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"First time dining here and was very impressed! Catered for my whole family with meat eaters, pescatarian and me (vegan)! They have a whole vegan menu..."
Charlotte Koerber
"Excellent food at this high end restaurant with a family feel.We tried the restaurant month menu which highlighted their pork dishes. We really..."
Natasha Geo
"Been here five times in the last 10 months and had a great time every time. The staff always make my family and I feel comfortable there and are..."
"Everything about the place is just amazing. I went online and the restaurant was full booked for a Friday evening. Called up and got a table. Arrived..."
Al Kumar
"Warm and toasty dining experience for a cold winters night. Food was beautifully prepared and presented, and the desserts especially were..."
"Baduzzi is one of my favourite resturants in Auckland and has been since it opened. The crayfish meatballs are my personal favourite. The great food,..."
Savannah B
"It was an excellent dinner and wine. Finished off with a very tasty tiramisu. The first bottle of wine we opened was sour and was replaced..."
Darren Big Belly
"Great vibes and service. Food was delicious. We got the vegetarian meatballs, eggplant parmigiana and the saffron and potato tortellini. Portions..."
"Really nice place good atmosphere nice friendly staff quick service amazing tarimasu would highly..."
David Thompson
"Torta Caprese: who can resist a dessert with Miann chocolate🍫?! Chocolate with raspberry sorbet 🍨could not be more perfect..."
"The food at Baduzzi was indescribable. We had the Prawns which were beautiful cooked, the red deer meatballs which were super tender and coated in..."
Dora The Food Explorer
"What a delight this place is. The last time I was here was a few years ago so decided to see if it was as good as I remember and it was. Notable..."
Amindha Fernando
"After a full day around Auckland nothing better than some nice Italian cuisine.The Karitane crayfish meatballs were an awesome suprise. The..."
João Plácido
"What more can you ask? Meatballs (esp the Karitane Crayfish Meatballs) were impeccable. Flat iron steak tagliata was good. Salt baked beetroot..."
Richard Liu
"Second visit to this beauty!Terrific service, food is faultless - an absolute must visit on the Viaduct..."
Kelly Loudovaris
"Pretty crowded during dinner times but loving the food, service and..."
"Came on a weeknight, but the place still had a great atmosphere. Great Italian flavours and combinations. The cured meat board was definitely a hit,..."
"Had dinner here last night. Nice place. Excellent staff and service. We had the king prawn, east coast meatballs, crayfish meatballs (special of the..."
"Quality vegetarian pasta and good..."
Helen Wu
"Amazing service, friendly and attentive staff and lovely aesthetic when you first walk in - I also love the booths. We ordered many dishes including..."
Shuyi Wang
"Consistently good. It was mid-week in Winter and busy. The maître d' made us feel welcome and our waiter was friendly and attentive. The food is..."
Chas Nz
"Came to Baduzzi for a birthday party and the staff were super friendly to cater to a big table. The starter platters were beautifully presented and..."
Jenny Da
"The first time I came here I really wasn't a fan but I decided to return here for lunch with my family this weekend and my mind has definitely been..."
"Dining at #baduzzi is an experience in itself, from the #reddoor entrance to the #customwallpaper to the amazing food, everything screams a well..."
Anchal Naik
"Very high quality food and staff are great. I actually like it when they just fill up your water glass instead of having to ask. Omg the tira misu..."
Shanae F
"Baduzzi is an absolute favourite of ours. From their excellently proportioned menu to their friendly and attentive wait staff, you’re almost..."
Tejas Thathachar
"It was full on Thursday 7pm. We had to sit outside first. But the service was so good we actually felt happier to wait. The waiter was so patient..."
Taurus Cao
"Given how often it’s named as one of Auckland’s top Italian restaurants, I was very excited to try out Baduzzi for myself. I adore the super..."
Gourmet Vegetarians
"Came in on a busy Saturday night. Great ambiance inside. Had a friendly staff member to guide us through the menu, as it was our first time. Waiters..."
Dan Nguyen
"I have been here several times and it is always amazing. Great service and a nice setting. The meatballs are fantastic, full of flavour and the..."
Hilary Campbell
"It’s been over a year since I’ve last visited this restaurant. Again I was pleased with their quality of food. This premium casual diner is..."
"Great service and food. Walked in on valentines day and they accommodated us. Would go back to try more items from the menu. Great location as well!..."
"Best tiramisu in Auckland!! It is to die for! Everything tastes amazing. Love the flat iron steak with the mash and their pastas too! The meatballs..."
Kayth Y
". We had an excellent experience. The service was great, and meatballs were the highlight. The goats cheese pasta and duck ragu we also both..."
James Bramin
"This was the best pick for a birthday dinner. Staff were helpful and friendly all was awesome , everybody loved what they had. Ben Bayley..."
Jo Nicholson
"Always here for their tiramisu, hands down best in town. There is generally a wait if no bookings are made, so sometimes a cold 20minutes may be..."
Annie Tong
"The saffron eggplant pasta is delicious. The garlic pasta side dish is pretty great as well. Hubby had the meatballs which he loved as well. Not a..."
"Had our work Christmas dinner here and Baduzzi did amazing with the dietary requirements. With vegetarians, Halal, and no beef requirements amongst..."
"Great service and amazing staff. Food is consistent and everything is made to share which makes it super fun and exciting.Very busy but the..."
Ricky Zhou
"Beef meatballs - 5 starsDuck pasta - 4 starsTiramisu - 5 starsChocolate Torta Caprese - 5 starsService - 5 starsOur lovely..."
Eugenia Nam
"Finally got to go back to Baduzzi! Excellent meal super simple flavours but hold their own. Cured meats and focaccia. Lamb meatballs. Deer meatballs...."
"Our firm had its Xmas Dinner here the other nightExcellent venue/premises albeit North Wharf is quite a hike from the CBDWe cheated taking..."
Glenn Town
"The food is very delicious , especially their meat balls dishes. The taste is very unique. Must try at least on of their meat balls dish. I had the..."
"Great ambiance and the food is delicious. Service is prompt and a lovely dining space. There is a courtyard which is fantastic because you can dine..."
Pradashnee Odiar
"Don’t think anyone needs further review on Baduzzi. The food was nice and service was good but just something was lacking for me. Guess this may be..."
Siow Fong Chen
"I know Baduzzi doesn’t need anymore reviews with raving 500+ reviews however I feel that my review would be current and to show that Baduzzi still..."
" Location: It’s in Wynward Quarter, so went today as it was free parking.Being my debut, my brother took me out for dinner. Being a..."
Asha Shah
"Wifey and I came and ate here for lunch on 22/08/18. What a great set up they have, definitely an Italian vibe going on. Our waitress was friendly,..."
"My husband and I had lunch on Saturday on the spur of the moment and were so impressed with the excellent food and service that we received.  Would..."
Tracey Hardy
"I love Baduzzi, it’s expensive but worth it! I did have a new waitress today who blatantly lied to my friend and got caught out pretty quick and..."
Melissa Chai
"Came here recently for my birthday dinner and we had a great time. Because they don’t do bookings for small groups, our party of 4 came at 6pm and..."
Raymond Tiong
"Came for a mid-week lunch, and it was a lovely experience. Really would recommend the deer meatballs along with the eggplant. Ordered a side of pasta..."
"Great Italian in the heart of auckland. Ambiance is Low key but with charming decorations. The focus is certainly on the delicious food. Highly..."
"Very nice place for a romantic dinnerCant go pass the meatball, juicy, tastyThose handmade pasta, specially the duck is die forDont..."
Khoi Nguyen
"Went here for dinner the other night food was really got the crayfish pasta had so much flavour and tasted really good the portion slightly small but..."
"Never fails to impress. The pasta is always delicious and the only problem with the meatballs is trying to choose between crayfish, beef, deer or..."
Sjr Sjr
"Came here for birthday dinner. Great selection of pastas and meatballs. The most recommended pasta would be their famous duck pasta, definately worth..."
Smoothie Oeek
"One of the best Italian restaurants in Auckland!Service: 10/10Even though it was a packed night and we didn’t make a reservation we..."
Grace Huang
"Excellent food and service. Had the $65 set menu which was delicious and had a lot of variety. Food portions were decent and came out in a timely..."
"Baduzzi is a noisy restaurant that doesn’t take reservations for small groups. Despite this, my parents love it and so do I. The service is always..."
"Had been planning on going for months, heard awesome things about the restaurant.Finally got here, with another couple for an evening meal...."
"We have eaten many meals at Baduzzi and it is our “go to” venue for visitors; none have ever been disappointed. Auckland Italian options have..."
"Celebrated sons birthday there, what fabulous food!  Loved the atmosphere and all the various courses like artichoke flowers, meatballs, seafood..."
"One of the best places for vegetarians I’ve been to recently! I love that they have a vegetarian section on the menu. The vegetarian meatballs are..."
"Baduzzi was one of the restaurants that I had heard a lot about. We ordered several dishes to share. The prawns, artichoke flowers, meatballs, fish,..."
"Great Location. Tiramisu!!! "Must have" recommendation for a very good reason despite being a little unconventional. The handmade pasta and meatballs..."
Roopali Jadhav
"Phenomenal meatballs, by far the best I've ever eaten, good service, good wine ...all round great restaurant! Must try out if your wanting Italian..."
"Came here for its dessert only as we had a late lunch in Depot. We ordered one beer, one jasmine martini, one tiramisu and one chocolate torta..."
Valerie Ma
"Great meal and ambience here at Baduzzi. Came here with my partner and our girl, we were impressed. We shared some entrees of 2 x zuchinni..."
"Delicious meatballs. Juicy and creamy. My favorite were the venison meatballs. A bit overpriced though. Lamb ribs were too greasy and fatty so I..."
"Best Italian I've ever had, great service and environment. The attendent has been well trained and gave us an appropriate suggestion for the wine..."
Abby Liu
"taste good,but service not that perfect compared with the environment and food quality. cocktail is nice,honestly, I don’t know whether I will be..."
"Everything was good here, in general. I am just going to point out few things. 1) The meatballs was way too small in portion for the price and the..."
"Tasty and fresh!We were lucky enough to be treated by Frederic Cheng (021 073 9093) Mercedes Benz North Shore! Always buy from him to get..."
Tony Ma
"My girlfriend and I tried a couple of dishes from Baduzzi at Taste of Auckland and we loved it. My gf then took me to Baduzzi for my birthday. Great..."
"The food here is great, the best Italian I've had. Light and delicious. They offer some great vegetarian options. Staff are super friendly..."
"Food amazing, especially the crayfish meatballs and clam vongole. Wine recommendation also went very well with the food we ordered.The only..."
"One of proofs that Auckland can offer world class food. Everything I had here was amazing, but the pasta with duck was outstanding even in a five..."
Diogo Reck
"I come here every now and then to indulge myself in amazing food. They have a great array of Italian and New Zealand wines perfect for any..."
"You know you’re dining at the right place if you are seated in direct parallel to Auckland’s one and only Champagne Lady, Anne Burton...."
"Stunning food great service. Had a celebratory lunch at badduzzi today. Food was fantastic and service excellent. Helpful staff and wonderful outcome..."
Rebecca Roberts
"Always a treat going here. Love how cosy and relaxed it is with menus that always keep you wanting more.Sharing small plates while sipping..."
Clive Barclay-Sellers
"Great placement, Great food.Been here with my friend and we were very impressed. Selection of wines are very good too.The..."
Peter Chung
"Without a doubt, Baduzzi is the best restaurant in Wyndham Quarter. We went for the first time pre-show on Friday night. It was getting very busy at..."
Ken Morrison
"Amazing Italian and fantastic atmosphere . Busy but speedy service and attentive staff make it a great place for dinner. Tried the duck pasta as..."
"I had lunch at baduzzi with some work colleagues after a few recommendations. We weren't disappointed. The selection on the menu made it difficult to..."
"Great vibe, food was divine and customer service was excellent. Would definitely like to come back and recommend it to friends...."
LEE Lauren
"Amazing restaurant with great service and a super wine list.The meatballs here are super, and the duck ragut is an institution in Auckland...."
"High praises for my experience here.We ordered a rump steak and a clam linguine and we weren't disappointed!The linguine although..."
Rishab Koshy
"After hearing many raves about this place I finally got to experience Baduzzi today. I was not disappointed at all. The..."
Christine Yeh
"This place definitely met all my expectations from all the hype!The meatballs were amazing, soft and flavourful. The size of them were..."
Winnie Luo
"Always delicious. The food is top notch, service is outstanding, wine list is awesome. The duck ragu is always a favourite and the meatballs are..."
Petra Pearce
"Came here on Saturday 6pm.Walking in the restaurant we had to wait a few minutes before we were even seen. Waitresses could be a bit more..."
Oksana Zhang
"I came here for my birthday last year and I really enjoyed the experience. The food was seasoned nicely and the dishes were beautiful! I even got a..."
Sharon Louie
"Visited this place on a Tuesday night with my friends. I like the ambience of the place, very romantic and cozy. Service was quick and staff was..."
Linh 💛
"It was a good experience at Baduzzi for lunch. Shaved wagyu tongue, bagna càuda, bone marrow... & wild red deer meatballs, portobello mushroom,..."
"Amazing amazing amazing best pasta eva! We ordered carpaccio with creme fraise sorbet, light and divine. Followed it with pappardelle, so tasty and..."
"Very helpful and friendly staff. The food was amazing and definitely well presented. Easy to find and heaps of parking (free for first hour). Highly..."
"Authentic ItalianoI have to say I'm big on the creamy pasta, but they showed me something so different.The Ragu meatball pasta hands down..."
Lauren Bernays
"Great waitress judika was amazing! Uniforms look amazing and fresh. The chef glen is also on fine form 😉 i cant get over how..."
"The interior of the restaurant was beautiful which suitable for special occasions.We ordered many dishes as I went in a big group.Every..."
"really nice atmosphere and the food was amazing. I got the meatballs and a drink and it was amazing. The meat was really soft and packed a lot of..."
"This is one of my absolute favourite auckland eats!! must try the meat board to start (so ideal for sharing and snacking on with drinks), along with..."
"A really nice ambiance! The food is very delicious and the desserts was even better. Booking is essential as this place gets so packed! The food came..."
Nikki Rae
"Food was great, recommend the tiramisu and the pork carbonara. One of the best pork I had in NZ.Service, however was average. The waiter that..."
Heui Jin
"The food was phenomenal and service was pretty good despite it being a very busy night. The highlight for me was the tiramisu- very elegantly plated..."
"It's a beautiful place with a open kitchen and the best prawns ever! The guy who served us was amazing as well, he for real explained every dish on..."
Heer Kalia
"Loved every dish I have tried here. Not a big fan of sea food but this place has surely changed that with the crayfish meatballs which are my..."
Aanchal Manchanda
"Best Italian in Auckland. If we forget the food for a second, the atmosphere and service you receive from staff sets the bar very high...."
Roxanne Sarkari
"Really cute location and lovely staff. I ordered the duck pasta but was not really a fan. My sister on the other hand really enjoyed it so it might..."
S&G Take Auckland
"What a little gem!Service was very attentive and helpful when looking through the menu and trying to understand the well set out Italian ..."
"Okay, went to this restaurant for my birthday a couple of weeks ago with high expectations from all the positive reviews and the drool worthy photos...."
"The service, experience and food here is just delightful and instantly transports you to what you'd hope to experience in a restaurant in Italy. The..."
Melissa Mathieson
"Went there on a Saturday night. It was busy but it doesn't feel packed. Awesome food, great service, great environment! Had the king prawns for..."
Axvin MuChien Lee
"Quite glad I came with a group since we were then able to order quite a few items on the menu to share. We ordered a few items from each to get a..."
Benedict Uy
"Beautiful food, great location and nice service. We had a big company lunch here some time ago and it was a great experience. The Bistecca and Squid..."
Alex Butenko
"Just go to Baduzzi. Doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, if it's a special occasion or not, just go.That's all you need to know. It's one of..."
Nicholas R. Cannon
"I'm not usually a massive fan of Italian as I don't usually like pasta but this was absolutely incredible. I am definitely converted. I very rarely..."
Paige Travis
"Went here for dinner tonight with a girlfriend and 10/10 would recommend! The staff were really nice and really helpful with explaining the menu...."
"This Italian is one of the gems of the viaduct restaurant crowd. The atmosphere here is always great, busy.. but so chilled, you just know everyone..."
Where To Next Auckland
"Honestly the service from this Italian resto is superb. As first timers some time ago. Our waiter explained to us our menu and allowed for us ample..."
Ana Kristi Soniega
"The interior of this place was lovely, especially the bar area. Ox Tongue w/ bone marrow - Bursts of flavour.Crayfish meatballs -..."
"We came here for anniversary dinner, oh my, the food was AMAZING!! We ordered the beef tongue and meat balls for entree , clam pasta and deer pasta..."
"Have visited several times and have been looked after well. Nice menu and atmosphere. They always manage to find a table for us, even when so..."
Alana Emerson
"This place is highly rated and generally good. They do get very creative with their desserts. However I can help feeling underwhelmed by the service..."
Restaurant Assassin
"I have to say baduzzi has the best meat balls ever! Perfectly executed every single time! And the pasta, oh the pasta is just heaven! We can't wait..."
Christine Lusha Gray
"Hey, what a fab place. Went there for dinner on 30 th Dec and the place was humming. Food and service was fantastic. I had the smoothest Italian..."
Rob Young
"Went there for a work xmas lunch. The place was buzzing with people. The beef was spot on- tender and flavoursome. The saffron rissoto was overly..."
"This was the best dinner I've had in a while. We shared zucchini flowers, beef meatballs, duck Ragu pappardalle and beetroot pappardalle. All the..."
"Picked this place out before we'd even arrived in the country and it was a good choice. Amazing dinner with every meal hitting the mark. Highly..."
Tom Wills
"Who doesn't like the Baduzzi's tiramisu. It's the best ever. All over all other dishes were nice. We went for a lunch instead of dinner. The place..."
"Owners of the Grove this team knows how to cook food! We started off with egg plant flower - kingfish sashimi - duck pasta then the lamb..."
"A few weeks ago, you may have seen that we ran our first competition for our readers. All you had to do was tag three of your favourite Auckland..."
Hungry Auckland
"Definitely a place worth revisiting for a sophisticated flavourful meal. Fast service, nice staff and lovely setting. I would go back to try more of..."
Tastebud Tingles
"best Italian food/ flavor and favorite  restaurant in Auckland.  food made with a lot of love and very high standards.  service was good.  pricey..."
Lang Ea
"Had the pleasure of meeting the bloggers from Hungry Auckland for dinner here last night. We had all heard good things about Baduzzi and were looking..."
"We walked in as a group of 6 on a busy Saturday night and somehow lucked into a table. The staff were all very informative and friendly, definitely a..."
"Dined here pre-show at the new Waterfront theatre, having not been here for a year or so.  Arrived earlier than the rest of my table, which was a..."
"Baduzzi is where you can enjoy a pleasant and authentic Italian culinary experience. We had an Italian feast and tried all four their signature..."
Annie Ren
"Very happy with this place, first time dining here with my family for a bday dinner. Ambiance is lovely and we were seated quickly (booking is..."
"Had some wonderful dinner and wine here last night with a friend. What a beautiful interior! I loved how it wasn't your basic industrial look so..."
Sulin Wang
"Great Italian restaurant with cozy atmosphere and friendly servers. I had duck paste, love their handmade paste, which was absolutely delicious and..."
"Great atmosphere, friendly staff and allocated the same waiter/waitress per table which is handy and speedy food service.Can be busy with..."
"Just came back from dinner here. My 5th visit. The food and flavour is pristine. They have decent choices in wine. I love love their duck pate cure..."
"Amazing. We ordered a few different dishes and shared the greatness around. Such finesse in their Italian food, every phase of the flavours progress..."
Jasveen Kaur
"My family and other friends/family had a great lunch here, be prepared to spend around $80 per person, though the food is worth it, seafood risotto..."
Cesar Luis
"Been here twice now being a chef I'm got fussy who isn't 😜,but have to say food is amazing great flavours and presented well,could brush up a bit..."
"DivineDined here for my birthday and I was amazedI don't think I can ever pay 26 for an average pasta again when I can come..."
"My partner took me for a surprise lunch at Baduzzi last year and I'd rank it amongst my all time favourite dining experiences. We were..."
Saskia Yates
"what an amazing experience ! Took my mum for her birthday and we were not disappointed. We shared all meals ,6 in total , and we definitely had some..."
Sophie Allegra Unterhofer
"My boyfriend took me here last night and it was my favourite dinner date so far! The food was perfect and the service was nice. We shared the venison..."
Hana Faleatua
"My wife and I are always looking for new and exciting places to eat out. We found it here. Our waitress was first class. She took us on a journey and..."
Zoè Fay Foster
"Gorgeous food - love it - a new favourite- mmmmmm mmmmm - I don't have a big appetite but had to order more it was sooo delicious- cold night sat..."
"Had an amazing time here at baduzzi! Definitely a step up from all the other Italian places that I've been to. The service was great and so was the..."
Samantha Gemmell
"Really enjoyed our evening. Went with a group after work, shared a platter to start, and our mains were excellent. Beautiful beautiful food and..."
"We went to Baduzzi on a Friday. Got there at 5:30, nice and not crowded so plenty of tables to choose from.The waiter explained the dishes..."
" 🇮🇹🇮🇹Italienische Küche! Baduzzi has the most incredible meatballs in town😂! The dining area is kind of dark, but super warm and..."
"Food is delicious and nicely presented, but the price is a bit high and for the portion served. Other than that the restaurant had amazing food and a..."
"Baduzzi is one of my favourite restaurant in Auckland! Whenever I dine there I always recieve fantastic food and service. The beetroot and paua..."
"Great food and atmosphere. The staff were really accommodating too! The favorites of the day was the beef meatballs, duck ragu pasta, and the..."
"Very much a dining-in-the-dark experience for us. Lights were perhaps a little too dim, which made it difficult for us to even read the menu. But in..."
Jade Lim
"Tasty, tasty, tasty! We had a selection of dishes along with a delicious Montepulciano wine and the whole meal was just incredible. Pretty attentive..."
Good Advisor
"Amazing restaurant ! Love the atmosphere and friendly staff. We had set menu for 12 people and everyone loved it! Must try their dessert and meat..."
"The food here is excellent, but I definitely agree with other reviews that the tables are cramped in. And I have always felt that sitting you at the..."
Daniel Kinnoch
"First class bistro style place doing a fusion that still rings the italian bell. Just g othere. Seriously wont dissapoint , Only vaguew negative is..."
Alan Dempsey
"We came to Baduzzi to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday and we were all really impressed with the food.We were a picky table to serve - I'm..."
Oly Su
"When you have one of the best food in town, why cramp your customers to tiny 500x500 tables that can hardly fit 2 dishes (+4 tasting plates). The..."
Lucia Zhang
"We came here for my Boyfriend's birthday dinner and I can't describe how glad I am that we went. It's a small plate style place and you would usually..."
Rhegan Smith
"Baduzzi has always been on my to-do list so was excited when the day finally came. We ordered the lamb meatballs, risotto, duck maltagliati and the..."
"Outstanding!! The duck pasta was beautiful and the tiramisu was the best desert we've had in years. And well done on the kids menu! World class...."
Daniel Bell
"Loved my experience at baduzzi the deer meat balls are to die for and the squid ink pasta was great! The decor is amazing and really sets..."
Sonam Kumar
"One word. AMAZING. Despite arriving at Baduzzi and having to wait 45 minutes for a table (with the Wynyard quarter area not an issue on a Friday..."
Vivek Katial
"This is a review for Baduzzi's $15 weekday sandwich lunch.Sammie of the day was chicken and taleggio and came with choice of San Pellegrino...."
"Baduzzi is very much a hidden treasure. Located under the ASB building in busy Wynyard Quarter it is hard to tell what lies behind the red..."
"After months of hearing about this place, I finally enjoyed a delicious lunch there today.My prawn and crab risotto was very good and my..."
