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The Cow

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33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Canberra, Australia
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like the feel of this place. It was really cosy inside with mood lighting and candles. The fire was roaring and the staff are friendly. The menu is fairly basic spaghetti with different sauces or pizza with different toppings. The garlic loaf was great as a starter. Good drinks list including a mulled wine. It's a little tucked away... More 

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Thank Harmanator85
Silkeborg, Danmark
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Down to earth serving and room but fine service and reasonable prices. Both possibilities to eat in and outside.

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Thank Doris F
Cromwell, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at The Cow - fantastic pizza, garlic bread and mulled wine. Cheerful staff, rustic and cosy setting. Recommend for a casual night out.

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Thank Cazbar1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path, great pizza and spaghetti options for adults and kids, and the rustic atmosphere makes you want to curl up and stay awhile. It may be a little too warm with their fireplace, so dress appropriately.

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Thank Amber P
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The pizza was excellent, bolognaise pasta was average, but overpriced-just like most things in Wanaka.

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Thank Alex C
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

No bookings so you have to wait for a table at busy times. This is worth the wait - best bolognese I've ever had and the garlic loaf tastes like it was baked just for you. Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Would eat here every night if we could.

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Thank HannArdy
Warwick, Australia
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360 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We thought this Cow was better than it's sister Cow in Queenstown. Great staff and a great fire. Same great pizza and pasta. Delightful on a cold gray day

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Thank Ross H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

On our first day in wanaka we stopped into the cow and we instantly fell in love. The atmosphere, food and staff. We ended up visiting this place 3 times. The staff were so friendly and after our third visit they even remembered our names and what drinks we would want. They were even happy to change the menu and... More 

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Thank Aleisha K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Cow in Queenstown and Wanaka many times over the years and keep coming back. Not the most sophisticated offering, but after a day on the slopes the friendly energetic service, comforting food and welcoming atmosphere are always a hit. We always end up ordering too much as the kids love the leftovers for breakfast. Have... More 

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Thank Matt O
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent night at The Cow. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was simple, non pretentious and done very well. Both the pizza and pasta were delicious options after a days skiing. The restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere with the open fire. Would go back without hesitation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269
Description
Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.

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