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SPQR Cafe & Bar

150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1710
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (28 reviews)
“duck confit” (8 reviews)
“spaghettini” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an enjoyable meal and great service from our Italian waiter, we ordered cocktails to finish the night. We waited about 30 minutes for them to turn up and was then told they had delivered them to the wrong table. They assured us we would...More

1  Thank heyfrienda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends kept saying ‘you need to go here’. So we did. I always try to write positive reviews, unless it’s horrendous. It wasn’t horrendous, but it wasn’t good. I had the scallops. Couldn’t taste them for the Parmesan. They were beautiful on their own, and...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent Sunday date night here and the food was amazing. The pizza was fresh and amazing, the gnocchi was nice and the wine was alcoholic. It was lovely but it felt like the waiters were literally 'waiting' for us to finish and go... One...More

Thank YummyRashers
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We had the misfortune of going to SPQR on Sat night for a business dinner with colleagues from o/s. The chef must either be blind or suffer retardation because there is no other excuse for a competent chef plating up rotten unopened mussels (7/12 closed)...More

Thank Fingalickingood
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Not been back here since over a year ago and decided to give it a go, sitting outside to people watch. Service was fine but the food underwhelming. My scampi tail linguini was dry and tasteless. I asked for chilli oil to pep it up...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed April 22, 2018

The fish stew with "red wine vinegarette" was less like a flavour enhancer, and more like a really awful pack of salt and vinegar chips. My mouth still stings from the vinegar. I did mention it to the the staff, who said she'd "tell the...More

1  Thank GMcCaughan
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited SPQR tonight for dinner I was entertaining visiting colleagues from Europe who held fond memories of previous evenings spent enveloped by outstanding hospitality at SPQR Unfortunately our experience this evening was very far from the lofty standards of previous visits, spent within this bastion...More

1  Thank cinqu0
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow this restaurant definitely exceeded my expectations. Me & my friend shared both the Calamari & a Caprese Salad to start, hands down the best Calamari I’ve ever eaten! Perfectly cooked with the right amount of char & amazing Salsa Verde & Aioli to accompany....More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Stopped here for dinner on a Thursday evening. A little empty when we arrived but the place filled up from 8pm onwards, so I would advise to book. We liked the scallops in shells, Carbonara and Gnocchi Bolognese. Good choice of food on the menu....More

Thank RobertLondon
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are new to the area and got a table without a reservation. We were seated inside and the decor is quite nice :) we shared the seafood paella - which was amazing! However, we ordered a garlic pizza bread for starters...More

Thank MelissaWeathersbee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1710
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