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Cinema Paradiso Bar & Cafe

Brownston St, Wanaka, New Zealand
443 1505
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Ranked #4 of 60 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Café
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved our experience at Paradiso. It really is a must do movie experience. Snuggling up on the couches or in the cut out car is something I had never experienced before. Beautiful homemade icecream & delicious coffee. The best part though was the beautiful cookies that you get at intermission... That's right an intermission in the middle of the movie.... More

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved the layout of the cinema with the various array of couches, cars and cameras. The interval break was also a nice touch. Highly memorable cinema experience.

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gold coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A movie experience like never before. A small boutique cinema full of character. Sound and picture quality were great. Loved the different seating options. The warm cookies at intermission are a must.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Love Cinema Paradiso! It's so cozy, full of characters and the cinema inside is none like the normal typical cinema you always go to. For one thing...the seats are all so different and unique from one another. No two seast are the same. There are couches, seats in the car, seats painted in different color etc..very cute! Their homemade ice... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Such a cute wee venue. All unique seating inside, we sat in the old school car, surprisingly comfy. I loved that the movie broke for an interval, we enjoyed our pizza and warm cookie. Coffee could be better, but hey your not a cafe so I don't mind. See you again soon

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Caves Beach, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to go to a movie! Great service and personalities. A wonderful evening for a Dad and 2 boys. Loved the home biscuits and ice cream. We love the ice cream so much that we went back twice! The best cinema experience ever! A must do when you visit Wanaka

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

A very unique must visit cinema in Wanaka. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable. Love the concept they impose. Last but not least, you have to try their homemake chocolate big cookies. It melts when serve it hot. Love it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I am blown away with this place. made a booking - didn't have my $$ so just took my name & sure enough was remembered by sight when I walked in. comfortable seating - felt like I was home in the lounge with a large group of friends around. Movie didn't start until everyone had their food & goodies -... More

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Parkes, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a great cinema experience. Small cinema with a quirky collection of couches and comfy chairs. Fresh warm biscuits at intermission were fantastic. So glad we fitted this into our short stay. Had dinner beforehand which was very good.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is definitely a must do in Wanaka if you are here for a few days. A quaint wee cinema with all sorts of interesting seating including comfy couches. The staff are so friendly, the warm cookies at intermission are exceptional and the atmosphere is awesome. It was certainly one of our fav experiences of our trip.

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