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Me Ne Frego

301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #61 of 1,203 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several years. Open 365 days per year. Dinners only.
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Description: Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several years. Open 365 days per year. Dinners only.
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food here is just amazing! The pasta is so beautifully cooked and I love how cosy the place feels. There are some nights where the service is slow so I wouldn't come here if I have plans for after dinner. I highly recommend this place if you want fantastic pasta for dinner :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Lovely little restaurant...Fantastic home made pasta and dessert...BYO...so fulling..had a wonderful time. ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The restaurant is little, just a few tables. Inside is very simple and original, you can see even the kitchen.The food is rare stuff in auckland !good the italian wines as well. High raccomanded

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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

As real Italians we really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was extremely good and astonishing close (if not equal) to its original counterpart 20.000 km away. We didn't expect that much, so we were really impressed. Also, anyone in the restaurant is really Italian, which was a plus for us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were delighted to find an authentic Italian restaurant in New Zealand, after quite a number of disappointing attempts. The setting is simple and reminded us of some of the trattorias we frequented years ago in Rome. We began the meal with bruschetta which was as good as we have enjoyed. This was followed by some delicious scampi which were... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Really, reading the reviews not just of this place but many others one wonders if folk really do get out much. I keep reading comments like "short menu" and the "mash potato was underwhelming" and such like. Me no frego has quite a long menu with at least 20 choices for main (short means 5) and potato clearly from a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Beef cheeks and freshly made ravioli with pumpking and salvia. Fresh ingredients and authentic flavours without the cheating of cream or over buttery sauces.Cooked with passion and without compromise. Only the potato mash was a little underwhelming otherwise the rating would have been 5 stars. I will surely go back and I cant wait to try the other appetizing dishes... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

After a long day working I just wanted to get a good meal, walking distance from where I was staying. What a find! It's small and a little noisy but so nice. Menu is hand written as is the wine list.My main course of beef cheeks was really good and served with a very nice side salad of greens and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The food is so good and authentic. Not your typical Italian restaurant with creamy pasta. The decoration is a bit quirky and home like. I highly recommend this place as the food is amazing. Been here 4 times already.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I love this place! A true local trattoria. I have to agree with all the good comments written previously. Quirky indeed, and a dfferent experience from most pseudo-Italian eating houses in this city. Great food (the chef/owner ran 'the best restaurant on Elba' for many years I've heard) and friendly vibe. Tomato bruschetta bursting with flavour - the best I've... More

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