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“Very enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Passione Italian Restaurant

Passione Italian Restaurant
40 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6999
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Ranked #10 of 40 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Oxted, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

We wanted a fairly straightforward meal tonight and it was great.
I had pasta dish of the day, penne pasta with squid and salmon and vegetables. Cooked to perfection and very tasty. My wife really enjoyed her thin crust pizza too.
Some of the staff seemed fairly inexperienced but they were willing, enthusiastic and friendly.
Place itself being quite new is clean bright and airy.
We were delighted with our meals and recommend to others.

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English first
March, Germany
1 review
“excellent italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Me and my husband were very satisfied after two perfect dinners in this Italian restaurant. We wouldn't have expected to find such authentic italian food in New Zealand. We spent two nights in kaikoura at all and went twice to the Passione Restaurant to enjoy delicious starters and great pizzas. Service was good and friendly. All in all very recommendable!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not the best..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We went here for lunch. We ordered a pizza to share. The crust was burnt around the edges and the pizza was soo thin that the heavy topping on top kept falling off the pizza base which was just annoying after awhile. Plus they waiter forgot our drinks. Nothing special at all. Although inside was a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Average Pizza Average Pasta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Nothing to write home about, typical attempt at providing mediocre Italian cuisine

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Extremely Memorable experience !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012 via mobile

We dined at this fabulous restaurant 2 days in a row. The first was on The first day of opening! It was so good we went back the next night for our last meal before flying home the next day. The best restaurant in Kaikora by far! The pizza was very authentic, the pasta was as good as any Italian restaurant in Australia. We hope that their dream of having their own restaurant is a huge success . We hope to go back one day.....

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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