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Di Luca's

640 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
07 868 7976
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Ranked #12 of 26 restaurants in Thames
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with a group or just the two of you. We have a table outside during the warmer months for takeaway diners, and a nice takeaway waiting area. Located in the middle of town, there is plenty of parking. We are licenced and allow BYO as well. Buon appetito!!
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with a group or just the two of you. We have a table outside during the warmer months for takeaway diners, and a nice takeaway waiting area. Located in the middle of town, there is plenty of parking. We are licenced and allow BYO as well. Buon appetito!!
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English first
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had dinner here while passing through Thames the owner was so friendly and nice. The service here can't be beat. The restaurant is small and cozy comfortable seats and nice decor. The chips were beautifully seasoned and the roast garlic Aoli was delightful. I had the godfather pizza it was nice perhaps could have used more sauce to give it... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Di Lucas on what seemed a busy night for Thames and the four of us were very surprised that after 7.30pm we were the only diners!. The food was great, tasty and plenty of it, the wine list needs some additional choices and all four of us agreed the restaurant is missing some of... More

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Stewkley
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate here twice during our 5 day stay in Thames. Andy was extremely welcoming and friendly and the pasta was delicious. Good value food in pleasant surroundings.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was a favourite restaurant while living in Thames, and we enjoyed dining in their again just recently. Great friendly atmosphere, were greeted like old friends and services was great.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great pizza's at a great price and that all comes with friendly and helpful service. Keep up with the paintings, they are very good.

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Thames
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Been once a few weeks back. The decor is pleasant for an evening meal. I would not say it was a true Italian experience and agree that the staff are under trained. But Thames is a small town and they are supporting teens by giving them work and experience. And there is actually nothing wrong with the service provided as... More

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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I'm a local person and I enjoy the Italian Pizza combination's and sauce. Not the same old mix such a nice change. Have had a few Pasta dishes and they are SO nice and full of flavor. Great atmosphere with friendly face's every time. Also think the price's are reasonable and fair. I'll be back.

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Hikutaia, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We enjoyed a uniquely named gangster pizza and alovely pasta dish. The service was attentive and the restaurant was very busy on the night we visited. We've recommended this place to family and friends for a nice dining experience. Well done.

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Thames, New Zealand
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I ate here with my parents on a night where there was no one else in the restaurant. We used to come to Di Luca's all the time before they got under new management. We were highly dissapointed firstly at the atmosphere. The paint was terrible and it was all dark and just not good. The service was slow and... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were only in Thames for one night and are unlikely to be back there but I would certainly not return to this restaurant if we were back that way.

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