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The Cow

33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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Ranked #28 of 60 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A very simple pizza and pasta menu in a purpose built establishment, mirroring that in Queenstown and very similar to Queenstown. What works well in Queenstown also works well in Wanaka. Good service and an appropriate wine list. Recommended!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is incredible, a long time between visits, and it is just as I remember. Excellent pizza, excellent environment. It's a must do if you are in Wanaka

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Depending on when you go, you might be forced to wait for a free table. But it's totally worth it. I love the dark lighting and the feel that the whole place is a converted stable. The bar and kitchen are fully visible. I always select a pizza and the crispy base is divine. And the garlic bread is an... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very atmospheric and fantastic barn decor with a huge open Heath fire - just perfect winter venue after coming off piste from skiing! Prompt service.

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Auckland, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tucked away off the main street, this place has heaps of atmosphere, a roaring log fire in winter & great food! Limited to pizza & pasta but done very well. Good service. Not too big so you may have a wait at the bar or by the fire if busy.

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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

I love the atmosphere of The Cow. The stone and timber cottage style surrounds give the restaurant a warm and homely feel like no other restaurant I've been to. The menu is a simple, pizza and pasta, and they do it well. Would recommend.

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Kellyville, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were part of a large group and although they don't take booking we were accomodated easily. Pizza were of a good standard and the roaring open fire added to the ambience. This place is tucked away down a little laneway but worth seeking out.

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Taupo, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fun atmosphere! Great place to go with friends or a casual night out with the family. Food is great especially the garlic bread!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a bit of difficulty finding the restaurant - it's tucked away, off the main street but once we went in we were pleased to see the roaring open fire. We ordered garlic bread and were surprised to find that it was a whole loaf of warm bread which came with garlic butter, way more than two people could... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We missed visiting their branch in QT, so had to visit in Wanaka. It lived up to its reputation... Great pizza's, pasta and superb Garlic bread ( very different from what anyone would any seen anywhere in the world ). The decor great and service.... With a smile and fast. Like the reviews that I had read, the restaurant was... More

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