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“Not a happy dining experience” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Pesto - CLOSED

Pesto
18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0885
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Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: Pizza, Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
1 review
“Not a happy dining experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Very outdated decor not inviting at all. Meal was very average - could have done better myself at home. Was not good value for money. Waitress was friendly but had little knowledge of the menu

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Disappointment!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have lived in Queenstown about 20yrs and Pesto used to be one of our favourite Rest. Admitedly we haven't been for a while, but after the movies with friends we went down and thought we would have a meal. Our friends were from Oz. It seems that I drew the short straw in that my was the only meal that was a big disappointment. Since it was late at nite I opted to have a ceasar salad with chicken. Well it was the worst "ceasar" that I have had. To give it is correct name, it was just a smoked chicken salad and not a good one. Firstly the lettuce was Iceberg and chopped up finely, then it had cucumber in it, the dressing was too much and not great flavour, I asked for anchovies and there was no parmasen, so overall not a good salad which I didn't eat and they very generously refunded my salad. So thank you. So when u go there I think just stick to what they do better, pizza & pasta. Very good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good casual fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice casual place with solid good food and family friendly. Goos quality ingrediants. Relaxing and in summer be good to folow on with a beer at the Blue Door

Visited August 2012
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Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pay homage to Sam Neil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Ate twice at this yummy Italian restaurant. Great food and service. Our friend took a photo of us with Sam Neil in the background. (hence the reference). Go there. Find Sam.

Visited August 2012
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Glasgow
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Family friendly, but food was average and the room was a bit cold.

Visited July 2012
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