"Went here after reading some reviews with a few girlfriends. Absolutely loved the food that we had. Definitely a place worth recommending. We had one..."
Shiksha Sridhar
"Very impressed! went with my partner and fried for an impromptu lunch and was glad to have done so. Menu interesting with something for everyone,..."
Sophie Phipps
"The best Italian restaurant in Auckland. I been in there with my friends, all the food was soooo nice for sure we will come back again..."
"Excellent crayfish meatballs. Just those are worth the trip alone. The snapper and lobster angolini is wonderful; so smooth and flavoursome...."
Jessica Donovan
"Me and my husband went to Baduzzi last night for dinner and was surprised to see how busy the restaurant was given it was a weeknight but the food..."
"For me Baduzzi lives up to the hype. Went here after work on a Friday, immediately got a table. Had tried to get a table here on several..."
"Take me to any new country and you can safely bet I’ll seek out Italian food. After a few days of eating highly prized local cuisine I’m usually..."
"Have always enjoyed dining here, came here for Valentine's Day and no problem getting a booking. The food is to die for me and the atmosphere adds to..."
Edmond Young
"First time we've been to this establishment. The service was good. Pasta was unique but pleasant. Tiramisu was absolutely devine couldn't get enough..."
"Service: 8/10Food: 8.5/10Cleanliness: 8/10Value for money:6/10Overall: 7.5/10Really impressed by everything here. Would..."
Jack Trav.
"Came here for a Friday night dinner. First time I've been here. I love the passion of the staff here. They recant (in great detail) the menu with all..."
Josh Law
"Came here after the rave reviews Baduzzi has received, ordered the buttered maltagliati with duck and it was really quite salty. Was unable to finish..."
Amanda Teo
"I've been to Baduzzi 3 or 4 times and this review is based on these visits. The service I've experienced has always been fantastic, equivalent to far..."
Ryan Orr
"Great atmosphere and even better food! Loved the crayfish meatballs...!!! And such a great price. Definitely recommend this place, go for a walk..."
"This has been on my list to revisit as the previous experience was marred by a slightly awkward work function. I invited friends who have..."
"This Is a first time I ever been here.I thought I give a try.For starter we add some meat ball and I tell you what this was a best meat..."
Farshid Hakimi
"A plush and peppy little Italian place tucked in the North Wharf. Mostly busy with the popularity amongst the city diners.Found..."
Arpita Mandal
"I am in love with this place. I went there during NZFW and it was packed, but it didn't feel like you were seated too close or that people were..."
"Possibly the best Italian you can get in Auckland. Certainly more expensive than most especially for portion size so it has prevented me from..."
Eleanor Purdey Smith
"We came here last Saturday night. We arrived at about 8pm and the place was full and buzzing. We were informed on arrival that all tables were full..."
"From the moment I read the menu here I knew we were going to be in for a treat and I was right.It's a nice venue, comfortable and relaxed and..."
Auckland Food Tours
"Super nice Italian place for night stay. Lobster meatballs are highly recommended. Bacon roasted king prawn also nice. Venison meatball excellent as..."
"One of the best Italian restaurants in town! Definitely need to arrive early to get a table. The maltagliati gets me every time ❤️❤️ great..."
Tania Li
"Really good. Nice food. Nice decor. Mostly nice wait staff. Was seated at what I assume was the children's table. It was barely big enough for our..."
Richard Sharpe
"Meatballs galore! Stopped by for a quick bite of their famous meatballs. We had their crayfish and venison meatballs. The crayfish..."
Elena Ching
"Went for a schmoozy Christmas lunch with some business associates. Nice venue. Central location not far from parking. We went with tapas shared..."
Janine Henderson
"Great Italian affair! The food was done at a high quality. The menu contains some classic Italian dishes and some not so familiar ones which were..."
"I went here for lunch today. We decided to share a few of the plates. Started with the piper - found this quite bland. The prawns were nice. We also..."
Angela Trigg
"We came to Beduzzi as a table of 4 on a Tuesday evening, we had tried to call in to book a table however like a lot of places these days, no bookings..."
"Best pasta in Auckland!! Located in Wynyard Quarter, this place serves both lunch and dinner. We came here with friends for lunch. Ordered beef and..."
"I chose this place for my birthday dinner with family. As soon as we walked in I knew it was going to be good! I asked our waitress to pick some..."
Alana Rose Gray
"Finally I had a chance to go here after seeing the owner in NZ MKR for 2yrs ;) Start from ‘Piccolo’ section - we had flame grilled..."
"Very cosy with friendly customer service. Portion sizes were small but the food was delicious! The buffalo mozzarella was nice and fresh! Definitely..."
Priyanka D'cruz
"Lives up to its reputation!!! After great difficulty we settled on a range of pasta dishes, and some of the house speciality - meatballs. The food is..."
"Outstanding... a group if 10 or so of us shared dinner at Baduzzi on Auckland Marina, we left it up to the staff to order share plates for our entre,..."
Jonathan Mayes
"Loved my evening here, the food was great and the service was fab. Having heard a lot about their meatballs and fresh pasta i definitely wasn't..."
Fleur Cerecke
"If you are craving for hand-made and fresh pasta,Baduzzi is hands down the best place for you. Highly recommended. The mean may contain lots of..."
"We came here last night for my sister's birthday and had a wonderful dinner. While we had to wait for under an hour to get in (To be fair, the place..."
Ramon Reyes
"Baduzzi, Baduzzi, Baduzzi. Oh how I love Baduzzi’s!! I had seen so many pictures of their tiramisu through Instagram! I thought it was about time..."
"🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟so delicious! I went tonight with long time no see girlfriend, we had blessed evening! Crayfish meatballs were AMAZING!..."
Wendy Zhou
"Seriously good food, would recommend trying the tribute to pig while it is on the menu as it is pretty good! We also had the crayfish meatballs which..."
James Firman
"It was my first time having dinner at Buduzzi and it was a wonderful experience. The waiters there were welcoming and they provided blankets if you..."
Angela Tan
"The meatballs here are insane!!! So so good :D Also loved the Risotto Primavera :) The dish itself is so creamy and rich and pretty good overall :)..."
"This place has the best meatballs in town!!! The crayfish meatball and the duck are our favourites. Oh and the Tiramisu...The best so far!!!..."
"Was planning to have dinner another venue in Wynyard Quarter but found out that it was closed for the day, so decided to try out Baduzzi instead...."
Jihye Kang
"Walked past and it was packed! Always a good sign!First time down in Wynyard Quarter for a while so were not sure where to go but we were very..."
Temptation Cakes Auckland
"One of the best Italian food you can get in Auckland... Bit on the higher side of the cost... But absolutely worth for each dollar spent here... The..."
Kiran Kanchan
"Baduzzi is decisively the best dining experience in Wynyard Quarter. If you come with a large group, you will be spoilt with a set menu that will..."
Daniel Power
"Food and service is up to its usual great standard they do a great job when it comes to consistency is food and service delivery Another great..."
Bill Smale
"I was drawn to this place because of their duck maltagliati and my craving for meat balls.So my first time here I decide to get here..."
"If you like meatballs and pasta, this place does it so well! Designed as sharing platters, this means you get to try more of the menu. They also have..."
"We experienced amazing service at Baduzzi. Having been here when it first opened and returning again more recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see..."
"Positioned in the bustling new North Wharf, Baduzzi is now a favourite for many Aucklanders, including myself! From the moment you step through the..."
"Been here on several occasions. After reading great reviews, I thought it was finally time to pay the place a visit. My first experience at Baduzzi..."
"Had a late lunch today with Ivan Valladolid. We were seated my lovely staff outside in a great ambiance. The menu was a little tricky to understand..."
"Dined here twice now. Excellent service and the food here is absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the duck pasta and crayfish meatballs. Love the..."
Lucia Park
"Service was great, the waitress felt like a friend she was friendly and offered her knowledge about the menu to us since me and my friends didn't..."
Judy Chhy
"After looking at the good reviews Baduzzi have at Zomato, we visited the place twice. One by ourself at Lunch and the other time at Dinner with a..."
"Wow!! No other words. The food - amazing. The service - second to none. We had Sully as our waitress (or whatever the pc term is these days) and she..."
Jaki Dwight
"I have a new mission in life: to try every item on the menu at Baduzzi. Yes, I like this place THAT much. I took my parents here for a birthday lunch..."
"The popularity of Baduzzi speaks for itself when you can see that it is packed on a Sunday night while everything else around is empty. We were..."
Khoa Le
"Food and atmosphere was excellent.Only thing to note is that the meatballs (venison and lamb) were both definitely pink in the middle but..."
Food Eater
"Have visited a handful of times since it opened and the experience is always consistent. Excellent warm service and outstanding food. You can't go..."
Jo Y
"If you want to know Italian food beyond pasta and pizza, this is the place for you. Not an everyday restaurant as it comes under the nifty belt of..."
"Absolutely no complaints at all. The pasta was perfectly cooked, every dish looked amazing and had tonnes of flavour. The atmosphere was great -..."
Maia Churichkova
"Baduzzi is my husband's favorite Italian restaurant. Glad to see they have some new dishesWe tried the tuna with fennel salad, good portion..."
"Visited last night, 2nd visit in 2 weeks, both Sunday nights and seated outdoors (don't fret, it's very warm, not needing a coat). Decor has always..."
"With only 6 family adults, no bookings were available, so great advice when we rang, for us to arrive early.We received a wonderful welcome to..."
"Baduzzi is an Italian restaurant with an excellent reputation. As you enter Baduzzi it’s warm and welcoming which is perfect for a chilly winters..."
Jess Pendergrast
"Nothing to fault-food, atmosphere, & service impeccable! We were lucky we got in on a busy Saturday night without a booking... Worth every cent!..."
Manda Little
"I have been to Baduzzi once before and loved it so was keen to go again. We went for dinner on a Friday night and it was bustling but we managed to..."
Rebecca MacDonald
"We meet friends for lunch in the city frequently.  We had been here before about a year  ago..checking out all the restaurants in Wynyard quarter..."
Lynn Hedges
"Been here for the casual drinks and snacks, as well as for dinner. Food is delicious and the wine list is superb. Some staff needs to be a little..."
"After always wanting to go to Baduzzi we finally went, exception service from the minute we walked in the doors. The waiters knew the menu well and..."
Rosa Smith
"Absolutely amazing! I have been back 3 times now and have never been disappointed. Lively atmosphere and fantastic food. Sad that the tortellini is..."
Jacelyn Hughes
"Baduzzi is a seriously good Italian restaurant. It has all the ticks for lunch or dinner - ambience, bustle without irritating racket, excellent..."
Duncan Galletly
"Arrived at Baduzzi on a cold Saturday evening with much anticipation (being a fan of Michael Dearth's The Grove).Initial impression was not great..."
"Another fantastic meal at Baduzzi. As usual. Food, the best. Service, amazing (thanks Sully for looking after us so well, your smile, humor..."
"Baduzzi was recommended by a friend. I tried alot of new food here. we went on a very early dinner / very late lunch after work it was a quiet time...."
Joy Maralit
"Amazing Mother's Day lunch here. Food and service were both fantastic. Would recommend the Gnocchi and Duck Ragu. Will definitely be back..."
Nika Van Wyk
"I love the idea of a walking degustation. Working out South and living on the Shore, I don’t always go out to town to eat. So when I do, I find..."
"Wonderful dinner last Saturday night for my sons 21st. Food tasted delicious and so well presented. Thank you! Thankful..."
Petrina Grib
"We went to Baduzzi for a work lunch, it is a modern funky restaurant. The food was really amazing, I loved the way you can order each dish as a..."
"Came down to Baduzzi on a stormy Saturday night and we had an hour wait for a table for two. Was well worth the wait though. From the bustling..."
Steph Young
"This place is pretty special came on a night I was feeling awful with the flu, the cock tails with flowers in them instantly warmed me up :-) had a..."
"I was excited to go to Baduzzi as a friend had raved about the food and I had also read some great reviews online. Enter Baduzzi and the environment..."
Kezia Lobo
"Excellent food. Amazing service. The meals are hearty and balanced. And the desserts are a work of art. I loved the tiramisu. It was light and filled..."
"On a mission to find the best tiramisu! ?. Came here after dinner for a treat on a Friday night super pack! We're put on waiting list but were fitted..."
"Fabulous food, great wine list, fabulous service! Will definitely be back next time we're in Auckland. The food was full of flavour, fresh, tasty and..."
Barbara Thorsen
"3.5 Only because of the small portions. First class food and service. A bit pricey also. Great location. Pity they don't serve pizza.Nice..."
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
"I went here for my birthday because I hae heard many good things about Baduzzi.The place is always busy and because of that it took a while..."
Noms Burger
"We came here a few weeks ago, we arrived early - we knew they don't take bookings and also that this place gets quite full very quickly.We started..."
Miss Kiki
"Had a wonderful business lunch here yesterday. The lamb meatballs were sensational as was the vegetarian pasta dish I had (and that's quite a..."
"Dined here last night and could not fault the food and service. The wagyu meatballs were one of the best thing I have ever tasted. Unfortunately you..."
"Food here is amazing. This is somewhere perfect for a special occasion as you'll be wanting to try EVERYTHING. My favorites are the meatballs which..."
Anna Harding
"The first time I had visited this establishment I found the food to be lacking but I had a friend from overseas come to visit and I thought I would..."
"Came here for dinner with a group of 10. Had platters and meatballs to share. Lobster and red deer meatballs were outstanding! Ordered a main each,..."
Bobby Anderson
"Lovely, said with a sigh, that sums up Baduzzi.This visit we went for a late lunch, next time we will return in the evening. Mr has already..."
Muffin Mum
"Lovely place with exception service.While they have a no booking policy the staff is very well organize and seats you in a very reasonable time..."
Lisa Wong
"Baduzzi is such an amazing restraunt that we were considering going back an hour later to try more deserts! It is a modern establishment..."
"This place is awesome! We went there on new year's eve and enjoyed an excellent four-course meal with great service! The ambience was lovely too! A..."
Rosemary Cook
"We went on a busy night so I thought the service was pretty average given that we had to ask for extra menus and water to be topped up. As a group we..."
Bettina Tran
"Damn this place is good! Went here with a friend last Friday night and we shared some meatballs and then two pasta dishes for the main. Firstly, I..."
""Food of the People" say the signs outside. Open the big, bright red door and step from the street into the dining room of Baduzzi, where your..."
Ulrich Frerk
"Deserts are great here. Good service although the booth seats on a hot night were a little sticky. I saw Joseph Parker the boxer eating the same..."
Peter Mondosae
"All I can say is that the food is delicious. Would love to eat here everyday if I could! We had a range of meatballs (the sauces were to die for)..."
"I last visited Baduzzi a year ago. My friend and I had a very pleasant experience, and so this week I took my partner for the first time to introduce..."
"I went to baduzzi a couple of weeks ago with friends. Two of us had been on a low carb diet and if you're going to break it then you may as well do..."
"This was a very nice place to eat. The waiter serving us was very informative which helped us to decide what we ordered. Would recommend for anyone..."
Don's Food Fiesta
"I went here for my birthday and was not disappointed. Having heard mixed reviews I was unsure what to expect. The food was delish, with the menu..."
Bella Lily
"Been here twice - both times were amazing. The Duck Ragu has to be one of my faves! Tiramisu is just brilliant!, and there is a version of an..."
Sananda Chatterjee
"Fantastic and thoughtful service, bettered only by the delicious and beautifully yummy food - a delight and a treat! The exotically flavoued..."
Silva Star
"Five words - BEST TIRAMISU IN THE WORLD. This place is something else. Been here 4 times and had the same thing every time and each time spot on...."
Pankaj Kini
"What an amazing night!! Selection of food was great! cured meat platter and veal with polenta so tasty!! Staff where so awesome and helped to make..."
Charlie Dickinson
"From the great people who did the Grove what else would you expect but great food.  The star of the show is the meatballs, the Venison or Wagyu in..."
Jason Montreal
"Exceptional service from tk. Food was good, though suckling pig portion size was a little small. Particularly enjoyed the duck pasta. Would go again...."
Alex James
"A solid restaurant. I had the crab meatballs, suckling pork, clams linguine and the valrhona chocolate. The linguine and the chocolate dessert were..."
Lex Antony Huang
"Amazing italian & great service! Have been there about 6 times and love going back. They make epic Negroni's and the stuff are always very..."
Cole Saunders
"Wow, what an evening of great food and atmosphere. Went to Baduzzi for a birthday celebration and received fantastic food and service. Big ups to the..."
Daniel Taylor
"Baduzzi is the second creation of award winning chef Ben Bayly. Serving Italian influenced food, they also focus on serving the finest handmade..."
Courtney @ A Food Awakening
"I can totally understand why this place has so many positive reviews - it truly is amazing. Everything was absolutely perfect & I can't believe it..."
Amy Webb
"I took my mother and grandmother for lunch on Mother's Day and it was fantastic!! Delicious food and reasonably priced for a higher end restaurant...."
"Dined here for usual consistently great food and service.4 th time to this restaurant in 4 now a firm family favourite.our..."
Fran Munro
"My husband and I went to Baduzzi last month for our anniversary. I chose to go there because I've heard about this place's great desserts before...."
Carolina De Biasio
"I was really impressed with everything about this place. My boyfriend and I wanted somewhere fancy but not too fancy to celebrate our anniversary and..."
Bea Nannestad
"Stylish place with great food, service and atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anybody. The number of people there during the week testifies..."
Mark Corbett
"Absolutely loved everything about this place. The food of course, could not be more impressive, true italian with the twist. Fantastic atmosphere and..."
Penelope Franca
"Absolutely stunning meal. The Red Deer meatballs were to die for as was the fresh pasta with duck, mushrooms and black walnuts. The service was..."
Dawn Meertens
"I went to Baduzzi alone, fairly early on a Wednesday night. First impressions: really helpful staff (I have “special dietary requirements”) and..."
Rob Bishop
"We went to lunch on a whim today, after hearing very nice things about Baduzzi from friends. The food and service was everything I've come to expect..."
"We went on a recommendation from my nephew who is a real foodie and I also love food.It was Just Divine! I can't wait to go back, Very cool place..."
Tracy Johnstone
"We couldn't fault the food and service on a very busy night. Every dish was totally delicious, including grilled sardines with pine nuts, feta and ..."
Rosalie Bay
"First time here, very enjoyable - pleased we arrived early at 630pm as it quickly filled up and there were people lining up to get in when leaving..."
David Parussini
"What better way than to have lunch on a sunny day at Baduzzi. The waitress was very informative and talked us through the menu with great..."
"Flippin awesome! The staff were super knowledgable and friendly. Food was top notch and presented at a really high standard. Good variety of seating..."
Jeff Mabbett
"This place was wonderful. We walked in and were seated immediately. Drinks came quickly. This is the second time we have been here. We have..."
Manoja St John
"Baduzzi you have got it right! Thank you for presenting us with amazing cuisine and excellent service!! Loved every minute of it. This restaurant has..."
Vanessa Green
"Fantastic restaurant. Knowledgeable staff and great atmosphere. We especially loved the duck pasta and the tiramisu was sinfully good. We are so..."
Tom Fletcher
"A good restaurant serving quality and unique Italian food. The meatballs cost $13.00 to $18.00 for 4 pieces. A main dish will cost $16.00 to..."
Jeffrey Dee
"We went to Baduzzi a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. The whole experience was very nice and we had a lovely time. The..."
"This place does get busy, so you need to be early for a table if you don't want to wait.The team have a great understanding of the menu and..."
David Boshier
"Love, love, love! Great fit out, saucy knowledgeable staff and fantastic food. Stopped in for a couple of glasses of wine and a snack, now can't wait..."
Nicole Abbott
"Fantastic restaurant. Meatballs are so tender and delicious. The fish stew is one of the best I have ever had (will definitely be back for more) and..."
"This place is amazing. Have just come home from a birthday dinner. Christine the maitre d was charming. The three of us shared entrees, mains and..."
Philippa L
"I was lucky enough to spend my Sunday afternoon down at the newly opened Baduzzi in the Wynyard Quarter. As we arrived we passed a couple just..."
Zinnia Harris
"Baduzzi is an Italian restaurant with an uniquely Kiwi twist.  Located in the Wynyard Quarter precinct and always buzzing with diners, this place is..."
"Came here for lunch with 2 others that works nearby. Was a little intimidated when everyone else in the restaurant was banker-looking, in suits. I..."
"Baduzzi is an Italian trattoria under the helm of Michael Dearth of The Grove. This is in a lower-price range, but with all the creativity and..."
Carmella @ Easy Food Hacks
"I went to Baduzzi for a special occasion, it was a busy night which probably seems to be the case most nights.We had a small table on the side..."
"We had a nice time at Baduzzi, it's was extremely busy but we had booked ahead so after a 20 minute wait at the bar the 9 of us were squeezed into a..."
"This restaurant may be named after meatballs, but that is just one section of the menu. They have great pastas and main dishes too, as well as plenty..."
Nom Nom Panda
"I do love Baduzzi, after 3 visits I still want to back for more....of just about everything. Meatballs are star but then everything else is just a..."
Mairi Herbert
"Came here based on a friend's recommendation and various reviews. First impressions are of a slick French/American bistro with very friendly service..."
Kate W
"The staff are very friendly, although most of them have not personally tried the dishes so recommendations are a bit limited. Shaved waygu..."
Two Honest Truths
93/100 (212 ratings)
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"The owner is so nice! Service is great! Food is delicious and gorgeously presented. Recommend to..."
Shirley Ye
"First of all THANK YOU to the owner and the staff at Monzu. My friends threw a surprise birthday dinner for me, Monzu are not open on a Tuesday but..."
Bernadine Phillips
"It was truly an amazing experience and the best gluten-free course ive ever had. Every single dish was perfection. I will definitely go again...."
"By far the best meal I’ve in Auckland by far! Beautifully balanced tastes for fantastic fine dining experience!! Complimenti!!!! Cucina..."
"A fantastic & recommended local & destination based Italian Restaurant with balance between price, taste, service & a passionate owner/chef...."
Mario Nola
"Went here for my housemates birthday and we had a great night. The food wasn’t typical to other Italians you’d find in Auckland. The true Napoli..."
Kate Murphy
"We have visited Monzu a few weeks back with a friend for dinner and had the best experience! The staff were amazing, the atmosphere was lovely and..."
Vic P
"The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and presentation was outstanding - especially for the crayfish ravioli. A great..."
Irabella Lin
"My friends and I were blown away by Monzù. I had the eggplant parmigiana as a starter, neopolatana gnocchi for main and their take on a tiramisu to..."
"Went to Monzu for my partner's birthday. We would totally go back again, especially with the Zomato gold! Staff were friendly and kindly explained..."
Florence Lai
"What a night! The tasting menu was a blast of flavours. Honestly it was faultless, great vibe and super friendly. Do not hesitate to give it a try..."
"Seriously great! Don’t read the menu just ask them to make you something! I love this place and the staff treat you like family. The team there..."
"I went to Monzu with my family on Friday and had the most authentic and delicious Italian meal I’ve had outside of Italy. Trust Gaetano, we opted..."
Andrew Jones
"Gaetano is back! With a vengeance! I missed Saracino, not anymore. If you are looking for “real “ Italian flavour there is not much else in..."
Sergio Beillard
"Best Neapolitan Italian restaurant in Auckland. What most people aren't aware of is that Italian cuisine is regional and the owner, Gaetano, brings..."
Zach Je Yon Lum
"Wow. Wow - and WOW!! The food at Monzu is exquisite. Gaetano chose for us. This is Italian food at a different level - and is a culinary excursion..."
Simon Palmer
"Authentic Italian cuisine and stays true to its roots, doesn’t sell out like most Italian restaurants in Auckland and give authentic flavours and..."
Danika Xenia Claire Guida
"Went there last night to celebrate a special occasion. We opted for the 4 course degustation meal and was glad we did. A truly lovely experience...."
