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640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
07 868 7976
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off we find they aren't licenced to serve alcohol - when we ask if we can go and purchase a bottle of wine told only some of their managers have certification and not tonight. Point out that a group there is drinking beer...'it's low alcohol beer' we're told. Regretfully, we decide to stay anyway and order a couple pizzas.... More 

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Thank ascval
Broulee, Australia
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109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice food. They also have pizzas and do take away. Only thing it was cold in here had to ask for the heater to be put on. Not expensive place to eat. Good service and a friendly staff person.

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1 Thank Cheryl L
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stayed in Thames for one night , we decided to try italian take away , the pizza was delicious and the pasta was excellent , would recommend and if we are there again we will return.

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1 Thank Lee L
Auckland, New Zealand
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177 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

your menu stated that Pizza bases are made inhouse Sorry the base I had was commercial , and then you hadnt cooked it thru enough the base was cooked on the bottom but the inside was still very doughy You could tell it was a commercial base by the underside If you are going to state something like made in... More 

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1 Thank rambo1950
Lincoln
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182 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This doesn't look like much from the outside - more like a take away than a restaurant - but looks can be deceiving. The range of options is good and authentically Italian rather than catering to the mass taste (you will not find chicken tikka pizza in here). Pasta and pizza were both good and desserts were also worth having.... More 

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1 Thank Lemmus
Napier, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Finally a restaurant who can make a classic thin base Margherita without adding extra ingredients or overloading the topping. Really enjoyed it and greedily ate every piece of that large sized wonder.

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1 Thank Shane D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Oh gosh. I dont really like pizza but every now and then I relent cause my wife loves pizza. We were in Thames for the night and wanted to take fast food back to the motel and there was De Luca's in front of us. We each ordered a pizza each from this cosy little very Italian looking pizzeria and... More 

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1 Thank John M
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by the owner of the motel at which we were staying. We decided to buy wine there but on being seated we were advised by a very young, inexperienced waitress that they did no sell alcohol??? What. I then told her that I would go to the liquor shop down the road and be back... More 

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1 Thank Brian M
Ipswich, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

One of the best Italian restaurants we have visited. The food was fresh, everything (pasta, sauce, pizza bases) had been made from the basics and all dishes had been perfected. After inquiring over whether the couple that owned Di Luca's was Italian we were told they were 'just kiwi's' but had specifically gone and learnt from a professional Italian chef.... More 

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Thank Jess B
Amberley, null, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I had the average sized one and took home a doggie bag. The owner was very good at recommending suitable options

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Thank Sharon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $28
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: 07 868 7976
Description
A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with a group or just the two of you. We have a table outside during the warmer months for takeaway diners, and a nice takeaway waiting area. Located in the middle of town, there is plenty of parking. We are licenced and allow BYO as well. Buon appetito!!

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