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The Cow

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Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or...
Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy Italian food

We had been traveling for three weeks in NZ and although the lamb we had been eating was fantastic, we were craving Italian. The pizzas are excellent as well as the pasta dishes. Go!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Sonoma, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sonoma, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had been traveling for three weeks in NZ and although the lamb we had been eating was fantastic, we were craving Italian. The pizzas are excellent as well as the pasta dishes. Go!!!

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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Rather cramped in there but shows it is popular. Large pizza which could not eat the lot. Reasonably tasty but not what I wanted and relied on the description of. Nice wine served. Verdict of reasonably good in a overall mixed experience.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Follow the sign "The Cow"down lane way, and what a nice surprise ! Delicious pizza and pasta dishes, very friendly multicultural staff, and great prices what more could you ask for? I know warm friendly atmosphere all here.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Was here for a hens and they catered well for a group, we were looked after well and the pizza and pastas were yum and good quality. Drinks were a reasonable price and they were good natured with our antics. Only downside was splitting the bill the last person got stung with more than her fair share and it was... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We found this little restaurant down the lane and were not sure what to expect. The staff were very friendly and helpfull, we stuck to the pizzas and they were really nice. The atmosphere was interesting . Would go again.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

cosy atmosphere great enormous pizza. We went and got our own bottle of wine and staff were happy for us to drink. Corkage $10. It is a dark environment so on a wet summer evening it was cosy.

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Pukehina, null, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

eating here was an experience - a good one! we all enjoyed what we ordered and we easily fed a family of 4 for $85 including drinks. It's a little out of the way, but worth getting there and enjoying a meal

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winton, new zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

The white wine creamy sauce was just a jakkie potato starch sauce with a few poeces of fish! Pizza were fat!

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Nelson
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went her ten years ago on a cold night and enjoyed everything about it. This time it was like entering a furnace and not having enough room to swing a cat. Sat outside in an alleyway with no room to fart . Pizzas were just average and expensive . Wont bother next time .

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Second visit to "The Cow" in Wanaka (last time was 4 years ago). Didn't enjoy it so much this time, especially after having visited another venue in Queenstown this same week (NOT "The Cow" in Queenstown - see my other review and you'll work out which place I mean). This venue inside is pleasing in terms of look and atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

Description

Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?