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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Brilliant ambience on chilly night

Public Holiday in Akaroa on a freezing evening could have spelt disaster for an eating experience but Vangionis proved us wrong! The welcoming lights of this cheerful little restaurant beckoned us in and as luck would have it a table was free. Menu was extensive and all our choices were superb. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
ChrissyObrien
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Public Holiday in Akaroa on a freezing evening could have spelt disaster for an eating experience but Vangionis proved us wrong! The welcoming lights of this cheerful little restaurant beckoned us in and as luck would have it a table was free. Menu was extensive and all our choices were superb. The wine list was excellent and the service friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visit here twice. The first time we were served by the lovely French lady from Brittany. She is an absolute gem. The food was wonderful and the whole evening was so pleasant. It was so good we went back on Saturday. The owners were in charge this time and they are not nearly as much fun. The food was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

After eating here at New Year and going back again two nights later because it was so good our experience last night was totally disappointing. We waited too long to be seated and too long to be served, this being due to what I presume were the owners doing other things while the sole delightful French waitress was run off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Restaurant owner and chef wouldn't know hospitality if it was a rotten fish dropped in their lap. Go elsewhere don't waste your time or money attending this place. Miserable petulant chef. Miserable, unreliable owner. Enjoy the sunset on the wharf with fish & chips.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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231 reviews 231 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visited on a very wet and cold evening, and it was a pleasure to enter such pleasant surroundings. Beautifully appointed - comfortable, professional and cosy. Table was waited by a young woman from Brittany in France who was exceptional. A very good wine list produced a bottle of Montelpulciano which was quite drinkable. The seafood risotto was delicious. The rib... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Just a lovely place to have dinner. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Never disappointed after our visits

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Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The restaurant was cosy and inviting - fabulous aromas. The food was delicious and a little different to the run of the mill. Pleasant service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This gem of a restaurant is located down a side street in Akaroa and appears to be very popular so booking ahead is recommended. The meals were lovely, although the fish meal I had was a bit light on the actual amount of fish it had in it. It wasn't cheap but the restaurant had nice ambience and lovely staff.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A busy little restaurant with amazing food, local beers and great service. Tough decisions looking through the menu and everything coming out of the kitchen looked amazing. Would go back & certainly recommend

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Chose this trattoria on a rainy evening in Akaroa because of the good gluten free choices on the menu. Sadly after placing my order it became apparent that there had been a bit of a mix up with the gluten free menu and much of what was marked as being safe actually wasn't as they were going through a menu... 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: Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?