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Caffe Centrale

10 Alma Street, Hamilton CBD, New Zealand
(07) 838 1013
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Ranked #115 of 188 restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
1 review
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Italian dishes vary from restaurant to restaurant depending where the chef comes from.Marco is Italian so the food is authentic Italian What impresses here is the really genuine friendly service. We went with a 15 month baby but they couldn't have been more obliging and tolerant The service was v pleasant and prompt with the dishes coming quickly The portions... More

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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

we stumbled upon this place, 2 minutes walk from the Ibis. Excellent food. The garlic bread was really good.... my husband had the spagetti marinara and I had the chicken. The desserts were fantastic (tiramisu!!!) Loved the italian chef hats too. Good service and friendly. I wish they were round the corner and I would become a regular!

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