"Couldn't fault tonight - want to share on as many review forums as possibel so others will go and have our experience. The antipasti selection was..."
Riki Ah Kuoi
"Impeccable food and impeccable, personal service. Allow the head chef to make his food recommendations and you will not be disappointed. Every thing..."
"wow this place deserves more than 5 star... food was amazing and soooooooo tasty , fresh and propper cooked the owner is a great Chef , even his team..."
"We visited Monzu for the second time in two weeks last night. After the first visit we couldn't stop thinking about our time there.  As..."
Foodie Jane
"AUTHENTIC... is the one word that springs to mind when I recommend this place. Sure the menu is short, but it’s all AUTHENTIC. There isn’t an..."
Brendan Chun
"The menu is short, same with the all Italian wine list, but there was plenty to like. We started with the classic antipasto, which was generous...."
"Great food. I've had Gaetano's cooking a few times and it never disappoints me. His food is rustic, delicate and perfectly balanced. Good work..."
Ricky Zhou
"Monzu..!!! This is a place of heaven. Never in my 16 years in New Zealand have I been treated to Italian, or any other style neither, food to..."
Kim Korkman
"Enjoyed a lovely evening at Monzu - great menu and all the pasta dishes sounded amazing. Very rich and flavoursome food, done well and presented..."
"My brother, his girlfriend and I went to Monzu last night after discovering that Gaetano and Flavia had (formerly O'Sarracino) had opened this new..."
Silva Star
"Top notch food with creative twists on traditional Neapolitan fare. Turn up to the restaurant (bookings obviously recommended), and put your dining..."
Benjamin Lee
"Amazing service, delicious food & good beer! Would highly recommend this very authentic Italian restaurant for a romantic experience for you & your..."
"Went there for our Wedding Anniversary and found the whole experience to be fantastic. The food was amazing with so much care taken with it,..."
Ian Craig
Palazzo Italia
92/100 (204 ratings)
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"Wonderful food, great atmosphere & amazingly friendly staff. Thoroughly recommend giving this little place a try. We will definitely be going back..."
Denise Church Winslade
"Absolutely incredible 3 course surprise menu. Service was spot on and would highly recommend. Will be returning..."
Tash Mutu
"We had a great gastronomic experience. The staff was friendly and the service very efficient. We enjoyed a great atmosphere in a very nice ambience...."
Giancarlo Cavallaro
"Discovered Palazzo Italia when walking past at lunchtime. Stopped to have a look and ended up eating a delicious lunch. The focaccia filled..."
David Ruck
"Incredible, try the multi course menu and let the chef surprise you with his delicious..."
Morag Smailes
"Great place for lunch, dinning in as well as easy to grab something to take away. Really cosy and friendly..."
Kahu Whiu
"Have been 6-7 times now and can't wait to go back - great service and wonderful food - if you like real Italian food - go for the surprise menu - you..."
Michael Kingston
"I have just booked a group of friends into this restaurant for a birthday celebration in November. First impressions are 100% as I had a lovely email..."
Wendy Young
"Great place with great staff. They offer authentic Italian quality food, wine and coffee. Love..."
Lorenzo Pollara
"Great food , great service, worth finding a park or..."
Joanne McKay
"The authentic Italian service was incredible and equally matched by the food and..."
Lisa Stiven
"2nd time going here for dinner in two weeks! Food is yummy and staff are all Italian and gorgeous! Best service I've experienced in Auckland in long..."
Debbie McCarron
"This was our first visit, and we loved it. Wonderful wait staff, spacious interior, great food. We'll be back,..."
Liz Thrush
"Beautiful food, beautiful people. The best aperol spritzer & pasta I've had in NZ ��..."
Pip Larner
Prego Restaurant
91/100 (2519 ratings)
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"My husband and I love Prego! Every time we have been here we have never been disappointed. The pizza and pasta is delicious and the sticky date..."
Emmaus Courtney
"Haven't been to Prego for a couple of years now, but nothing has changed - the quality here is top notch - both food and service. Perfect place for..."
Adam Chui
"Came here for lunch on a weekend. Was happy to see a fullhouse. Staff was very attentive, service was excellent. Beautiful food as we have expected...."
Ken Wong
"Love love love! One of my favorite restaurants in Auckland! Food, drinks, prices, service. Amazing at everything...."
Sophia Ignateva
"After so long, we finally came to Prego for a late lunch.We ordered the surf&turf and the pappardelle for mains and the bruschette as..."
João Plácido
"Was expecting this to be a casual dining experience based on what I had read and the prices but wow I was amazed this place is fine dining with..."
"Absolutely tasty Pizza. Worth it...."
Parth Amit
"I've already lost count of how many times I've come here. I live and breathe for their duck risotto. All their dishes are superb. I recommend ALL..."
Bella Qian
"Loved the surf and turf, pizza is always amazing, wonderful spot to celebrate a birthday or anniversary! Staff are also super on to it..."
"The first time I visited prego was on my birthday. We ordered pizza pasta and market fish risotto. Serving sizes were great and the staff were quite..."
Courtney Shalls
"Amazing pastas! Everything was so delicious. Their belini is heaven! Definitely coming..."
"Consistently delicious food here. Their pizzas are amazing and the service is impeccable. Great tasting Italian..."
Chan Can Eat
"Had a last minute dinner here when our initial dinner venue choice closed early. We didn’t have too long of a wait for a table but the restaurant..."
"Dined here with a group of five friends. Since Prego doesn’t do reservations I was a bit concerned there would a long wait time, we arrived around..."
"The Zuppa di Pesci soup tasted amazing! Every else very..."
Richard Liu
"Being an new runner on Metro Top 50, I was very excited to try out Prego.Arriving at the courtyard, I was surrounded by an energetic..."
"Everything just perfect. It was so..."
"I make my review based off what you get in the same price point and in the location. Good food and service, which is what you'd expect from this..."
"I came to Prego for lunch with my brother and my boyfriend. The man who was at the front of the house was extremely considerate and a lovely person..."
Sharon Louie
"Our favourite local spot, great service, never fall in standard, except one time, I think she is a intern last Saturday lunch time. It's not that..."
Foodie Album
"Had the pie it was amazing! My partner had the calzone, such a generous portion. Great food &..."
"Prego is an Auckland instituion. It's reliable and consistently delivers outstanding food and service. I've always had a 10/10 experience at Prego on..."
"If you love italian food, this one is a must! Beside food is amazing, the service is spectacular and you just feel like in heaven! I loved the..."
Heloisa Moreira Lima
"Great service and environment. Food is great, but quite salty for me and friend as well. In terms of price, it is a bit pricey for it's amount. For..."
Charis Yang
"Valentines day dinner @prego_restaurant_nz 😊 ordered the fettuccine alfredo, roasted duck risotto and a garlic bread on the side. Hands down the..."
"Was invited to dinner at Prego with a group of friends and we all absolutely loved it! The calamari is delicious and the calzone is a must..."
"All too often when you order Italian in NZ you get a balls up that is often no where near what you would get in Italy. Not at Prego in Ponsonby. I..."
Dave Williams
"Prego never disappoints. Returned for my birthday and the servicing was amazing. They even came out with a candle on my dessert which I thought was..."
Little Foodie
"Had the squid and duck risotto and my partner had the pizza. Partner absolutely loves the pizza from here and I can say the exact same about my..."
Kealy Mathews
"Went to Prego for lunch.The food was amazing! I had the chefs special, grilled Kingfish risotto with a pear and parmesan salad.I..."
"Where do I begin? Had a lovely evening, and it only kept getting better here! The bartender was very friendly and recommended the right drinks to..."
Vasundhara Krishnan
"came here for the first time a few months ago and was highly impressed. amazing atmosphere, staff are very friendly and food comes out pretty..."
"Was a little disappointed when we got there to find out there was an hour wait on a table, however this place is definitely worth it! If I am back in..."
"Best risotto in town! Melted Parmesan mixed with duck and mushroom created a godly taste, damn yummy. Their oysters, meatballs and Italian wines were..."
"Amazing food and amazing service!We weren’t too sure what to get when we came but the staff were really nice and helped us with our..."
Prashant Datt
"Prego in ponsonby is always super busy and we were quite lucky to get a table without a reservation. I always enjoy coming to Prego as they..."
Jenny Da
"Amazing food and service. Such a beautiful place.The food was a little bit salty (my own doing) but still delicious.Will be back..."
"I was sceptical about Prego. I heard so much hype that I wasn’t too sure why. But I can now understand why! The staff at Prego are lovely and..."
"Looking for authentic Italian? This is the place! Would definitely say their pasta is better than the pizza even though both were really good. The..."
"Food: 4/5Ambience: 3/5Staff: 4/5Service: 4/5Went on a week day for a quiet dinner after being referred by a friend who is a..."
Simon Lee
"Came here in a group of around 10, I had the Seafood Linguini. The photo doesn’t give the dish enough credit, it was generously packed with fatty..."
Emily Gossen
"We came early to grab a spot and it was a good thing we did. The restaurant became busy very fast as the night arrived. The food is top notch quality..."
Vanessa Gao
"Came by for dinner. We didn't book but it wasn't too full since we were able to get a table outside. Really interesting items on the menu which made..."
Benedict Uy
"Delicious Italian food and a nice wine list. Went here with a friend of mine and we shared some mains. Our stake was cooked perfectly and melted in..."
Alex Butenko
"My friend and I went in during lunch break and it was a full house! Just managed to get a table inside this day. We didn’t plan to get..."
"With the lively atmosphere at Prego, stepping inside instantly calls for a lovely dining experience. All the staff were extremely polite and..."
Carley Peng
"Great food and service! Request a table outside, as inside gets very loud.Plenty of vegetarian options which was great, not much vegan for my..."
Lara Jacobs
"But, like, have you had the duck risotto? You should. Like, 100%. You should definitely try the duck risotto. Have you been to Prego? ‘Cause I..."
Nicola Alice May
"Love this place because it's relaiable. Open from 12 till late so good for late lunches! Parking is good. They don't take..."
"Best place for the Alfredo chicken pasta, it’s yum. Good service and also good place for dining. One of my favorite spots on Ponsonby. Casual and..."
"Popped into Prego to see what the fuss is about. Ordered garlic pizza bread with aioli. Alot of alioli.... but the best i have ever had. Polpette..."
"Went out with family one night for my brother's birthday, so good!Food was great, had the gnocchi and it tasted perfect! Lovely ambience and..."
"Great place for some delicious Italian food! Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food, really enjoyed the fetuccine and bianco..."
"I hadn’t been here for a long time. Prego impressively has never changed the quality of food and service. We all had pasta and they were delicious...."
"Absolutely love this place - by far one of the best Italian restaurants in Auckland. The place is always packed but their service is consistently..."
Evelyn Chen
"The Duck All'Anatra will change your lifeThe Duck All'Anatra will change your lifeThe Duck All'Anatra will change your..."
Ryan Gibb
"Prego has been a Ponsonby staple for quality Italian for at least 2 decades and never fail to deliver . A friend of ours from overseas decided to..."
Richie Chewy
"We went there last night for my birthday first time dining there due to all the great reviews ! They don’t take small group bookings wish..."
"Be far one of the best Italian restaurants in Auckland! The service was amazing and the ambiance was 10/10 (strongly recommend sitting outside for..."
Annie Ren
"Anyone who knows me knows that I live to eat Italian food. I will eat it, drink it, snort it, and ingest it pretty much any way I can. I have eaten..."
Audacity 2 Write
"Most flavourful italian food ive ever had in New Zealand. The location it great, service is Amazing, and just the food was good! everything on the..."
"We came here last night for hens dinner and truly enjoyed our experience .I would say the highlight is their super wait staff. In..."
S&G Take Auckland
"It is one of my favourite italian resturant. Every time I visit here they don’t dissapoint me with the quality of their food. Love their creamy..."
"I have been going to Prego for over 20 years and I would have had over 250+ meals there in my time....The service is exceptional... the..."
Campbell Spencer
"Had a work dinner there. Was a decent place, gets very crowded. I enjoyed their garlic bread. Was very soft and fresh. I ordered the Spaghetti Agaloi..."
"Prego is a long time favourite. We went today for a leisurely ladies lunch and catch up. The food and service was amazing as usual. The weather..."
Rebecca MacDonald
"Went here last night for my friend's birthday. The service was great, the place is very busy and the food was amazing. Takes me back to Italy! Prices..."
Marggie Pascua
"Always busy place but always top service and amazing food there. Their pizza is one of the best in Auckland and their pasta and linguine always die..."
Feiran An
"I'm always on the look out for a good pasta.Service here is your usual standard and the ambience is nice and modern. We had the pesce,..."
"We arrived at 7.30 on a Saturday night and it was full , told we would expect a hour wait we left our number and headed up to Mekong baby . Well I..."
Emma Somerfield
"Very pricy but delicious, but i still dont really remember what I ordered... I can't find it on the menu but it was a pasta which had potato and beef..."
"My go to Italian restaurant. The food here is absolutely delicious and the service is always really good. Their garlic pizza bread is a good bargain..."
"Absolute favourite. We go here regularly and always love the food. The staff are fabulous and always attentive. Good selection of wines and a menu..."
"Really enjoyed my meal last night, first visit to this institution in maybe 3 or 4 years and pleased to say the standard hasn't dipped.First of..."
"One of my absolute favourite restaurants in Auckland. Not only are the staff constantly helpful and friendly, but the food is amazing. I've never had..."
Justin Boswell
"Great ambience, amazing food and great service (special mention to Jason). Loved the garlic pizza bread, duck risotto and the pizzas. One of the must..."
Pooja Pamula
"Prego The service seemed to start out shaky. We walked in and stood in a lost manner without being greeted until we happen to see the rest..."
Fiona Holden
"I had soup of the day. It was delicious. My partner had spaggetti bol. We also ordered the garlic bread it was so flaverful! The service waa great..."
Gemma Leigh
"Having visited this lovely restaurant for two valentines days in a row now, I can safely say I enjoy the experience each time. A wonderful place..."
Hangry Viz
"Very busy place but the staff dont forget to serve you. The waiter was awesome. Very entertaining and knew everything about the menu. Delicious..."
Pooja Karan
"Yummo!!! We came on Saturday night which was really busy. Got a seat after a half hour and ordered our food. I had the lamb ragu tagliatelle -..."
"I am so sad I forgot to take photos. Just amazing proper Italian food with beautiful flavours and not so rich that it makes you feel sick. I had the..."
Jasveen Kaur
"It was busy when I went there and the food came to me less than 20 minutes which is very good for how much staff were working the people in it. Very..."
Pauline Abeleda
"Went here for lunch. It is an experience I will never forget. The wait staff were amazing. Very friendly and attentive. The food was to die for! The..."
"Luv pregos pizzas but if your always left with pizza left over order a kids size if you are a fussy eater like myself, pro tip. Noise level can be..."
Jess-Louise Holmes
"Pregos very popular so get in quick if your hungry. Very lucky to have got a table at 6pm on a Sunday night...yes a Sunday! But it's easy to see why..."
Caroline Barrett
"Yum ! Service 10/10Food 10/10Atmosphere 8/10Delicious food and great service. What more could you ask for ?I had a..."
Foodie Feels
"We visited Prego for the first time on Saturday August 13th. We've been local for more years than we care to count so couldn't believe it's taken us..."
Tony Harper
"Would have to be the best Spicy Prawn Risotto I have ever experienced. Service was great, quick and clear. Had a yummy glass of cloudy bay sav to..."
Rachel Benge
"Consistently delicious. Great service - the staff seem to know whether you're in a hurry or on a casual business lunch and adjust their service and..."
"Have visited this place a handful of times now, definitely one of the best Italian restaurant in Auckland. Everything from the cocktails, to the..."
Michelle Ma Belle
"Little place in Tuscany (sort of) in Ponsonby,.Great food, Gnocchi was amazing and being a total duck obsessed freak the duck was perfect..."
"I've been to Prego twice now and I am going again. Of the Italian staples Auckland has I would keep this in my book for a long time. It's a strong..."
A Libra Perspective
"Last weekend I had a bit to celebrate, so we had to choose a special place to go to. We chose Prego based on a dish offered on their menu, which was..."
Vivi S
"I absolutely love Prego. 5/5 always for me.Despite its aesthetic, it's actually a casual family friendly restaurant. You feel at home and..."
Louise MacNaughton
"I have travelled in Italy and to be honest Prego's food was better then a lot of food I tried in Italy. The service was excellent we went for a..."
Lilly Christine
"The food is ALWAYS great at Prego, dinner or lunch we have never had a less than perfect meal. Love going here, there is a lovely welcoming family..."
"Went on a Saturday night and got a table and served straight away. The waiter was really helpful and explained the menu as required. Ordered the..."
"I wasn't blown away by Prego the way I expected to be.After reading the rave reviews I definitely thought the food would be tastier.I..."
Britney Beeby
"Enter Prego, one of the finest Italian bistros located on the Posonby strip in Auckland since 1986. We arrived around 8pm on a Friday, the music was..."
"Prego had been my go to resturaunt ever since my parents took me here as a kid. The place is always buzzing, great atmosphere and the staff are very..."
Harrison Davidson
"Just a great place to go we sat in the courtyard and it was fantastic.Food quality is very high , the waiting staff are enthusiastic , fun ,..."
Richard J
"An institution on Ponsonby Rd, what more can I say. This place has old school style, friendly waiters who introduce themselves by name, a classic..."
"Prego is one of my favourite restaurants in Auckland with an awesome variety of wines and spirits. The food is absolutely delicious and fresh. Is..."
"I noticed today the date on Pregos menu - established 1986 - so they will celebrate 30 years this year & I can see why! This can't be said for many..."
"One of the best Italian restaurants in Auckland - we couldn't find a fault in our experiences here.Last time we visited we got a table..."
"Obsessed with this place. The garlic bread with aioli spread is to die for. Then the pizza. So much great pizza. I don't even look at non pizza..."
"Have been here twice. First time we went the food was amazing so we ended up going again. The wait staff the first time we went seemed very boring..."
Ryan Megson
"I come here often with my family. Food is good every time but I would never come on my own or with my partner as its slightly pricey but that's the..."
Caitlin Snodgrass
"Wow! Had dinner two weeks ago with my parents :-) lovely service ammmmaaazing meal. I had the oven baked snapper - wow simply wow! So Devine a little..."
Holly Southworth
"My partner and I came here tonight for dinner and drinks are we were very impressed! We sat outside under the heat lamps with fairy lights above us..."
"Prego is located in central Ponsonby and is definitely a place people in the area should try! Normally very busy, we managed to grab a table straight..."
Sophie Ly
"Located in the heart of Ponsonby, Prego is an Italian fine dining restaurant serving authentic, traditional Italian cuisine. Last week I was lucky..."
"Consistently good food, ambience and service. Thanks for a yummy lunch yesterday. Snapper and risotto was delicious! Date pudding and ginger ice..."
Thao Nguyen
"Came a couple months ago. The whole not taking bookings thing is a little annoying but that seems to be quite common among restaurants now. Garlic..."
Maia Churichkova
"Lucky enough to be able have been here a few times. Service was warm and welcoming. Calamari is a big YES! ! so tasty and perfectly seasoned. Steak..."
"Great lunch and service even with little Thomas in tow. Kids menu, colouring in and including in all without hassle. Food amazing as usual had to..."
Melissa Pond
"Always love dining at Prego! Service is top notch and food is always delish. The waiter got my drink order wrong but it was quickly remedied. I had..."
Food Adventures With AnnaJ
"Came here for a family lunch- Great spot food was very rich but I ordered something out of the ordinary for me. Will be back was pretty good..."
"Amazing Italian food ! Best in Auckland by far! Had an original margarita pizza! Yum ! Also went and had the special pie they had on their winter..."
Tafara Chaparanganda
"Legendary dining spot! Great Italian done right! Good for a good summers evening ! Top selection of wine and still has the best pizzas by farSarah..."
GideonMarisa MasterchefNz2015
"One of those places you can always depend on! Great ambience and good service. It's constantly busy at Prego so don't be surprised if you have to..."
"Prego is a long time family favourite and home to the worlds greatest lasagne. We've tried most of the menu and have never been disappointed with our..."
Paige Eriwata
"My friend and I decided to dine here tonight as we wanted to know what the hype was about. Prego is arguably one of the best Italian restaurants in..."
"Good place for lunch. Nice looking restaurant in a great location. I had the duck risotto which was delectable even if a tad too salty. The staff are..."
Meg McGimpsey
"I went to Prego with a friend who was visiting from overseas. We decided on prego after searching for a place we hadn't been to before. The service..."
Lisa V
"Amazing! The atmosphere hits you as soon as you walk in. Buzzing with people, you're pretty much ensured immediately you're going to have a good..."
Laura Hunt
"LOVE LOVE LOVE! This place is an absolute gem, I have never in my whole life in New Zealand, had Italian food this amazing. I had the spaghetti..."
Monique Porteous
"I had been wanting to go to Prego for some time after hearing really good feedback from colleagues and friends.My partner and I decided to..."
"This is a favourite 'Go to' spot for our family Birthdays. Love the Fettuccine Alfredo! Never had a bad meal here! Sometimes there's quite a wait and..."
Laura And Peli
"I've dined here over 10 times and it's great every single time. Also get takeaway since it's just a small walk from my place. Pepperoni pizza and..."
Blaine Stevenson
"Hopped over to prego after dinner at Blue breeze Inn just cause I heard rave reviews about their desserts...and they do live up to it. The ambience..."
"Ponsonby has so many new eateries that its easy to overlook the old ones. Prego is an example (It started in the 80’s). I went many years ago and..."
Duncan Galletly
"After dinner at Ponsonby's new Street Food Collective we headed to Prego for dessert.As usual they were busy, & there was a 30 minute wait for..."
Andi Jandal
"Friendly service, quick to make and a good atmosphere, a fav place of mine to go! Calamari is done really good and their desserts are super..."
Sinéad Rose Stayton
"Going to Prego is like going to an Italian house on a Sunday afternoon. Busy and loud, warm and cozy, comfortable and friendly and full of every..."
"Went here last night with one of my cousins. We ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese, Fettuccine Alfredo and bruschetta (can't remember which bruschetta)...."
Tiffany Sua
"A great atmosphere here, with exceptional food and service. Last time it was incredibly busy, so we ordered takeaway pizzas. We ordered the pollo..."
"If your after something more than mainstream Italian this is the place for you. Good fast fresh food that consistently impresses. I love any version..."
Samir Ranchhod
"Delicious Italian food!! Came here a while back to celebrate my anniversary and it was a lovely evening. The lasagne was delicious - quite easily the..."
Anna Ho
"Nice food and atmosphere, think will come and sit outside in summer. Most importantly, really enjoy the service! Recommend Italian foodies to..."
Elise Tan
"So cold / windy! My 3rd time at Prego. The entrée (Salmon ?? Forgot the name) was a bit salty for me. The main lamb loin and steak were quite nice..."
"The service and food we received at the restaurant were great. Our waiter was quick with his service and he constantly made sure everything was going..."
Hala Caco
"Prego is the closest thing to an Institution of the Auckland Dining scene having been in business at the same site since 1986! Consistency of..."
Tane Nui
"Prego, one of the finest Italian bistro in Auckland, has been a long standing eatery on the Ponsonby stretch since 1986 and it is still a popular..."
Amy @ My Dining Journey
"I can't think of anything to fault them on. My wife and I went on a busy Saturday night for her birthday and even though it was fully packed and..."
Benji Ryken
"We had a wonderful experience here! Waitstaff were all very onto it; our waiter, an American, was very helpful in explaining to us the dishes we were..."
Juliet Ede
"Prego is my all-time favourite restaurant. It has the best wait staff I have experienced in Auckland, the most delicious food, generous portions and..."
"We had a delicious marinara pizza - my partner raved on and on,  ...pressure on for me to make one at home..nope we will just come back to pregos i..."
"Best Italian restaurant in Auckland. My family and I come here a lot and the food and service has always been so consistent. The calamari is to die..."
