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14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 8686
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best food ever

When you walk in you know that the food is going to be fantastic. Your served and greeted straight away with a friendly smile and seated quite fast. It's always full house and you can see why when you eat your meal. The flavours are Devine and the atmosphere is exciting. I recon this is the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

When you walk in you know that the food is going to be fantastic. Your served and greeted straight away with a friendly smile and seated quite fast. It's always full house and you can see why when you eat your meal. The flavours are Devine and the atmosphere is exciting. I recon this is the best Italian restaurant in... More 

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Canggu, Indonesia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Love my penne with pomodoro sauce and bacon + onion, he was happy with the seafood platter with the spagetty. Super super good. Definitely a place to have happy tummy. Was busy when we were there tonight.

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Auckland, New
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Every time I am in New Plymouth I have a least one meal at this restaurant but will think twice next time I visit. The food is always delicious and the staff always attentive the place is always clean and it is bring your own wine or licensed , but this last visit may be my last as the prices... More 

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Waikanae
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went there on a Tuesday night and the place was almost full which surprised us. The food was excellent and very tasty and made a great change from the usual fare at most restaurants. The service was also very good. We now know why it was so busy for a Tuesday night and will certainly be going again.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You will not find anything better on Lygon Street Melbourne. This place blew my away. The pasta, service, atmosphere for a couple having a quiet meal and a wine was stunning. The best place I been to for overall experience anywhere. We are so lucky to have you guys in new Plymouth.. Thank you

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great food, lively atmosphere, great service. The menu was extensive with a good choice of authentic Italian food and wine. Even though the restaurant was very busy we were served promptly. If I had to find a negative it would be the noise level. We can thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A classic family run Italian restaurant you would get in Lygon Street, Melbourne. Friendly, quick and efficient with no pretences. Lovely staff and service who were great with the kids. Well prepared meals, balanced, authentic and flavoursome Italian. Simple no nonsense layout with room for large groups and intimate corners.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was very busy and we didn't have a reservation and were lucky to get the last table. Our group included our 10 year old son. Very good service meant that he,not just the adults, was treated with respect as a paying customer. The meals were delicious and generous in size. Lovely friendly attentive service, quality ingredients and an excellent... More 

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Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have been here a number of times - with young children - and have always found the service and food impeccable. Reading through the comments here I just wondered if people with children had booked in advance (they are very popular - empty tables means booked tables) - we had no problems with service or food. Staff were very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant is a classic franchise which delivers quality all night. You will have to book as it is very popular. The quality begin as you enter the door. The service is extremely attentive. The food is superb and the wait times are small. Not too expensive too. I recommendthe Tiramisu for desert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Gill Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: (06) 757 8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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