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“Yummy pizza !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RED Pizzeria

RED Pizzeria
3 Kensington Avenue, Whangarei, New Zealand
0800 733 74992
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Ranked #12 of 90 Restaurants in Whangarei
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Yummy pizza !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Four of us ate there last night, we did not book a table but lucky for us there was a spare one, first time here for 2 of us & did not disappoint. Drinks came fast except for mine but that was ok , we did have water, we ordered the metre long pizza & it was YUM, supposed to feed 8 but we didn't actually finish it all !, the other couple we were with knew the owner so she was very friendly, would definately go back again, thank you :-)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ManagerRed, Manager at RED Pizzeria, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience, next time try our mains...as we are not just about fabulous pizza!!! We look forward to serving you again soon.
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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Book your birthday party at Red Pizzeria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I recently booked a table for 10 for my husband's birthday at Red Pizzeria. The staff are amazing, and the service is the best you will find in Whangarei. They are really helpful, easy to deal with, and the food is AMAZING. The meals are five star quality and a really generous size too. I would recommend Red Pizzeria to anyone I know. As well as their awesome selection of pizzas, there are also lots of other things to choose from like pasta, pork belly, steak, and the venison is to die for! Thank you to the staff at Red Pizzeria for making our night fantastic. And if you are having a birthday there, make sure you get the celebration cookie!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ManagerRed, Manager at RED Pizzeria, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you. We love what we do and appreciate your valued comments.
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Really nice food and would recommend it to anyone wanting a well priced yummy dinner. Next to the tavern as well so can go next door and have a drink after and relax

Visited May 2013
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ManagerRed, Manager at RED Pizzeria, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you. We like to offer our guests plenty of variety and value, we are glad you had an experience worth telling others about! See you again soon.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Evening was a total muddle.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We rang and booked since although it was mid week since we knew it was popular. Came in at the time that was suggested as more convenient for the staff, 15 minutes earlier than we intended. At first e understood the long waits since there were only two staff and they were very busy. When we enquired we were told that a staff member called in sick at last minute. Finally we were ready to order but were told there was a 15 minute wait on the pizzas and 35 minutes on main courses. It was suggested we thought about it and he would be back. So more waiting. When he returned he told us there was no wait on main courses now. So we went back to plan A. Ordered pork belly for two of us and more wine. Ordered venison for the non drinker.

The first pork belly arrived well before the rest of the food, still waiting for wine for another 20 mins and then two more pork belly's arrived.......one was half price since the last piece they had of venison was burnt. We found this bizarre. You don't give some one food they did not order (especially pork since people have religious beliefs about this meat) without checking with them first. If the dish is not available come back and ask what the customer would like.

That pork belly was suddenly free of charge which is fair enough and she was asked if she would like a salad. She wasn't going to eat the pork, just the mash and carrots. So she was offered a choice of two salads and when it arrived it was the wrong one. By then we were in one of those spaces when you just knew you wanted to move on and not return. The pork belly was large and very fatty. Previously I had eaten this dish at Red and it was much nicer.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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ManagerRed, Manager at RED Pizzeria, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you. We appreciate feedback from all our customers and apologise for the lack of attention your table received on this evening. Management contacted this reviewer with a formal apology and explanation but to date have not had a response.
The waiter in question unfortunately had received a mild concussion from a morning skateboard incident but insisted he was able to work when restaurant bookings became demanding. His usual professional service and conscientious work ethics were obviously compromised by this injury and he made uncharacteristic errors.
Red Pizzeria receives many compliments on the high standard of service we provide, so this review in no way represents the normal care and attention our busy restaurant provides its customers.
The waiter sends his personal apology and management have offered a complimentary new dine in evening. We await the opportunity to renew this reviewer's experience.
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7 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Visited on the recommendation of the Motel Sierra staff.

Wile it was busy and I had not made a booking, the staff were most welcoming and the pizza was excellent.

Highly recommended for a night out!

Visited May 2013
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ManagerRed, Manager at RED Pizzeria, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you. We appreciate your feedback and glad to be part of your positive experience as Whangarei visitors. We look forward to you visiting us again someday :-)
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