"After seeing all the lovely reviews on here me and my friends decided to go there for lunch. We were very happy with our meals! Will definitely go..."
"I'm always so excited to come back to Prego. It's my go to Italian restaurant and this will probably sound weird but I kinda love the fact that they..."
"Extremely good service and great food! Received a gift voucher for this place from a family friend, and was beyond impressed! Such a great atmosphere..."
Nikita Kumar
"Amazing service great wines I only had pizza and salad but still pretty top..."
Jazz Wilson
"Up to Prego tonight with the kids for a quick dinner. Calamari entree for the adults; ham & cheese pizza for the kids; fish with lightly herbed..."
David Savidan
"One of the best dining experiences we had. The semifreddo is amazing. Also well priced meals and drinks for the..."
Sonam Kumar
"Went here to celebrate mum's birthday as she loves italian food. Every one enjoyed our experience here although my broadbill fish was not very nice,..."
"Prego has been around for a long time and I can see why. The food is consistently good and can always be depended on for a delicious Italian meal. ..."
"After seeing many good reviews and happening upon the area, the boyfriend and I decided to have our shared birthday lunch at Prego.We..."
Grace Hall
"I've walked past Prego many times, but haven't actually eaten there before.  Zomato were kind enough to send me a voucher so we went along for lunch..."
Rice & Kai
"Brilliant. Best place in Auckland for lunch on a fine day when one can sit with friends in the spectacular courtyard.Inside can get a bit..."
Marty C
"Awesome lunch again today Prego ! I would eat the Seared Tuna and Veal with mayo and crispy capers on a weekly basis if I could !! Always a fab..."
Jenni Doherty
"Wonderful service from our waitress and delicious variety of food. Highly recommend for a catch up with friends over good wine and atmosphere. Had..."
Ashleigh Green
"Prego: A CLASSICTo quote fashion designer Ingrid Starnes “with so many new restaurants opening in town we are spoilt for choice, but the..."
Geoff Lawson
"The world's best Tiramisu in my opinion! I have been here several times and had many dishes. They food is more or less a hit and a miss but I..."
Halmen Lore
"Food is amazing with a very reasonable price, had the Lamb shank and was cooked perfectly with a side of pumpkin and feta salad, unique yet pulled..."
"Went for a dinner on Sunday night, had Garlic bread, pan fried John dory fish and glass of wine.Fish was cooked perfect, very moist, just what I..."
"Have been coming here since I was a kid, must be almost 20 years now. It was a treat then, and still is to this day. Always a lively place, have..."
Gabriel Long
"Went with a group of committee members for lunch on Saturday 10-8-2013. Understandably it took a while for the meals to arrive - however once they..."
Shaye Hakaraia
"My partner and I went to Prego on Saturday last week for the second time in three years as we were going to an event later the same evening and had..."
Maryana Hamilton
"Visited for a work lunch with a large group and overall had a really enjoyable experience. My main was the lamb dish which was easily one of the best..."
"Prego is the most consistently fantastic restaurant that I know of. I have been coming here for years. I can never go past the calamari, it truely is..."
Biddy O\'Keefe
"Prego deserves its reputation as an institution in Auckland. Long a feature on the strip in Ponsonby this pace is always consistent and always meets..."
Steve Macdonald
"I have been going to Prego for 15 years now and it has never failed, either in how wonderful the food is or how knowledgable and helpful the staff..."
"I went to Prego for the first time in July 2011 with my family for a leaving dinner. There were 5 of us, including a 12 years old boy. Prego is..."
"I had my birthday here recently with a group of 13. The restaurant was humming, they don't normally take bookings but reserved a table for us for 15..."
"I've only had the pleasure of dining here twice, the second time 2 weeks ago. The food is always fresh, well presented and very tasty. The pizza's..."
"Such a great place! I always know that the food will be perfect and the specials are always to be tried! (love the pies! Fish and beef both great!)..."
"The food was absoutley awesome - probably the best I've had! and the service to match was awesome too!Go here for a dining..."
Tracy Leanne Love
"Always a favourite, service has always been fantastic and we have never had to wait as long as we are advised. Food is great and so reasonably..."
Food Critic
"Went a couple of weekends ago with some friends for dinner. We didn't have to wait the advised hour for a table, and the food was excellent. OUr..."
Sarah Bronte
"You can't fault the service and the is food excellent. There was a group of six of us including two kids who ate off the kids menu. Our..."
David Boshier
"I have been eating at Prego since about 1986. We have been there at least two or three times a year ever since. We have celebrated numerous special..."
Rob Clarke
"Good quality and authentic Italian menu , much much better than your "typical" tried and tested worn out Italian cliche menu.Very good service ,..."
"Love Prego! Service great, Food delicious but unpretentious. Can be a little loud during peak times tho but i think this adds to the "vibe". Also..."
"Have been slowly working my way through Prego's wine list every week for the last year. Have just finished the stickies.Starting on the menu next..."
Janine Dodd
"Was lucky enough to go to Prego on Saturday night, enjoyed every minute from the funny bartender to every last drop of the Grasshopper Rock Pinot..."
"Prego is about as old as my wife's car and still continues to achieve a level of excellence day after day.Having eaten there at least 4..."
Love Food
"Absolutely delightful!I went to Prego for lunch with my boyfriend yesterday and took the only free table for two in the courtyard. The..."
Theresa Chan
"The best Italian place in Auckland.Me and my bf are a regular.Never had a bad meal.Always excellent service.Georgous fish..."
"I went to Prego with my family last year. It was a fairly cold night, and because it was so incredibly busy (you are not allowed to book), we had to..."
Georgie @ Georgieats
"Prego, one of the finest Italian bistro in Auckland, has been a long standing eatery on the Ponsonby stretch since 1986 and it is still a popular..."
Amy @ My Dining Journey
"Best meal I have had in Auckland! Got the chicken scallopini dish and ordered a side of beans with feta and almond. Little bit noisy but the food is..."
Tessa Hall
"I never thought too much of Italian food, I always believed it to be rustic home cooking, but Prego definitely shows you how great Italian cuisine..."
Auckland Food Tours
"With all the distractions of the new and exciting restaurant openings, I had forgotten about an old favourite. A voucher from Zomato was the perfect..."
Carmella @ Easy Food Hacks
"I came here for lunch with a friend and we ordered the Vitello Tonnato- seared tuna, roasted veal, crispy caper and mayonnaise, and the Buccatini all..."
"I had a good dining experience at Prego - well presented Italian food, the restaurant was very tastefully decorated and the service was excellent...."
"Stunning starter of fresh whitebait on diced potato and capers. Extremely tasty and a more generous portion size which when eating those little..."
Patsy McIntosh
Gusto At The Grand
91/100 (1699 ratings)
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Beef Cheeks
"17th October 2018Excellent, good quality, tasteful foodBeautiful and classy ambianceLoved the puttanescaGood value for money..."
Maricor Sunga
"The octopus made me want to grow 8 mouths so I could eat more of it simultaneously. Amazing staple Italian dishes done beautifully. Also superb..."
Bella Qian
"Gorgeous Italian food. The gnocchi is TO-DIE-FOR! Great service in a romantic setting. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu, as..."
"Amazing place to have lunch. Food was great and service was fast. Love everything, especially the meat tartare. Pork belly and beef cheeks for mains..."
Oriental Doll
"Gusto at the Grand provided a combination of fine dining and authenticity. Every dish ordered managed to impress me in terms of flavour and..."
"Tucked inside the back of the Sky City Grand, away for the hustle & bustles. Great atmosphere, especially up at the bar or the chef’s table right..."
"We came here for a birthday party and shared dishes. We ordered the pappardelle duck (yum), risotto (yum), fried potatoes (no flavour), fried chicken..."
"I think this is my new favourite go to place for pasta! not only was the ambience great, the food was second to none. we ordered the Duck parpadelle,..."
Dora The Food Explorer
"“Historically Italian Food is made to be shared. This continues at Gusto at the Grand”, this is what’s written on the top of the menu at Gusto..."
Ang Sarap
"With so many amazing Italian restaurants throughout Auckland, I wouldn’t have expected to find my favorite one tucked away inside the SkyCity..."
Gourmet Vegetarians
"Make it a 4.5 as almost perfect.  The only negative was having to wait for someone to take my order for a glass of wine despite them knowing I would..."
Glenn P
"A really lovely place with great food and service. Had my dad’s birthday dinner and ordered a few dishes to share. The octopus carpaccio was..."
"Good food and excellent service. The staff are friendly and welcoming. We did really enjoy the time being here. Defintely will come back next time...."
Katy Tran
"My solid go-to for an Italian fare - Gusto at The Grand is always a good time, no matter what size your party is. Shared-dish style dining with a..."
"I have been to this restaurant in valentine's day. I ordered a scallop risotto with green beans. The scallop is fresh and yummy. The risotto is well..."
Paul McDonald
"We had the breakfast buffet here (Around $32 pp) while we stayed at the Grand Hotel and I must say the food is of high quality. The salmon wings and..."
"Came here for a birthday lunch. To start off we ordered the Limoncello Fever cocktail and Cucumber Mint Lemonade Mocktail. Didn't enjoy the cocktail..."
Tarun Parmar
"Packed for a tuesday night but what a wonderful venue. Potatoes were very nice as was the bread and balsmic. Opted for riccotta and spinich canneloni..."
"Always visit Gusto when we stay at Skycity. Mushroom/gnocchi is the BEST you will ever get.Recommended to all who appreciate quality..."
"Located at the Sky City Grand Hotel, landed up with a few colleagues here for lunch. Setting of a fine dine, vast menu for food and drinks specially..."
"I feel like I need to give this a 5 star because it's really fancy?? But also they did a fantastic job splitting the bill like 10 ways so that was..."
Carmelia Ng
"The meals are to die for. Sampled a few meals(vegeterian) and everything from the presentation, taste and smell was magnificent. The service was..."
Nyasha Makunga
"Beautiful Italian restaurant with handmade pasta. We tried the restaurant month deal and loooved their pizzetta with sweet ricotta and honey! The..."
Annie Ren
"Excellent authentic Italian restaurant at Sky City GrandClassy presentationTop quality staff as expectedThe food is quite..."
Glenn Town
"We came here for the restaurant menu. A small pizette with ricotta and honey for entree. An interesting start but everyone on the table loved it. The..."
"Very, very good, authentic Italian. Excellent sharing menu with unusual combinations that delight. Good wine list too. One of the best in..."
"The food was excellent, we started with the mussels, and moved on to lamb cutlets, snapper and the king prawns, the duck fat roasted potatoes were..."
Paula Jane Wright
"Awesome place. Came here for dinner once and we were really impressed. The food tasted great and the portions were pretty decent. A little..."
"Was a lovely place to dine in. We had a longer wait than expected for our main courses however I thought the staff were friendly and the restaurant..."
Jessica Marie Violet
"Went to Gusto’s for my birthday dinner. A lovely night. Had housemade ricotta with pine nuts with the pizzetta and perfect salty prosciutto. Main..."
Dolce Far Niente
"Really nice food with very polite and friendly waiters, the waitress who served us was extremely accommodating to us since this was our first time..."
Heidi Chapman
"Another quiet coffee spot that I favour for when I’m meeting clients around Sky City or just after a place where I can get sit down have a nice..."
"Had a meal here (for work) on Friday night. Started with the fried calamari and pork and veal meatballs (not pictured). Both dishes were beautifully..."
Keri Williams
"I moved from Melbourne, Australia and have grown up with Italian family friends hosting fresh pasta nights with Home made desserts to follow. I have..."
"Was staying in the hotel and find this restaurant very convenient and elegant to dine in. Had lunch here and the staff member was definitely very..."
"Working our way along Federal St. we had to give this place a go. The ambience is nice, elegant and modern, very fitting of the/matching of the..."
"Slightly different.Compared to whats on the street this brings a more European feel in food selection. Satisfying and hits the spot. I..."
Tony Ma
"Can not rate high enough, absolutely stunned, after travelling Italy for 2 months wow wow wow, we were in heaven and that's just on the entree......"
Rach Hill
"I have been here with my colleagues. we have ordered Bruschetta, calamari, duck fat chips, meatball panini and garlic bread for entre, in the main..."
Bhagyesh Prabhumirashi
"Been here a few times and had decent food all visits! Service has been attentive but not to the point of annoying. The bucatini is..."
"Beautiful interior, great service & delicious food. I loved every single dishes we had tonight. The Gnocchi was outstanding as they have reinvented..."
"Delicious, modern Italian food. The Girls Day Out $49 pp menu was excellent value. Staff were friendly and helpful, multiple staff waited our..."
"Set lunch menu @ $45 is a bargain and shared plates was ideal for our group. Definitely recommend the bruschetta, beef cheeks and the salted caramel..."
Annette Morrissey
"My favorite Italian restaurant... i perceived it to be the best in Auckland. Sheek and street style italian place. Warm vibrant and relaxed..."
Arpita Mandal
"Had Mother's Day Lunch - started off with meatballs which were tender and yummy followed by duck pappardelle...and braised cuttlefish. Food very..."
Hungry D
"Fine dining but one of the very best. We started the evening with cocktails of which they had a wide range of beer, wine, moctails and cocktails. The..."
Amorita Maharaj
"Let's start with the squid ink risotto. The risotto was beautifully cooked and tasted wonderful. The spaghetti had plenty of clams but I did find the..."
Sabrina Chae
"I’ve only been to Gusto once (back in 2015). I was impressed with the quality of food and had no real complaints about service.My..."
Raymond Tiong
"Not a 5 due to service, but first the FOOD.Wow their house bread is incredible- such a lovely texture and perfect to dip into the orgy mushroom..."
"Thoroughly enjoyed the food here!Top recommendations:- the bread, they kept it coming all night! Thank you!- puttanesca, loved the..."
"Had a really lovely dinner at Gusto tonight, it was my first time at this restaurant and I leave with a desire to return to try the rest of the menu..."
Philip Doyle
"Flawless evening. Service was impeccable, very helpful wait staff. I really liked this place, my first visit and i will definately return. They..."
"10/10 for service, good food and wine. Both lamb and pasta dishes were cooked to perfection. Food came out quickly. Our waitress, Saara was..."
Nitasha Raj
"nottt quite the best servicei was sitting at the table for a long time and wasnt asked if i wanted to order a drink and it felt like staff were..."
Misery 306090
"Great service and food. Our waiter was friendly, appropriately chatty and helpful. The food was varied and tasty. I went with some fussy friends and..."
Bex Ellis
"First of all, the service there was very good. Ordered one pumpkin pasta and one salad as lunch.  Raw food materials were fresh. Taste was clear and..."
Michelle Hwang
"This restaurant is going to be info one of my favourites, I went to celebrate my partners birthday and the service and food where completely..."
"Lovely authentic ltalian food, everything we tasted on the menu was a 'taste sensation' super helpful and friendly staff and the decor was cool also...."
Lucy Fitzgerald
"Went for the #Restaurant of the month# menu, went to Gusto the following night we went to Masu, our traumatic heart has been quickly healed by Gusto...."
"Had a wonderful dinner tonight with my friend the decor is very stylish, sophisticated and grand with the chandeliers they also have a separate area..."
Foa Pili
"Wow i really had a great experience at gusto in the sky city hotel. Really nice atmosphere and also the service was superb. The restaurant itself has..."
"Gusto is really, really fabulous. It is certainly grand, with a huge dining area, chef's table and roomy, sophisticated vibe. The whole fish is..."
"Amazing, authentic Italian food! We sat at the bar in the kitchen which was surprisingly a great seat as we were able to watch the chefs prepare our..."
"Beautiful restaurant in the Skycity Grand Hotel. One of my favourite Italian restaurants so far. But note they are more on the salty side, but their..."
"My partner and I came here for dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the stand out dishes for me were the grilled Snapper and warm chocolate..."
"Exactly what you would expect from a restaurant leaded by a Celebrity Chef. Top quality ingredients, instagramable dishes and of course, delicious!..."
Good Advisor
"When you pay almost $70 for brekkie for two one expects $70 worth of service and food. So apart from the over churned thick butter hollandaise we got..."
"Went with 6 girlfriends and it was one of the best dinner nights out. The matridee sat us at the chefs table which was located in the kitchen. It was..."
Lauren Bernays
"Dined here with my partner tonight. Love the decor & ambiance of this place it's very intimate & perfect for a date night. The staff are all lovely &..."
Sarah S
"Loved this place, came in as casuals and we were really looked after like we were guests. Went for breakfast and had the cooked and continental...."
Amanda B
"Almost couldn't find the place since it was hidden behind the reception on the Grand Hotel.The service here is exceptional. The wait staff..."
Benedict Uy
"Highly recommended for all occasions! Food is delicious and the service compliments it. Staffs are always friendly and professional. Must go if you..."
"Chose Gusto with my partner on our last night in Auckland before flying home to Aus so was really looking forward to a pleasant evening to round off..."
Reyhan Lange-Kapancioglu
"Buona sera! Can't go wrong with the calamari (yum yum!)in an Italian🇮🇹 restaurant! The mushroom with ricotta gnocchi was super! We didn't..."
"We came here for dinner and WOW... I'm not a huge fan of Italian as it can be abit rich/creamy for me BUT I will come back here! The crab meat pasta..."
"Decided to come here for lunch one day and I'm glad I did! Our waitress was super helpful and always checked up on us to see if everything was okay...."
Samantha Gemmell
"Visited Gusto for second time after having Christmas Diner there. It was the most pleasant and enjoyable evening. From the moment we arrived..."
Marcia Oates
"Gusto at the Grand is within the SkyCity Grand Hotel & somewhat tucked away - this can make it harder to find, but also means it's a little more..."
"Been here a few times and always loved it. Today was lunch with a friend. Amazing service, attentive but not annoying. We had pasta from the $19 Jan..."
Gabrielle Shrives
"Overview: Fine dining at an Italian restaurant unlike any other. What can be expected though is the cooking expertise essential to a restaurant of..."
Audric Kam
"My most loved Italian place so far in town. The food was simply delicious. The meatballs were the best soaked in home made tomato sauce. Not a cheap..."
"Gusto cooks Italian simply, rustically and beautifully. The dish of the night has to be the meatballs. The juicy, tender meatball is seasoned to..."
"I have been here over 10 times with my sister and family. The service is always great. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. We have gotten..."
"I dined at Gusto at the Grand with a couple of friends, and had a fun Italian-style dining experience. Gusto is located on the ground floor of The..."
"We had a private dinner for 12 and were afforded a room at the end of the main restaurant. The room was wonderful with an Oak ceiling and dimmed..."
Russell Vincent
"One of my favourite restaurants. We normally start with the garlic and rosemary pizza, the fried calamari and the pea and mint bruschetta. The pizza..."
"Simple and delicious with classic flavours. Gusto just cannot do wrong in my eyes. The chargrilled octupus is to die for. And the Lewis Road..."
Leila Khan
"I had the most gorgeous dinner here with a friend. Being a vegetarian had the "orgy of mushrooms, clevedon buffalo ricotta gnocchi"- absolutely..."
"After being told we had to wait around an hour and a half for a seat at Depot for dinner on a Tuesday night( as expected), we decided to just try..."
Kellie Lee
"We had a family dinner at Gusto at the Grand tonight. It was such a fun experience, because we were seated at the Chef's table, which is literally..."
"Service with a smile and simple clean dishes is on order at Gusto.We were seated at a high table in the dimly lit area behind the bar but this..."
"Gusto at the Grand is as it suggests - there's a sense of grandeur regarding the establishment. From entrance, the dining area is hidden from the..."
"We had read an article on the Gusto at the Grand in Viva a few weeks ago recommending the Italian lunch on Sunday, so today we went with high..."
"The best service I've ever had at high class resteraunt, waiters offered explain the menu and suggested perfect sides for our meals. There were..."
Jakarra Brady
"Business dinner at gusto last night. Had the privilege of being at the chef's table. Absolutely amazing experience. We trusted the chef and boy was..."
"Ate here last week, had the veal and carpaccio, both were beautiful. Atmosphere was nice, spacious and roomy. The chefs table looked fun and I'd..."
Geoff Cronhelm
"Having been to the Grill a few times and being a fan of Italian food I took my family to Gusto. We arrived after a comedy show and the service was..."
"Came here for dinner mid week. Restaurant was busy and had good friendly vibe. Could not fault the service which was friendly, informed and..."
Stephen Potter
"We came here on Valentine's Day and has the Valentine's Day set menu. Since it was our first time here having a set menu was a good idea..."
Aniva Huang
"I have to admit that I was at Gusto quite some time ago, closer to the beginning of the year. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal though. They had a 2..."
Eli A
"The back story : I first encountered Gusto when visiting Skycity Grand Hotel. Mesmerised by its grand decor, the chandeliers outside and the spacious..."
A Culinary Affair
"Nov 2015Back for more, I think I'm a regular here now! I just can't get a good enough warming chocolate fix anywhere else! That hot chocolate..."
"Delicious italian food served in a luxurious place. Great setting and atmosphere. Great varieties of Italian pasta. Very friendly staff who made my..."
Annette Wong
"Had my birthday dinner last night with frnds at gusto and it turned out to be a gr8 hit....the food ws just fabulous... authentic italian food.. gr8..."
Mitali Mohan
"Great service but food not to our liking! Calamari a bit dry, meatballs nothing special, grilled octopus a bit bitter, pasta and risotto was okay but..."
"We were really impressed by this place overall. The food is of a great quality and genuinely really tasty. The service was outstanding.They have..."
Tony Frost
"Being based in an international hotel lifts the service to another level. The menu is based on sharing plates which allows you to sample a wide range..."
David Boshier
"Wonderful! We had new year's eve dinner here at Gusto and couldn't have gone better! Before coming to the restaurant I had mixed expectations because..."
"My better half had an advance encounter with Gusto and enjoyed it so much that I had to see for myself.  It is difficult to accurately judge, as we..."
"Federal Street is famous with the line-up of award-winning eateries, especially after Masu swept up the coveted Restaurant of the Year after Depot..."
"Absolutely outstanding. Very engaging service. We were with a group of 6 which is the best way to do it as you can get to try a variety of dishes...."
Jo Y
"After being in Italy it's hard to find nz Italian that measures up. Gusto does and would have got 5/5 but for the costs. Very good Italian wine..."
Kerry Knight
"I have some wonderful friends and last weekend, they took the time to celebrated my birthday with an amazing dinner at Gusto at the Grand. An Italian..."
Amy @ My Dining Journey
"I have wanted to try Gusto for several months, so thought a romantic dinner would be a perfect excuse. We ordered a lovely bottle of red wine, the..."
Muy-Cheng Lov
"We dined here on Friday night, arriving at 7.30pm. There seemed to be a little confusion over our booking but we were shown to a table quickly and..."
Wolfie W
"We arrived at Gusto at around 6pm, and were promptly seated (a group of seven). We were waited by the manager of the restaurant who's service was..."
"We celebrated the birthday of one of our best friends with a meal at Gusto, Skycity. We left the choice of appetizers to the kitchen and were not..."
Hamish Caithness
"Gusto (pronounced guh-stoh, definitely not goose-toh) at The Grand is Sean Connolly’s latest restaurant in the SkyCity complex (after the superb..."
Carmella @ Easy Food Hacks
91/100 (85 ratings)
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"We just moved to Whangaparaoa and had something to celebrate. Sheer luck we chose to go to Menopa and we had a wonderful meal! We will definitely go..."
Else Blom
"Amazing service and the food is delicious. The chef came out and he has such passion for making his guests happy. Highly recommend the eye..."
Sharon Clark
"If there was a 4.5 option, I would have rated it that. I have enjoyed each of my visits to this unpretentious little restaurant. It is relaxed, the..."
Ted Zorn
"On Tuesday 17th April I booked the restaurant for 18 fellow memebers of our walking group. We had not been there since the management changed.  The..."
"Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and to top it of the waitress/waiter were amazing and knowledgeable. Definitely will be coming back. !!!!..."
