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“Best pizza I've had in New Zealand”
Review of Pane & Vino

Pane & Vino
Ranked #745 of 3,617 Restaurants in Auckland Region
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: When you visit PANE & VINO, you're in for a treat. We serve regional style cuisine with classic "antipasti" , home made fresh gnocchi and ravioli pasta flavourful with fresh ingredients, mains from the original Italian tradition and original pizza thin base. The most popular italian desserts are also available and our chefs make home made special dessert every week. Birthday cakes also available. Like every restaurants in Italy we serve daily home made fresh bread to your table and we use extra virgin olive from Puglia South Italy. Our warm and fun will relax you and you as if you are in Italy while our staff spoils you. Let us know if you are having a birthday to your table. We will do our best to make the day unforgettable PANE & VINO is the for your next night out, whether an intimate dinner for two or a large group. We provide Set Menus ($25 lunch only/$35/$40/$52 ) for booking of 10 or more people. Please refer to our booking policy. New area at the back...great for (up to 30 persons) on week or a private date during the week. Look photos. Children party welcome untill 7pm. We run school holiday programme with Youth town, YMCA organization and community centres programme at Pane & Vino with Pizza Day and 3 courses (check our photos). We cater for parties and for corporate lunch, office and events where genuine italian food is request. We provide lunch boxes to local primary schools Newton Central, Richmond, Grey Lynn, Point Chevalier and Freemans bay. Check it on YQ order online service Pane e vino has been voted best pizza on Metro magazine (2009), finalist at Pizza Global Championship held at Langham Hotel on 2011, 5th at Pizza World Competition held at Food show Auckland 2014 and 4th at Pizza World Competition 2015. Pane e vino has been also voted best seafood food stall at ASB Auckland seafood festival 2015 and best BYO Italian restaurant in Auckland region 2014 ( Localist review ). Finalist at vegetarian gourmet dish 2015 ( Bidvest ). Awarded 2011 work training place by HSI. We hold an excellent food Grade with 100% achievement granted by City Council.
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“Best pizza I've had in New Zealand”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is an absolutely fantastic little restaurant full of atmosphere and vibe. The waiters are so friendly you feel like you're in Italy and the food is amazing. I have never had such good pizza in the six years that I have lived in New Zealand, and the prices are extremely decent. If you haven't been, you're missing out!

Thank TammyBeale
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Probably the best Rustic Authentic Italian food in Auckland”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

First visited here a year ago due to a Grab one voucher for lunch. Was so impressed we made reservations for a birthday celebration later in the month and again 10/10 for experience.

Since then been back several times. Probably the reason for this being my first review is I want to keep it a secret so it doesnt get too popular and difficult to get a table. This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants.

Pane & Vino serve rustic authentic Italian food.

Rather than ordering the same thing I always get I asked the waiter for his recommendation, we were not disappointed and enjoyed it

Our latest visit was with my partners brother who was visiting from Germany, well actually he lives right on the boarder of Italy and frequents restaurants there. He was also dead impressed with the quality and authenticity of the food.

Pretty good value for money.

There wine list is not the most extensive but they do offer BYO with a reasonable corkage charge of $5 and when you consider its right next door to Glengarry’s it probably has the most extensive wine list in NZ.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Dion K
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Many better Italian restaurants around”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had heard good reports of Pane e Vino, so were looking forward to authentic Italian food and atmosphere. We are able to book - always a bonus - but finding a park on a Thursday evening was a mission. The cafe has two areas with tables - inside the old villa, or outside in a plastic "tent". Between the two is the villa's front door, which constantly slams with customers or wait staff travelling between the rooms. The cafe was busy and almost full, which means the noise level was high. We brought our own wine, and tumblers were brought by the waiter. When I asked for wine glasses, I was told the tumblers were for our wine or water. A tumbler may be fine for red wine, but certainly not for white, and definitely not for the good wines our group of six had brought. The menu is extensive, with all the Italian favourites, but the dishes our table of six ordered where not as flavoursome as they could be, and the lasagne was very small for a male. One diner had a tiramisu dessert which was pronounced delicious. It was interesting to sample this restaurant we'd heard so much about, but we felt it was over-rated.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Cadarnle
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Taranaki, New Zealand
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“A wonderful experience in many ways”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Went back to Pane & Vino for about the fifth time, each time we have been to Auckland over the last two years.
It never fails to disappoint, fantastic food, fun atmosphere and staff that go out of their way to make sure everyone enjoys the evening.
If you like Italian food and enjoy a good fun night out, do not miss going to Pane & Vino.
Prices are very reasonable, byo wine.
Memorable. Book a table inside to get the atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Chrisandjoe
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“I really don't want to review this restaurant”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Because right now, if you are lucky you can still get a table at this fantastic restaurant. I expect soon, that unless Tito opens another restaurant, you'll soon need to book well ahead. You do now if you have a group of more than 4!

Tito used to run Gina's and WAS Gina's restaurant for the regulars. He has owned his own restaurant for a while now and the food is quite different. The best description I can think of is rustic Italian - we've only ever eaten this kind of Italian food in Italy and at the home of our Italian friends.

Try and get a table inside, unless you are warm blooded or warmly dressed. They have a little room out back which is quieter so if booking ahead, try this if you want something a bit more secluded.

Don't expect your kiwi style Italian (Marsala livers etc). Do expect fantastic pizza and pasta, great 'Secondi's, to die for Tiramisu and great, attentive service from Tito and team.

We have been here dozens of times (we live across town!) and to date I haven't written a review but only for our own selfish reasons.


PS Reading the above, I absolutely haven't been paid to write this! I just think great food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere deserves great custom too.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank RaeJam
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