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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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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...
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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Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Taste of Italy

If you like Italian cuisine then this is the place for you. Friendly staff along with great food, my wife and I thought we were back in Italy. Thank you Greg and Karen G

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Greg G
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Callaway, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Callaway, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you like Italian cuisine then this is the place for you. Friendly staff along with great food, my wife and I thought we were back in Italy. Thank you Greg and Karen G

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing kai - mouth watering and authentic in a relaxed and warm environment ! Lovely staff who were welcoming warm and a chef who comes to the people ! Thank you for a wonderful evening - think we know what we will be doing every Friday night - can't wait to try the rest of the menu !

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Bay of Islands NZ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have the pleasure of dining here around once a month, often entertaining overseas clients. Caesar and his staff have never let me down. Great authentic Italian food and friendly service. The standard of food service around Kerikeri is high, The Italians are right at the top.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been to The Italians on several different occasions and have always had the best food and the best time.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

great food, great staff, very homely environment, excellent overall dining experience, highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for amazing authentic Italian cuisine experience.

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Mount Beauty, Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Cesare is justifiably proud of his restaurant. He serves excellent italian food in an informal setting and at reasonable prices ... And what more could you want. The first time i visited i had pasta and on the second visit his pizza. Both were great examples. I only wish that he was closer to where i live!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A small restaurant with lots of Italian memorabilia decorating the walls. There is also some seating outside. Staff were friendly and efficient. There was a varied selection of dishes cooked by an Italian chef who obviously loves his food. Servings were generous and well presented. The seafood risotto was packed with seafood. We enjoyed our meal so much we went... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

When you walk into this place you kind of get the feeling you're in someone's kitchen/diner. I don't mean that in a bad way. This place feels homely it's only a very small place and the kitchen is in view of the dining area. Run by an Italian family the food on offer used the best ingredients the NZ has... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Food has been exceptional here twice and service is friendly. Great place to go to dinner as a couple and as a group

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Best Italian food in Northland, have been several times and they never disappoint, Great service and a friendly smile. Having tried most of the menu, I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?