StraightUp Blogger
"Awesome food and the chef is really nice.Free cookies were also given as gift after meal.I would definitely come again with friends in..."
"Always really enjoy our time at Menopa, and the owner really cares about the food and wine list and this leading by example shines through in the..."
David Chalk
"Four of us dined at Menopa. There was very good live music. They have a nice wine list and a bar but they allowed us to bring our own wine. Plenty of..."
Merv Duffy
"Just recently moved to whangaparaoa and was delighted to discover this lovely restaurant. Had steak and it was melting in the mouth! Mustard potatoes..."
Anna Griffin
"Went here with two girlfriends one night for dinner, the restaurant is small but nice as it is a refurbished home. The service here was..."
Alysha Bower
"We came here for dinner on a Wednesday night, cute little restaurant. We had the mussels to start with which were amazing, loved the creamy sauce..."
Jessica Woods
"Great little restaurant tucked away next to the whangaparaoa mini railway. Food was fantastic and service was attentative. Affordable flat..."
Andrew Poore
"Lovely place, small and cosy. Great service from staff, our waiter even took the time to stop and explain our meals when they were delivered. My..."
Jamie Crisp
"Great food, and they wrote out a custom menu for me due to food intolerance.Beautiful food.Only point of improvement is to be perhaps more..."
Luke Maslen
"We had a very enjoyable family dinner here this evening. The service was very friendly and the choice of red wine which we left over to the chef was..."
Lyn Potter
"Lovely food, great wine, and a great quiet setting - the place is peaceful and far from the road - with plenty of parking. Flat bread was so good!!..."
Rachel Goodchild
"Very nice newly renovated restaurant with hearty French and Italy mixed food. Highly recommended. It was much better than previous restaurant with..."
Garry Ji
"MeNoPa is a new restaurant that has recently opened near to the Whangaparaoa Railway; they share the parking lot. They have beautiful decor both..."
Ib K
Pasta & Cuore
91/100 (2405 ratings)
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"Dined in once and decided to do take out every time after. The seating is cramped but the pasta is extremely good, take home does not really affect..."
"Service = 4/5; Taste = 5/5; Value for money = 3/5; Menu options = 4/5; Vibe = 3/5; Hubby rating = 4/5; Pasta & Cuore is a traditional Italian..."
Honest Foodie
"After reading reviews of portion sizes, we surprised that the portions were not as small as everyone said. It’s actually perfect. The two of us had..."
"Probably one of the best pasta I’ve tasted in New Zealand. We got the butter and sage tortelloni, prosciutto, lemon zest tagliatelle, and the lamb..."
"Authentic pasta. Simple but well executed dishes with good..."
Francis Dee
"If you enjoy fresh handmade pasta, I highly recommend Pasta and Cuore. However, due to the labour involved, this meant the pasta was a bit on the..."
Sharon Louie
"Perfect, fresh pasta and all handmade. Service fast and friendly. Super authentic and popular little..."
"Went here yesterday with my partner for lunch break, this place is amazing, love the friendly staffs and the food is amazing. Order Tortellini con..."
Antonia Jopoetro
"What Italian food should be. This is the first time I've hopped online straightaway to review a place. The food was simple but perfect and the..."
Sera Blair
"Awesome place, authentic food.. so very friendly..."
"Absolutely beautiful restaurant with wonderful staff. Started with the Charcuterie with cheese and tigella bread. All the meats were very..."
"Every time I walk pass this restaurant I see two ladies in the front window making fresh hand-made pasta. So gotta try this place out. For appetiser..."
"So many pasta options to choose from that I just could not decide! Came here for lunch on a weekday, and though it was a bit pricey, Pasta & Cuore..."
"Delicious fresh handmade pasta. Cute little restaurant with friendly service. Portion was a little bit smaller, but not too bad. Love to come here..."
Hungry Teddy (20% Zomato Gold, Use : HUNG2716)
"You can see them hand make the pasta in the shop window so you know that the pasta here is going to be good. There isn't a lot of..."
Benedict Uy
"Great pasta with an open kitchen where you can see the chefs at work.I called for a last minute booking on a busy Saturday night and the..."
Stephen Li
"We had an incredible night here. We sat in the upstairs area. There was tons of room at the time for lol of us. I loved the table layout with..."
Food And People
"After all the hype we thought it time to try out Amano and Cotto’s Mt Eden-based competition, Pasta & Cuore. From street view the place looks..."
Gourmet Vegetarians
"I'm obsessed with this place, I've been twice and have loved the starters, mains, and desserts I've gotten. I think the prices for the starters and..."
Purple Pancakes
"One of the few places in auckland where you can get homemade fresh pasta for either takeaway or dine in. Great quality but far too expensive in my..."
"Caught up with a friend at this buzzing little spot on a Tuesday night, had to put our names on a wait list since it was full but we were more than..."
"Lunch here on a weekday afternoon, surprisingly busy ( about 1:30 when we arrived ) ... we were seated in the backyard which is nice shaded...."
May Hung
"Absolutely love this place. Especially the small outdoor setting. The gnocchi takes awhile to bake but oh is it worth it. Ravioli tastes just as..."
J Eats
"The waitresses were all very friendly and helpful. Ordered the fettucine Bolognese which tasted good but was too salty. Also maybe this is how it is..."
Jason Yeoh
"I came here tonight with a mate and ordered a spaghetti alla chitarra, gnocchi alla Romana, and a tiramisu to finish off. The food was amazing! We..."
Doris Ma
"Super authentic place. Very attentive staff who are also friendly. Tried the beetroot gnocchi along with the bruschetta and then panna cotta for..."
"I was there at early of the year! Their homemade pasta is great!!! It is cosy place. Serving staffs are polite and friendly. I like the way they do..."
"It was great place to have a diner :) i love the pasta with Avocado. Also i love the eggplant with cheese(?). Enjoyed Italian atmosphere:) kind..."
Alice In New Zealand
"Wow. No wonder this place won the top 50 restaurant few years in a row!This place serves authentic pastas that Italians will not be ashamed of...."
Darren Big Belly
"First time to try the fresh made pasta. It was an amazing experience! Beautiful dining place with delicious dishes. Really worth to come and I would..."
ViviAn JC WU
"We ordered the Tagliatelle w/ classic Bolognese Ragout and the Potato Gnocchi served w/ Sautéed Vegetables. The flavours of both dishes were..."
Vivian C
"If you want authentic Italian food, other than being in Italy itself, and we know as we have been to Italy, then this is the restaurant to visit...."
Dave Koefoed
"We went in a big group (I called a few days prior and booked, to make things easier) and they had set up a big table for us upstairs, Love the fact..."
"Best Italian Food In Town!We wanted to try something different and found this restaurant on search. It has excellent ambiance and friendly staff..."
Atik Vohra
"Delicious fresh pasta made on the premises. My favourites: the tortelloni (large tortellini ) with a sage and butter sauce, spaghetti with a..."
"Walked in here on a rainy day as the restaurant we wanted to go to was packed. The place felt very warm and cosy. The staff were energetic and..."
"Pasta & Cuore creates superb food with exceptionally good, helpful, service. If this restaurant was placed anywhere in Italy it would set the..."
Tony Harper
"Great freshly made pasta. On the expensive side but you pay for the quality, tender love and care. Would recommend booking a place in..."
Kenny Nguyen
"I would definitely rate this as one of the best pasta meals that I've had in Auckland. I ordered the ricotta filled tortelloni with a sage and butter..."
Maria Bonnici
"it's legit one of my favorite pasta restaurant ever in Auckland. love the homey ambiance nestled in Mount Eden area and oh boy, love their freshly..."
I Love To Chew Real Food
"Wanted to try this place since the first day I passed by it. You can see the staff preparing the food from the window, it's so charming and..."
Diogo Reck
"Truly, they serve meals that would just turn your pretty disastrous day 180 degree better. The pasta was fresh and the setting makes you feel like..."
"Have been wanting to go here for ages as I would always pass it while going into town. In the main area of mount Eden village so a bit tricky for..."
"I’ve never had Italian food like this before.I don’t want to say that I’ve been transported to the lively bologna and visiting the..."
"Very good. Love it. Been here twice already. I do recommend people who love pasta to try this out. If you have more then two people I recommend you..."
"This place was absolute perfection! The atmosphere here is chill and refreshing. I love the décor and the garden seating at the back!..."
"Great, well made food. The pasta is obviously hand made and fresh and tastes fantastic. I like places that get the basics right and as far as italian..."
"Having said that everything was authentic, pure Italian recipe and freshly cooked / ingredients. From the outside it looks small and..."
Michelle Chua
"This place is so delicious and uses the best quality of ingredients available. The pasta is made fresh on the spot with amazing sauces. So unique and..."
Evonne Wu
"Hand made fresh pasta, lovely staff who know their trade. Slightly on the expensive side and the portions leave you hungry but overall a good place...."
"I love the taste of the pasta here, and enjoy it each time. But one thing you need is patience. The service is on an Italian style too I believe...."
Yuko Saito
"We have been to Pasta & Coure for a few times and every visit always been amazing. Great atmosphere, feels just like dining at home!..."
Jessica Halim
""Handmade Pasta" just sounds so authentic and warming. We had passed the store in Mt Eden several times and vowed to go eat there one day after..."
"Best pasta I've ever tasted in my life. I love the atmosphere of this place too. You can see all the beautiful pasta in the cabinet when you walk in...."
"Love love love love this place !!! The decor the lighting was just the cutest. Best pasta I've had ever in NZ. The real deal ❤️ so much I had to..."
"The pasta is so nice. But the small portion that is like not enough for a man. But taste absolutely great and I would like to come back and try the..."
Kiky Eng
"I haven't been to Italy (yet) but when I walk into Pasta e Cuore this is what I'd imagine a typical Italian household to be like. It's so..."
Roxanne Sarkari
"Very truly Italian specific from the area of Bologna. The owner and the people respect my culture 100% very hospital people smiling and overwhelmed!..."
Cinzia Rullo
"Wait for a really long time for 2 small plates of pasta. Hope it can be made as double size lol. The gorgonzola sauce was great,if the walnuts can..."
"My partner and I had a wonderful late lunch at Pasta & Cuore in the Mr. Eden section of Auckland, and I happily recommend them to everyone who loves..."
Jules Landsman
"Today's Husky lunch adventures takes us to Pasta & Cuore (that's Italian for “heart”) — home to (you guessed it) pasta that's fresh and..."
Husk Creative
"Good, quick, fresh, simple, tasty!  The place is deceptive in size (like most in Mt Eden Village) and have upstairs seating. Dont be put off if it..."
Sananda Chatterjee
"I've been hearing a lot of positive comments about this place and thought I should try it out. This place was everything I expected and more. Their..."
Sabrina Chae
"La comida es deliciosa, la pasta hecha a mano es lo mejor. La atención y el servicio son increibles. Por mejorar el sistema de reservas pues no hay..."
Catalina Espinosa Tovar
"Amazing food here. I’m glad I stopped by with friends. It’s a small place, but it has an outdoor area as well and is decorated quite nicely. It..."
"Finally made it here.... Came to Mt Eden for a late lunch and this is another place where the kitchen doesn't close after 2! Small place but so well..."
"Since it’s opening late last year, Pasta and Cuore has been on my ever-growing restaurant checklist. As their name suggest, Pasta & Cuore..."
Amy @ My Dining Journey
"Great pastas, deserts, coffee and lemonade. Even though the size of the dish might surprise some, it is really quite enough to fill you up. Moreover,..."
Kat Boz
"Had the pleasure of dining here for lunch. Food was absolutely amazing! The Buffalo ricotta tortelloni is probably the best meal I've had in my life..."
Nandini Chand
"Finally got a chance to get in to dine at this establishment as hours are a little hard to work around but wow it was so worth the wait.The..."
Temptation Cakes Auckland
"First impression for the place is open kitchen and you can see how they make pasta from outside, decoration also nice and simple. Service was on top..."
"Ordered Tagliatelle with classic bolognese and panna cotta. The pasta is to die for - flavor of the sauce was well-balanced and pasta was soft and..."
"WOW! Where do i start? The atmosphere in here is amazing! It feels like going home for food, very comfortable, nicely decorated without..."
Winnie Luo
"Absolutely delicious hand made pasta. It's always cooked al dente which is a must if I'm to get my pasta fix. A sound belief in quality..."
"From appetiser to dessert. This store is bomb af. The flavouring of each pasta are all on point. Just that the chicken from our spicy gnocchi taste..."
Jessie Tan
"My boyfriend and I had our eye on this wee place for awhile and it lived up to our expectations! Although slightly more dear in price, we understood..."
Natalie Yeh
"I read about this place in Viva magazine.It's a well hidden gem in the heart of Mt Eden Village.We were seated out the back in a..."
"My friend had tried takeaway from this new spot before & found it delicious so we decided to give them a try for dinner. It is a narrow..."
"The first time A and I dined at Pasta & Cuore, they had recently opened and I think a little overwhelmed at being so busy. We managed to secure a..."
Vivi S
"Flavours to die for. I had read the reviews about the good food and maybe eclectic service and smaller portion sizes but wasn't prepared for just how..."
Peter Fowler
"Absolutely loved this place. Beautiful seating out the back, ideal on a summery evening. The food was spot on, portion size was perfect so you..."
Anna Barlow
"Came here for my birthday dinner last Thursday. We started with the cheese platter, which had a good range and were delicious. This was followed by..."
Becky Lee
"Don't forget this place is also a shop... So you can buy their delicious hand made pastas and sauses to take home and cook, I have bought the..."
"Great flavours but portions too small for the price.Friendly if chaotic service.Keep the flavours of Italy and add some Kiwi efficiency and..."
Mike Pohl
"Lovely setting, particularly the garden, and it's nice to watch them make the pasta in the window.  The pasta is good, but the portion size is very..."
"The warm Italian greeting was followed by delicious tagliatelle for lunch. My wife had the avocado tagliatelle whilst I had the prosciutto..."
"Probably the most authentic Italian pasta restaurant in Auckland. Loved both pasta and the coffee. Definitely coming back to try the rest of the..."
Francesca's Pizzeria
90/100 (523 ratings)
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"Best pizza in NZ by far & generous ingredients. Quite entertaining to see the chef runs the "show".  WARNING : due to the long wait, dont go in..."
Aghita K
"Amazing pizzas! We ordered two pizzas and both taste so good. Very friendly staffs and such a lovely little pizza place in Pt Chev. Surprisingly the..."
"The real deal. Simple, delicious and always worth the wait. Our faves are the pescatorra, margherita and quattro..."
"Best pizza in Auckland...."
"One of the best pizzas in Auckland. Called ahead on an early Friday night and it was ready in 15 minutes. The Ciro’s Choice was delish and went..."
"This place is the best thing that has ever happened to Auckland. Even simple Marinara is orgasmic, also the ones with eggplants are outrageously..."
Michal Chren
"best pizza in Auckland! such delicious authentic flavours. gorgeous bases. do yourself a favour and visit francesca's. the owner is hilarious and the..."
Oones Connor
"Didn’t expect too much but was pleasantly surprised by the food. The hosts are warm and welcoming. Doesn’t feel like going to a takeaway or a..."
Vegan Wanderer
"Always great as per usual. Ciro is an authentic Italian master !!!! If only he still had Cafe Latte. The olive bread is to die for and the pizzas are..."
Amanda Gonthier
"I called on the phone placing my order 30 minutes prior when they said the pizza would be available. When I came to pick the pizza up they hadn’t..."
"Best pizza I've had outside of Europe. Theoretically it would be great if there was more seating, but for that they'd have to take on more staff,..."
"Great pizza!!! Brought me back memories from Napoli. Ciro incidentally is from Naples himself. Will be a regular for..."
"11/10. Great pizza. Superb pasta and amazing service. This is truly a hidden gem. If I could rate this higher than I already I have, I would...."
Nigel Macdonald
"What an absolutely amazing pizza and pasta! We had the pucinella pizza and spaghetti with meatballs and we are two happy customers. The pasta was..."
Alli Rokke
"Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. This place is so good. The owner is very friendly and engaging. The pizza oven is out front so you can see your pizza go in and..."
Emma-Louise Wolfenden
"Sometimes it takes some time to get your order but this little spot serves up the best gnocchi in town. The staff are lovely and are always full of..."
David Maxwell
"Amazing pizza and very kind people. The seating space is limited so I usually pick it up. I always order the vegetarian options and they are..."
"Excellent wood fired thin base pizza. Bolognese pasta with meatballs was some of the best I have ever had. Extremely limited seating space but the..."
Lam K
"I love Francesca's pizza, (yet to try the pasta but have heard good things) - it's as authentic Napolese Italian pizza as you're gonna get - Ciro is..."
Shaki Kippax
"This place is truly a hidden gem.Undoubtedly one of the best pizzas I've ever tried. So authentic and falvourful. We ordered a Margarita with..."
"The pizza and pasta was supberb as usual.Best authentic Italian in Auckland. It's like having my mamma and nonna living with..."
Mario Santoro
"Amazing pizza but... If you expect to pick it up at the time they say think again.... Add 30 mins on it. It will be hot but it will be..."
"Francesca pizzeria is a delightful niche pizzeria in Pt Chevalier. The pizzas looked and tasted great . Service was wonderful . Even with the staff..."
Neil Jones
"Authentic wood fire pizzas. Can't believe I didn't find this place earlier. Recommend phoning ahead as there is a bit of a wait as they make them..."
"Had Primavera, Pulcinella and Margherita. All three were very good with Pulcinella being awesomest. Pizzas are huge and toppings are generous. I..."
"Genuine Italian people and service complete with a free slice of New Year's Day chocolate cake! The pizza and pasta were both amazing with very fresh..."
"We ordered the Pizza Pescatora. We arrived and the staff were lovely and attentive. The pizza itself was amazing! Fresh ingredients and so flavorful!..."
Hannah Gear
"This place is fantastic. So authentic and brilliant service. Best pizzas in town for sure. There is often a long wait for pizza, but it's worth..."
Kate Jane Brown
"Another my one of favourite takeaway pizza place. Authentic pizza, great base and home made sauce. Waiting time is around 20 min so call first to..."
"Nice local joint. Great, authentic pizza. The pasta is nice too. Very sweet folks run the place. I asked for a pizza that was not on the menu, and it..."
"Really good authentic Italian pizza and pasta with a bit of entertainment on the side! A bit of a wait if you turn up and order but great..."
Jo Y
"Can't go wrong here, authentic pizza, home made sauces, pizza base, pasta, made in wood fired oven and made by a true Italian cook. So popular that..."
Marty Wong
90/100 (797 ratings)
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"It’s a lovely place and we ordered a pizza and gnocchi. They were both delicious!! Then we also ordered tiramisu. It wasn’t as great as the..."
"Such a cute, authentic spot on the corner. It had such a great atmosphere, small dinning space but cozy. The woodfire base was perfectly cooked. We..."
"Amazing food and excellent service. This is my new favourite place. I wish I had of tried it..."
Kai Finder
"This has got to be the baddest pizza in the whole history of earth. The dessert was amazing. I love..."
Neroni Mack
"This is the best Italian I've had in my life!Cute little place, friendly staff, melt in your mouth gnocchi and best woodfired pizzas..."
"This pizza is sooooooooooo good!The margherita & 4 cheese are my faves. The bases here are the best.... thin and crispy where they need to be..."
Chan Can Eat
"My partner and I ordered the margherita and pesto bread. 2nd time we have been here but this time it was dine in and second time around the food was..."
Holly Grey
"Awesome food, ambience and service. Definitely worth the visit! We ordered the Diego Armando Settebello pizza and a Gnocci as well as their..."
Dora The Food Explorer
"The pizzas are by far the best I’ve had in Auckland. I’m always on the lookout for authentic pizzerias, and was glad I found Settebello...."
Gastronomic Trails
"Best Italian pizza in West Auckland and right up there in wider Auckland. Perfect crust and excellent toppings. Wish it wasn’t so far from my..."
David Kubik
"Came here last Wednesday with a group of friends. Service was great with them moving tables together for us (we hadn’t made a reservation). Service..."
Sam Diprose
"Got Margherita Affumicata Pizza and Gnocchi Pesto E Ricotta. The pizza was good but I really enjoyed the Gnocchi. The setup is very casual and cozy...."
Jay Tekwani
"Best pizza in Auckland. Doughs are fermented very well, gives you no bloating after. Love going there - love their cozy local set up, staff are..."
Miss Monkey
"Really nice & little place - l like it as reminds me about Italy. Place set up is unique italians small & simple but l found the food amazingly tasty..."
Razvan Gradinaru
"Great tasting authentic pizza with friendly service.Absolutely loved the base and crust 😀Attenzione italiani, questa è la prima pizza..."
Andrea Capri
"This place is our new found favorite pizza place! Our first night we ordered takeaway and the staff were so lovely the food was sooooo incredible we..."
Courtney Jenkins
"Proper Napoli pizza. I had the Settebello which was delicious! We dined in on a Wednesday night, not too busy but good atmosphere. Great place for a..."
Fiona Hedley
"We came last Saturday and the place was packed with Italian. We knew straight away that we had come to the right place for authentic Italian..."
"Just went here tonight and I have found my favourite place for pizza.I love Italian food and never tried wood fire pizza, absolutely delicious...."
Georgia B
"Amazing experience at settebello! Pizza was beautiful, I've never had an authentic Italian pizza but would imagine that this would be it. Went on a..."
Brit Abroad
"Heard about this place so finally got around to going there. Got a “Classico” Calzone & a tiramisu. Everything was delicious. Service was super..."
Ms Jones
"This place does amazing Gnocchi and wood fired Pizza. I’ve had takeaway from them many times and it’s always been perfect. With that as a track..."
Fiona Holden
"It is always good to find wood fire pizza. This place does authentic thin-based pizzas that were perfectly crispy toward the edge, and softer towards..."
Michelle Ma Belle
"If you want to try a real Italian pizza this is the right place, good price to be in nz and for the quality of the foods it could be considered even..."
"I've always passed by this restaurant, always looking from afar and not in, that is until last night. And must I say, it was simply amazing with the..."
Local Grams-ma
"Small and cosy little restaurant with friendly staff. Probably seats no more than 40 people, nice. Specials on Tuesdays with $14.00 pizzas, great..."
"I love their pasta!!! The taste was exactly I wanted!! I miss the taste already. Pizza was okay but not very special. I want to try other pizza next..."
Mihee Park
"Really like this spot! I'm not usually the biggest fan of eating out at Italian places as I always found them kinda over rated. This place changed my..."
Georgia Vossen
"Who else has been to their place ordering take away pizza but hasn't stayed for a meal?  If so, you should definitely try it.  Especially during..."
"Delicious! Can't recommend this place enough. Authentic Italian pizzas made well with high quality ingredients. Best pizza I have ever tasted outside..."
"Pizza was delicious!! Staff are lovely!! Music was lovely, over all great experience! Very welcoming place! Awesome!! Will be coming here again..."
Cerys Lewis
"Great authentic Italian pizza and pasta. Great to have this kind of thing out west auckland. Have been there multiple times and never had a bad..."
"Came here on Saturday night for the second time. I love their menu, it includes a range of delicious pizzas and gnocchi dishes. I shared the salami..."
Caitlin Noonan
"I apologise that I don't picture for the full pizza. It looked so mouthwatering that I actually forgot to take a picture :( Now I enjoyed ..."
"Great service and fantastic Pizzas! The Pizzas were well made and cooked to perfection. The service was quick and they were happy to fill your wine..."
Holly Shaw-Fowles
"Authentic Italian pizza, I'm so glad I found out about this place! I read about it on the Urban List and the owner is from Naples..."
Charlene Weaver
"Can I just say, "YUM"! My husband and I found this restaurant in the Metro Cheap Eats 100 list and we were not disappointed. We ordered the..."
Shreena Narsey
"What a gem! Really lovely and authentic Italian place in New Lynn. First impression of the restaurant it's very old and it is position in a very odd..."
"This little homely restaurant is an absolute gem in New Lynn. We have dined here a couple of times and haven't been disappointed. Francesco and his..."
