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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
09-407-5115
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Lovely, tasty meal in very authentic setting

Had a very nice dinner here recently. Food was beautiful, service from the wait staff was great and was also nice to chat with the Chef/owner. Great atmosphere with very interesting, authentic décor. We choose pasta and pizza for our meals, very generous sized portions and tasty... could fault... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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English first
Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice dinner here recently. Food was beautiful, service from the wait staff was great and was also nice to chat with the Chef/owner. Great atmosphere with very interesting, authentic décor. We choose pasta and pizza for our meals, very generous sized portions and tasty... could fault it. Only minor compliant was the price of the wine. In... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Really nice setup which makes your meal feel as though you are a million miles away from New Zealand. Between us we shared a pizza and THE massive fish dish with chilies. Both were beautifully cooked and presented. The pizza was out of this world, and the fish just so fresh. Eating out at its best. Oh, it is licensed... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great meal. Very rich. Large helpings. The restaurant is full of atmosphere with coloured table cloths.

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Hong Kong, China
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85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were hungry after a long day trip to Cape Reinga so pasta was our food choice. We ordered their homemade bread (homegrown chili and anchovy) for starters. To be honest, I didn't have much expectation about the spiciness of the chili, but we were pleasantly surprised at how fragrant and spicy the chili was. It added a nice kick... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I went here with our two year old son for an evening meal. Absolutely sensational food. Great cosy, intimate ambience and attentive, helpful staff. We ordered bread, salad, two mains and two desserts for $97 - A very reasonable price for an exceptional dining experience. The tiramisu is the best we've ever had! Don't pass through Keri... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our all time favourite restaurant in Kerikeri. Everything is authentic Italian. The service is outstanding - not too much, not too little. We love how the Chef comes out to the restaurant to chat to customers when he can.You can also see him cooking the meals. Very romantic spot, especially if you get verandah seats with the heater on in... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Have eaten here often. Cesare's steaks are to die for, and he makes simply the best pizzas ever. It's impossible to eat badly here.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is the second time we have eaten here and both times the meals have been delicious. (The first time was over a year ago) All of the staff are very friendly from the moment you walk in until the time you leave. A small restaurant with lots of family photos on the walls and the menu explains the owners... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What great meals we had at the Italians a couple of nights ago: in particular, the sauces of the entrees were superb, but also the ossobuco and the pork scaloppine from the specials menu were excellent, as was the steak ai funghi from the regular menu. What's more, we were amazed by our waitress who not only coped admirably as... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had been recommended this restaurant by our motel owner and on a very chilly winters evening it was warm and cosy inside. The scotch fillet with mushroom sauce was large and very tasty, as was the Scaloppini Al Capon. Our very generously sized side dish contained a wide variety of vegies. We shared a desert of Tiramisu which was... More 

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Additional Information about The Italians

Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-407-5115
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: 09-407-5115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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