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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
09-407-5115
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is a little hidden gem! From the service to the food, it was all brilliant. The waitresses are the most polite I've met in a long time and the food is second to none. The specials board was chocka with yummy treats, the fresh bread we started with was awesome and our mains were just delicious. We took... More 

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Shannon, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food and Atmosphere, Brilliant hosts. My 3rd visit and will always dine here when in Keri keri.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Really nice food but the average person can only eat here as a treat. I think it is very expensive for what you get.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We first came here a couple of years ago and when we were spending some time up north recently we decided to book in both nights that we were staying in Paihia. Our only problem with the place is we always come away having eaten too much as everything is so amazing so you want to try as much as... More 

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gnaffa, Owner at The Italians, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, was nice seeing you again and cook for you. Arrivederci More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is Kerikeri's best restaurant for amazing food and value for money. The restaurant is very cosy with friendly staff.Both BYO wine and licensed so caters for all needs.

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gnaffa, Owner at The Italians, responded to this review

Thank you Ross, we do try our best to please our customers and it is nice to hear from you, see you soon! Ciao More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really enjoyed the personal touch by the owner chief who came out and talked to us with out intruding.

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gnaffa, Owner at The Italians, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, yes, I do enjoy checking on the customers and make sure they are ok, I feel they are part of the family after cooking for them and being so close to my kitchen when dining here and I'm happy you enjoyed my visit at your table. See you soon again. More 

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Magnificent meal with friends before a concert at a The Turner Centre, with a friend who can't eat gluten and is allergic to alcohol so they made her sauce with out hesitation and where happy to help. Food delicious and huge meals. Fab friendly staff.

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gnaffa, Manager at The Italians, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put down a couple of words, I enjoy challenges, especially when the list of ingredient is limited due to a food intolerance, that's what makes me a chef, the chance of creating something memorable within those limits. See you soon again, hopefully when you have more time to stay with us. Alla prossima. More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Surprisingly busy for a Wednesday night in Kerikeri but the wait for food was not too long. The calamari on the specials menu was simply the best I have eaten and super tender. My husband had the Moreton Bay prawns and said they were fabulous too. Delicious pizzas and garlic bread and the liquorice Gelato was sublime. A taste sensation... More 

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gnaffa, Manager at The Italians, responded to this review

Some of my favourite food: calamari, Aussie prawns and home made gelato! I'm glad you spoiled yourself and I hope to see you guys soon again. Ci vediamo 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 - 27
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 - 27
  • 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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