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150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-360-1710
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nothing Fantastic.

The waiter behaved as if we were bothering him by being there! That set the tone for a mediocre risotto, & seafood stew. It's a good thing the wine was nice!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
captainja52
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The waiter behaved as if we were bothering him by being there! That set the tone for a mediocre risotto, & seafood stew. It's a good thing the wine was nice!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great vibe and even greater food! Good place for a fun dinner with friends or partner. Great service too!

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went here for a girls dinner - and it was fantastic! Service was great, food was to die for and we though excellent value for money. I would definitely book this place time and time again - will be back to take my fiancé for sure!

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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151 reviews 151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had dinner at SPQR and enjoyed our night there. The energy is good. Drinks are flowing and food is decent. Worth a visit if you're spending a few nights in Auckland.

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Orlando, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
493 helpful votes 493 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stopped in here without reservations and were seated next to smokers close to the outside. Requested to be moved and got seated in the right side of the restaurant by ourselves. We were tired from a long day of exploring Auckland and ready for what we thought would be a very nice meal. Smokers smoke still wafting through the... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

And you're still the same I caught up with you yesterday Moving game to game No one standing in your way Turning on the charm Long enough to get you by You're still the same You still aim high Fab, sexy staff, scrumptious food ~ Tiramisu to die for,, Ceasar salad rocked my world.. Best memories of Ponsonby road always... More 

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brisbane
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Recommended spot to eat and we were not disappointed. Busy night without a reservation but well looked after by the staff and quickly seated. Cocktails were great and tried the Fish Stew which was truly beautiful. A great finish to several lovely days in Auckland.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate at SPQR on the last night of our visit to Auckland and thought it was a great send off. The food was delicious with generous serves and the cocktails and wine list were also great. The staff was also very friendly and made us feel more than welcome.

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biloxi, ms
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Chris, the manager, Daniel the bartender, and the amazing Milano server Niccolo made our fabulous seafood extravaganza unforgettable! Thanks from Andy and Tanya!!

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Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Sales team dinner, after reading some other reviews, i think that tnis restaurant is more suited to large groups, we had a fantastic time with good food and drink, nice big table and service was good. A little pricy but i was not paying so who cares.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-360-1710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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