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The Italians

35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Italian owned and operated, the chef is from the Emilia Romagna region, where the Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Parma (prosciutto) ham and fresh pasta was invented. Specialized in North Italian cuisine with seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes. Everything is cooked fresh from scratch a' la' carte. Pizza available too. Fully licenced and BYOW. Gluten and dairy free options available
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We've never been to Italy but we imagine food to be as superb as this. Recommended by our AirBnb hosts, the food was just perfectly cooked and soooo delicious. Like what was mentioned, it did take a little longer but thats because there's only 1 chef and everything is from scratch! The homemade bread was average but the pasta awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Moon Gate Villa for the weekend and the hosts recommend The Italians to us for dinner. The atmosphere was great from the moment we walked in. Very relaxed. Dinner was delicious and we could barely finish it the portions were so big. Service was great. All around a good place to go.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was our second visit to The Italians and we will be back again. Great menu, excellent service. and the food ..... It will take a while to get through the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We are regulars, and love Cesare's food. The menu offers a great selection of items to choose from, and Cesare never fails us. The food is consistently delicious. Don't let the small town location fool you; this little restaurant would succeed anywhere. Surprisingly excellent food. The only criticism is that sometimes the service is a bit slow because every dish... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Memorable dining, I have had all of the traditional Italian meals in various locations in Italy, if you are lucky enough to visit The Italains, you will experience traditional top quality Italian cuisine, the menu is extensive catering for all tastes, Cesare and Denise know how to produce consistent high quality, well presented food. Cooked with Cesare's own recipes, the... More 

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always a treat to eat with the Italians. Food is divine - rich and fragrant. Even though we came to a cooking course, with wonderful techniques offered by the inimitable Cesare, we can't recreate this glorious food at home. Expensive (for us) but worth every lira!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had a great dinner, with reasonable pricing. Thank you Cesare and Denise and girls for the nice service.

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Opua, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Really good Italian food, authentic and unpretentious, and there is often enough leftover to take home for lunch the next day. Highly recommend.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

nice fresh ingredients and nice atmosphere - little bit of Italy in Kerikeri. Desserts are lovely too

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went to the Italians based on the reviews and weren't disappointed. Well worth a stop if you are in Kerikeri. Nice food and friendly staff. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in any rush and our waitress was brand new on the job. Passed a nice lingering evening. Bread was really worth a short wait for.

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Additional Information about The Italians

Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
Average Prices: USD 19 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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