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The Italians

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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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  • 152
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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 food and atmosphere

Thoroughly enjoyable. Will definitely visit again. The food was very nice and the service good especially as we had no booking on a busy Friday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Linda B
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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable. Will definitely visit again. The food was very nice and the service good especially as we had no booking on a busy Friday night.

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Kerikeri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really cannot speak highly enough about the food here - have visited regularly for the last 3 years when on my regular Northland business trips and always the food is fantastic and the service exceptional.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Where to start - fantastic waitress who catered for everything without over doing it. The chef (who is Italian and owns the restaurant) was happy to customise meals for allergies and probably would have done anything within their power to create what we'd asked for to be honest. Our young daughter was no problem, colouring things provided and her meal... More 

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Northland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been going to this restaurant for a couple of years now. The food and service is always top noch. However, I do recommend to buy your own wine, not to keen on Italian wine!

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Wellington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ordered the vegetarian pizza, wasn't that taken with the baby carrots and cauliflower on it, even so felt it was still average.

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gnaffa, Owner at The Italians, responded to this review

It is our policy to check if our customers are satisfied or not within a couple of minutes after serving the food, if they are not, we will do the impossible to rectify it, down to the point of simply replacing the meal and no charging for the one they didn’t like, I don’t know of another place who’s got... More 

Paihia, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Italians was the only choice when it came to where to go for dinner for Mothers Day and they delivered once again. All three of our older children loved their meals along with the other four adults in our group. The service was prompt and friendly and the request for a Cajun Hot meal to have the "hot" taken... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great little Italian restaurant in Kerikeri with a friendly 'keen to please' service. Alana looked after us with a big smile. Pizza was perfectly cooked, great flavours. A proximo!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This place has the best mushroom sauce steak you could ever wish for Cooked to perfection Can not speak more highly of this food!!!!

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Small restaurant nicely decorated staff very friendly. Owner chef made time to see if all guests were happy and to say hello. Food was very nice atmosphere lovely would definitely good back again. Only down side no on site car parking but plenty at countdown across the road.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Awesome food and enjoyed 50's Rhythm and Blues videos playing in background. Service was fast and friendly.

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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
  • Phone Number: 09-407-5115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 29
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?