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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
Nice Find

Fancied Italian, but wasn't sure is there was an Italian restaurant in Hamilton, anyway found this one on Trip Advisor....glad we did. Excellent service very good food and BYO wine, will certainly be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have been here countless of times and the food taste very fresh and authentic. My personal favorite is the Gnocchi with salmon cream sauce.

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Hawera
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59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Had a great night mid week! Rustic dimly lit interior full to the brim with lively diners making for a good ambience. The menu is simple with everything made from scratch and totally delicious. The garlic bread and beef carpaccio we had for starters was delicious. The lasagne and puttanesca for the main course was divine! Perfect service on a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fancied Italian, but wasn't sure is there was an Italian restaurant in Hamilton, anyway found this one on Trip Advisor....glad we did. Excellent service very good food and BYO wine, will certainly be back.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A very well managed restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine right through the menu. Excellent and enthusiastic service maintaining an Italian atmosphere. Surprisingly meets the needs of vegetarians too.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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