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“Hidden Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buon Venuti

Buon Venuti
16 Glen Rd, Browns Bay, New Zealand
09-479 6134
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Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Browns Bay
Cuisines: Italian
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten here many times and have never had a bad experience. This is an authentic Italian restaurant run as a family concern. The food is excellent, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxed and cordial. This is a place to come to if you are not in a hurry and want to relax over real good Italian food and wine. We have gone through the list of pasta dishes and each one is delicious.

Highly recommended

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Buon Venuti has great Italian food in a quaint little restaurant run by a feisty couple. The veal is really good and is a must have. the rest of the menu is good too with lots of different options. great for a casual night out

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Can't get much better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have been to this family Italian restaurant many times and have never bothered reviewing it, so now it is that time.

If you are after an excellent, traditional Italian meal, then Buon Venuti is the place to go. Very small, which means intimate for some. For others, it will mean hearing the Italian being spoken in the kitchen.

Probably the most underrated Italian in Auckland.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A big surprise! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Don't judge a book by its cover. In one of less salubrious parts of Browns Bay surrounded by a funeral parlour and a car park is this gem of a restaurant. The sign outside and the decor are very dated but the staff are very friendly, it has a good buzz and the food is very good.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Reliably good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

You always bump into locals here because we all know it us good. Really tasty food, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Will always be back. Take a jersey though, cold

  • Visited May 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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