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Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7714
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Ronni78
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank pratyush1238
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a reason only tourist frequent this place the locals know better. There is nothing to recommend this establishment the food was so so but over priced for what it is the staff unfriendly and service slow the place was cold as the door was left open on a cool winters day. They give the impression of being a... More 

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VangionisRestaurant, Manager at Vangionis Trattoria and Bar, responded to this review

Clearly you didn't experience what Vangionis offers. It is Mediterranean & we have a great Spanish chef who cooks beautiful tapas & pizzas. Sorry you were so disappointed. More 

new zealand
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We dined here on a Saturday night without a booking but as the whole town was quite quiet, it did not matter. The restaurant is quite small and was busy but they managed to fit us in. There was only one woman (the owner) serving the tables but she managed very well and there were no huge delays with ordering... More 

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VangionisRestaurant, Manager at Vangionis Trattoria and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you. I am happy you enjoyed your dining experience. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We ordered a steak each which came on a bed of kumara mash with seasonal vegetables and garlic butter. The steak was beautifully cooked but the mash was very watery and sloppy and the seasonal vegetables consisted of 8 beans and 1 mushroom which had been cut in 4. At $39.50 each we thought it was very poor value. For... More 

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Thank Lynn F
Christchurch
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Nice staff and food. Good device great outlook over the rec sports field. Eat inside or out. They need more customers as they are hidden away.

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Thank michael H
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I went here for a birthday dinner during our weekend away. We arrived for our 6pm reservation and we're met by a rather cantankerous lady who seemed bothered to have to check the reservation book. She pointed to an area rather then a table and then on her return with menus said 'THAT table' in repose to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited Vangionis last night for a light meal. There were a few people dinning when we arrived at 8.30. But most left before our order of pizza arrived so there was little atmosphere for a Saturday night. When the pizza arrived it was not cooked and stodgy. It was sent back for crisping up. But this only made it... More 

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Thank DavidBrittain
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Left a message to book, nobody got back to me- should have been a warning sign. Pretty average - we dine out a lot , and cook A lot . We never complain and we just complain by not going back The wait staff asked if my wife's gluten free pizza was ok - the Base was inedible as it... More 

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Thank Grant A
VangionisRestaurant, Manager at Vangionis Trattoria and Bar, responded to this review

We are on winter hours now so I'm sorry for delay in getting back to you. We endevour to provide homemade pizzas & quality food. I don't know what you had that you consider was average. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The menu was small, but offered quality dishes. Often restaurants offer a huge variety, and quality is compromised. Vangionis Trattoria meets a perfect compromise - a selective menu offering local foods, to a high standard. There is a fully stocked bar with many local wines to chose from, but don't expect a cheap bar-meal here. Take your significant other, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?