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Pipi Cafe

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16 Joll Raod, Havelock North, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Average food and prices were a bit expensive. Good handy place to get food near the main village. Friendly staff

Thank Leonie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of four. we shared 3 large pizzas and that was sufficient. With a beer/wine each the bill was $100 which was good value and the pizza was great. The restaurant was busy and we waited about 35 mins for our order - no problem. Recommended.

Thank q'meister
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was crowded but we managed to get a table without too long a wait. The staff are excellent without being over the top - that's helpful, friendly and there when needed. The pizzas were excellent - tasty and plenty of topping on a nice thin crust. The gnocchi with nettle went down a treat and the house wines... More 

Thank Pete N Sal H
Havelock North, New Zealand
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice pizzas, can definitely recommend the pollo or Margherita. The gingerbread, licorice and chocolate ice creams I highly recommend too. 😄🍕

Thank hbbornandproud
San Francisco, California, USA
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489 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My past 2 visits to Pipi's have confirmed 2 things -- Pipi's is by far the most popular sit-down pizza place around -- and may also be a local's favorite for takeaway. And there are many good reasons -- the pizza toppings are creative combos, plentiful and certainly delicious. I think their thin crust is to live for -- one... More 

Thank HaljoHal
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Pipi is always busy, and for good reason, for here are people who are truly living the dream. The food is straightforward Mediterranean fayre, served up with love and a commitment to relaxed eating. We visited late on a Sunday and service was a bit slow. Be prepared too to sit on long wooden benches (if required) and make new... More 

Thank SirBobbyHooter
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

All went perfect from start to finish. Restaurant was super duper busy but staff were still attentive. Come for the pizza. Come for the pasta. Come for the tiramisu. Come for honest and yummy casual dining.

Thank jennylymm
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Super busy with families and others but friendly staff. Relaxed, help yourself to water and soft drinks. Excellent flavours on pizzas and lamb pie to die for.

Thank Peter A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Casual seating (crowd on to a shared table if full) and serving (choose your own beer and soft drinks from the fridges). Tasty food and right sized portions. Popular with the locals which is always a plus.

Thank John C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service.. Cute setting Pizzas were yum and accommodated the kids. The dads and the kids loved the self service fridges. Limited menu but it hit the spot on the day. Great casual dining spot!

Thank nzfamilytron5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Joll Raod, Havelock North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: 06-877-8993
Phone 8778993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?