Vlad and Silvia

We came to New Zealand in 2016 with the whole family to fulfill a dream: to bring our Italian traditions, our enthusiasm and our love for good food and wine to this amazing country. Vlad is from Siena, Tuscany, a big deal in the fashion world.

Silvia is from Milan, Lombardy. She is an ex-marketing manager and amateur singer. United by a passion for authentic flavours and Italian style and for the enchanting spaces and the serenity of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ land.


Good Day. I’m Jenny. German, and the manager of Casamassima. You wonder why the Italians need a German? Well, it’s true, sometimes I don’t get the joke, BUT, rules need to exist and we all know Germans are good at making them.;)

I have been working with the team since day one and learned a lot about Italian food and culture ever since.


I’m Millie, 20, studying media communication at Canterbury university. Other than being a coffee and pasta enthusiast, my passion is travelling the world. Come into Casamassima for a chat and an espresso, see you there 🙂