"We decided to try this place for some takeaway. We ordered two pizzas and some garlic bread which were ready in the 10-15 as promised. Fresh tasty..."
Anna Mac
"Dream pizza! This is the voice of loyalty here, but hard to think of another pie (at least in Auckland) that compares. Lovely service even when..."
Natasha M
"Hands down the best Pizza in New Zealand! I dine out regularly and have tried every pizza under the sun. I cannot resist eating at Sette Bello at..."
Angela Kay Street
"Went here with my partner as I am a huuuuge pizza fan and this place had amazing reviews. It's not exactly ideal for massive gatherings but suitable..."
Couple Of Cheap Westies
"Straight up the best pizzas in NZ. Nothing more say 👍blah blah..."
Matty O
"Best pizza I have ever had in my life freshest most authentic pizza ever. So good that I'll never eat another pizza again, pasta was sensational ,..."
Levi & Ana
"We went there for my birthday dinner. Amazing pizza! I had the one with prosciutto. Really tasty with fresh ingredients n awesome flavours. Highly..."
"I would say the best pizza in Auckland, if not NZ. Tastes like the real thing, fantastic ingredients (love the truffle oil) and amazing flavours. If..."
Jemima Duck
"Came here with my fiance for our 'cheat day' and it was one of the greatest cheats I've ever done. The service was welcoming and the prices were..."
Jayden Campbell
"Dined here tonight and so glad I found this gem in New Lynn. The restaurant is small with a cozy ambiance. We went in around 9 pm on..."
"Delicious food, awesome service and the homemade tiramisu is to die for! We ordered a pizza a pasta each for mains. We loved that the restaurant was..."
Aneeka Nand
"Best pizza place in Auckland! From the outside it doesn't look like much and it's in a bit of an odd spot, but after driving past all the time, we..."
Rachael Fullerton
"Great Pizza and atmosphere in this diner. Highly recommended. Make sure you try the Margarita DOC pizza, its their signature dish and tastes..."
Husain Al-Badry
"Having traveled the world there is no substitute for authenticity. I have worked and ate (possibly more than I should have) in Italy. Settebellos'..."
Wine & Dine
"We visited here after reading that the owner, Francesco Acri has been crowned the 2015 winner in the New Zealand Pizza Championship. Even though we..."
Joan Edwards
"Being of Italian heritage i am fuss when it comes to pizza. In my view most authentic and the best Italian pizza in Auckland. Try the Milano tasty..."
Michael Lentini
"The best pizza in West Auckland. Lovely smokey flavour that comes off the base (I suppose this is because it's cooked in a woodfire oven). The..."
Dallace Wulf
"Do you wanna a real pizza? This is the place! My husband is Italian and introduced me and kids to Settebello! Nice wnies, beers and the pizza is..."
Brazilian Cafe
"Loved this place. Small and cosy dine in area. Friendly staff. Delicious Italian style pizza. Super yum tiramisu and deep fried polenta topped with..."
"We were the first of our group to arrive. Whilst waiting could not help hearing that most of the others diners were chatting away in Italian. To me..."
Keith Eades
"I have had both takeaway and dine in here in the last month. Both times I had positive experiences however the 15 dollar early evening dine in was..."
Stuart Harper
"Settebello have ahhmazing woodfire pizzas..I ordered the marinara and parma pizzas to go with cheega bread and fries last Saturday and they did not..."
Manic Diner
"the pizza was good, nice bread and the lasagna was perfect and very tasty. Very nice and friendly service, ordered take away was perfect. thank you..."
Temanea Paquier-grey
"This was quite possibly the most delicious pizza I have ever eaten. Soft, smoky woodfired base, with mouthwatering toppings - we had the Napoli and..."
"My favourite pizzeria in Auckland. Lovely service. The guy who makes the pizzas is actually Italian. Really friendly, remembers my order each..."
"Stunning authentic pizzas served in a clean, friendly atmosphere. The staff were attentive, and the food was superb. We had the Quattro Stagioni and..."
Justine Turner
"These guys do great woodfired pizzas - a nice change from some of the rubbish on offer from the big chains in the area. These pizzas are a regular..."
Chris Baldock
"Love Settebello pizzas! Each one tasty and authentic. Great service too. Looking forward to my next..."
Megan Jones
"I am a pizza snob and I give this place the thumbs up! I strongly recommend the Quattro stagioni pizza, excellet! and the Spaghetti..."
Quentin Welland
"It is not everyday that you will find a delicious pizza like this! Your traditional napoletana "fried pizza" was delicious! The calzone, pizza......"
Patricia Dalcuque
"Their pizzas are the best I've had in NZ or possibly ever, the texture of the dough is to die for and it's the only pizza where I look forward to..."
Jin An
"Fantastic pizza that reminded me of Al Volo (another great pizza place in Auckland). Settebello has more choices and overall I preferred their pizza..."
Glen C.
"We have had Settabello's pizza three times now and are very impressed. A true wood fired pizza with fresh toppings and cooked to perfection. The..."
Zak Buckingham
"What a hidden gem. Fantastic pizza - some of the best I have had in New Zealand. I highly recommend the marinara. Italian owner, fresh..."
Daniel Kennedy
"Cannot believe what an awesome find this place is! Went in recently after driving past and noticing the branding and signage had been..."
Anna Charles
90/100 (388 ratings)
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"We love this restaurant. All of the staff are lovely, and the owners often come over for a chat. The food is always perfect no matter what we order...."
Helen Roberts
"We have been coming to this delightful restaurant on and off for many a year. Food is delicious and so tasty. Love the calamari griglia and the..."
Gayle Shaw
"I was in the area and came here for dinner. The inside is quite cosy and relaxing with the decor and lighting. The menu has quite a lot of..."
Benedict Uy
"Ordered a Spaghetti Bolognese for takeaway. Sauce was tasty but too much oil and not enough meat in it. Serving size was big which I..."
Jason Yeoh
"I came here for dinner with family and friends for my birthday . The food was amazing and the staff and service were excellent. We loved it! We will..."
"Went here last night and as someone who’s lived in West Auckland for over 25 years, I was really surprised with the quality of food. The garlic or..."
Ray TheRealist
"Wow. The scallops were PERFECTION, served on the most tantalising creamy mushroom risotto, what an incredible dish. Adriatico is a simply adorned..."
"Delightful, warm, cosy and yum! Great little spot in Henderson. Had the garlic bread plus two different fettuccine dishes. All were top notch! Will..."
Ben Paris
"My family love Adriatico. Great friendly service casual atmosphere. Lovely food at a great place. Been there over 200 times and consistently..."
Richard Wright
"Yum yum yum and more yum. My favourite restaurant out west Auckland. The involtini was mouth watering and the service was fantastic. Will recommend..."
Becky Macphail
"Driven past this place probably thousands of times (lived locally my whole life) and got to go here for date night! It's small and cosy, has a couple..."
Janice McCartain Dagg
"What divine food we had last night from the fettuccini Di Pollo to the Alexander Steak the best steak so far in Auckland we've tasted and to top that..."
Tone TT
"Another family favourite for birthday dinners. Garlic bread, lasagne, chicken principessa are all favourites. Very friendly staff who recognise..."
"Awesome Italian atmosphere accompany by good service. Had Alexander Steak and Tiramasu for dessert. Definitely coming back for more. Wine selection ..."
John Tagiilima
"Long time family favourite. Definitely something for the whole family on this menu. Scallops and prawns are perfection and the staff are lovely and..."
"I have been here numerous times one of my favourite dishes is from here, the chicken and calamari salad with balsamic and feta dressing. Takeaway is..."
Samantha Brown
"This place serves AMAZING garlic bread! The meals are reasonably priced and the staff are lovely! I ordered a standard pizza and it was delicious! I..."
"Small Italian restaurant in the heart of little West Auckland. Reasonably priced too. Don't require a booking usually. Come here often specifically..."
Couple Of Cheap Westies
"I recently ate at this restaurant and it was definitely the best Italian place I've eaten at so far! I ordered the Adriatico special and I was ..."
Natasha Walsh
"Our plates were polished clean! Should have come long ago but glad we finaly made the trip here.The pork parmigina scallopini and slow..."
R & A
"Nice little Italian place tucked away in henderson, always busy, great staff and great food, however the place is quite small and we were forced to..."
Fat Bastard
"Ok lil place tucked away in Henderson. We had the steak and cannelloni which were both ok but not superb. However service was very attentive and..."
"My partner and I are regular customers here and love the food, service and atmosphere. It doesn't feel like you're in the middle of Henderson at..."
"After a long and exhausting day, found this jewel while looking for food. Didn't realize such a place existed in Henderson. Best pepperoni pizza and..."
"This is one of the best places out West Auckland to eat, the best part with regards to this place is that they do a fantastic takeaway..."
Moira McFarland
"This is the first time ever that I have felt compelled to write a review on a restaurant! After a lot of ringing around I finally found Adriatico..."
Alison Brown
"Very impressed with the quality of the food and the service, best garlic bread I have ever tried before. Music makes for a lovely relaxing..."
Asher Korff
"Found this one night while strolling through Henderson. Was surprised to see a fancy Italian restaurant there tbh. Very cynically, I tried their..."
Supreet Kaur
"Food quality is always amazing. Each time I've been it's better than the last. I took my family here for my birthday and they were all impressed...."
Samuel Davis
"Delighted to find a brilliant Italian Restaurant in Henderson!I read the reviews on Menu Mania prior to going to Adriatico and decided we'd..."
Elizabeth Stevens
"Been going to Adriatico for so many years its incredible. The pasta in particular is very good but I also am partial to the steak..."
John Davis
"This is a real gem. highly recommend.Where to go on the one night without the kids? It's pretty limited in Henderson. Hanger? up to..."
"Best Italian ever! I have been coming here for special occasions since I was a child. The food tastes amazing and the service is always wonderful. I..."
"We are irregular - regulars here. My wife introduced me to Adriatico in 2006. We have been 2 to 3 times a year since then. The menu is easy for..."
Jace Anderson
"Loved this place. Great Italian food, and a pretty extensive menu. The garlic bread was very good, and my main of Pork Masala was delish, yum yum...."
"One word YUM! Great little place. I had the steak, it was perfectly cooked and the combination with sauce was great! Would definitely come back as I..."
"Whilst in auckland for 3 weeks on business, we discovered an absolutely amazing Italian restuarant, Adriatico's.Between the 5 of us we tried a..."
"I've been here a few times and always found the service great, the staff friendly and the food absolutely delicious. Its very classy and an ideal..."
Selina Chan
"This place is superb. Honestly time after time it never fails. Food is amazing I can never fault it and I am a pretty fussy eater. The steak dishes..."
Rachael Inns
"WOW... What a great little restaurant for Henderson. I usually just think of Tony's when someone wants to eat out in Henderson, but Adriatico was a..."
"18 Sept 2010 - Had a fantastic anniversary dinner last night. The garlic bread is a must have. Both the Involtini and Chicken Alla Firenze were..."
Roger & Ann Klaver
"Love this place, the food is always..."
Tracey Gill
"Unbelievable taste sensation. What I love about this restaurant is that the quality, taste and service never changes - absolutely the..."
Debbie Clark
"I love the food. It is been always delicious. We will return and highly recommend..."
Clara Gonzalez-Woods
"Have been going here for years now and have never been disappointed with either the service or the meals. Have taken family and friend here who go..."
Erin De Martin
"We went there as a group of four and all had different meals. All of which were very good. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Clean and tastefully decorated...."
89/100 (1843 ratings)
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"A great place to get your authentic Italian fix. Easily the best Duck dish - ‘the duck ravioli’, great wood fired pizzas and amazing deserts. The..."
Vinay Parmar
"I give my reviews on comparison with similar priced restaurants. While this isn't in my top restaurants list, it's an excellent choice in Ponsonby..."
"Came to Farina for my sister’s birthday dinner and had an amazing experience! The calamari was fantastic, as were this wood fired pizzas and pasta...."
"The guanciale pizza was by far the tastiest out of the three dishes we ordered. I do not recommend the spaghetti alla cetara as we thought it was way..."
"Another great night at Farina. The service was top notch as usual and the food was super tasty. I really enjoyed the cauliflower dish, and thought..."
Greg Potter
"Great service, food came out really fast and was delicious! Only thing was that the arancini could have been a bit hotter but otherwise it was very..."
Madeleine Potter
"Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! Eggplant parmigiana, garlic pizza bread, burrata pizza, boscaiola (perfect for those who aren’t big..."
Rose Thexton
"Best pizza ever. Order the..."
Joseph Malgapo
"From the food to service everythings absolutely amazing. We ordered the mushroom guanciale pizza, clam pasta and crudo with yellow fine tuna. Hands..."
"We ordered the parma pizza and the spaghetti. The pizza came out very fast and was one of the best pizzas I have ever had. The spaghetti was not..."
Jeannette Salim
"They have the best pork belly bun ever 👍 Restaurant is set up is nice and cool. Friendly customer service..."
Marita Huynh
"Some of the best pizza I’ve had in Auckland - reminded me of the pizza in Naples with the sourdough base! The mushroom & truffle was my favourite!..."
"Seeing a few unjustified (bad) reviews for this restaurant, I felt that there’s a need to provide my opinion as a lover for good food as well...."
"We had a great feed here a couple of weeks ago. A group of 6 of us really enjoy our pizzas and entrees. The service was very friendly and attentive...."
Jason Jost
"Best Italian food I’ve had to date! We started off with the garlic pizza bread and arancini balls, for our mains we had the Margherita pizza and..."
"10/10 - so delicious! Tasted like Italy..."
Kimberley Brown
"Sooooooooo delicious...."
"🍕 Margherita pizza tour location #4: Farina, Ponsonby.We got to make use of our Zomato Gold membership here! We ordered a Margherita..."
Allan Ha
"Service was friendly and attentive. Food was very nice. Highlight was definitely the veal that came with a blue cheese sauce...."
"A real gem of an Italian restaurant in the heart of Ponsonby, if you want authentic Italian pizza, I suggest you pay this place a..."
Gourmet Vegetarians
"Loved dining here! The staff were so accommodating and super helpful with deciding what to order. The pasta was delicious and flavours were amazing...."
Stephanie Qin
"Food was amazing! We shared two pizzas and a pasta, all of which were flavourful. Only downside was that the crust was a little chewy. Staff were..."
"Great food. Loved the Diavola pizza. Sardines in oil with toast was a great starter. Great conversation with the duty manager. Will definitely visit..."
Hungry D
"Great pizzas, probably the best in Auckland! Good service and the food came pretty quickly after we ordered them. The restaurant had great decor..."
Michelle Zhang
"This is a very nice Italian restaurant and we really enjoyed our dining experience here. The services was excellent, all the staff were very..."
"Incredible pizza, options for everyone! Super busy, fun atmosphere! The staff were so friendly and attentive, and the place had a really nice vibe to..."
Adrianna Hannan
"Absolutely incredible food at this Italian restaurant. Farina is consistent with there service and taste, the Margherita pizza is a must, my partner..."
"Great service, attentive waitstaff and delicious food. The octopus was divine! While we couldn't get a table, waitstaff regularly checked in on us to..."
"The food was amazing and so was the service. Highly recommend and will definitely be back. Always make a booking though as this place always looks..."
Maria Foy
"The food was amazing, and the staffs were super friendly. Im definitely coming back. I would like to try desserts next time as recommended by staffs...."
Amy Kim
"A nice ambience Italian restaurant with a good selection on the menu , all dishes are nice and ingredients are very fresh , my favourite will have to..."
May Hung
"Visited this place last night, couldn't rate it higher! We ordered the house bread with olive oil, prosciutto & mozarella croquettes, carpaccio with..."
Gian Carlo Pascual
"Great wood fire pizza and very friendly service. We used our zomato gold and got 1+1 on food here and it's really worth it.We enjoyed our dining..."
Hungry Bear🐻
"Staff were really friendly, food and drinks were amazing, why didn’t we try Farina sooner instead of going to all the other overly hyped up Italian..."
I Love Food!
"Great authentic Italian food. The energy of the staff is great and we always feel well looked after. I would recommend Farina to..."
"Great pizza, great service.We had Burrata pizza.Light dough, balanced flavour.Service was attentive and friendly.Highly..."
Alessandra Ierardi
"Second time at Farina thanks to zomato gold ⭐️ The Woodfire oven pizzas there are amazing, and of course I had to get one with truffle oil 😍..."
Samantha Taveras
"The pizza served here is incredible - the best I have ever had. Now I am not saying I am any sort of pizza connoisseur, however I have had a lot of..."
True Auckland Foodie With A European Flair
"Used Zomato Gold 1+1 on food at Farina and it was super delish! Pizza dough was nice and soft like a naan bread :) Must come back to try their..."
"We visited this place for lunch today with our 2 years old. The staff serving us was so thoughtful by giving us a seat on the couch area and giving..."
Crystal Chan
"Great venue and buzzing. Squid ink pasta was too salty. Pizza was on point and wonderful to eat. Would go back for the pizza. Great friendly..."
Janice Tay
"Really enjoy my lunch and exprience at Farina. Helpful staff and wonderful food! The pizza is the best! Reasonable price and good..."
"Went to Farina in the silly season and had a wonderful night out. Sardine’s, a house special, were an ideal starter. Well balanced flavours of..."
Dolce Far Niente
"Time flies, Baby Kirsty’s dad is another year older.  Today, our family celebrated Jin’s birthday at Farina, an Italian restaurant in Ponsonby...."
Little Borneo Girl
"Good atmosphere with nice service! Very into this place! I love their pork bun and Crudo, raw market fish, it taste delicious and unique! I did came..."
Anna Lo
"I just love this place for food. It has not just good Italian food but the passion behind it. The pizza bases are top notch and the starters offer a..."
Callum Milburn
"Had an excellent pizza from here recently but it was uberdelivered and cold by the time it reached us. Must dine in and order off the full menu. I'm..."
"The Margherita pizza is dope, the daily pasta is amazing( at least today’s is amazing).Eventually, you guys will never know how wonderful is ..."
"Best pizza in Auckland. Especially the buratta, so creamy. The crust is perfect, nice and crispy and charred on the rim and delicious and soft in the..."
Single P's Adventures
"The service was amazing! The waitress constantly checked on us and she was really nice too! We ordered the golfo pizza and it did take awhile to come..."
Sharon Louie
"the pizza is ok ... not great ... the dough is really good but the toppings are a bit average and u sadly mine was soggy :( my boyfriends calzone was..."
Candice Colclough
"Service was personal, attentive and servers were responsive to my nut and peanut allergy. Add on the delicious pizza and Cheese platter- made a..."
The One With A Nut Allergy...
"My whole fam loves this place. The staff are super friendly and the food is prime 👌🏽 one of the best woodfired pizzas in Auckland hands down...."
Anna K
"Lovely pizzas all round, however one of my party's gnocchi was a little below average- quite chewy and bland. Atmosphere was alright, and the service..."
"Every single dish was delicious!The depth of flavour and freshness were outstanding I truly enjoyed the meals.The pizza dough and the pasta..."
"Just went to this fabulous restaurant with my partner tonight and was so impressed. The service was absolutely fantastic, we were seen to immediately..."
Ayla Masson
"Casual village Italian with a touch of glamour. Farina hosted our friends birthday dinner on Thursday evening and did not disappoint...."
Yorkshire Pudding
"Exelent food...taste like authentic Italian home made food. 👍🥗👍🥗 Nice pleasant atmosphere and very friendly staff. They have best beef..."
Helena Roza
"Nothing soothes the soul like authentic Italian cuisine. There are far too many fakes in this city. But Farina doesn't disappoint. The pizza is..."
Wine & Dine
"The staff were very nice and always had a smile on their face and the food was amazing! Came out the restaurant with a full and very satisfied..."
Pauline Abeleda
"We came here after staff meeting, definitely recommend booking in advance as the place was fully packed on a Friday night.I was really..."
Michelle Ma Belle
"Joined a couple of friends here as they are local and come here all the time and had told us how good it was.  Great if you're happy with sharing..."
"Want a decent pizza takeaway? This is it!Great pizza, great tasting, like Archie's but slightly more premium. Only downside is..."
Tony Ma
"I went to Farina last night and absolutely loved the food. Home-made gnocchi which was so delicious I was savouring every mouthful Raddichio..."
Nicky Blakely
"Great food as long as you don't mind the wait. Everyone is awesome and the pizza is exceptional. Service is either excellent or very average..."
Gus Hill
"What a lovely place! The people here are soooo friendly. We were looked after very well. Our glasses were never empty coz the staff were very..."
"Come here with my boss,great service the waiter was real good funny as hell too 😜,a lot of people talk up the pizza and they weren't wrong wow..."
"This place gets really busy so we had to wait a while. The food was deffs worth the wait tho, especially the pizza with Gorgonzola and their new..."
Simone Halstead
"We've been to Farina several times and I've now decided to review this restaurant. Last night we ordered the octopus and pumpkin salad as entrees...."
Pablo Andres Retamales Carreno
"Taste buds ahoy! If you are a fan of seafood pasta, highly recommending Spaghettini Vongole. The spaghetti was cooked perfectly with a well balanced..."
"Amazing service,let alone one of the BEST pizzas ever! We picked "del moro" (with prosciutto and parmigiano) and "calzone" (folded pizza..."
Bubbles & Squeak
"Outstanding italian food! Been there already quite a few times and their antipasti are simply amazing, their pizzas are literally the same as if you..."
Good Advisor
"Just had a night out with my gf here. And it was perfect. The food was good, great environment and the service was great. Had the duck pasta and I..."
Toby Chow
"Can't get any better than this. Food was delicious. Can't find better Italian in the States, especially for the price. Staff is killer, as..."
"Really authentic Italian restaurant. We ordered eggplant ravioli, crab ravioli and duck tortellini. Really delish! And the pana cotta was really..."
Rachel Weng
"Visited this weekend and had dinner with friends. In the past have always experienced very good service but waited over 45 mins for food and wasn't..."
"My great-food-demanding cousin was up for a few days so we decided to try Farina on a friend's recommendation. Boy, is that friend worth..."
Eleanor Purdey Smith
"Could not have asked for a better meal here. As a nutella-holic, the Nutella Calzone was absolutely heavenly and was the icing on the cake to what..."
Shiksha Sridhar
"Very nice place , the food spectacular because I see in the kitchen the chef was Italian so he knew about the Italian dishes.For sure I will..."
"Amazing food & friendly staff. What more could you ask for?We were seated right at the back in our tiny little corner away from everyone..."
"We felt like wood-fire pizza for dinner so we came here to try it.... Service was friendly and we got our food quickly... Great place to come with a..."
"Came for a birthday dinner. We were seated around the back where there are a few large tables which we shared with another group.The staff..."
Benedict Uy
"I've come here a couple of times. I've had the ravioli and the seafood risotto.The ravioli dish was very poor quantity given the $25+ price. The..."
Kathmandu Eater
"Ahhhhh..the real deal here! Had an awesome night on Monday evening, the place was heaving with punters and despite a 40 mins wait to be seated (we..."
David Parussini
"Had a lovely meal here last night which beats most of the other local established Italian places around town. Have always wanted to visit this place..."
Ivan Koay
"So much goodness! Always on point, great service and knowledgable staff. Will be back for sure. ..."
Lucas Shaw
"Farina is another Italian gem that is authentic to its food and can give Gusto a good run for its money. Starting off with the aracini. It..."
"Understated elegant Italian style right here on P Rd will wow any amateur diner passing by looking for quality service and beautiful food. This place..."
"Always enjoyed a good toto's pizza delivered so was excited to finally try out some other Italian food in their new restaurant, which overall had..."
"Best Italian food I've had in auckland.Very busy vibrant place . Inspite of being busy we were welcomed and attended right away.We got a..."
"Enjoyed watching the guys at work, rolling the dough and cooking in the pizza oven. The margarita pizza was a nice little taste of what they have to..."
