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Vangionis Trattoria and Bar

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Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7714
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Vangionis Trattoria and Bar offers a unique experience in casual...
Vangionis Trattoria and Bar offers a unique experience in casual Mediterranean dining and atmosphere.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service and good pizza

We really should've booked a restaurant in Akaroa on a Saturday night but we didn't. We phoned Vangionis last minute and they said they could get us in. We arrived to what we thought was chaos however the staff were in control - every table was packed and we shuffled off to the garden with a menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Francis d
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We really should've booked a restaurant in Akaroa on a Saturday night but we didn't. We phoned Vangionis last minute and they said they could get us in. We arrived to what we thought was chaos however the staff were in control - every table was packed and we shuffled off to the garden with a menu and a drink.... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A comfortable restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The pizzas are delicious, the squid appetizer wonderful, the salads fresh, the entrees tasty and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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Canberra
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked well ahead to eat at Vangionis because we knew that Good Friday might be busy. We all chose pizzas which proved to be tasty but really expensive (even without the extra 15% for the public holiday). A big table of diners seemed to take the attention of the waiting staff for most of the evening and we left... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited Akaroa with our family of four and we're looking for somewhere that the kids would enjoy. This was the right choice! Tasty pizza, fabulous tapas plates and a good selection of local wines and beer. The staff were friendly and service exceptional. Highly recommend if you are in Akaroa.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In town over Easter so was expecting problems getting a booking. Popped in mid afternoon and were found a 6pm booking. As we were eating early we decided to have a selection from their Tapas range. We ordered 5 which all arrived within 10 minutes and the flavours were intense Mediterranean and amazing, washed down with a lovely bottle of... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We didnt book but lucky we went early enough and there was a table for us. The restaurant gets really busy - because of the food. The wait staff were superb and even when they were very busy, we didnt feel like we didnt get enough of attention.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Okay, here's the thing, we are learning to lower our expectations when we go for a meal in NZ. I'm sorry but that is the truth. We were therefore seriously looking forward to a real Mediterranean experience in Akaroa, a small French settlement on the South Island. Unfortunately Vangionis did not deliver. The service was desperate. Numerous potential diners walked... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent meal and good wine? Could not be bettered. Not battered as mine was steak meal. This was our second visit as visited last year and came back for more! Jeff and Marj Worsley

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Absolutely charming restaurant in every way. Decor is what attracted us initially, but the ambiance was delightful also. Two of us had Rib eye steak cooked to perfection, others had pizza and other fare that was offered. All commented on the quality of the food. Beers also were very nice. Attentive staff made this restaurant the highlight of our two... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is great restaurant near the water in Akoroa. Great design with wonderful outside dining. Extremely creative dishes--some of the most unusual touches to more traditional foods--the chef could be cooking in one of the best in the world restaurants where we have dined. Unfortunately I did not write down the four amazing different dinners we ordered. Service was also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7714

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions

Description

Vangionis Trattoria and Bar offers a unique experience in casual Mediterranean dining and atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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