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10 Alma Street, Hamilton CBD, New Zealand
(07) 838 1013
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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
Most recent review
Yummy!!

We had eyed this restaurant out when we first arrived at the Hotel across the road, Sunday night was the time to test it out. Thank goodness we did! The Garlic beard was fantastic, light, crispy and full of flavour. My wife had the Lasagne and just as well it came with a slice of bread as she wiped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had eyed this restaurant out when we first arrived at the Hotel across the road, Sunday night was the time to test it out. Thank goodness we did! The Garlic beard was fantastic, light, crispy and full of flavour. My wife had the Lasagne and just as well it came with a slice of bread as she wiped the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We felt welcome from the moment we walked in the door. Alessandro our waiter was very attentive, friendly and charming. Fernando (chef) recommended and prepared some amazing dishes. The Risotto was incredible and the seafood pasta was fantastic. Definitely try the limoncello. Very friendly staff with a great family atmosphere.

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managua, nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is by far the best authentic Italian restaurant in Hamilton, but it doesnt stop with the food, the staff are amazingly friendly and definitely make your dinner a dinning experience. We went for my anniversary I had a gnocchi with salmon and spinach sauce, it was to die for. For dessert I wanted to have a pistachio gelato but... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Been a few times now and staff are always friendly and helpful. It's one of my parents favourite restaurants and it caters for all ages. Food is cooked fresh and good wine selection. I will visit again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I rarely get excited by Italian cuisine but Café Centrale was a very pleasant surprise. I had Bolognese al Gnocchi which was rich in flavour and delicious. Service was good to the point that the chef came out to ask if all was OK and to apologise for the delay (only slight) in my meals arrival. A glass of Familae... More 

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Auckland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You guys have great food and service.. Specially the garlic bread it is so good and the cordon blue.. I have only two favourite restaurants in Hamilton.. It's you guys and the Indian restaurant. Keep it up guys.

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good service, pleasant staff, great hearty italian food.We both had garlic bread hot and crusty and scaloppino al massala with vegs all extremely perfect.

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Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We lost our local italian some years ago. Every where we go we try and find it and one does it the same and its magic we have found a place that does the pasta the same The only problem will be is that its a long way to come australia to new Zealand makes for a long trip for... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

the owner spent time chatting and offered great service. The food was good and very tasty and authentic.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After watching the 100 Foot Journey movie at Lido we were craving good food. With no French in town this was our next choice. It was amazing. We have bruschetta, ravioli, gnocchi and then gelato and tiramasu. The food and owner are authentic! And the place has a lovely intimate feel.

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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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