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Armando's Kitchen

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Central European
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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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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
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Superb food & service

Well what a quaint Italian cafe. Superb food and awesome customer service. We had lunch here at old Cromwell town I had port a bellow mushrooms on brusheta and Arthur had scrambled eggs. The food was so fresh and yummy. We would highly recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
margaret n
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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Paeroa, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Well what a quaint Italian cafe. Superb food and awesome customer service. We had lunch here at old Cromwell town I had port a bellow mushrooms on brusheta and Arthur had scrambled eggs. The food was so fresh and yummy. We would highly recommend this place.

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Timaru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have been here several times and it never fails to disappoint. Best place to have lunch in Cromwell. Great friendly service and the open lasagne is simply delicious. Thoroughly recommend this cafe.

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Slow service and adverse meals...Great views over the lake but the meal doesn't measure up to environment.

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Alnmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stumbled upon this place on a hungry afternoon after a long drive - really delicious food - another thumbs-up for the pork belly, great wine plus a beautiful , fresh and crunchy salad and a pud to share. Wonderful view, friendly and efficient service, just what we wanted to find as we travelled south for three weeks. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What better way could there be to round off a visit to Old Cromwell than a bite to eat and a drink at this wonderful little gem.

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Top Contributor
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited as a group of four. Pork belly for one, margarita pizza for another and a shared GF pizza for two. Gorgeous hot day and lots of water available. Nice cold beverage/wine selection. Pork belly was excellent, pizzas lacked seasoning but still tasty.

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wanaka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Found this delightful cafe in Old Cromwell when I was traveling alone. I was really impressed with the food, the pork belly open sandwich was absolutely fantastic and the coffee was excellent. I thought it was very friendly and welcoming and I loved the atmosphere. Will definitely return the next time I'm in Cromwell!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great food, staff super friendly, great location and wonderful deck to sit on and enjoy it all. Loved it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had the ravioli and they were amazing, very tasty and filling and a good price. My partner had the pork belly open sandwich and he was very satisfied too. They also sell italian foods. If you get the chance you should meet Armando he's the hilarious italian chef that owns the place. :)

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stumbled across Old Cromwell town and what a surprise we were in for. We shared the melt in your mouth creamy risotto and pizza with homemade tomato sauce. A big statement I know but one of the best meals I've ever had. The chef and the waitress provided a great service and were eager to hear our opinion of... More 

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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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