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Pipi Cafe

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16 Joll Raod, Havelock North, New Zealand
06-877-8993
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Phone 8778993

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Casual dining, but excellent eating!

Perfect in summer (sitting outside ideally) or winter! You can't book but we didn't have to wait. We were sat at a casually laid table, charming and rustic. Help yourself to chilled beers from the fridge and enjoy delicious pizzas! Friendly, helpful and engaging wait staff. Somewhere for couples or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
KirstyR_NZ
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Auckland
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Auckland
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect in summer (sitting outside ideally) or winter! You can't book but we didn't have to wait. We were sat at a casually laid table, charming and rustic. Help yourself to chilled beers from the fridge and enjoy delicious pizzas! Friendly, helpful and engaging wait staff. Somewhere for couples or the family.

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Thank KirstyR_NZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great place for great food & relaxed atmosphere. Early sitting is really good to take smaller children. The pizza's are fantastic, service excellence (staff friendly), the vino selection is good & don't get me started on the deserts!!!

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Thank marcbP3126MB
Wellington, New Zealand
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239 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After cricket camp we booked two tables and ordered the set menu. $27 per person. Wow the pizzas kept coming till we could eat no more! Help yourself to the drinks fridges then it's an honesty thing at the end, just tell them what you had. So nice to have trust in this day and age. Oh yes the food... More 

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Thank PaulineTAntrum
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very popular so be prepared for a long wait. Even after you've been seated, you may have to wait for service and for the food to arrive. The thin crust pizzas we had were pretty good, but not fantastic. I would return if there wasn't a queue, but the food is not special enough to justify a... More 

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Thank SophS5
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Pip's a lot and my kids love the pizza, it's their favourite, and we've had some good meals there, however recently I've had a couple of not-so-good experiences. Last time, the service was slow and the pizza we ordered wasn't great - it was covered in what seemed like a kind of salami that was a bit more... More 

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Thank BayLifestyle
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The decor is an interesting mix of pink (yep, pink!) and 1970s florals. There is some interesting poetry on the walls that evokes a sense of angst, possibly hostility, toward Cupid! Tables are old doors painted in pinks, whites and reddishness. All part of the ambience, I guess. The food is not cheap, but then Havelock North never has cheap... More 

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Thank llewelynr2015
Havelock North
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great for casual dining, pizza's are delicious. Has a nice easy going atmosphere. Have been here a few times now, always enjoy.

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Thank pmb535
Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We dined at Pipi just a few days ago. We arrived early ie 5pmish as we had been advised this place rocks! We we greatly warmly and the restaurant workings were explained ie you help yourself to some drinks using two fridges and they total the empties later on. We ordered Pizza and had half and half toppings. The pizza... More 

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Thank GolfCharlieCharlie
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We returned after a short time away and once again had the same consistent quality meal we've come to enjoy over many years. Thanks again guys for such a great dining experience. Do try the apple crumble it's so good!

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Thank MandyJKim
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The place was very busy and we had to wait for our table for at least 20 minutes. We were not told how long the wait for our meals was likely to be. Once seated we had to ask several times for glasses for our drinks, and again to order our meals. After ordering we waited for an hour and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Joll Raod, Havelock North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: 06-877-8993

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Phone 8778993

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