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122A Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
09 372 8711
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
wellington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I live on Waiheke Island and was looking for somewhere special to take my two Argentinian guests to dine tonight. I could not have made a better choice! Fenice lived up to our expectations in every way possible, from great seating and view (I booked in advance) to exceptional service given to us by our very charismatic waiter, Juan (who... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful relaxed dinner here and were most impressed to find some unusual menu items, which seems hard to encounter these days. The food we ordered was delicious. The wait staff were all fantastic, very helpful, friendly but not in your face. And at the end of the meal, being too full for dessert, they gave us complimentary... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

In amongst the high-flyers of Waiheke Island is this little gem that is great value and well worth a visit. The food is good quality and interesting - pizzas, pasta and several mains in Italian style, plus of course Tiramisu, lemon tart and amazing sorbets. I'm not vegetarian but I chose vegetarian dishes and had a baked ricotta starter with... More 

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The restaurant offers a great variety of meals and wines. The service is personal and quick. All meals were prepared fresh and in a creative manner - fish as well as pasta or meat. The atmosphere (with an open fire place) is cosy and inviting - absolutely clean. The cooks are young and cook with a lot of phantasy and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We enjoyed dinner in the front room by the fireplace. The staff are friendly and provide excellent service. We had a wonderful pizza, salad and wine.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Lovely spot for dinner. Good food and great service. Beautifully decorated inside too. They also do takeaway pizzas which I can thoroughly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I recently been to fenice for a quiet dinner and enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was polite and attentive, the food was tasty and I liked the rustic homestyle feel of the restaurant. Thanks for a pleasant evening!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I have just got home from visiting this place and needed to write a review. We have had mixed reports about fenice so we were a little reluctant to go for dinner, however we went anyway and came home totally impressed. I had the parpadelle pasta with duck, it was so full of flavour, the duck had been marinated so... More 

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Tauranga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Our first dinner on our visit to Waiheke... Not impressed. Steak request medium rare... Yes it was med-rare but obviously not rested as it was very chewy and the marbling was not cooked through. Mash that accompanied it was stiff, like re-heated. Pizza, more like pizza bread the topping was well barely there... Host was not very attentive as we... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was the second dinner of our girls weekend after two days of eating and drinking and it was great!! The menu was diverse to suit all our tastes, the staff were attentive and accommodating (ie adjusting entrees to mains), the decor is warm and inviting and we had a table at the window by the fire. The food was... More 

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Additional Information about Fenice

Address: 122A Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 372 8711
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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