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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ragu Wine Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

Ragu Wine Bar and Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: We encourage people to experience the Italian style dining where you meet up with the whole family or group of friends for a relaxed get together and enjoy great food and beverage but more importantly each others company. We have a kids corner for the well behaved young members of the family to enjoy themselves, while the mums, dads, aunties, uncles and friends catch up over a coffee or vino.Ragu is owned by Mandy Lusk, Eugene Gibson and Steve McKenzie. Combined they have more than 50 years hospitality experience, and love to share their passion for the industry. It is a place they have put together for the neighbourhood families, friends and anyone who enjoys great food, wine and service.
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Our new favourite restaurant. Have been here twice with family & friends - each time the food & service have been spot on. Great atmosphere with plenty of seating outside. Looking forward to our next visit!

Helpful?
Thank Amy M
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Steve M, Owner at Ragu Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hi Amy,

That is fantastic news, always great to hear the positive.
Look forward to seeing you in again soon.
Have a fantastic week.

Cheers Steve
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12 reviews from our community

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English first
New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere Good honest food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Always a cheerful reception.
Staff remember us each time we go.
Love the rissotto balls and kofta.
Reasonable prices. Great atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank HelenBowen
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Steve M, Owner at Ragu Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Hi Helen,

Thanks for sharing the love on trip advisor.
It means a lot when regulars take the time to comment on good experiences and means we can go around and high five all our staff.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend.
See you again soon

Cheers the Ragu crew
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Evening Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very friendly service. Good knowledge of wines/beers. Good food. Tapas or a la carte. Eat in bar or restaurant. Relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Nooks25
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Steve M, Owner at Ragu Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Hi There,

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback.
Hope to see you again soon.

Cheers Ragu
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Auckland, New Zealand
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210 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Suburban delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Been to Ragu a few times and it is always good. I love it in the winter with the open fire but it is equally good in the summer when you can spill out into the courtyard. The food is always good and when there recently with colleagues we had a number of small plates to share ahead of a main meal. They were all excellent as were our mains. Everyone was pretty chuffed with their meals. Good afterwork atmosphere but also pretty chilled for evenings and weekends. A great spot in the suburbs.

  • Visited September 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Linda K
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Steve M, Owner at Ragu Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you so much for the feedback.
It's always nice when someone takes the time to let us know they enjoy what we offer.
It means we can stay on the right track.
Have a fantastic day

Cheers from the Ragu Team
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and service for drinks with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We gathered a few friends together for birthday drinks at the Wine Bar at Ragu Restuarant. The wine selection was excellent, the service friendly and efficient, the fire warm and inviting. It was a hassle-free, fun celebration. The bar is quite separate from the restaurant, so as not to disturb diners. I would highly recommend Ragu for this type of get-together.
We have previous eaten at the restaurant several times. We enjoy the small plates type dining available and the food has always been delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Anne B
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