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Passione Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

40 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6999
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Sep 2, 2016
“Just delightful. Well worth a visit.”
May 10, 2016
“Unexpected food delight!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza
40 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had intended to eat in the pub over the road, but found it packed and dirty. Delighted we opted to eat in this smart Italian restaurant instead. Good food and reasonably priced

Thank Granton
Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were looking for another restaurant but it was closed, so we decided to get into "Passione" to give it a chance (and because it was open after 7pm, which is great for those who have late dinners like us). It was surprisingly good! We...More

Thank Nuria G
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stopped in on a Saturday night, just before the rush. We were seated immediately without a reservation, but all casual diners after us were turned away or asked to wait. The service was exceptionally friendly, our drinks order was taken right away and arrived shortly...More

Thank BSchizz
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very good Italian food and nicely presented. Located in the tourist centre of Kaikoura, this restaurant is unfortunately not open daily.

Thank Albin_1508
Reviewed February 5, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant. We ate here multiple times during our stay. The pizzas are very flavorful, and the seafood was delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank AmyD269962
Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had a lovely dinner here - the risotto was very nice with lots of seafood, tirimisu had a twist being made with armaretto which was a nice change from the usual and the service was efficient enough and friendly. Not cheap but didn't break the...More

Thank tron412
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lovely restaurant with excellent food. We had pizza which were really thin crust and lots of topping...yummy!

Thank Carol T
Reviewed January 26, 2015

We'd travelled down from Picton on the coastal train, checked-in to our smart accommodation at The Lemon Tree, and were looking for somewhere really nice to eat, Ivo the owner, recommended the Passione Pizzeria. The restaurant looked good, and turned out to be even better!...More

Thank MichL59
Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent diner in this with local modern art decorated restaurant. Fast but kind service and most important: delicious food. The pizza marinara, nicely thin and the margaritha for the kids tasted perfect. The lime risotto with salmon was delightful. Kids enjoyed the...More

Thank Pieter H
Reviewed January 21, 2015

We ate Pizza and Pasta and it was really good for a good price. A very pleasant family dinner. Great atmosphere (also the triangular artwork on the walls is a "tiny bit" overpriced. I know it's really hard to judge the value of a good...More

Thank Ronit B
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Restaurant Details

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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