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Behind New Zealand's Largest Mediterranean Food Importer


Sharing our traditions, our love of wholesome food, and our passion for life itself.



In the 1950s, Antonio Cuccurullo from Massa Lubrense, like many others from the south of Italy, journeyed to New Zealand and settled in Island Bay, Wellington. He later married Teresa Ruocco from the Isle of Capri, Italy.

Antonio found his niche in the seafood industry, running Wellington Fisheries in Cuba Street for 42 years until his retirement in 1990. His sons, Joe and Gino took over the business but closed the shop in 1994 and moved to a processing and distribution facility in the industrial area of Rongotai.

With the increase in awareness and demand for the Mediterranean diet, they began importing the food they had grown up with but took for granted, like pasta, olives, olive oil, and tomato-based products.

Fast forward to 2023, Mediterranean Foods has warehousing and employing 25 people in Wellington and Auckland, supplying to over 600 Food Business's all over New Zealand. Our goal is to provide a high level of service delivering premium and everyday Mediterranean Foods to our business partners all over New Zealand.

Travelling overseas each year to source new products, Joe and Gino take pride in bringing back selections of diverse and amazing products, which are necessary for an authentic Mediterranean taste.