Baduzzi offers an Italian fix, with a stop-off in New York for styling and menu tips. Baduzzi means meatballs, and here they are taken seriously. Baduzzi want to bring some Mediterranean zing to the streets of Auckland. The evenings are more relaxed, they turn the music up and the lights down, to preserve the essential informality of the Baduzzi experience. They only take limited bookings, you simply turn up, and the knowledgeable staff will sit you down on arrival, if a table is available.