, shelves laden with gleaming jars of house-made pickles and preserves.

Diners can take a seat on the plush red corduroy banquet, at one of the communal wooden tables or can perch at the long marble counter, and choose dishes from the pastificio (fresh pasta station), salumeria with its cured meats and cheeses sliced to order, as well as from the pizzeria which is a VPN recognised Wood Fired Pizza which also does slow-cooked porchetta sandwiches. And there will be eggplant parmigiano, a daily ragu, skewered meat cooked over charcoal and much more. Farina, fresh and simple – we like that.



Whether it’s celebrating a birthday party, wedding, business function, cocktail party or a live music showcase.Toto’s is the perfect location, offering the Luxurious Monte Cristo, Buena Vista and Bacco rooms.Relax and enjoy the genuine charming atmosphere of an Italian “Salotto Romano”. A special place to relax and enjoy good company, food and wine. We look forward to hosting your next special event!

Able to cater for 40 guest dinning normally set with round tables, or a large rectangle, white cloths and black chair covers

Dependent on the style of conferencing the room can hold upto 180 guest
Theater Style, 60 guest
Tressel Tables, 30

Depending on the style of style of gathering we have comfortably had 200 in this room at one time

Sit down Dinner 40
Canape Function 200+
Dance Party 250+

Venue Hire $575.00 incl GST per half day

Standing catering options:
Small starters followed by Pizza, from $20.00 per person
Farina & Toto Canape Menu, from $30.00 per person
Moving buffet Menu, from $45.00 per person

Seated catering options:
Canape for pre meal from $2.50 per item
Starters & Pizza from $30.00 per person
Set Menu from $75.00 per person
Banquet Menu from $65.00 per person

Additional cost
Security Cost $40.00 incl GST, per 80 people if required.