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Caffe Centrale

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10 Alma Street, Hamilton CBD, New Zealand
(07) 838 1013
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Hamilton!

We went here last night for a family meal. The food was AMAZING the service was perfection - thank you Alessandro! My husband and I are already planning our next visit. You must try the garlic bread, and for vegetarians the gnocchi is out of this world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
HelenCoops77
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Pirongia, New Zealand
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Pirongia, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last night for a family meal. The food was AMAZING the service was perfection - thank you Alessandro! My husband and I are already planning our next visit. You must try the garlic bread, and for vegetarians the gnocchi is out of this world.

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Thank HelenCoops77
Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We walked in without a booking on a Thursday night and even though they were obviously busy, arrangements were made to seat us straightaway. They were in fact so busy that they had run out of the gnocchi we ordered, however the charming waitress suggested alternatives and we were happy to wait with a drink in hand. Our meals were... More 

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Thank travelswell2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a terrific restaurant with great italian dishes and great value for money.The excellent dishes are truly delicious with the seafood pasta a star.Ok wine selection however prices are reasonable. Look forward to our next visit to Hamilton where Caffe Centrale will be top of our list.

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Thank Graeme B
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow this little italian restaurant was right opposite where we were staying, I checked the reviews and was not disappointed at all. We were greeted with a smile and they were more than happy to accomadate us on a Saturday night with no booking. Our waiter was attentive and the food was some of the best both of us had... More 

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Thank katiebear_85
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We went there on a Friday evening. It was very busy and it wad wise that we did make a reservation before we went there. The lasagne was made fresh on that day and taste great!

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Thank jess3338
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Caffè Centrale 3 times. If you are looking for simple Italian food that is of high quality then this place is worth a look. A small and intimate restaurant. Service is good. Decor is a little bit tired but overall a good restaurant.

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Thank Ant W
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

They advertise as the best italian food, but honestly, I think it is overrated. My husband and I were staying overnight in Hamilton on our way to Auckland and walked around until we saw the sign. My meal was greasy and my vegetables were microwaved, and so was my husbands. I wouldnt mind it so much if I was paying... More 

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Thank Louloumw64
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

They liked after us very well. Chef went out of his way to talk to us. We left eye glasses there and he followed u us to our hotel and tracked us down so he could return them to us. We had lasagne which was excellent.

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Thank Elizabeth D
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to a nice meal out for our wedding anniversary. I chose this place because it had good reviews and was open on a Monday night. The entree was very nice. When we got the main I had a stuffed chicken breast. It was very dry and stringy. My husbands lasagne was covered in lots of tomato... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great casual restaurant/cafe to visit. I know I can get in and out in an hour if I am going to a movie. Excellent food with a real Italian flavour. Love the staff and the boss is very hospitable, I feel like I am visiting a cafe in Italy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Alma Street, Hamilton CBD, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 838 1013

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?