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Pipi Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely, slightly raucous evening here. We took recommendations from the staff for starters and they were spot on, and our meals were all delectable. They serve broadly Italian style food but with their own twist, and have got the flavours spot on. It's a fun, casual and cosy place with a constant stream of customers - obviously... More 

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Thank Miss_Remi
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Pipi on a very hot evening and would have loved to be outside. Inside the hot pink and red decor matched the temperature. As Pipi is very popular, it was packed and very noisy but we could still hear ourselves. The furniture is well used and my chair fell apart when I sat on it. Quickly reassembled... More 

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Thank KiwitravellerAkl
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Pipis twice in our week long stay in the Hawkes Bay and loved it both times. excellent food with great friendly service (don't expect silver service) and an atmosphere that is always fun.

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Thank Mike R
Hastings, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is rated very highly by locals and online reviews. Came here for dinner, the place was packed, there was a really good atmosphere in the venue. As for the food, the garlic bread was great! But that's where it stopped. The fish cakes came out burnt, the pollo pizza was bland. We didn't even finish the food and... More 

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the place was packed we had a table within 5 minutes. The food was awesome, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Thank Nieci48
Cheshire uk
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a wonderful evening meal at Pipis Havelock. Our friends had enjoyed food here before when visiting this area, so we all arrived for early dining. However even at 6.30 pm the restaurant was full, and throbbing with atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble, William greeted us with a smile and such warmth was generously bestowed upon... More 

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Thank yvonne k
Scotland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty family dinner here, with activities for the children and delicious home cooked food and very special ice-creams for dessert!

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Thank YarisScotland
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit when in Havelock North. With inside and outside dining options and a good menu that changes with the seasons, Pipis is a Havelock institution. Service is quick and friendly, the food is delicious, and caters for all, from calamari to pizza. It pays to book, as it's very popular.

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Thank Shelley H
Havelock North, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highly recommended one by locals. tried twice, first time did have the pizza, just a pasta, and was alright. but the second time, we had pizza, and that was awesome. lots of people crowd in such small place to have plenty pizzas. will definitely go back for more pizza. have to try all the flavours.

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Thank Frank0434
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in the area in 2007 and loved Pipi back then. Walking down the memory lane today joining for dinner. It was busy as ever but waiting for a table was made a pleasant experience by the staff. Concept and quality haven't changed - even the owners from back in 2007 are still running the show - not something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 8993
Description
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?