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The Italians

35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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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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
Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Italians is a great place to dine. Wonderful healthy food with delicious flavours, plenty on the plate and a good blackboard wine list or if you wish, bring your own. This small intimate restaurant is a true family affair and as residents of Kerikeri, we are very fortunate to have it.

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Whangarei
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had another incredible dinner with friends when we were in town. It was delicious - as always. The Italians never fail to deliver with fantastic food, which is awesome value for money. Yum, yum, yum. I always struggle to decided what to order as there are so many incredible options. Don't be fooled by the rather plain exterior, this place... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Italians is always in top form, one of the top restaurants in KK, possibly a well kept secret, its where the locals eat, & while not big, nor does it specialise in "food art on a plate" or almost cliché "pork belly so & so" is run by a passionate Italian chef who knows how to cook great meals,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Small, cosy restaurant. Parking out front is limited due to proximity to a round about but big supermarket car park a hop, skip and jump away so no problem. Winter night so it was cold out and therefore not many windows in the restaurant open so it really wasn't well ventilated...went home smelling of cooking smell from the kitchen which... More

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The best restaurant in Kerikeri, authentic Italian chef making delicious food. we have visited this restaurant for the last 4 or so years.

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Kerikeri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I really couldn't say much more, we dine regularly at "The Italians" and every time is simply divine. they cater for us in every way, from the time you walk in the door, the aroma of garlic, wine and parmesan just hit you, the meals, well good luck there is just such a selection you just cant go wrong in... More

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Kerikeri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Excellent food and service. Never have any problems. Handy to home. chef always comes out to chat and see if everything is good. It is a BYO which is very important.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Enjoyed the fabulous traditional food en very efficient and friendly service. Will certainly come back with whole family. The size and presentation are excellent.

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We ate at The Italians tonight - the food was amazing. They had a Pasta special on Thursday night, pasta, wine and bread for $27 which considering the quality of the meal was really good value. The chef is a 'real Italian' and the restaurant really feels like a little piece of Italy - in Kerikeri! We did not get... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are looking for great flavours , cosy ambience, great music, and friendly staff don't go past this gem! Unassuming in its appearance , don't be fooled! This is serious real Italian food cooked by chef Cesar . It's the real deal. The pizzas are loaded with ingredients and the menu is always interesting with special nights featuring new... More

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