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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
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Tucked away a cosy spot on a rainy night

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Sally00014
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Called up in the afternoon as Wanaka is very busy this time of year, to find out they do not take reservations. Which was not a problem, as they were not too busy when we went. There was a nice Atmosphere, with a candle on the table. We had Garlic bread and a "Her Majesty's Pleasure" pizza. The garlic bread... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Really enjoyed the pizza here, it had lots of topping, (can't bear it when pizzas have a stingy amount of the good stuff on top!). We had a discount voucher for the meal otherwise we would have found the pizzas a bit on the pricey side (travelling on a week Aussie dollar). The Cow is tucked away down an alley... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We dined here on Christmas Eve & it was a little quiet, which was nice for us. We all had Pizza's & Pastas & all was eaten. Would definitely dine again when in Wanaka.

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tom price, wa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal at The Cow. Service was excellent as was the food. Great value also - the meals are huge & they will package up leftovers for you to take home if you ask.

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Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lovely little place to grab some pizza and beer. Service was fantastic and pizza couldn't be beat. They allow takeaway which is a must as even the small pizza was too much for one sitting but it was a great snack later in the trip. Highly recommended.

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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 - 26
  • 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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