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The Italians

35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 30 restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a terrible experience, definitely not to repeat, and salty foods are all exclusively made ​​from cream,,, Local noisy and poorly organized, we entered inside the room clean and perfumed, and we went out that stank of fried and more,,, and finally what we ate made ​​us feel bad for all the family .. Food landfill

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gnaffa, Owner at The Italians, responded to this review

READER BEWARE, THIS IS A FAKE REVIEW: We have got no idea who you are and why you are doing this. This is either a fake review or you must be talking about somebody else. We have a strong policy in place where we check every single customer (more than once) during the night and you definitely don’t ring a... More

Russell, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The family loves to come here for a relaxed meal. The music is loud and Italian and the waiting staff are on the ball. They get busy so you really should book to avoid disappointment! All meals are yummy and we Have had both delicious pizza & pasta meals.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Love the pizza. So far we've only ordered takeaway pizza but they're the genuine thing. None of this silly puffy thick base but real pizza base, plenty of wonderful flavour and lots of topping. definitely order again and would eat in the cafe/restaurant as well next time.

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Paihia, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Italians would have to be my favourite restaurant in all of the Bay of Islands. It is always the first choice for our three children when choosing where to spend a Mothers Day dinner and luckily mine too. As I tend to eat only fish or chicken when eating out, there are normally only a couple of choices on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

what an absolute delight to discover this awesome little Italian restaurant. As soon as we opened the menu we were transported back to Italy, the choices were amazing and we were spoilt for choice on what to have - the food definitely delivered on our expectations - my only gripe is that this incredible restaurant is so far away from... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by some locals. It has a super atmosphere and menu. Three blokes on a fishing trip went for dinner after a long day. The starters were great. Fresh mussels and a pesto dish. All mains were disappointing. They food lacked flavour and and character. The service was not great and we were under charged by 110... More

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Ngunguru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great atmosphere and service but we waited too long for our food and the flavours weren't quite there.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were really happy with our pizza takeaways from here. It was Easter Monday so they were very busy but it didn't take to long and girl at counter was very friendly. Just like pizza in Italy but with more topping!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

An institution in Kerikeri. Can always be counted on for a hearty, authentic and very generous Italian feed. Menu is varied and features feasts from the Italian south. Specials evenings represents great value and even greater excuse to pop in. A relaxed, unpretentious local eatery.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This little restaurant is one of our favourites. You can smell the wafting scent of garlic before you even arrive.Cesare is the owner and chef and cooks up a storm.The place is always full and even though the size is small it feels like you are in a real Italian eatery...the music is great as Cesare likes his blues and... More

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