"As the sun set on the day and the coolness rolled in, pizza was the next option on our food coma train. Was great fun to watch your pizza being made..."
Lisa Reynolds
"My partner and I visited Farina on a Sunday evening as we both felt like Pasta.We ordered the Duck Tortellini and she had the Crab Ravioli...."
"I am obsessed with pizza and had high hopes for farina. Last time I had the boscaiola which i didn't really like- due to the flavours- so this time I..."
"Farina!! Affordable and tasty. Freshly made pasta, homemade marinated sardines. Portion sizes are great. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Which is..."
"Can't wait to try the epic food from Farina.Last year these guys won "best dish" @Taste of Auckland.I have no doubt it's gonna be a..."
"Amazing metre long Toto's pizzas 🍕 The last Toto's Pizza I had was from Toto's... It didn't even compare to Farinas. Full of flavour, beautiful..."
"I went to Farina last week to celebrate a friend's birthday and we had a very nice dinner. Service was really good and friendly, our..."
Javier Yebenes
"Came here for Sunday lunch with my mum and sister, it was pretty quiet so we were seated right away and a waitress recommended some dishes. We had..."
Sarah Watson
"Another good Italian Restaurant! Pizza, Pizza , Pizza ! Good service, clean and family friendlySergio is well known for make the best Pizzas on..."
"We had the best experience here! We were greeted and seated right away even though it was a busy Friday night. My partner was after something that..."
"Arrived and the place was absolutely packed for a Friday night. My friends and I came hearing about the metre long pizza. And we weren't dissapointed..."
Laura Ransome
"Farina is my Italy in Ponsonby!I absolutely love Italian cuisine..... Pasta, Pizza, antipasti... Give me all of it NOW!I found the staff to..."
"Great atmosphere and service once we were seated. I had the duck tortellini with mushrooms and my partner had the seafood risotto which was generous..."
Tania Dawson
"Went to lunch here with a friend of mine. I like their take in yum-cha. You can order a few things to share which we did. We ordered 4 dishes..."
"Absolutely love this place. It's My total fave at the moment. It's everything that is good about Italian food - simple and delicious and generous...."
"A great restaurant located in Ponsonby serving good Italian cuisine ranging from Italian salads, pizzas and pastas. Given the vast selections of..."
"Caught up with a few friends to try their metre long pizzas and we were made welcome by a very chatty, energetic and charming waitress. She was a..."
"Amazing place with an awesome atmosphere, not to mention that all the dishes on their menu are both unseen in other restaurants which gives it points..."
Erica Robson
"Love love love the gnocchi! Best ever! Watching them cook your meal in front of you while sitting at the bar is a special treat too. Really authentic..."
Rhys Armstrong
"Since I've moved to Auckland, I've been lucky enough to go to the Taste of Auckland event. Both events, l tried the duck ravioli with truffle Sauce..."
Penelope Chua
"we have only been here once, and only for dessert and cocktails which were very good.  having lived in europe for the last 16 years we have no..."
Londinium Espresso
"Went here a couple of weeks ago on a Friday night. It was quite busy but we got a table straight away. The waiter (possibly the owner) had an awesome..."
"My boyfriend and I Went to Farina for lunch on a lovely Saturday after reading good reviews on TripAdvisor. Upon arrival, we were quite surprised to..."
"I went there with some girlfriends for lunch, it was awesome. Very friendly staff and we were shown to a table immediately . The beautiful food came..."
Fiona Neubert
"We went there, it was good. Napoli street food (small plates around $10) were good, pizza was fabulous, pasta was good.Relaxed &..."
Thomas W
"Authentic delicious italian fare served by charming attentive staff. This is a great addition to Ponsonby Road. Loved the Maitre'd..."
Melanie Vermont
"Husband and I went to checkout Farina. Great food, great staff. Sat at the bar and watched the chefs who presented us with small samplings of lots of..."
Felicity Pyne
"I had a beautiful dinner at Farina with my wife on a Friday night and the atmosphere was great and the food is so fresh. We tried the 1/2 metre long..."
Thor Mucke
"Had a great lunch here, Pizza & 'yum ciao' was fantastic. Enjoyed the rolled pork & deep fried arancini. Can see this place would go off at..."
Tom Karauti
"Great food, tried numerous dishes, loved the sardines, ravioli, tortellini and pumpkin risotto served in cute little pumpkin shells. Desserts awesome..."
Angela Hollinger
Little 'lato
89/100 (79 ratings)
"Always love the ice cream from little lato! Great selection and the flavours are always superb. Very vegan friendly!..."
Bella Qian
"the mango lassi🥤 flavor which is so delicious! Very rich mango flavor but not super tangy like mango sorbet. Less yogurt taste than actual mango..."
"If you haven't tried out the scoops of gelato goodness from Little Lato before, you need to get yourself down to @ in Wynyard Quarter ASAP (find them..."
Alma Eats
"We went quite late at night and so it wasn't super busy. But the service was very quick.We got the salted caramel and gingerbread (can't..."
"Just a small takeaway place but a good selection of gelatos including dairy free ones. You can sample as many as you like before you buy too. I chose..."
"Little 'Lato is damn damn cute man! Came here with my friend for a late night ice cream the other night and we were both very impressed. I got the..."
Anastasia Matiatos
"The place is quite hidden, but it’s worth it to go here cos i got my fave dark chocolate sorbet ice cream. For chocolate lover should try this one...."
Erin - Gold Code For 20% Off : CATH6386
"Whoever made that mango lassi gelato 👏🏻deserves👏🏻a👏🏻gold👏🏻medal👏🏻Somehow I decided to have a walk around the..."
The Poor Foodie
"Hidden behind Good Karma café is this cute little charming gelato place! You can find authentic bespoke gelato, sorbet and even dairy free vegan..."
Suji Hang
"After having dinner at Miss Clawdy’s, my friends and I decided on gelato for dessert. I have to say that Little Lato is probably my..."
Hansi Dissanayake
"☕🍦Attention to all gelato and coffee lovers!!! @littlelato have created 5 signature affogato serving their all-round delicious gelato with a..."
Rockys Restaurant & Cafe
89/100 (230 ratings)
"Good food and patient staff :)Had to run off to an appointment in the middle pretty funny lolCute little cafe with quite a lot of regular..."
Jess Freedom
"Really enjoy coming here, friendly staff and quick service and fantastic price. Haven’t been here for dinner yet so we’re looking forward to..."
Ned Drumm
"The cafe is a cute local joint with a small team who are always friendly and willing to make menu suggestions. Wouldn't right home about the coffee..."
"Rockys keep the menu fairly simple, which suits me, and they do each thing on the menu really well in their own style. Compared to many other..."
"A great place to hang out with friends and family! Big portion and yummy coffees! Try out their breakfasts, I think it’s worth the money! :)..."
"Awesome cafe, great food and very friendly staff.Wonderful coffee and great donuts. We have gone back twice now for the donuts! We will be..."
Katie McKinney
"Staff/service: 5/5Venue: 5/5Price/portion: 5/5Found this little gem when it first open and it has been my usual weekend joint..."
"Great food, nice owners @ reasonable prices. It can get quite loud if the place is full but small price to pay for good food here in the heart of..."
Terrance Tereapii
"Great food and environment! Very healthy and very tasty. Parking is around the back. Overall it was a really great experience. Its a nice place for..."
"We had wanted to try Rockys for a while now, since it opened, but had never made it. No problem getting a table on a Friday night at short notice,..."
Mike Currie
"Such an amazing dinner at Rockys on a quiet Wednesday winter evening. 5+ stars for food and service and we ate our way through all three courses of..."
Caro Easton
"We enjoyed our first dinner at Rocky’s so much that we returned two more times within ten days. My husband had the fillet steak each time . And..."
Robyn O'Connor
"Ordered the chicken parmigiana and a soy chai latte on a quiet Anzac Day morning.  Went with two friends who ordered more breakfast-y food.  The..."
Michaela Dodd
"Second dinner at Rockys. Delicious and excellent value. BYO wine. Ordered calamari, pork belly and steak both times as they were so good. Steak was..."
Emma Watt
"Fantastic food and above and beyond service. Although quiet at times it’s definitely worth a much repeated visit. Food was absolutely top class...."
Rachael O'Shea
"Great local eatery with especially good, strong coffee. Always feel welcome and this place has become my go-to for my Saturday morning..."
Nagarjun Nayak
"Fantastic strong coffee, family place run by a couple who live upstairs. Excellent food and lovely service. Can't recommend the coffee..."
Stephanie Bean
"Amazing coffee. One of my favourites here around Mount Albert. Such warm and welcoming service with ofcourse great taste. I love it whenever I go..."
Yash Sharma
"Delicious baking and love their service with a smile. Only have ever tried their sweet bakes, consistently delicious [light and fresh]. Loved it so..."
Tom Wardle
"I’m upgrading Rockys to a 5.This has become our go to place. The food is amazing always fresh and tasty, fantastic coffee.The cafe clean..."
"Visited Rockys for the first time for a family brunch, food was great, stuffed mushrooms were very tasty, the vegetarian option was rated well...."
"Lovely meal, was picked off the cuff this evening whilst on the way home. Very quiet which was nice, but I would love the place to take off. Service..."
McCrae Ikinofo Sloper
"Came here about a week ago for dinner. Service was friendly, ambience was ok but maybe lighting could be adjusted a little in the evenings so it's..."
Lillian Mehta
Vivace Restaurant & Bar
89/100 (1368 ratings)
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"Went here a while back for dinner. The food was really good and well balanced and the portion sizes are good as well. One thing I found a bit..."
"Check out the bar before or after dinner, such a nice cosy spot! So many tapas type dishes to choose from, all of them great, get a group together so..."
Nicola Richards
"Lovely restaurant with delicious food! I really enjoyed the prawn pasta and the prosciutto pizza. My only “critique” would be that the pricing is..."
Hansi Dissanayake
"Amazing food. Very friendly staff. Timely service..."
Mahesh Khupse
"I have passed by this place on fort street on many occasions, never realising that this gem was hidden in plain sight!Hands down the best..."
Anchal Naik
"I never knew a place this big and spacious ever existed on High St as most of the establishments here are tiny, little that I realize there can be a..."
Ang Sarap
"We had our small wedding reception lunch at Vivace and it was amazing! Mandy at Vivace helped us plan our event and was very helpful, generous and..."
Seb De Raadt
"Chose this place to celebrate my birthday and overall it was a good experience. They replaced books with booze on the shelves and I think a..."
"Went to dinner with a couple of mates and had a great time! Food and staff were amazing. We ordered a whole bunch of food and ate and ate. Thank you..."
Maria Foy
"Hadn’t been to Vivace since they moved. We had the set menu & all food was well made. Really good value - almost too much food. Service was..."
"Nice front of house staff. AttentiveStarter lamb koftkas. Fragrant matching cucumber base with tomato puree.Main chicken pizza. Ok...."
Mike G.
"I would like to start from the time that I made a booking. Mandy helped me out to have a table for my birthday and they even called a day before to..."
Robert Jaime Fernandez
"Got a duck risotto and duck fat chips. Both were amazing but risotto was a bit salty, otherwise would have starred. Was scared that the entre size..."
"Really beautiful interior, all the servers were super friendly and helpful. We made a booking for 10 but had 12 people on the night and they were..."
"Wow we came here on a quiet Monday night after a very busy day. Our waitress Chantal placed us around the large warm fireplace and made us feel so..."
Karen Faulkner
"Quite a nice place, dark but rather romantic actually with the lighting. Food was good and a dairy free option in an Italian meal is always..."
"Went here with my sis this Friday... great great service! Our waitress was so lovely and attentive. Had the pollo risotto and the kumara gnocchi with..."
"Came here on a Wednesday night after a long day at Uni and also got a $50 voucher from a friend. The staff were very friendly and the food service..."
Jason Zhang
"Came here as a group for dinner. The menu has a lot of great stuff to choose from so it was hard to decide, so we will have to come back again. I had..."
Hilary Campbell
"Came here on Saturday before they got busy! It’s a hidden gem on High St and can be easy to miss! But once you reach the top of the stairs you’ll..."
Oksana Zhang
"Party of 5, we came here for an early Friday dinner. We decided on the tapas menu (which I'm not usually keen on at any restaurant because I always..."
"Came here with a grabone voucher. I ordered their specialty kumara gnocchi and a side salad. Both dishes were fantastic. The gnocchi wasn't heavy,..."
Jamez Hill III
"The flavours here are real special. Caramelized onion pizza was great, the base was crispy and the cheese stringy. The pork belly dish was my winner..."
"We had our Christmas party here at Vivace and it was fabulous! A fantastic venue that was vast and spacious, there was a bar, outdoor..."
"Great work Christmas party here last week. Nice little area to ourselves and great choices on the set menus. Will be back for sure just me and my..."
"We ate here twice within five days, the first experience better than the second. I like the space a lot, both the balcony seating over happening High..."
Matthew K
"This italian resto in CBD has good food and especially the ambiance. thumbs up 😊🖒🖒Amazing staff who are really nice and accomodating..."
"Good set of tapas. Not as creative as some of the more modern and newer restaurants in auckland. Everything is deep fried so not as interesting with..."
"Just had dessert here ... Loved it!I had the apple crumble cheesecake and my partner had the pear and ginger pudding! Both were lovely ......"
Helen I.
"love the atmosphere, love the good, love the service. both times i've been here i've had the kumara gnocchi and got the small size opposed to the..."
"It is quite a nice place that is located in the upper levels on High Street. When you go up the stairs you end up in a large open loft with plenty of..."
Benedict Uy
"Walked in here during lunch, lovely atmosphere, great customer service and the food is priced reasonably and tasty.Bacon cream soup (4/5)..."
"This place is so much bigger than it looks. The service here is great and the good is even better. The fried paella balls are really delicious..."
"The atmosphere at Vivace is really nice, a warm setting with lit fireplace really sets the mood for dinner on a winter night. Food was tasty and..."
Joanna 🌷🍵
"Dined with friends on a week night and this place was heaving. Still we managed to find a table and order tapas which were tasty and came quickly...."
Helen Gyde
"Vivace, I thought is hidden on high street and have passed this many times to actually go next door to the vegetarian restaurant. We were a table of..."
Tupz Malina Hemming
"Walked in off the street on a Thursday night , despite being busy we were seated quickly, and drinks brought out almostImmediately. For our..."
Ariane Nuttall
"Heard good things about this place so I bought a GrabOne and came on a Monday evening. We were the only ones there and so had the pleasure of being..."
"Have read reviews about this establishment for a while and we were very interested to try it out.Booked the table via their own "booking..."
Patrick Tong
"From memory I got the $60 set menu which started with bread and a spread platter (The pate was amazing), followed by hot tapas which included paprika..."
Bryan Chan
"Hi, we had gone in a group of 8 to celebrate an occasion. What an experience, this is a gem in central Auckland that never ceases to amaze at every..."
Rakesh Sethi
"As a dining destination Vivace has a wide range of options, with spaces designed for large groups along with a very smart main dining room. The..."
"■ Beautiful decor■ Creative menu■ Tasty food■ On the pricey endThey say first impressions last and they..."
"While the food was fine and wine was ok, the waiter took away the tapas platter while it was still on my plate.Not good at all.  Very..."
Saradha Sekhar
"Great service, amazing atmosphere and great food!I am obsessed with the decor of this place during dinner time. The big fire, the retro..."
Winnie Luo
"This is an awesome venue... Lots of different spaces to enjoy - ideal for a function, a group or a couple. It is worth climbing the stairs..."
The Wanderer
"Came here on a weeknight and the place was almost full! I did get a table straightaway though and service all night was faultless. The food was..."
"Our waiter was amazing from the minute we entered the restaurant, choosing an out of the way table for us to suit having a pram. The food was..."
Fiona M
"Tucked away up a steep stairway, behind the curtains revealed a bustling venue, full tables seated with a mixture of people all with great Italian..."
Jonathan Mayes
"Vivace is a like a great surprise tucked away under a Christmas tree, this place have great food but most of all they have a baked apple crumble..."
"Great food with fantastic prices. Love the little taster glasses of wine you can get too!Highly recommend the baked apple crumble cheesecake!..."
"I Went there with my parents and the food was really good especially the steak and the seared scallop risotto though the server wasn't very..."
Luiza Ellaine Hermoso
"Located on high Street, this place is has a somewhat rustic Italian feel with the accompanying satisfying food. The portion sizes are good and the..."
Josh Law
"Love everything of this place including the view, and of course, the food. The surroundings are casual and suitable for either birthday parties or..."
Wang Xiaorui
"I love this place. I've been here before with my mum and we came here for a family dinner. We used a Grabone voucher and ordered almost 8 small and..."
"This is a gem of a place that has really awesome, loveable staff. It's becoming more and more difficult to find staff that know their food inside out..."
"I've been to Vivace quite a few times now - work dinners (good banquet menus - always something for everyone), lunches & pre-theatre dinners (very..."
"Wow, where do I begin... Vivace was simply exquisite, the restaurant is large and can accommodate a lot of people, the style is a little old school..."
Philip Doyle
"We had an amazing dinner for 8 in the private dining area, our first time there as a group, very welcoming team. We were very impressed with our..."
"Loved the selection of tapas and great service we enjoyed on Saturday night. Brilliant dessert as well, highly recommend. Easy to find on High..."
Sarah Parsons
"I was recommended to try the onion rings. I think it could be better as some onion rings were not well cooked and it's too oily. Also had the pasta..."
Michelle Chua
"Love the interior here. The restaurant is surprisingly big and spaced out which allows for a very intimate dining experience. I came here with a few..."
"A table on the balcony. watching busy high street. excellent service. non intrusive. Plenty on the menu. will be back to try more dishes. kumara..."
Bruce Martin
"The best place to eat in the City! Came here Saturday night with 2 others.This place was recommended to me by a friend and I'm glad I went with their..."
"Came here for dinner in a group of 5. We didn't realize how big the place is! It even has its own private dinner room. Love the setting! We were..."
"We had a phenomenal meal for my sister's birthday tonight. It was our first time there and we were thoroughly impressed with the staff, food and..."
Manic Diner
"Lovely candle lit place for dinnerI guess you can call it another one of those restaurants that sell pasta, steak and pizza - but of those, its..."
"Lively fun place to chill with friends, great menu and the food is beautifully presented. If you are looking for something exciting order the..."
Nelson Rhodes
"OMG seriously.... this place was perrrrrfect i had just worked 4 x 16 hour days all in row... and i was in desperate need of food attention... only..."
"Beautiful Atmosphere , Fantastic Food , Lovely service from waiters , chefs and bar staff 💞🍴🍾 10/10 Have been here twice , Food..."
"In the heart of the city ... Excellent food. ..good bar... Would love to go again. ...Deserts are also yum ... Highly recommended .. A must go for..."
"We were thoroughly impressed with the service and the food. I booked for a large group as we were at a conference for the week and needed something..."
"Delicious food! The vegetarian pizza was not what I expected flavour wise- it had a bit of a spice kick- but it was the perfect amount of crispy..."
"Food is amazing! We ordered 5 small dishes to share, which was sufficient. Staff were friendly, nice atmosphere. Recommend it for a romantic night..."
Jayne Oates
"The pork belly .. Greasy, oily and fatty but, yummy! We also ordered the smoked duck / seared scallops risotto. Hmm, the duck meat was too dry, will..."
"Vivace - I like the fireplace and the layout of dining area..The food is good service is always on point.I like their gnocchi and some of..."
"We were in a booked room for this occasion. Excellent service, environment. Friendly staff. Mains and dessert I ordered very appetising. There is a..."
"Amazing service and food!! Had eaten at Vivace with four of my girlfriends for lunch on a Monday with a $100 grabone voucher and tried a wide range..."
Kellie Lee
"One of my absolute faves in Auckland CBD been here so many times and never been disappointed. Lots of seating and some great unique seating options..."
Aimee Young
"The best thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere. As soon as you reach the top of the stairs, you are no longer on Auckland's chilly night time..."
"Had lunch there todayThis has been a long-time favourite of mineHad the Caesar saladQuite superbExcellent service and..."
Glenn Town
"My friend took me here for my birthday and it was just devine. Words cannot do our meals justice.The place is relaxing and has great ambience..."
"I have been back Vivace a few times already, but the last time my brother tried Beetroot risotto w rocket, walnuts on Vegan venue. It is not as..."
"I remember years ago when Vivace was at the top of Vulcan Lane. The space on High Street has character with the high studs. Recommend the..."
"This place is stunning.  It perfects the trifecta of ambience, food and service.We went to Vivace on Saturday after a show and without a..."
The Food Scribbler
"Vivace was a last minute dinner decision while in the city, and I was very eager to try for myself. We arrived without a booking around quarter to..."
Rhiannon Baldock
"I LOVE this place. Can never find one fault at all! It's very warm, inviting and spacious! staff are very attentive and lovely, food comes out very..."
Holly Grey
"Perfection. I enjoy quality food and can be at times a bit of a critic about underwhelming food. Vivace did not disappoint! It was to the highes of..."
"I went here with a bunch of friends for another friends 21st. A well decorated space with outdoor eating on a balcony looking over high street,..."
Marina Harding
"My partner and I enjoyed a lovely evening at Vivace to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. The restaurant is in between casual and fine dining as it is..."
Davo & Sarah
"Vivace is my first Italian restaurant I have tried in Auckland. The food here is expectedly delicate and delicious.It is rather windy today, but..."
Shirley Yu
"Amazing ambience here, perfect for a dinner date, with the restaurant next to the bar in the open space. You have to go up some stairs and through..."
Vivien @ KJAS Blog
"Hands down the best Italian food in Auckland. Every time I come here the service is fast / polite and the food is always fantastic. Can never fault..."
Fleur Peps
"We had not been to Vivace for a couple of years. Was excellent then and is still excellent. We opted to share a bunch of tapas. The scallops were a..."
Tim Sato-Thompson
"Love this place! Food is gorgeous and service is great. Highly recommend if you want a cool atmosphere. Have been coming here for years and still..."
"I go to Vivace quite regularly, favourite restaurant to eat at in Auckland. The tapas are fantastic, namely the haloumi and meatballs, the pepperoni..."
Georgia Dale
"Two thumbs up to Vivace for delicious food, yummy cocktails and super awesome service . Myself, my sister and our friend had tapas and drinks on the..."
"Been here a lot now since this is our new favourite. Great layout very big place.always the right temperature also with an outdoor area for smokers,..."
Sinead O\'Connell
"Was bought here by banking clients when I first moved to AKL - first thought as saw the old staircase was that clearly I wasn't seen as an A list..."
Patrick Johnson
"We really enjoyed our dining experience here. Tapas were fantastic as a shared starter. Highly recommend the goats cheese and mozzarella balls and..."
Kay Adams
"Candles Candles and lots of Candles, the atmosphere walking up the staircase opening the curtains and your mood will surely"
Al Kumar
"been here quite a few times. always good food. had a work function in one of their private rooms which was a really nice space. excellent service. ..."
The Guppy
"One of my favorite city centre eateries. Went again recently with a big group . Fantastic food service and atmosphere always packed as a..."
"Thoroughly recommend the wine room for small party.Great tapas and well trained staff.Will go..."
Robin Murray-Leslie
"We had a really lovely dinner here, the food was lovely, market fish - not something I would normally order. the wine list is truely amazing and the..."
"Food is consistently good here, the wait staff are exceptional, they know us and are always friendly, but not intrusive. We love the tapas..."
Tina Ah Chee
"I held a birthday dinner with 14 friends, booking was very smooth, and I was able to ask them how it was to be arranged. The people were always very..."
Bobby Shen
"I've been here so many times and have never been disappointed! Any time I want somewhere NICE to bring someone, especially out of towners. Go..."
"Very difficult to be disappointed here - consistently excellent and interesting. I've been going here since they were in Vulcan Lane, take all my..."
Louise Young
"Great service and huge airy space makes a great atmosphere.I have been here for drinks and a couple of dinners last year but this time we wanted..."
