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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Njusz
Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place took me back to the little authentic Italian restaurants I visited last year in Italy. A surprise find in Keri Keri, and highly recommended. The Seafood crepes (entree) and chicken il pesto (main) were both awesome meals (and a generous portion size). If only we all had room for dessert.. I was very impressed by the waitresses -... More 

Thank Adam C
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed.. This is a fantastic place and the welcome you receive as soon as you walk in the door warms the soul. The food is amazing and the smells that hit you have you looking at the food coming out before you order. My son had the Lasagna and it looked and tasted fantastic but it was... More 

1 Thank David R
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now the 3rd time we have gone to this restaurant and each time the food has been delicious. The relaxed, informal setting offers everything you could want for a really lovely dinner

Thank Hanno2010
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I were on a fleeting visit to Kerikeri,unsure where to dine and someone happened to mention The Italians. The fact that the place was packed on a Wednesday night with predominately local's should have been a prime indicator that this was going to be an enjoyable experience and it was ,great food,well priced and a very pleasant... 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
$17 - $28
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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?