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“Very, very nice food”
Review of Ortolana

Ortolana
Ranked #45 of 2,403 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were not planning on going here but wandered by late in the evening and decided to give it a try. Was kind of put off at first because the menu seems to go out of its way to avoid having any useful descriptions of the food, but the server described everything so I guess that annoyance can be overlooked. The food was delicious and tasted very fresh. We liked it so much we went back the next night, and the (different) items we got that night were again excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank Darrick P
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The decor and ambiance is excellent. The service was good. Two people ordered spatchcock but that was unavailable. Two out of the five mains were disappointing. The beetroot and goats cheese salad had only a tiny piece of cheese in it and was definitely not value for money. My beef dish, while it could be cut with a fork (it was shin) was so tasteless that I didn't bother finishing it. However, the lamb, chicken and fish dishes were good and the side of potatoes excellent.

Overall I don't know that I would bother for dinner again as it is such a hassle getting a table. I am very tired of restaurants that don't take bookings.

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Thank FastHelen
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Is it possible to get fresher vegetables in a restaurant? Ortolana's salads are the very best and the desserts are such innovative variations. Servers are friendly and on to it.

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Thank Linnells
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had a really good dinner with my partner. We share one of the flatbreads which was so tasty. It was a padiana with mushrooms. For mains we had a lovely pasta dish and also the beef shin which was a good size helping and sooooo tasty. The service was just what u expect as was the explanation of the menu. Really had a fun time and will be back.

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Thank Shaun T
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Our breakfast brunch was a great after umming and ahhing about our options down in the Britomart area. Staff were professional and welcoming and our shiitake polenta was delicious.
Lovely ambience and good coffee.

Thank KAGOZ
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