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Caffe Centrale

10 Alma Street, Hamilton CBD, New Zealand
(07) 838 1013
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Ranked #101 of 193 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We'll I am sitting here in the Restaurant having my Macchiato, which is my Dessert! I travel frequently to the area and I decided to try this Restaurant instead of my usual haunt, normally Thai. I love Italian and this food has been prepared as the Italians do; with passion. I had the Tomato and basil Brushetta as my first... More

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just had a "date night" dinner here with my husband.... I was just a little disappointed by the decor, but the rest of the evening (food, service, beverages, dessert) all more than made up for it. First of all, I'm originally from California. I've been in Hamilton for 3 months. This is the FIRST place that has actually served wine... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great service =D Food we had was beautiful =D we ordered gnocchi al salmone and the tagliolini al cartoccio Deserts was amazing =D

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Wellington, New Zealand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We ate at Caffe Centrale on the recommendation of hotel staff - glad we asked. The Chef is from Roma - we enjoyed great pasta - although my wife's Carbonara was little on the dry side for her taste. We just had to have dessert topped off with a great espresso.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This small little Italian restaurant was tucked away down on alma street. Service was excellent. The young man was very attentive and nothing seemed too much for him. My partner ordered the salmon which apparently was excellently cooked and tasted fabulous. I ordered the steak medium, although it was a little over cooked but I still ate it. We will... More

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I'm Italian and now I work in Auckland but it's really the first time that I ate good Italian style! And the guys are really kind and cool. If you want taste the really italian food you must go there! andrea

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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177 reviews 177 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Had to try this little Italian restaurant tonight. It's directly opposite the Novotel, and alongside Adriana's, the Italian place I ate at last night. At Adriana's I had a scotch fillet which was one of the best I have tasted. Served with seasonal vegetables and a delicious green pepper sauce. Superb. Tonight I ordered the same cut of meat, with... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a lovely meal, good home style Italian meal. Gnocchi was very lovely! Meals are not huge however very filling. Prices are reasonable and service was good.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Went here because it was across road from hotel. Had a standard scalopini marsala with potatoes and veges. Tgere is nothing to make the meal stand out.

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