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“Best Italian / French in town”
Review of Gold Mela - CLOSED

Gold Mela
Price range: $15 - $24
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wanaka, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best Italian / French in town”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Itlian chef and French wife front of house with an eclectic atmosphere straight out of marseille amazing collection of art and bijou
Best pizza thin base great avocado cocktail
Good wine list of French and Italian wines
All round always excellent always good

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Thank lynne s
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always good. Valerie is a star”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a regular haunt for us esp after the movies on a Friday night. The Sicilian pizza is a knockout an combined withe the blu cheese gnocchi you can't do better. A volcanic hills Pinot at $36 was excellent value. They always have a good Pinot

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Andy W
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Tauranga
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Always good, and little different.”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Have not been able to fault the food, service fine, and BYO which often helps these days.
Handy to centre of town, though tucked away behind anothe restaurant on Cameron rd.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank brians101
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quirky - as in unique!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Tucked away behind a good little Thai restaurant we rolled along one Friday evening and were pleasantly surprised. The small dimly (atmospherically??) lit restaurant had a great ambience, with good rustic food being served along with some very drinkable wines. The steak I had was very well cooked, being rare and well rested. Wine was a reasonable price and the starters were not over filling. Overall a good night was had and judging by the noise of the tables around us we weren't the only ones.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Getinmabelly
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Authentic French”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is where the restauranteurs who have a night off go to eat. Rustic and delicious french food , always busy.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Nzenny
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