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Passione Italian Restaurant

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40 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6999
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Our family of four arrived exhausted and starving, and the hospitable owner and her staff very quickly took care of our every need. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. With two young children, dinners out can be an awful experience, but we look back very fondly on our dinners at Passione. We actually went back a second... More 

Thank ExpertExpat2016
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Good choice of excellent dishes, with an Italian flavour. Nice friendly yet efficient service, encourages return visits.

Thank Keith H
Vejby, Denmark
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

It was soooo nice to have a real quality pizza, after far too much junk food while traveling around NZ. Very nice team, super quality food - and ice cream :-)

Thank steendenmark2016
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had limited time as we had sea kayaking booking at 4.30. Ordered pizza and a panini. Pizza came very quickly which was great, quality was okay not excellent, but panini delayed. I asked whether the order was still coming, and it did eventually come but was overcooked as presume it had been sitting in the cooker for the extra... More 

Thank Mike D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This was an impromptu Sunday night dinner out during our stay in Kaikoura. There were 8 of us in total which included four little ones under age of 4yrs. We experienced great friendly service, delicious food which was served promptly, delicious red wine and yummy gelato! Staff were friendly and helpful with kids and all four of them are up... More 

Thank HatcherClan
Plougastel Daoulas, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice welcome , we stay for lunch at the Terrace and we order Panini for 8,50$ !! Really good and fesh ! Perfect for a lunch stop ! Thank's very much

Lerberget, Sweden
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We went in there one evening when the restaurants was full. The waitress only said that it was full. No information when a table was free. We came back after a while and ordered a pizza for take away. During that time was a lot of tables free (only 20 min after our first try). The pizzas was great and... More 

Thank Patrik W
Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Got a very nice pizza and salad "to go". Tables are also available for this centrally-located Italian eatery in Kaikoura.

Thank LandALot
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We were quickly seated in a busy restaurant and were quickly given the menu. A friendly waitress gave a quick explanation and we ordered starters and Mail course pizzas each. The salad was great and the starter focaccia with smoked salmon was a huge full sized pizza.. We really could have had these as a main course. The focaccia was... More 

Thank bear04
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

So pleased this was recommended to us by our hosts. The clean surroundings & welcoming staff & the "cherry on the top" the beautiful thin based pizzas = perfection. I chose the smoked salmon & focaccia starter expecting a portion of smoked salmon & a wedge of bread & was taken aback when the light as a feather pizza base... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6999

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