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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
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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Visitor rating
  • 62
    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
Great for a group

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Jqtown
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A local's secret place you HAVE to visit! Hidden down Cow Lane near OConnell's Mall is where you'll find this quaint old stone building that was originally a cow shed! Come inside to the roaring fire and rustic atmosphere on a cold winter's night - there's nothing better! Make sure you order the garlic bread - it's to die for!... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have found NZ pizzas to have minimal topping but the Cow served a generous and delicious pizza. Friendly staff and a cosy open fire made for a very pleasant experience.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Veggie pizzas at its best. Loaded with toppings and cheese, one large pizza is good enough for two... add some beers or cocktails to it and you will be stuffed.. only disappointment is the location... would have been amazing if it had a lake view setting.. nevertheless, a sure pizza place to go to in Wanaka

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

These pizzas are truly one of the best you will have in NZ... wanaka and Queenstown both have the Cow and they serve their pizzas with love... we had the veg option and it was loaded with veggies and cheese.. perfect!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

little expensive but soooo much topping, such a cute little pizzeria, nice staff and really cosey, there was 10 of us and all felt welcomed, sharing pizza and having a giggle

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Sonoma, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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?