Scopa Caffe Cucina


Hours: Monday to Friday: 11am till late Saturday & Sunday: 9am till late

Phone: (04) 384 6020

Scopa Cafe Cuccina is situated in the heart of Cuba Street. Locally owned and operated by Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin , Scopa is open daily for lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. Famous for our house made pizza, pasta and italian hot chocolate. Scopa is a vibrant, fun and delicious Italian restaurant with the staff to match.


Scopa is owned and operated by Leonardo & Lorenzo Bresolin whose name has been iconic in Wellington hospitality for years. Their father, Cavaliere Remiro Bresolin, arrived in New Zealand from Venice, Italy in the early 1970’s. With him came an Italian passion for food, wine, art and life as well as his dream to open “the greatest Italian restaurant”. He opened the first pizzeria in Wellington in 1974 and then went on to open Il Casino, his dream, in 1976. Remiro set pioneering standards in Wellington hospitality – and his famed Il Casino brought world class dining to the new emerging hospitality culture of Wellington. Nardi and Enzo grew up in their father’s restaurant. Both brothers spent time abroad in their late teens, travelling and working around Europe before returning back to the Wellington hospitality scene. Scopa was the Bresolin brother’s first venture together in 2006, born shortly after Il Casino closed for renovations. Unfortunately Remiro fell sick & Il Casino didn’t open again. The Scopa site is one steeped in Cuba St history, having previously been Lucky Corner Take Aways, a sex shop & a cocktail bar called Rouge complete with a fish tank above the bar! THE BRESOLIN BROTHERS TIMELINE 2006 - opened Scopa 2008 – opened Duke Carvell's Swan Lane Emporium 2009 – bought Crazy Horse The Steakhouse 2012 - opened Tommy Millions & Gentlemen’s Beans on Courtenay Place. 2014 - closed Crazy Horse The Steakhouse - opened The Bresolin 2015 – sold Duke Carvell's Swan Lane Emporium opened Tommy Millions Featherston St 2018 - opended Tommy Millions Willis St - opened 1154 Pasraria

141 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011


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