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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose The Italian restaurant based on Trip Advisor ratings and we were so glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing and the flavours took us right back to our trip to Venice last year. Servings were very generous and the staff and kitchen were very flexible about making my wife an entree pasta size dish which wasn't on... More 

Thank serafis
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is place is legit. The food was on point. One of the best Italian experiences I've had in NZ. Ambience was also on point. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Mark S
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resturant has an amazing variety, have been here on a number of occasions . . But the food can be very hit and miss. . So if you have a bad experience chalk it up as just that. . And give them another chance. . .

Thank JCH1986
New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a bit shabby which is not a problem but it wasn't all that clean. The food was good but overall I didn't really feel the experience was Ho hum

Thank TravelledBug
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another outstanding meal, dined mid week still as good as always.Staff were great with top service. A awesome meal all round.

Thank Ross B
Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a must when in or near Kerikeri. Best Fetticine I have had for a long time. Hubby had the meatballs to die for. Service was excellent and the ambience very pleasing and relaxed. Came back to the motel feeling that we had a great night out. It pays to book as it is very busy.

Thank Gaylene C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drawing inspiration from the region Cesare creates authentic Italian marvels, especially using fresh seafood and his own home-grown chillies. A firm favorite with the locals and a wonder to those who've travelled far enough to know what a hidden treasure we have in our back yard. Not to be missed.

Thank peter o
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $29
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
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?