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640 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
07 868 7976
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with...
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good pizza but that's all!

The owner greets everyone as they enter, making for a relaxed 'vibe' start to the evening. We ordered pizza, which was of a very reasonable standard, but when we had the pasta, it was quite a different story! It was soggy and the sauce tasted as if it came from a jar. Such a let down. The wine list... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The owner greets everyone as they enter, making for a relaxed 'vibe' start to the evening. We ordered pizza, which was of a very reasonable standard, but when we had the pasta, it was quite a different story! It was soggy and the sauce tasted as if it came from a jar. Such a let down. The wine list is... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not a fan of pasta or pizza so I ordered a delicious 'Italian Style Caesar salad with seafood for added protein. Accompanied by red wine and followed by the lightest tiramisu with equally light ice cream. Perfect in my view. Di Luca's has become a favourite spot with its warm atmosphere and gracious host.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We ordered 2 small pizzas to take away. We were sorely disappointed with the quality. Doughy base, way too much cheese that was undercooked, oily and overwhelmed any pizza base that was there. Oh, and scarce toppings- one slice of pepperoni cut in half per slice of pizza. All 5 of us had same comments. On the gourmet pizza you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Didnt really like the quality of the pizzas to be honest. we ordered thinking we would save some for lunch the next day but we couldnt even eat it for dinner! Dont order the one with banana on it and also the camembert one wasnt great either :(

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A small restaurant in Thames main street, the food was average but inexpensive. The place was nice and quiet though and had a good atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The host here was excellent...very friendly. Food was ok with prompt service. We had pizza and pasta. The entre garlic and cheese pizza was my favorite

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Quite ridiculously large portions of what were allegedly lasagne and some sort of seafood pasta. Just a soggy mush. We were charged a nominal sum after eating a couple of mouthfuls each

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Staying at Grafton Cottages meant we already had the best table. All we needed was pizza. We ordered the Inferno pizza and it did not disappoint.

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Thames, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Awesome Host. Pizzas are average plus and good variety. Décor needs a facelift. Service is very good and he is quite an entertainer.

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Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you are wanting pizza you are better off going down the road to Pizza Hut as it is about the same quality. The pasta was over cooked and tasteless. Definately not the way this simple food should be.

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Additional Information about Di Luca's

Address: 640 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 868 7976
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Pollen Street, Thames 2801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 07 868 7976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

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!!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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