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Caffe Centrale

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10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 1013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly professional staff and good authentic Italian food. Parking difficult if you take your own car. A taxi would allow you to enjoy the hospitality more

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Thank annenorm
Napier, New Zealand
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256 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When the sign outside said 'best Italian restaurant' I thought yeah right.....yeah. It's right! Nice cosy atmosphere, really friendly staff and superb food. I started with the antipasto that was fresh and tasty. The small easily feeds two. Next was the seafood pasta. It was delicious and full of mixed seafood. I didn't want dessert but decided to see if... More 

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Hamilton
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Pretty average food especially for the $$$. I had rack of lamb $37. It was tough. Had some (potato?) thing that was so tasteless none of us at the table could identify. All meals at our table we very average.

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Thank Hamiltonlad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for a meal and decided to try somewhere new. Had a nice meal, not the best, not the worst. Staff was really good, worth a try

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Thank Arn135
Rotorua, New Zealand
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We went to Cafe Centrale for my birthday last night and loved the experience of eating there: it's a small, cosy restaurant with very friendly waiting staff and lovely food so what more could you want? For starters we had: garlic bread and carpaccio. The garlic bread was crispy melt in your mouth good, the carpaccio (raw thin slices of... More 

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Thank MandyC70_13
New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Went on a Monday night with friends and as we went early about 6.30 there were few people there, we were served quickly by a a friendly waitress and did not have to wait long for drinks and starters.by the time we had finished the starters the restaurant had quickly filled up and wait staff and kitchen were flat out.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Caffe Centrale is now by far my favourite restaurant in Hamilton. I have heard nothing but praise about this place and I was not let down. My meal was amazing, authentic and the gnocchi was beautiful and soft. The service was outstanding, as the waitress went above and beyond to make our evening as enjoyable as possible. Can't wait to... More 

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Thank Tayne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The term 'fantastic' summarizes Caffe Centrale quite adequately. The food, including the starters and the mains, is fantastically fine, and consists of the jewels of the Italian cuisine. The price is unbelievably reasonable, especially considering the food's extremely high quality. As for the service, it is perhaps the most memorable of all: the staff are truly 'Italian' in terms of... More 

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Thank Leonardo M
New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a great little spot tucked away on Alma Street. It's smaller and cosy, and run and staffed by Italians, so you feel like you are getting the real deal food wise! We've had several very good meals here, but most recently enjoyed a blackboard special of venison fettuccine, and a delicious salmon gnocchi. The gnocchi was so fluffy... More 

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London
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

amazing food, amazing people! We were surprised to find such a real italian food in NZ! All the menu is typical food - pasta with sea food is great! The waiters and chefs went the extra mile to find us a table at peak time (worth the wait) and they even made the best tiremisu i ever had on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 1013

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