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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to eat at The Italians when we visit Kerikeri. Their garlic bread is the best......and we have never had a bad meal here. Lovely atmosphere, great music.

Thank dickiebird2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service are excellent. The food is fresh and authentic and the helpings are substantial. It is best to book and it is well priced.

Thank Wendy M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal with 3x excellent pasta mains. Fantastic flavours and great service. Highly recommended! If you like pepper go with the spaghetti carbonara!!!

Thank sarahlU9985XW
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing! We came here on the recommendation of the good folks at Moongate Villa (an excellent establishment). We initially went to The Black Olive, which is across the road from The Italians, but after having been seated next to some teenagers discussing condoms and contraception in general and after a lacklustre entree we bolted for the door. So glad we... More 

Thank Twodogscuddling
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

Thank Lisa_H_NZ
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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 

Thank a f
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 July 26, 2016

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

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
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?