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The Cow

33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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Ranked #31 of 57 restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Brisbane Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Senior Contributor
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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Foxton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Cow was suggested to us by a local, glad that we tryed it out. Very cozzy and warm on a wet/cold day. Great food. Would go back in the future. We meet some awesome people, whom we shared a table with, from Florida. THe couple that we got to briefly meet, we great company and awesome people. As we... More

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thecowwanaka, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, great to hear of the generosity of the couple you shared your table with and that you enjoyed your evening. Hope to see you again soon More

Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Fantastic service and awesome pizza yummy excellent atmosphere and the decor creates a cosy friendly feel the fire place is gorgeous too

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thecowwanaka, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your meal at The Cow, thanks for the review More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Had to wait a while to get served as the staff were rushed off their feet, but it was worth it......friendly service, good quality and very tasty food with ample refreshments available to drown any thirst!

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thecowwanaka, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you return sometime! More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Exceptional. Friendly staff, brilliant pizza, great wine list. It's pizza done well in a very fun environment. You'd be a fool to miss it.

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thecowwanaka, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your evening at The Cow. We hope to see you again soon! More

Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Sonme of the best pizza I have ever eaten. Portions large and the sea food pizza abundant with muscles prawns and white fish. Absolutely divine. Also loved the garlic bread served as a loaf with the ability to spread ones own butter, very cool!! Lovely atmosphere and service was also good. Would definitely return!!!

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thecowwanaka, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Many thanks for your good review of your evening with us. We are pleased you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is awesome! Big pizzas with half and half flavour options that's great for sharing with a group of friends. Kitchen was really flexible with topping changes and the staff were friendy and genuine. Sat outside in the sun in a nice quiet court yard away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town.

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