At Sasso we believe that cooking Italian cuisine is a craft and we serve our food with passion. We insist on using the freshest local produce with a few authentic Italian specialties thrown in to create the finest flavours.
Whether it’s a relaxed pizza and beer with friends or a five-course meal from our Sapore di Sasso menu matched with Italian or Central Otago wine, you’ll be sure to enjoy your dining experience in Sasso’s unique, relaxed setting.
Benvenuti a Sasso Sasso, Italian for ‘stone’, is situated in the historic McNeill’s cottage, built in 1882 by Scottish stonemason James McNeill. McNeill was responsible for building many well-known Queenstown properties, but only a couple remain standing today.
The passing of time is testament to McNeill’s craftmanship and it forms the heart of our restaurant. McNeill’s Cottage remained a private residence until the early 1970s when it was expanded and converted into a brewery, before new ownership in 2012 resulted in a major renovation and the opening of Sasso.