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286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 360 8866
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

As a new visitor to Auckland, staying in the Ponsonby area with my wife, thought we would try the Bona Café, what a great place, food authentic and tasty, also not expensive and the young waitress had the most fantastic memory to enable her to take an order for a large table and not miss a thing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Nick C
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Dayboro, Australia
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English first
Dayboro, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As a new visitor to Auckland, staying in the Ponsonby area with my wife, thought we would try the Bona Café, what a great place, food authentic and tasty, also not expensive and the young waitress had the most fantastic memory to enable her to take an order for a large table and not miss a thing. Would thoroughly recommend... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A good test for Italian restaurants is to avoid the pizza and try some of the other dishes on offer. The staff at Bona Cafe are a family from northern Italy and the restaurant reflects this. It is relatively small, noisy, and friendly. The waitresses are helpful and cheerful. All combined it is a true Italian experience. Coming back to... More 

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place rocks! We had two rounds of their garlic bread appetizer, it was that good! And the pizza, so delicious! Check it out if you're in Ponsonby, it's worth it!

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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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267 reviews 267 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Bona Café is a small Italian restaurant that specializes in pizza (about 20 types) as well as some pasta dishes and fish. Service is friendly but not rushed. Both inside and outside seating are available. We found the food to be very good and well priced for the Ponsonby area.

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Norfolk
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131 reviews 131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fourth visit here in the last 3 years. Always the friendly welcome and good atmosphere. Good choice of food with good quality. BYO is a pleasant change. Looking forward to our next visit already.

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Auckland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I can only recommend the pizza, they are so good that I have not got round to trying anything else on the menu. A very small cosy place always filled with friendly locals, visitors and great staff.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First came here on a Grabone voucher and have been back since. The best garlic bread I have ever tasted. Great little joint :)

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Perth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a small cosy restaurant with a big heart. We went as a party of 6 on a voucher and the service and food was first class. The wine was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We left feeling part of the family. Will certainly go back next time I am in Auckland.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great service - lovely cosy atmosphere. This restaurant is very small but the food was generous and tasty, We came here on a Grab-One voucher - lovely garlic pizza bread, generous glass of good quality wine (Church Road), I had pasta with chicken, mushroom and basil sauce which was absolutely delightful - hubby had a pizza which was generous in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went on a voucher. This place is small but big with its hearty country feel cozy ambiance. The food is a winner. We had pizza and what a marvel of a taste. Each topping was fresh and simple. Friendly people running the restaurant. Its a must go. We loved it and would surely go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9 360 8866

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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