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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, 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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Rustic atmosphere and a roaring fireplace with reasonable food

This is a great place for dinner with a roaring fireplace good pizza and the best bread baked in the pizza oven.Set in a stone building in an alley it is secreted away but is a great dining experience and has fantastic atmosphere. A place for an enjoyable night out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Cow appears to be a local institution and after visiting on two occasions while in Wanaka can see why. Staff seem to want your business and welcome you and look after you through the whole visit. Pizzas and Pastas all freshly prepared and tasty. Wait staff are wonderful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The meal we had was so good, everything tasted fresh and just how you'd make it at home, only 1000000 times better! The staff were helpful, recommending the best dishes, but left us in peace to enjoy our meal.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really nice pizzas here and the atmosphere is really cool also, service is great the only real negative i have is the price is a little high but one pizza feeds 2 ppl so it balances out.

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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

4 of us went at 9.00pm they were still open and happy to have us. Great pizza! Would defintly recommend to get ! Also tryed spag bol , delish!!! Nice and warm with open fire

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a great place for dinner with a roaring fireplace good pizza and the best bread baked in the pizza oven.Set in a stone building in an alley it is secreted away but is a great dining experience and has fantastic atmosphere. A place for an enjoyable night out.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
Cuisine: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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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