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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 220
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
    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
lovely evening

Went with friends and had a very relaxed enjoyable evening. The service was friendly and smart. The food was lovely and not pretentious. Almost like being at a restaurant in Italy. Have no hesitation in recommending The Italians to anybody

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
P2DOB
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with friends and had a very relaxed enjoyable evening. The service was friendly and smart. The food was lovely and not pretentious. Almost like being at a restaurant in Italy. Have no hesitation in recommending The Italians to anybody

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best Italian we have had for a long time. Well cooked with generous portions. Massive menu to chose from. Focus on food, not interior.

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Thank BrinkyOnthe
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family and I went here tonight. You could pass it by from the outside but once your inside your transported to Italy. The service and food was outstanding. Shame we didn't have room for dessert. I definitely recommend it. Thanks for a great evening :).

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Thank auckl
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Kerikeri and dined at the Italians. Great Italian food from pasta to pizza and also meat dishes. Only problem was it was very wet so could not enjoy the lovely outdoor setting. Yes I would go again.

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Thank Laurie R
Whangarei, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and friendly restaurant, reminiscent of a 1970's trattoria with all the best parts. We had the Beef Carpaccio, BBQ Prawns, Pork escallops and the Ragout, very generous proportions, well cooked and seasoned. Just be prepared for a little wait and enjoy a glass of wine. Also thank you so much for posting my shawl back to me which I... More 

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Thank Faye G
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this little restaurant across from Countdown in Kerikeri. The garlic bread was the best I've ever had and the rest of the meal was of a high standard and very tasty. Service was excellent. Great find and we will be back next time we are up North.

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Thank Meg1892
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have traveled all over Italy and the best Italian feed we have ever had is in Kerikeri New Zealand! The staff are very friendly and the service prompt and professional. The food is made from scratch and is very traditional...and it shows. Highly recommend the Marsala pork. Suggest booking a take for the outside area in... More 

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Broadstairs
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by our b&b. Most places to eat in Kerikeri are closed Monday's, The Italiians are not only open but serve delicious food. My wife and I ordered two different meals and had to swap half way through as both were delicious. You need to get in early as limited tables. Not any real atmosphere but down to earth kiwi... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place for dinner. We had read the reviews saying it was excellent, and agree with every one. The food was brilliant, and the service was friendly, prompt and efficient. I can't recommend the restaurant highly enough.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go somewhere for the last night my parents were with me, I have driven past a couple of times and thought it would be an interesting place to eat :) Well looks can be deciving as I have found out on my travels around the world. its not always the best looking places that the best meals... More 

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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 17 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?