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The Cow

33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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Ranked #28 of 59 restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $6 - $30
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
gold coast
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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Contributor
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
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We have visited The Cow in Queenstown before and it was so noisy and crowded with shared bench seating, we ended up leaving. This time, we visited The Cow in Wanaka and love love loved it. It is down the back from the main street in a secluded area and felt like it was a hidden gem that people hadn't... More

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Brisbane Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I first went to this restaurant in 1978. It hasn`t changed ,still great pizza.The garlic bread is to die for . Warm ,cosy atmosphere with a beautiful fireplace. Staff attentive.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away right on Cow St. off of Beach St. It has a limited menu of pasta and pizza. Try the pasta with Bolognese Sauce it was awesome. Atmosphere was cozy and nice on a cool day to sit by the fireplace.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice layout, good location but after the lovely greeting and seating things went downhill. Utterly indifferent attitude from server. Waited 50 mins for our meal, had to ask for cutlery,condiments. Food average

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went here on a recommendation from our motel and were left really disappointed. Maybe we should have checked the menu, but why anyone would ever use oily, cheddar-like cheese on a pizza is beyond me. Also, the ham seemed very cheap and not what we were expecting. That said, my husband said the base was one of the best he'd... More

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