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“Great experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cinema Paradiso Bar & Cafe

Cinema Paradiso Bar & Cafe
Ranked #13 of 79 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Parkes, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a great cinema experience. Small cinema with a quirky collection of couches and comfy chairs. Fresh warm biscuits at intermission were fantastic. So glad we fitted this into our short stay. Had dinner beforehand which was very good.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharyn P
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is definitely a must do in Wanaka if you are here for a few days. A quaint wee cinema with all sorts of interesting seating including comfy couches. The staff are so friendly, the warm cookies at intermission are exceptional and the atmosphere is awesome. It was certainly one of our fav experiences of our trip.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great movie experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nothing to dislike.
Likes = the seating, the atmosphere, The cookies (oh those cookies), the intimacy and so much more.
Everyone should fit this into their Wanaka experience

Visited April 2014
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best cinema in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Such a great cinema experience! Make sure you arrive early to get one of the sofa seats (or the car, if you prefer!) and save room for a warm cookie during the interval :)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J O
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Awesome experience - a must if you're in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

I loved this little cinema. It's filled with sofas so you can really relax while you watch the film, and they serve freshly baked cookies at half time. I also love the local adverts the role before the film.

You should definitely visit Cinema Paradiso if you're lucky enough to be in Wanaka!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claudia W
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