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Armando's Kitchen

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71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0303
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Here at Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe' we pride ourselves in serving top...
Here at Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe' we pride ourselves in serving top quality,locally sourced food. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in Old Cromwell Precinct you can come and sip our delicious coffee or have a full lunch in our beautiful Central Otago surroundings. We offer a light lunch menu and traditional Italian dishes prepared by Chef Armando. Our menu also includes classic New Zealand dishes to please our Kiwi friends. Call in for a coffee or award winning locally produced gelato!
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Authentic Italian Cafe

We visited this Italian Cafe for lunch on our wine tour and we had a fantastic meal. It is in a really lovely setting in old historic Cromwell town. The staff were very friendly and the meals were superb. I had the prawn and chorizo risotto, which was the best risotto I have ever eaten, it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Louise R
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited this Italian Cafe for lunch on our wine tour and we had a fantastic meal. It is in a really lovely setting in old historic Cromwell town. The staff were very friendly and the meals were superb. I had the prawn and chorizo risotto, which was the best risotto I have ever eaten, it was delicious! My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The coffee was the best I've had in NZ yet. Also had a cinnamon roll with a vanilla bean icecream and it was truly a delicious combination. Fantastic customer service and conversation from the owner too. We were really glad we stopped there on a rainy day for a break.

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Winton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a great place to visit during our wine tour. Friendly staff, food excellent. Facilities good and overall just a nice ca fe in old Cromwell town don't miss out .

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had lunch here on Good Friday when they were REALLY REALLY busy but they did well to continue to provide good timely service. They got extra points for coming to tell us that the wine we selected was not chilled enough to serve and to make another recommendation. A really nice casual meal in Historic Cromwell. We didn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Tucked in amongst the heritage precinct is the quaintist little Italian cafe. The tables are popped in among the garden complete with hand picked flowers an a lovely verandah to watch the world go by. The service is great an food delicious. A lovely ambience with mellow music. It's the real deal!!!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I reccommend you try Armando's Kitchen out, I will have to return to try something different so much to choose from. Extremely nice staff, served with a smile. Sit inside or on the veranda or even out by the pavement.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely spot. Great coffee. Yummy food. Definitely worth a few visits while in Cromwell. Will be back!

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Melbourne
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58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely coffee and a magnificent cinnamon scroll after a wander around the old town. Armando's is set on a lovely spot above the lake where you can catch a nice breeze on warm days. All of the cake options looked great, carrot cake with fruit and nuts on the icing, fruit cobbler and a range of biscuits. A... More 

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The prawn and chorizo risotto was so delicate, creamy and delicious. Sitting outside on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine looking at the lake...it couldn't get any better.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This little Italian Resturant offered some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. The potato gnocchi was second to none. The service was prompt and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 0303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Central European

Description

Here at Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe' we pride ourselves in serving top quality,locally sourced food. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in Old Cromwell Precinct you can come and sip our delicious coffee or have a full lunch in our beautiful Central Otago surroundings. We offer a light lunch menu and traditional Italian dishes prepared by Chef Armando. Our menu also includes classic New Zealand dishes to please our Kiwi friends. Call in for a coffee or award winning locally produced gelato!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?