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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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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...
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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  • 144
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great food and atmosphere

Feels like Italy. The pasta is all made on site and the choice is great. Having fresh hot pasta with as much parmesan cheese was heaven. The chicken and pork meatballs are my favourite

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
steve s
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Cherrybrook, Australia
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cherrybrook, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Feels like Italy. The pasta is all made on site and the choice is great. Having fresh hot pasta with as much parmesan cheese was heaven. The chicken and pork meatballs are my favourite

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our first time in this restaurant. We found good friendly service along with good tasty italian dishes. Only downside is that the place appears to be a bit crammed. Sadly no parking on site but plenty a short distance away.

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

Good Friday and looking for dinner. We stumbled on a gem of a restaurant in Kerikeri. Caesar's place is simply the best. The food is freshly prepared with a love and care that comes with an Italian kitchen. The service was great and Caesar was very accommodating to our special requests. You must try here, it is simply heaven.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant is located Opposite the Countdown supermarket. Park in supermarket or in adjacent car park. Cozy place with small tables. Had crepe with seafood. It came drowned in bechemel sauce which was more like melted butter. I asked them to pour off some of the sauce so it came back with half the sauce which was still a bit... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Last night, my mother and I had the pleasure of dining at Cesare Stella's wonderful restaurant, The Italians, situated on Kerikeri Road, opposite the Countdown Supermarket. Family friends of ours who used to live in Kerikeri recommended the place to us and we were not disappointed. Torn between pasta and pizza, we decided to order one of each and share.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food is really great, but make sure you have enough time to enjoy your dinner. If you're not sure what to order, just take a pizza. You will love it!

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Toledo, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had birthday celebration plans for a different restaurant which happened to close early and whose hostess recommended "The Italians." We made a last-minute booking and had the best authentic Italian food we've ever experienced. Italian food is all about the sauces and theirs were homemade and delicioso! I had the veggie crepe and my husband had one of the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our party of 3 had an excellent experience at The Italians for dinner in late February 2015. A small but thoughtful menu which celebrates the Emilia-Romagna region, with a good wine list. My cannelloni was delicious and handmade. Prompt and attentive service throughout the evening. We sat at a table out in the garden which was perfect on a hot... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lovely food. They catered for us even though we arrived very late on a Saturday night. No parking - but you can use the supermarket parking lot across the road.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

All food is cooked while you wait but the wait is well worthwhile. Helpings are more than generous and always very tasty and well presented. Likewise the desserts are delicious. This is only a small restaurant so tables are a bit too close together but cannot be avoided.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

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?