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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Italian Motorcycle Owners Club of NZ (IMOC) come to Kerikeri every year for an annual ride, and we always come back to The Italian's for our Saturday night meal. The food was once again incredible and the service faultless. We really do believe this is where you will find the best and most authentic Italian food in NZ. Thanks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked at Trip Advisor and decided on this restaurant.We were not disappointed. The restaurant was very busy and the only table was outside.They turned on the heaters and the staff were very informative on how long everything would take.The bread was well worth the wait and my husband was in seventh heaven.There were so many choices and our mains were... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is awesome the best pastas and pizzas in town . The owner/chef grew up in Italy where he lived most of his life. The food is Italian as it comes the genuine article, absolutely superb well done!!!!!!!

Thank Ryan E
Wye Valley
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved it. If ever again in Kerikeri would visit again. Great atmosphere. Loved my lasagne. Rained and got soaked walking back home tour motel but well worth it.

1 Thank WyeValleyHavana1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I came up from Whangarei to Kerikeri (an hour's drive) just to come back to this restaurant, it's that good! The food is amazing and I've never been disappointed with anything; my partner and I agree that it's the best Italian food we've ever had. The dining area is small but doesn't feel crowded, the room is decorated authentically, and... More 

Thank Kate M
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Intimate restaurant. Although full was still quiet. My steak cooked to perfection. Shared Desert very nice. Good service with friendly efficient staff.

Thank Joanne J
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Truly amazing food. A wonderful atmosphere for any diner. We will definitely be regulars at this favourite restaurant. Always service with a smile, so friendly and welcoming. Great value for money. The best in Kerikeri.

Thank 423shelleys
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Despite it being over an hour from home, we have been coming here for about 7 years. Our latest trip up was with friends for an annual birthday pilgrimage. It is so authentic, the food is always fabulous and we just can't rate it highly enough. It's the best Italian food either of us have had anywhere. The standard menu... More 

1 Thank lizwhg
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We are from Sydney and have many good Italian restaurants . The seafood pasta here was outstanding . Lots of seafood and lovely sauce.. The pizza was quite nice. Service was friendly and reliable and prices reasonable

Thank Cathy9521
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Its been a while since my last time reviewing in trip advisor as I get lazy. However this is different, Italians is that good till I even start writing this review while still in the restaurant. I cannot help myself not to share some goodness. We are living in Auckland and we reckon The Italians is worth the trip if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $29
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: 6494075115
Italian owned and operated, the chef is from the Emilia Romagna region, where the Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Parma (prosciutto) ham and fresh pasta was invented. Specialized in North Italian cuisine with seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes. Everything is cooked fresh from scratch a' la' carte. Pizza available too. Fully licenced and BYOW.

Gluten and dairy free options available

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