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Vangionis Trattoria and Bar

Rue Brittan, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
64 33047714
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Ranked #2 of 19 restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Pizza, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Vangionis is going to open on Friday the 13th September. It will be open from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 5 pm until late.
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  • English first
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English first
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived on the off chance that there would be a table at 6.30pm but the restaurant was so popular it was full. However that did not deter the resourcefulness of the staff who quickly assessed the likely availability of tables in the next hour. We were in no hurry so they suggested we enjoy a drink at the bar... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and memorable food, what more could you want? My husband and I dined here recently for our Anniversary for only the second time. We had been many years before, but just hadn't got round to a return visit. My husband had pasta and I had delicious Akaroa Salmon. The mains were gorgeous, tasty and just the... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After an exceptional meal at Vangionis on our first night in Akaroa, we immediately booked ourselves in for the next night as well. Their tapas are a wonderful way to sample all the food combinations they master and the mains are simply unbelievable. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and lively and the staff are cheerful, friendly and clearly love what... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of those rare restaurants where the lighting has been thoughtfully designed to complement the rest of the interior - especially important when it's cold and dark outside. The food is fantastic and the Kiwi owner prides himself in supporting good local wine and beer producers and will happily chat about them. It has the look and feel... More

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Leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Brilliant mix of world food and fresh local ingredients. I had tapa's that were better than Ive had in Spain and my wife had a brilliant fish dish. The staff were Italian, Dutch and French and the owner was Kiwi and the atmosphere was just like the bistro's and trattorias we all used to go to twenty years ago -... More

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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

After a long day of driving across New Zealand, we were so happy to find Vangionis! The atmosphere was casual Italian--intimate, cozy and unpretentious. We ordered the bone-in ribeye and local salmon plus a delicious chocolate pudding soufflé. Everything was prepared perfectly. There were several other munue items I would have also enjoyed ordering. Nice wine selection--glass and bottle.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Fab food and great atmosphere, mainly Italian based menu which was delicious. They also do takeaway pizzas!!

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Kiama, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Vangionis has a great atmosphere with attentive staff and great menu. We chose the special and weren't disappointed with the clams. The desserts were delicious. We were impressed with the level of service, and quality of the meal. We chose Vangionis after reading an article in a airline magazine. We would certainly recommend Vangionis.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The curry night was recommended to us by our motel receptionist which was great as we were staying at the other end of town and would not have found it otherwise. Walking through town all the other restaurants were very quiet (off season) but Vangionis was buzzing. Seemed to be full of locals which is always a good sign. Choice... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

That was one of the nicest dining experiences we've had in New Zealand. The Italian meats are all prepared on site from their own pigs, as was the chorizo. Risotto and tortellini were beautiful and desserts filled what little space was left. Number one for us in Akaroa.

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