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“Great food, let down by service”
Review of Blitza

Blitza
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Blitza pizza and pasta restaurant
Auckland
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food, let down by service”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We recently went to Blitza for dinner as a couple, the initial impression was great as we were quickly shown to our table and a drinks order was taken. After this the experience went down hill, we were never given the opportunity to order a wine to go with our meals or asked if we wanted to order dessert. A pity because the food itself was lovely.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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153 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good for the family”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's great to find a place where the kids can order from the adult menu and enjoy the food - even beyond the pizza. Try the moussaka!

Visited March 2014
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Thank Yvonne W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A little Italy in Birkenhead”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We walked to this local Italian Restaurant. The atmosphere was good and we loved the food and the wine. I ate a lamb rump pizza which was delicious.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland
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277 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Food good, service good, wine needs to improve”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Dropped in for dinner recently. The prices of their gourmet pizzas are approx. $35 for a large which will feed two people. The ingredients are fresh and nicely arranged on the pizza. We had a chicken gourmet with bananas which was delicious. Unfortunately there are really no decent wines on their wine list. For an Italian restaurant there were only three wines out of more than 20 that were Italian. No delicious gargenagas, montepulcianos or soaves let alone any Italian sparkling wines. We also noticed no one seem to be really enjoying their wines which should add to the enjoyment of what is pretty good Italain faire. The services is friendly, polite and punctual but when you go out you want the entire experience to be enjoyable. Hopefully they will update their wines but if we go there again we'll ask if we can take our own wine next time

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank James M
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“ Not my Valentine”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on time for the booking made a week ago and were at once greeted with "you've only got until 7.30" before being shown to the very smallest table sandwiched in a corner. We requested another table (plenty were available because it was as yet only 5.30) and were refused; "It's Valentine's - we're very busy" from the manager. We were not impressed and made to leave. The management backed down and gave us another table. This unusual, unnecessary and very unseemly beginning to our repast made us uncomfortable. We expect to be welcomed and treated like honoured guests as we are in most other Auckland eateries.

The meals were tasty enough but greasy pizzas and not worth the price.

Our thanks to the Italian waiter who endeavoured to put back some civility into the situation.

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Thank Thangboche
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