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Vangionis Trattoria and Bar

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Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7714
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a complete disappointment! We arrived to a very unfriendly waitress which we later found out was the owner. The meals were very average to say the least -I ordered the steak which was very overdone, small and char grilled (burnt) served with beans and sloppy slices of potato! (and from memory this was $45. My husband had the ravioli... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

small steak over cooked wiyh beans and scolop potatoes very ordinary didnt stay for desert as they ran out of cheesecake also very disapointed exspected better

Thank le0nh00k
Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this Italian trattoria style establishment is called after a colonising Italian family. There is a full bar and menu on offer, but my favourite thing to order here is a range of tapas and just share at the table. It's very congenial. The courtyard is charming.

Thank milliesmum2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant on a cold windy Sunday afternoon. The owner lady was friendly and invited us in for a meal. It was after 2 pm and the place was empty. We ordered one starter of crumbled calamari which we thought was very yummy. For the main I had Beef Bourguignon and my partner had Seafood Rissotto. Though... More 

Thank David I
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Was a good deal on grabone that the owner made even better for us. However we left greatly disappointed. Upon arrival we were seated nicely and promptly asked for our drink order. After drinks were served we had a reasonable wait until being asked if we were ready to order. The prices on the menu raised our expectations. When the... More 

Thank Nathan437
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Where do I start? It was freezing cold inside (if people are wearing down jackets, it's an indication that you should turn on the heat pump), items in meals subsituted or omitted (without any indication until meals were presented), service was friendly but disinterested, and very very slow. The steak was overcooked, beans overcooked, potatoes undercooked. I thought it was... More 

Thank Jim H
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The staff member was welcoming and friendly. A great start.... Service was incredibly slow. The woman (sole front of house staff member), said would we like the heat-pump put on. We said no. Stupidly, as we had come from outside and it was much colder outside, however, sitting waiting for so long we got very cold. The food was average... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We booked on a Saturday night for a special occasion. We arrived to a busy atmosphere with only one waitress on duty - our booked table was prepared and ready however. First indication of things to come was I was told the lemon lime & bitters I ordered could not be provided as the lemonade was flat. Hmmmm. We both... More 

Thank troutmaniac59
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Saturday night would've probably called for an extra staff member especially when a Grab One deal was current. Lady owner and chef flat out, voucher for platter which was fine ordered extra off tapas menu but feel $16.50 too steep for 4 mushrooms, wished we had tried the beef skewers for $15. Red wine offered as part of deal was... More 

Thank Ronni78
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We experience a very pleasent dining experience at Vangioni's over a weekend in Akoroa. The relaxed atmosphere & friendly chef/Staff were faultless. The Tapas were an interesting mixture of mediterranean flavours. For a small establishment the Menu was impressive and adequate. Our Starters arrived quickly and were enjoyed with the good craft beer. The calalmari was tender with a light... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7714
Vangionis Trattoria and Bar offers a unique experience in casual Mediterranean dining and atmosphere.

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