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All 32 Kerikeri Restaurants

The Italians

35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $31
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
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English first
Pattaya, Thailand
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our hosts Paul and Barbara at Morepork Riverside lodge. We thank them for that, Its excellent.Lovely warm atmosphere and busy.Yes you need to get a reservation. My Wife had the Seafood with spaghetti plus chilies. For a change I had a Pizza and very good it was,even the base had a lovely taste. You can... More 

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Whangarei
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is my all time favourite restuarant. We make special visits from Whangarei to Kerikeri just for dinner at The Italians. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the chef is amazing and the food is always magical. They have a great standard menu and specials that change daily depending on what's fresh and what magic the chef... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The Chilli with most of the meals was unusual for an Italian Restaurant

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

First class meal.Will return on our next visit.Very friendly staff.

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Fulton IL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Sure enough, we found this delightful little restaurant on the last evening in Kerikeri. It is a small restaurant and modest, but pleasant in decor. The food was outstanding. I had a mouth-watering chicken penne al mascarpone and my husband had pyramids al forno (venison, parma ham and chicken in pyramid-shaped pasta shells). We were both "making yummy sounds." And... More 

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Christchurch
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

And with a 2 young children was a great family Restaurant. We were treated like family. The meals were fantastic and HUGE, and for the price we cannot fault our visit.

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Absolutely wonderful and authentic Italian food, atmosphere, staff and hosts. We are regulars and take all our guests to The Italians - they never fail to impress!

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Kerikeri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Excellent food, great friendly service!! The owner even plays Happy Birthday on the bugle for you!! A trip to the north would not be complete without a meal at The Italians.

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Northland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

As a local, although we dont dine out all that often, when we do we have 5-6 restaurents that we frequent...and once again The Italians did not dissapoint. We booked only 2 hours before time, was offered an outside table and I explained that we had an elderly lady in our party of 4...When we got there they had somehow... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Great atmosphere, buzzing with diners - took a while to get served but we weren't in a hurry and we hadn't booked so that's understandable. Really appreciated that they managed to fit us in on an outside table. Pasta with seafood was delicious, as was the Greek salad (finally a true greek salad that's not covered with lettuce!)

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Additional Information about The Italians

Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
Average Prices: USD 19 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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