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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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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, 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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English first
Avry-devant-Pont, Switzerland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner there with the biggest seafood plate of my trip in New Zealand Full italian experience including the service a bit slow Great italian food

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I loved everything about the restaurant-especially the use of very fresh ingredients and the authenticity of the dishes. I dined with 2 friends and they agreed about the high quality of the meals served to us.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Spend a good amount of time in KeriKeri for work, and eating at The Itallians is the reason I enjoy returning to KeriKeri. While I keep telling myself I should try elsewhere I can't help but keep coming back!

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

We had dinner with friends on New Years Eve, terrific service from a very professional and friendly waitress, the food was absolutely divine and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We moved to NZ a year ago. We have tried many award winning restaurants all over Auckland and the rest of the country. This is by far the best food we have eaten as well as best value for money. Great choice with some unusual combinations in pasta which we loved. My husband had the seafood platter and spaghetti and... More 

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San Rafael CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

What a surprise to stumble on such sophisticated and masterful northern Italian food in a modest corner outdoor/indoor spot in Kerikeri. Best Bistecca Fiorentina since Florence. Finely herbed cream sauce homemade pasta fettuccine. Great homemade meatballs; chocolate affogato. Wow. Cesare is from Emilia Romagna and was inspired by his mama. It shows.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Parking isnt straight forward as its right on a roundabout with outside parking for disabled only but there was plenty of parking over the road in Countdown and also up the road outside a row of shops. The venue isnt large and we felt a little cramped where we were sitting but the service and friendliness of the staff made... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

"The trouble with Italian food is that five or six days later, you're hungry again." George Miller. The teenager, venerable parents and myself were well pleased with our Italian experience. We're good home cooks, so are not unaccustomed to good food - and we were not disappointed. Our only complaint was that the generous portion sizes meant we had no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went here twice in 3 days, food is absolutely divine. Restaurant was very busy so service wasn't always that quick, but we still had a good evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

It is our familys ritual that before we travel back to the Middle East we come and eat here. Massive portion sizes absolutely beautiful authentic italian meals. Romance of Italy setting with wonderful friendly staff. If Italy is too far to travel to just pop off to kerikeri close your eyes and your there. Thanks guys

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Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
Average Prices: USD 19 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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