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“Great cafe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piccolo

Piccolo
41, Ruapehu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 109 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Awesome food and coffee, great atmosphere.
Free wifi if you purchase anything. Really nice decor, felt brand new...

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“No, you can't have menus we are too busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We were with a large group and most of us had arrived and ordered brunch. Things went smoothly, food selection is good, ( great gluten free options). Food is good, although a little heavy for my liking. Pricing is on the high side.

A few other friends arrived and we squeezed up to allow them to join us, however staff refused to give them menus as they were too busy? Really? Not, we may be a while, or can we get you a coffee in the meantime, or we dont have menus available at teh moment. Plain out no you cannot even have a menu because we will not take your order. They may have as well told us that they did not want us there.

We all left and went elsewhere, it was great and we booked dinner for the 18 the next day.

Incidentally we found out others had the same experience later that day. We wont be back, but that shouldn't really matter... because they are already busy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hastings, New Zealand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“A nice reminder of how friendly Kiwis can be when we try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I stopped here for a quick lunch on the way through Taupo - the caramelised onion and blue cheese tart was very nice, as was the coffee, but what really impressed was the service. Efficient and attentive without being overbearing, and very friendly. Would happily eat here again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We had lunch here. A great selection of tasty food and good prices. Both menu items and cabinet items available. Excellent service from the staff with items explained when you walk in.

Visited October 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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173 reviews 173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great Lunch at Piccolo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We called in for lunch on our way through. From the moment we stepped in we were treated like long lost friends and we had never met these people before!!! selection was from a menue or from the cabinet food. i had the Curry of the day which was just lovely and my wife had the tart which was also very good. I would reccomnd this place for top service, food and friendliness.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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