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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 9
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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
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Back again, if we are ever in Hamilton we always go here. Last time in NZ a 2013. Now back its all still good except the weather this time. This restaurant is a must for us, always good service, great freshly good meals. Plus BYO a ( but corkage ) Yippe still same starter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Pattaya, Thailand
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171 reviews 171 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Back again, if we are ever in Hamilton we always go here. Last time in NZ a 2013. Now back its all still good except the weather this time. This restaurant is a must for us, always good service, great freshly good meals. Plus BYO a ( but corkage ) Yippe still same starter.

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have returned to this special little restaurant many times as it guarantees a very warm welcome and fresh, delicious Italian food.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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160 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I had a date night out, dining at Caffe Centrale for the first time. This restaurant has a warm, welcoming and most authentic Italian atmosphere. Waitressing staff were excellent in all aspects of their service. An excellent menu and beverage selection is provided. We enjoyed our ravioli pomodoro e basilico and lasagne dishes immensely. The dessert offerings... More 

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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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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
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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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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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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, Pub

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