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33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Description: Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti!...
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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Hottest fireplace in NZ

The food is basically just pizza and pasta but what it lacks in variety it makes up in atmosphere. Lovely tavern/cavern feel, hot fireplace -- you'll be peeling off the layers -- and fun, relaxed vibe. Great place for families and for groups of friends. It has gluten free options too. It's a fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
threep
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Sydney
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it was a Saturday night but the service was non existent. No welcome or happiness from the two female staff members. No water offered, no drinks offered while waiting beside the bar. Tables with no people on needed clearing. Waiting waiting. I love coming to the vow but the staff are totally unprepared or onto it.

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Thank snowlightbox
Christchurch, New Zealand
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109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cow in Wanaka or Queenstown has a nice atmospere great Pizza & Pasta. Believe it or not my parents took me to The Cow in Queenstown when I was a youngster thats 50+ years ago now (gosh I'm old!). Wanaka is a take of the origanial but excellant also. Really enjoy in winter especially with the open fires.

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Thank Richard G
Wanaka, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizza was nice but a little expensive. The Cow has a great outdoor area to eat in but the tables were a bit greasy from previous use. The staff were nice. This place would be great in winter with the big fires.

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Thank bnq1966
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant. Efficient and friendly staff. Excellent food! Yummy pizza's. Compliments to the chef!

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Thank ELBA47
Sydney
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is basically just pizza and pasta but what it lacks in variety it makes up in atmosphere. Lovely tavern/cavern feel, hot fireplace -- you'll be peeling off the layers -- and fun, relaxed vibe. Great place for families and for groups of friends. It has gluten free options too. It's a fun night out.

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Thank threep
Shellharbour, Australia
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service. Pizzas were very good, very fresh ingredients but pastas were a standout.

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Thank TashWood
Pune, India
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227 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the tiny lane behind the Post Office, The Cow is a Hidden Gem. It has an excellent old ambiance with a fireplace, where people can wait and warm themselves as queues during rush hours could be long. We enjoyed some excellent Vegetarian Pizza and Rose Wine. The food here is just yum! Overall, a wonderful place to enjoy... More 

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Thank rahulajmera
Arrowtown, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great pizzas, love the classic salads and soups. Friendly fun staff and such a wonderful building. So many reasons to keep going back

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1 Thank Sundaylunches001
Evergreen, Colorado
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stopped after a rainy day and Sunday holiday weekend as travelers and had a great glass of wine while we awaited a table. The "Her Majesty" pizza was awesome so we added a bottle of wine! The service was great even as they balanced take-away and walk in campers wet from the rain. We loved it and it reminded... More 

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1 Thank Rod H
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the cow restaurant in Queenstown a few times in the past with good success. But today I thought I would pick up some takeaway pizzas for the family at the Wanaka Cow. Unfortunately these were burnt and lacking toppings. Let's face it, it's not hard to make a good pizza. I won't be going back any... More 

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?