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All 60 Wanaka Restaurants

The Cow

33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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Ranked #24 of 60 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $6 - $28
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
Rangiora, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First time we have visited The Cow in Wanaka, it fabulous. Great food & very pleasant wait staff. Kids loved it! Would definitely recommend other diners and would return.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great food, reasonable prices...garlic bread was cooked a little too long. You share the table with other people. We should try this back in America....maybe we will get to know more people and eat sooner (not having to wait for an empty table)

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Aberglasslyn, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Always great to visit The Cow! Warm, cozy, friendly, with pizzas to die for! Highly recommend and most definitely eat there again.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A very simple pizza and pasta menu in a purpose built establishment, mirroring that in Queenstown and very similar to Queenstown. What works well in Queenstown also works well in Wanaka. Good service and an appropriate wine list. Recommended!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is incredible, a long time between visits, and it is just as I remember. Excellent pizza, excellent environment. It's a must do if you are in Wanaka

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Hobart
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Depending on when you go, you might be forced to wait for a free table. But it's totally worth it. I love the dark lighting and the feel that the whole place is a converted stable. The bar and kitchen are fully visible. I always select a pizza and the crispy base is divine. And the garlic bread is an... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very atmospheric and fantastic barn decor with a huge open Heath fire - just perfect winter venue after coming off piste from skiing! Prompt service.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tucked away off the main street, this place has heaps of atmosphere, a roaring log fire in winter & great food! Limited to pizza & pasta but done very well. Good service. Not too big so you may have a wait at the bar or by the fire if busy.

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gold coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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