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“such a great find”
Review of Ortolana

Ortolana
Ranked #21 of 2,344 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Walked pass this restaurant a few times and was lured in by the wonderful aroma and the inviting decor! there were no tables so we had to wait (suggest u make a booking), we ordered a glass of wine cuddled up to the blankets they provided and enjoyed a chat. The service was attentive, friendly and professional. The food was a little on the small serving side but amazingly delicious, have to say best meal i have had in a long time! Had a wonderful night which was topped of with their home made ice cream on a stick! Can't wait to go back and try more from their menu!

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Thank hans1971
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We've eaten here 3 times since they opened. Every time trying different things from the menu. Consistently delicious food, great value and excellent service.

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Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited Ortolana for a birthday dinner in March.
The only issue we had with the service was that you couldn't book and when we turned up we were told the wait time was 20 minutes, it turned out to be much closer to an hour.
We were seated outside and one of the heaters was out of gas so it was a little chilly, however it would have been fine if the heater worked.
Food was great, full of interesting flavors and combinations, the service was good if a little confused about which waitress was serving which table.

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Thank AntipodeanAnn
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

By night a happy glass box concentration of busy dining, with showcased kitchen, friendly intelligent service with a warm welcome. Meal choices in a modern smaller portion size, perhaps a hint of cafe style and heritage but does allow to taste and share. A very pleasing ambiance.
Well executed offerings but could loose the exuberant cress garnish across different dishes, they deserve their own signature look. Desserts are clever but the closest you will get to old style comfort is the Aged Ricotta, Granny Smith slices and Honey Comb on offer.
Well done, and a visit recommended.

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Thank DonMacalister
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great location, great staff, great food. Save this one to eat out with special friends. Cuts through all the bull and just does it. Perfectly. Be prepared to wait a little for a table on busy nights, but even when this happens the staff remain attentive to you.

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Thank NzHenry
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