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301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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Description: Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several...
Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several years. Open 365 days per year. Dinners only.
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
va bene!

this is a neighbourhood joint, in the best tradition of that sort of place. ten tables, collander lamp shades (amusing touch), and a no hurry, unintrusive but attentive attitude that is of the best sort. background music is just that - background -- and you don't have to shout to be heard in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

this is a neighbourhood joint, in the best tradition of that sort of place. ten tables, collander lamp shades (amusing touch), and a no hurry, unintrusive but attentive attitude that is of the best sort. background music is just that - background -- and you don't have to shout to be heard in conversation. the menu is not enormous, but... More 

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Auckland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been quite tough on a few places I have visited but this place is great....I have been here a couple of times and if you want a casual and unpretentious local that serves great food at a reasonable price and BYO this is for you. The food is simple and tasty and beautifully cooked - no one will... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Absolutely delicious, melt in the mouth, pasta! The crostini topped with chicken liver pate ans tomato, basil and garlic was also devine.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

And we are so pleased we did. My husband is a pasta addict but I can take it or leave it. So pretty well made up my mind I would choose other than pasta. The small but cosy trattoria looks like the locale for many. The waiter was very good, sense of humour and good looking to boot. Deciding to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you want great food this is the place to go, the veal in particular was superb. We went midweek and it wasnt too crowded. Service was average but we were with family so weren' in a hurry, definately will be going again.

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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 via mobile

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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several years. Open 365 days per year. Dinners only.

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