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The Cow

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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
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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    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
Yummy

Was looking for a pizza, pasta place in town and asked the locals they send us to the cow, really hard to find had to ask a few people. Once we got there it was lovely and warm and a great atmosphere, very helpful staff, only complaint being I was looking forward to pasta and they didn't have much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Kazjoy2332
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I'm so disappointed we found this place on our last night in Wanaka. Incredible. My wife and I discovered this place randomly looking at reviews and it just so happened we were in the mood for a good, quick spaghetti bolognese fix. It was a little hard for us to find, being that we're tourists and Google Maps doesn't acknowledge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Was looking for a pizza, pasta place in town and asked the locals they send us to the cow, really hard to find had to ask a few people. Once we got there it was lovely and warm and a great atmosphere, very helpful staff, only complaint being I was looking forward to pasta and they didn't have much to... More 

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Sydney
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went to the very highly recommended 'Cow' restaurant on 12th July. Loved the stone building tucked away at the end of a little laneway in Queenstown. Inside it was so quaint and a bit quirky, lovely fire blazing, buzzing with people and the food looked and smelled fabulous. Very crowded, but we put out names on a list and squeezed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great family spot. Menu is simple and yummy. Pleased the teenagers and parents. Get there early as it is always busy. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went to The Cow last night for dinner with my family. The restaurant was incredibly busy as to be expected in the school holidays in Wanaka. The staff were working incredibly hard and were always polite and personable even though they were run off their feet! The food was delicious as always and everyone loved their meal. When we were... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

After a short wait (because they don't allow bookings) we were seated at a cosy table and a very helpful waiter pointed us towards the most popular pizzas and we weren't disappointed her majesties being our favourite. Great night and love the atmosphere on a cold winters night.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were looking forward to having a family night out on our first night of holiday in Wanaka. The Cow was our first choice having enjoyed many great meals in Queenstown. We arrived early to avoid the rush but unfortunately were made to feel as if we were just a number. despite being the first guests of the evening and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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, 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, 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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