Established in 1998

In 1998 Daniel and Julie Baturic designed and developed the local service station workshop into Matakana’s first- ever pizzeria restaurant.
Some years later the Rusty Pelican was sold.

In 2007 Daniel Baturic with business partner Stu Wells repurchased the then fading restaurant to re-establish the original concept of hearty meals and pizzas to die for to make it once again a local iconic pizzeria restaurant.

Dine in Restaurant or Takeaway

Rusty’s famous pizzas appeal to connoisseurs of casual dining and are just the thing to top off a day at the beach.

The extensive a la carte menu is sure to please with seafood, pastas, steaks and salads but be sure to leave room for the delicious desserts.

The revived success of this Matakana restaurant and bar has reaffirmed Daniel’s philosophy that the Rusty Pelican is a venue where people can gather with friends and family over a generous, well priced meal. Good service with old fashioned hospitality is guaranteed.

The continued investment in the local community has the Rusty Pelican supporting  school
fundraisers and sports teams such as the Mahurangi Junior Rugby Club, Omaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club, and Mahurangi College Sports teams to name a few.

“Matakana has a lot of visitors whom we welcome and cater for but focusing on our loyal year round local patrons is paramount” says Daniel.

Friendly Family Atmosphere

The Rusty Pelican Pizzeria Restaurant understands the importance of catering for families and provides a welcoming well planned family atmosphere.

The Tui sports bar is also children friendly. Why not challenge Dad to a game of pool or have your family cheer for their favourite team on the big screen?

Check out our unbeatable winter value meal deals which enable the whole family to dine without breaking the bank.

 

 

 

 

Daniel Baturic and Stu Wells