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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
Closed now
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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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Coomera, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

owner- waitress very pleasant American Lady ,had a good chat but that is about all menu with tapas looked interesting but when arrived on the table presentation disappointing and taste totally disappointing, not much else to say

Thank Tatiana R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked 8 adults, 5 children, preordered children pizzas and were asked to preorder adults meals also. No thanks. Very hot night, the owner's 'friendly' opening phrase was. "If you think its hot here, go out into the kitchen!" Ordered French Bread and a $48 platter while we made our minds up. Bread came - about 4 slices for 8 adults... More 

Thank bhmcfarlane
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our pizza was perfect - crispy base and generous topping. An excellent wine list, central location and service way, way better than the seriously overrated Little Bistro nearby.

1 Thank David M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been cleansing all week and looking forward to a meal out, with no baby, for our wedding anniversary. Service and surroundings were good but food was really disappointing. Ordered potato croutons which were hard and undercooked. We let the waitress know who yelled out to kitchen to soften them in the microwave, they came back soft and soggy. Next... More 

Thank sarahjessie85
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had been here several years ago and were excited to come again.We made a booking as we remembered how busy it was. When we arrived there was only one other table - Perhaps if we had read the trip advisor reviews we might have been warned off. The quality of ingredients was very poor, pizza was under cooked, prices... More 

Thank fronticle
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

After trying to get into a very popular restaurant across the road we tried this one. Despite getting here relatively early and only one other table they were out of goats cheese. The extremely professional waitress could not have been more helpful, the environment lovely however the key ingredient the food was disappointing given our 3 week experience across NZ... More 

1 Thank Andrea T
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the attractive interior, there is a reason why the last half dozen reviews for this place have attracted such vitriol. I could spend an age describing the failure to capture our orders accurately, the undercooked garlic pizza, the truly awful prawn and chorizo dish that seemed to have been marinated in dishwater. However the primary issue... More 

Thank Martin L
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This was simply the most horrendous dining experience! Came here over the weekend with my family and the food was totally disgusting! I personally ordered the chorizo and mushroom arincini balls with aioli.....What aiol?? and no chorizo or mushroom in sight, no flavor at all. we then orederd our mains to find that some things on the menu had not... More 

3 Thank 733christas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Do not go here, waitress was really good/professional. Food I would not feed my dog with. Canterbury Ribeye med/rare was served well done and full of gristle. Ravioli no flavour, Salmon with lemon coulis and mint couscous - hmmm no mint and no lemon coulis. Beef Burgundian marinated slices, not sliced, full of gristle, what red wine marinade. Disgusting, tried... More 

1 Thank Mike S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We called in for dessert after having a delicious meal at another restaurant. The courtyard was nicely presented as was the restaurant. We ordered our desserts but overall were pretty disappointed. They were overpriced, small ($8 + for two tiny scoops of gelato) and took quite awhile to come out despite the restaurant being pretty quiet. In hindsight we probably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?