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Caffe Centrale

Certificate of Excellence
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10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
(07) 838 1013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Hamilton for a work mission from Italy. I'm a food lover and really surprised to find this italian home made of quality so far from my country. Just perfect, simple and real. Perfect. Luca. F.

Thank luca f
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted a good Italian meal and we found it right across the street from the hotel. Our server was from Rome and so we got the authentic Italian experience. Food was good and service excellent. Will be going back next trip for sure

Thank David S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner wife and I. Excellent food. We both had the Gnocchi which was amazingly good, so fresh and tasty. Service was very friendly and enthusiastic even though restaurants was busy on a Monday night. Also have to mention the lemoncello to finish, very tasty and as good as the Sorrento versions.

Thank Andy L
Hamilton, New Zealand
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88 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We have eaten here before on many occasions, although admittedly it has been a while since our last visit, so we are familiar with what to expect from this restaurant and sadly it did not live up to our expectations! We stated off with a LARGE garlic bread which was $6.99 (rather than a small serving for $3.99). We were... More 

Thank chynna
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Would recommend to anyone wanting to try authentic Italian food! What makes it best is that everything is freshly made so it is worth the wait. Great service even for a busy Saturday night! Thank you!!

Thank Sfa2580
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

At first, Alessandro was very polite but there was this very large table with very loud (and drunk) people and he forgot about the rest of the tables and just keep on giving ALL the attention to them. We waited to be sited for 5 minutes, for water other 5 min, for appetizers more than 30 min, for a coffee... More 

Thank ximegar7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had a mushroom risotto and a carbonara but the dessert we shared was absolutely out of this world. It was a Lemoncello gelato served inside a re2al lemon. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven If you love lemony desserts, you must try this.

Thank Suzie B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The males chose Tagliolini al Cartoccio, it was impressive, so much steam coming out of the wrapper! Alexandro told us how busy they'd been the previous night, and that true Italian food is made from scratch so if it arrives quickly you should be very suspicious. We assured him we were in no rush and proceeded to enjoy the Sangiovese.... More 

Thank LewieAuckland
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Very nice/cosy ambience! Loved the warmth of the wood and deco. The food then was amazing! The real Italian flavour! Good service and nice wine... what else?!

Thank Giampietro
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's good to see a chef who comes out of the kitchen and he clearly knew many of the regulars, he even "shouted" some of them a limoncello which we thought was lovely.It makes you feel like you have come to a real winner. However as the night progressed he seemed to prefer being in the restaurant and he became... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
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: (07) 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?