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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, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Great Pizza

We ordered a pile of takeaway pizzas from the Cow and they were great. Nice thin bases with great toppings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Kim M
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Fremantle, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must eat at if you like pizza or pasta and you must have the freshly baked garlic bread as on tray. This is a very popular and small restaurant that used to be cow sheds. Arrive early or late to get a seat.

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Fremantle, Australia
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ordered a pile of takeaway pizzas from the Cow and they were great. Nice thin bases with great toppings.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A replica in all ways including good food and service. No doubt like Queenstown it could get pretty busy in there and you'd often share tables if there are only two of you. But we got in early anyway. Sat near the fire as my girlfriend likes the heat. We both had Bolognese - the spaghetti version for her which... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place never disappoints. Food is always so fresh and tasty, the garlic bread is one of our favourites. Service is quick and friendly. Love the warmth of the fire and beautiful old building which adds a special touch to the dining experience. Love it .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was recommended by one of my friend.. We had garlic bread as our starter, seafood supreme pizza and bolognese as our mains. It was really good and tasty. The interior of the restaurant was cozy too. It was a great experience since it was our first time to visit the place.

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Another go-to place when we're hankering for delicious pizza and ambiance plus. Larger than its Queenstown counterpart but still retains the same great vibe. Always friendly staff, best open fire around just consistent great food.

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went to the cow wanaka last Saturday night, we had the best food of our holiday, great garlic bread and delicious leek potato soup for start, plus amazing pizzas and pastas, hight recommend that place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Cow is an institution that has been serving customers since 1976 with a menu that hasn’t changed (and with good reason). Sitting down Post Office Lane, not only does the cosy, rustic interior of the old building (complete with wood burning fireplace) make you want to hang around for hours, these guys offer up some of the best pizza... More 

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had to wait for a table but the staff were fantastic, great beers at the bar while we waited. Pizza and pasta was top notch. Baked gnocchi was delicious. The lady behind the bar knew everything about the beer. Try the Raddler.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice set up. Very homely. Good pizza but the one thing that is disappointing is the price. Far to expensive for what it is.

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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 4 - 22
  • 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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