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Welcome to
The Bicycle Thief

Our quaint Italian restaurant is located in a picturesque area in Tai Tapu set amongst quiet roads and beautiful fields. Built in 1875, our venue provides the perfect place to have a quiet Italian meal or to celebrate in style with private rooms capable of hosting up to one hundred people. 

We invite you to join us and sample our authentic Italian menu utilising traditional Italian products and recipes paired with beautiful fresh New Zealand-grown produce. We cater for most diets including vegan and gluten-free.

Every Tuesday is Locals' Night!

Check our Facebook page for details.

We sell our fresh homemade Dolly's pasta every week, so you can impress your friends with restaurant-quality pasta from the comfort of your own home. 


Monday: Closed 

Tuesday to Friday: 5pm–Closing

Saturday and Sunday: 11:30–2pm // 5pm–Closing ​

136 Old Tai Tapu Rd 
Kennedy's Bush 
(near Rossendale Winery)


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 Our new sister restaurant in 

Rolleston at

49 Tennyson Street.

Offers the same great service and authentic Italian cuisine. 

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Rossendale Weddings and Events is our latest venture. A beautiful venue for weddings, parties, corporate functions and much more.


Our very own homemade pasta.

Freshly made every week.

Click image to order.

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