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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but terrible service

We just walked in off the street and the restaurant was packed but they said we could get a seat so we waited, and waited, and waited - it was obvious that they had taken on far more than they could cope with and in hindsight should have turned us away. The staff were very apologetic but you could... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
strawberryeater
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Scotland
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Scotland
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just walked in off the street and the restaurant was packed but they said we could get a seat so we waited, and waited, and waited - it was obvious that they had taken on far more than they could cope with and in hindsight should have turned us away. The staff were very apologetic but you could sense... More 

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Thank strawberryeater
Ashburton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quieter location in Akaroa, which was nice. Indoor and outdoor seating. Very helpful and friendly staff. We ordered a variety of menu choices from Steak, Pasta and Pizza. All meals were enjoyed we would recommend the Smoked Chicken Carbonara and the Pizza's. The meals were very filling so desserts could not be ordered, but a pleasant meal in a lovely... More 

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Thank broomys2
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here every night for the 3 nights we were in Akaroa. The food is very good and the service from Jamie and Marcus was great. Highly recommend

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Thank Michelle B
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect restaurant for an evening out with my daughter. Perfect pizzas, great wine selection and friendly service. A cute courtyard on a lovely evening. Loved it here. Good vibes.

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Thank JoannaMartino
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite shocked to read some of these reviews. I dined there with 2 friends recently and we were all very happy with our meals. We began with a mixed platter to start which included chorizo, scallops, king prawns, cheese, bread, dips and salad. I had Akaroa salmon which was some of the best I've ever tasted; my friends had pizza... More 

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Thank Fiona L
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner, very friendly staff, very busy on the night we dined - had a number of walk ins - which they had not staffed for - that said service was still very good. Food was excellent we had The Salmon and Seafood Risotto with a glass of local red- as they say in France tres bien!!!

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Thank Jamo5
Christchurch, New Zealand
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117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found what we thought was a lovely place for dinner but it turned out to be a bad choice. We thought the service was shocking and the food disapointing. We left feeling frustrated and ripped off. :-(

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2 Thank Sonya W
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Vangioni's seems to have garnered a lot of 1 star reviews lately. Our experience did not reflect that, a few items were unavailable but over the holiday period in Akaroa that's not unreasonable. The food was of a good standard, service was prompt and friendly. If you're considering Vangioni's don't let the poor reviews turn you away, we enjoyed it!

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Thank ZK-MJA
Timaru
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a fabulous few hours, wining and dining away the afternoon. The Margueritta pizza was delicious. The service was wonderful!!! The new owners are doing a great job.

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Thank Rachel C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Booked in to Vangionis for what we were hoping to be a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner. What we experienced was so so very bad. Though the manager was wonderful and friendly the service was poor and very disorganized. We had about 4 different servers and none of them cleared any plates or topped up drinks until we asked. Had... More 

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5 Thank Jason W

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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: Pizza, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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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