"Went here for dinner before a show at the Civic. Its a great open space, wooden floors and racks of wine everywhere. They have a few private dining..."
Food Dilemma
"We went to Vivace before the film festival and loved it. The tapas were great and the service was even..."
Lyn Woodley
Williams Eatery
88/100 (625 ratings)
Vegetarian Friendly
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
"Gnocchi with mushrooms. Waffles with bacon and butter. They has changed the menu and I prefer the previous menu. Was a busy breakfast after the..."
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"Best scrambled eggs in Auckland hands down. Staff is extremely helpful and have amazing customer service. Amazing prices for quality..."
Leija Bucheler
"Best burger I’ve ever had.. and I mean..."
"Been here last year. Lovely food, welcoming staffs. Planning for another dining..."
Al La Carte
"Friendly staff and amazing service, excellent food and coffee. Been here for a wine (or two) and the list is fantastic and unique! I'll be back..."
"Absolutely loved the food and service, could not fault a thing!..."
Millie Laurent
"I came here to try their coffee. I think they use flight coffee and i ordered flat white. It was pretty good and latte art was decent. Next time i..."
"Had the beef shin tagliatelle pasta and a glass of pinot noir. Cant believe it cost only $23 for the two! Pasta was delicious, heaps of meat and..."
"Cute cafe, love their deco and ambiance. Great service every time, friendly faces and quick service. Coffee is good, and their menu has some..."
Farah Mohammed
"Williams is definitely the kind of place you wouldn’t spot as you walk along since it’s rather distant from all the other spots on Wynyard..."
Tejas Thathachar
"Went here for lunch. Food is delicious. The coffee is also good. Was strolling around the area, came across this neat cafe. Nice ambience. Have..."
Florence N
"Williams Eatery marks itself as the fifth cafe I have tried from Urban Lists Best Brekkie Cafes in Auckland. I can definitely see why it has made it..."
Fay Brown
"First time being here. Food was amazing. Specially the Couldy Bay Clams and the Broccolini. It was my fava.Chavasa chips was first time..."
"Staff are awesome which is a big part of my 5 star rating. Came here on a Sunday and we were served by Jacob who was very attentive and made sure we..."
"Food was just so good. Did take the pictures after the first few bites 😉 btw place has amazing vibes. Ingredients are high quality and it offers..."
"Came here on a quiet Tuesday mid morning while working nearby. It was warm, modern. Coffee ok but it’s hard to not make a short macchiato bitter...."
Simon Wordsworth
"Came here for dinner on a Wednesday night. LOVED the decor of this new place in Wynyard Quater! Arrived at 7:45 with no booking it wasn't to busy...."
Lilly Christine
"Food and beverages ordered: Beef cheek fritters, breakfast sandwich and coffeeEnvironment: trendy and urbanServices: very..."
Cheap Cheap Foodie
"Let me just say. Their Breakfast Sandwich (Number 2) is so freaking good. You have the patty, the fried egg, coleslaw, sriracha mayo sauce in a..."
"LOVED the halva hotcakes at Williams! It's not the same as your usual stack of buttermilk pancakes - instead you get one huge pancake that's super..."
Annie Ren
"Been following their instagram for a while but havent had the chance to visit. Turned out they’re just a few steps away from my workplace. We came..."
Quinn Mai
"Decided to check the eatery out as it’s brand new in the area and I’ve not been back to Wynyard quarter for awhile and it’s just under the new..."
Richie Chewy
"Busy Saturday brunch, lots of cool kids, we sat outside which was nice. Food overall was good but could tell the kitchen and staff under the pump,..."
"Very hipster place. Staff were friendly. Menu small with different dishes to your norm. I had the health bowl with salmon, really tasty, fresh,..."
"A new addition to the new food scene in Wynyard Quarter, Williams Eatery is a must visit. I came here for lunch on a Tuesday with my foodie friend..."
Linh 💛
"This place rules. Get the mushrooms and cassava chips. Service is always amazing, coffee is the best in Auckland. RIP Ceremony. Go here. The food..."
"In loveeeeee! New favourite lunch spot. When the menu read pastrami I was thinking a very thin and small portion of it. This was way more than..."
Panini T
"I've eaten here a number of times, it's my new spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon drinks. The Market Fish is ALWAYS delicious and fresh..."
Jess Beasley
"Food : 4/5Ambience : 4/5Service : 5/5Visited Williams eatery on the weekend, love the simple clean white and wood vibe, service..."
Bronwyn Koh
"Had a great experience at Williams this weekend. Went for my mums bday brunch and the food was delicious! We both had the avocado toast with gluten..."
"Great to have another new eatery in Wynyard Quarter, but at the same time different to the others.It is situated under a block of the new..."
Coco's Cantina
88/100 (474 ratings)
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
"We sat outside seated at the cute table and ordered the pea ricotta ravioli and meatball spaghetti to share. We also ordered house white wine which..."
"Ohhh Lordy. We ate here tonight and that was one heck of a meal!We had the Lemon & ricotta ravioli and the Linguine. The ravioli was so..."
"Love the food and atmosphere here- always so cosy. Sunday’s are the best- less crowded and also the Sunday roasts are amazing value...."
Forking Hungry
"Its a little pricey for the amount of food you get, portions are small. But quality is fantastic, and service was great. Would absolutely go..."
Alex Basile
"LOVE happy hour here.... $7 wine! Cheap pasta!!!! AmazingLove sitting on the footpath and people watching - it’s the best.I love their..."
Chan Can Eat
"Fantastic food and service! We can’t wait to come..."
Annabel Harris
"Finally found some good Italian food in Auckland! The meatballs and spaghetti is freaking delicious! Can't stop thinking about it. God..."
"Great food all-around as per usual, however pork belly was a bit of a disappointment how it came out slightly burnt on the top and majority of it was..."
Peter Chan
"Finally visited this place after so many years looking at it from the car window lol. It is definitely aGreat place for catching up with friends..."
Food 24/7
"Love the atmosphere and food here! It is a bit pricy but you really can’t find anywhere like this in Auckland. The spaghetti meatballs..."
"Popped into cocos cantina for dinner tonight. What an amazing atmosphere. The place was packed to the brim. Ordered the beetroot and blue cheese..."
"I had the polenta chips- my first time and it was definitely worth it. Also had the lamb rack which was cooked to perfection along with a green sauce..."
"My favourite restaurant in Auckland. It's quirky and fun and so welcoming. The food is amazing (the polenta chips, meatballs and vegetarian ravioli..."
Hannah Poole
"We had an amazing dinner at Coco’s Cantina on K Road last Sunday, it was a jog down the memory lane for me as the food that I’ve had would..."
Annie Ren
"The service here is golden, they make you feel at ease and just very welcome.The polenta chips are friigin yum.And my ravioli was..."
"What an absolute god damned delight.I'd heard about Coco's, read about Coco's, walked past Coco's, smelled the aromas's coming from Coco's,..."
"Cosy warm and personable. The wine list is great. The pork belly and fennel apple slaw ..... woooow and ridiculously good they complement..."
"Finally made it to Coco’s Cantina and early enough to get a seat at the window with a view! This place packs out fast especially with happy..."
"Located on a crowded strip of K’Road, Coco’s Cantina has been trending for a while. My friends and I visited the place on a Saturday night around..."
Linh 💛
"Cocos is probably my favourite restaurant in Auckland, the food is always amazing, the staff are great and the restaurant has a nice ambience. They..."
"Atmosphere is the best! Staff are friendly & quick!! Luv going here. Guttered I have a new phone as my old phone had pics.. def can’t leave here..."
"A group of 5 girlfriends visited for the very first time last night. We were absolutely delighted with the prompt, friendly and helpful service, as..."
Silva Star
"While I wasn’t blown away by the food when I first went to Coco's, the restaurant's reputation swayed me into coming again a few months later –..."
Raymond Tiong
"Coco's Cantina does not do bookings. It's likely you will have to wait for a table, which is fine since you can get a drink at the..."
"Packed restaurant, sat outside for the evening having dinner with a friend.  The food was delicious, staff made sure to check on outside customers..."
"Great place for a quick drink after work on a Friday at Happy Hour.That is exactly what I went for and ordered an Apple Cider. Staff were..."
Rohit Victor
"Not the best food but definitely not the worst either. Bloody amazing Tiramisu. Holy moly you have to try it! Nicely presented tea too. Just another..."
"Let me tell you something..  Coco's Cantina is far from making the top. Keeping your guests at the bar is one thing, but atleast have enough seats..."
"Fabulous Italian food and great service. Loved the tiramisu especially and the daily specials were great. We had some ricotta dip thing that was out..."
Petra Pearce
"Outstanding quality of food, best I've had at a restaurant. Just a bit too cheesy and oily for me, but that's because I don't like a lot of cheese..."
Imperius Malekith
"Came here with a friend who is a frequent diner here. We started off with happy hour drinks which is on offer until 7pm. For food we ordered the..."
Bobby Anderson
"This place holds a certain charm that can only be achieved with great family friendly service and ecletic decor to feel like you are in Nonna's home...."
Vicki Wong
"The service was amazing here - the staff were so friendly and accommodating. I had the Ravioli and it was the best pasta I have ever had. I'll..."
Sarah Cornes
"This was my second time here and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had knocked through the main wall and expanded the restaurant...."
"Firstly the decor and the look is great, the service is amazing as the staff make you feel like part of the family, noting is a issue and when the..."
Brad Vidovich
"I've eaten here three times and I look forward to the fourth. When I need my Italian food fix, this is the place to go. The atmosphere is delightful,..."
T Jacobs
"If you love aracini balls and polenta chips, this place is definitely the best. I was apprehensive going here at first due to the rustic appearance..."
S&G Take Auckland
"Great service and delicious food!Will definitely come back. I love Italian food and they have some of the best Auckland has to offer. ..."
Noosheen Nezhad
"The food was amazing! I would highly recommend the Polenta fries and Arancini balls- they were both full of flavour and big portions! Although we..."
"Coco's for dinner Started with the risotto rice balls - they wereAbsolutely amazing! For our mains we had the pea and asparagus..."
Ariane Nuttall
"God I loooooooooooooove Coco's Cantina!The place cranks and the food is BANGING!!! Be early there is limited space and people come flocking..."
"The food here is really yum, the pasta tastes really fresh. We had to wait quite a while for the food to arrive and it was averagely busy. I also..."
"After years of pining after Coco's Catina - I FINALLY went! Boy oh boy I'm glad that I did 😍. We arrived a little late but they didn't seem to..."
Monique Porteous
"Came here for my birthday, staff were awesome and attentive. Made sure drinks were topped up and we were looked after. Food came out and i was wowed..."
Gavin Verhulst
"You wouldn't expect much from the look of the establishment but wow awesome service so lovely the staff,and the food came out quick tasting so good..."
"Best Italian restaurant on K Rd by far :-)  Definitely about time that things were livened up on the old lady of Auckland, and Coco's brings style..."
"Good service, good sized portions, quality food. But be ready to wait for a long time (40-60mins) if you go there at peak hour! But you can always..."
"Recommended! I've been raving about this place after visiting last week. We came in large group and got a great table in their adjacent room...."
Fleur Cerecke
"This place is pretty good, very "rustic" and "hipster". Ambiance is great a bit small and crowded at times but overall I enjoyed dining here. Service..."
"We went on Tuesday night, could not believe how busy it was, full by the time we started eating, which in itself is a good indication. We were..."
Dave Koefoed
"This is a fabulous place. Italian food done beautifully, good vibes, friendly staff, etc etc. Not the place for a quiet refined meal - more fun &..."
"Wow this place is so cool and the food is great as well! We dropped in for an early dinner before a show and it just happened to be their Happy..."
"Cocos thanks once again for a fantastic dining experience. I love your ethic as much as your tummy warming deliciously crafted food. You're delicious..."
"Had the set menu between 12 of us. Great flavours and cooking. Very good value and deservedly very busy. Will definitely return soon. Recommend the..."
Neil Kellett
"Hearty home style Italian cooking with a no frills surrounding- great for an informal catch up with friends or a cost date night. Grab a table..."
Zoe Bowker
"okay so my friends go here quite often and ive never been. i walk past all the time, i wonder what could possibly be in those doors that everyone..."
Kp Food Reviewer 2000
"I've never been to Italy before but I feel like I just did and then it only took me 20 minutes to drive home and have a lie down after the most..."
Alana Rose Gray
"Just had a fantastic meal at Cocos. First time here and will definitely recommend to others. Good service, lovely atmosphere and amazing food. Thank..."
Colette O'Connor
"Such a fantastic spot. Beautifully lit, funky vibe and staff who make the place. Simple classical food done exceptionally well, it's a..."
Paul Evans
"the place is amazing has a wonderful buzz about it and totally love what they are doing here, very old school italian feel and definitely one of the..."
Gidz Khalifa
"Yess the hype is real this place embodies the old school restaurant in such an unassuming way! it has all the classic makings of an Italian family..."
GideonMarisa MasterchefNz2015
"My boyfriend took me here to celebrate my 20th birthday. I ordered the potato and ricotta ravioli with truffle mushrooms and and white wine sauce...."
Priscilla Khang
"One of my favourites hands-down. Unpretentious and amazing tasting Italian food. This place also has a fantastic cured meat and garlic sharing board..."
Meaghan Aureguy
"I went here with a bad bank balance😒 I had to order a salad and watch the rest of my friends eat food. The salad was probably the best salad I've..."
Vincent Warner
"Had high expectations for Coco's - lots of friends had recommended it and I'd been waiting ages to give it a go. Did not disappoint! Got seated..."
Emily Pavey
"Have always wanted to try Coco's & finally did for my birthday dinner. Never have I ever felt so immediately comfortable in a restaurant. Everyone is..."
"food is nice but there is a long wait. staffs are really nice and friendly and for sure they know how to deal with customers and make them welcome..."
Shabnam Rafiei
"Everything on the menu is amazing with Coco's having a cool rustic vibe. Loved it, great atmosphere. Will definitely be back to try more..."
"Coco's Cantina is a cherished destination on the busy and very eclectic K' Rd. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an Italian 'rural' enotica - where..."
Bri DiMattina
"Service was excellent, and great deals during happy hour :) the antipasti were quite nice. I had the spaghetti and meatballs - meatballs were huge..."
Maia Churichkova
"Great service with great food. The late could be a bit long but it's definitely worth it. Spaghetti with meatballs are saucy and have lots of..."
"Had been hearing great things about Coco's Cantina and the reviews were right, Went along on a Tuesday night, was a short wait for a table but..."
Toni Wilson
"It's the second time I've visited in 12 months and the staff are as enthusiastic as ever. The decor is funky, the music is good and the food is..."
Chas Nz
"Coco's cantina has been around for years but for some reason I have never made it there. Then when I saw it was in the metro top 50 restaurants I..."
Rebecca MacDonald
"Great Italian food, great atmosphere, staff were very friendly and loved the music playing in the background. I had a prawn pasta dish, rich and full..."
Vitale Eti
"If you're after authentic and rustic Italian cuisine then this is the place. We had a large gathering there and were served a set menu. We had..."
" I love this place and every time we go it's faultless. I always go for the pork and the last one with the smoked plums was delicious. My partner had..."
Kelly Kelly
"If a relaxed atmosphere and excellent food are what you are looking for then you found the place! Great decor, friendly staff and wonderful food. All..."
Hannah Shaw
"Fourth time at Coco's, food is always great, and if you don't like the service you should probably find somewhere more suited to your taste. Great..."
Ray Murphy
"Never had a bad meal and service has always been amazing this place will blow u away when u walk in u think its a quiet small spot then when inside u..."
Dave Son
"We went to this cute place for dinner yesterday. The decor and atmosphere takes you to Europe and we instantly felt like home.The service..."
Candy Boy Food Journey
"A very popular place with great food. The food is really tasty. Love the decoŕ here. I had the pork belly for dinner and it was moist with crispy..."
Jacqui Crawley
"The food and the atmosphere at Coco's is fantastic. I love the fact that it is on K'rd and not in Ponsonby. The staff is very welcoming and..."
"I really enjoyed this place. Sangria was strong, but delicious none the less. I ordered the steak which was cooked perfectly. My partner had the..."
Jamez Hill III
"Really good service but quite expensive. The polenta chips and arancini balls are amazing. My pork belly main was quite over priced for what it was...."
Tessa Hall
"Wonderful! Beautiful food & atmosphere. Friendly staff. We ordered the ravioli, fish of the day, pork belly, antipasti platter, tiramisu plus so much..."
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"Great atmosphere, a hip and bustling eatery with the best meatballs in town, great for people watching and carousing late into the night. Oh and..."
Matthew Sunderland
"Great experience and great food!Lovely personal service from all the staff we dealt with and beyond incredible food! We ate mainly off the..."
"18 June 2013 Linda N.Went recently for the first time and can not wait to go back. The food was outstanding and the best wait staff we have ever..."
Lyn Nicholls
"Went here for the first time last night. Had a 3/4 hour wait to be seated at a table but we could have eaten sooner at the bar if we..."
"I've been to Coco's Catina at least once a month since it opened! The food is always consistent and the service is great. Sometimes you have to wait..."
Meghan Titter
"The ambiance is fantastic, the staff are uber cool but don't know it and the food impresses every single time. Don't worry about what you order -..."
ElSizzling Chorizo
"We went to Coco's last Friday night, they don't take bookings but as it's summer holiday time they weren't too busy and we got a table straight..."
Anita Walsh
"This place was one of my favourite eateries and I would have celebrated a recent big birthday there, had it been open on a Sunday. However, I..."
"Went here for a work do and we all got food envy. Super spot! Delicious calamari, cosy fit out, good looking and friendly staff. Auckland has been..."
"What a wonderful, friendly place to dine! We had such a great time, super friendly and efficient staff, a great menu to choose from and a fun..."
Jarrod Smythe
"Coco's is my all-time favourite in Auckland. I love its casual, vibrant atmosphere. Some might not like that it is super busy and bustling, and also..."
Jason Lingard
"Been for the first time to this lovely place a few days ago. The food was really nice. We had rice balls with blue cheese, the ravioli, the fish of..."
Giapo Grazioli
"I didn't know what took me so long to finally pay Coco's a visit. It wasn't a disappointing visit, although not cheap but we had a really great time...."
"Maître d really attentive, novelty of writing your name on the wall for your booking.. So busy and a 60min wait on tables, got our table in 15 mins..."
"Mmmmm Coco’s Cantina. This lively lil space on Auckland’s ecletic K’rd is mine & my hubby’s fave place to eat in the city, and has been for..."
Melissa Stininato
Epolito Pizzeria
88/100 (718 ratings)
"Best take out Pizza in Auckland. We have been eating here for years and it doesn't ever disappoint. Huge fan of the..."
"Come to epolitos every few weeks as it's a bit of a drive from where I live, Love it here. Allways great pizza each time!! Good chilled vibes! Best..."
"Delicious! Fresh out of the oven pizza, if you like your base thin and crispy then this is the place for you. We got half n half pepperoni and the..."
Sophie Wang
"A top pizza spot in Auckland. My favourite is an extra large cheese pizza - delicious tomato sauce on top of a base that’s always cooked well - a..."
Josh Kampen
"Ah yummy pizzas. We ordered godfather and loved it. We especially enjoyed the meatballs and the next time we are here we might order the classic..."
Keets R
"Yummy Pizza. My favourite is God Father - love the topping (meat lover) with jalopinos mmmm. They are supper popular so busy often. They do get busy..."
"My daughters and I shared a delicious margherita pizza here on a cold winter's night. The pizza was absolutely delicious - the base was perfection..."
"I have been a sporadic customer of Epolito's for almost 10 years.  I would love to eat there more often, it's just they've never been in my..."
James S Kohler
"Best pizza around. Yes it might take slightly longer than other pizza places but it’s worth the wait. We always order Godfather and are never..."
Lynaire Kittelty
"These guys serve a good size classic New York style pizza. We ordered by phone and were advised a 30 minute wait plus they don't take credit cards...."
Mark Burney
"I have tried their pizza twice in the last month. First time was the lemon and artichoke with extra garlic, the second time was the three cheese with..."
Miss Kiki
"Probably the best pizza in Ponsonby/Grey Lynn. We love the God Father pizza. Amazing. Worth a visit. Ideal for takeaways. Its now listed on Uber..."
Toby Jug
"Best pizza in town literally. Made fresh with lots of delicious flavours and herbs. The best is the Godfather pizza with a crispy crust.  Other..."
"First time coming here and it was decision I did not regret. With a couple of friends we ordered the Sausage Pizza (NY Classics) and that cheese..."
Tavita Milford
"I cannot believe this place is averaging only 3.7/ deserves 10/5!! Epilito's isn't only my favourite pizza in the's my favourite..."
"Always amazing!! The pies oh the pies!Home recipes made with the magic and love of Chicky.Best pizza (pies) in town! Always great! Casual..."
"Possibly the best pizzas I have ver experienced. I've been o Italy, New York etc, and these are right up there. The lemon and artichoke is amazing...."
Chris Thompson
"This pizza is amazing. It's huge, fresh and full of flavour. The pizzas taste like they've been made with care rather than mass produced. A little..."
Fiona M
"Seriously the best pizza in town! If you are looking for an authentic NY style pizza epolito's is the place to go. The dough, the tomato sauce, the..."
Lia Yosaatmadja
"Sal's pizza was my favourite pizza. After eating Epolito's, Sal's pizza now feels very "manufactured" for the masses (Pizza Hut came to mind though..."
Jason Yeoh
"Excellent pizzas! We went on a Thursday night. Great atmosphere, good music and the pizza is great! Prices are in accordance to the product...."
"Never disappointed by the pizza. So delicious with great sauce, cheese and toppings. Lemon and artichoke with added salami is amazing. Wish they sold..."
"Went for dinner on a balmy summer evening, it wasn't busy there about 4 other tables occupied around 12 people. Service was very slow and the..."
"The best pizza in Auckland so fresh and delicious ingredients fresh. Home made meatball pizza is so yummy heaps of cheese and crunchy crust...."
Sarah Oxley
"This place is the best Pizza I have had in Auckland. I have no idea why the average rating is not high. Great staff, fantastic pizza. biggest gripe..."
Chris Bryan
"These guys have New York style pizza down to a tee. The pizza was served really quickly and the staff were really friendly. Will definitely be back!..."
"Pizzas from Epolito's are outstanding. The lemon, artichoke and parmesan pizza is one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten. Give this Grey Lynn..."
Sue Reidy
"You will not find a better pizza than Epolitos.  Everything is handmade and delicious.  It's a shame that they moved further away from where I live..."
Erin Jay
"Authentic NY pizza. Huge slices that you can fold and the large pizzas are massive. Staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome. Aloha pizza is..."
Deborah Leilua
"Pizza that way it should be...Great base, light & crunchy to the bite. toppings delicious & succulent. Very popular place..highly..."
Mark De Jong
"If you're looking for a Hawaiian pizza or other such schlock don't come here. These are the authentic New York style pizzas. Thin, firm bases..."
Auckland Food Tours
"We were fans of E's when they were based in Oranga/One Tree Hill and we think that what adds to the deliciousness of the pizza's is the fiery and..."
Vitale Eti
"We took our kids for a pre-rugby bite to eat at Epolitos and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The pizzas are fantastic, some of the best I've tasted and..."
"Really very friendly staff. Good selection of super cold beer. Pizzas are New York style. Better than Sals. Travels well home too. Very..."
"We have been on epolitos twice, both for pick ups. This is a very small place but they do a nice job. They make pizza on the same style than Sals but..."
Eduardo Dias
"It's taken about a year (and feels much longer!) For Epolito's to move from Onehunga to their new Richmond Road location, and it has been worth the..."
Mamma Rosa
87/100 (1161 ratings)
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
"Great neighborhood BYO. Our table of 6 received smooth and attentive service throughout the dinner rush on a Friday night. They were happy to..."
"Amazing food. The garlic bread was heavenly. The scallops were delectable and creamy. The Carbonara was scrumptious. And oh the cheesecake, like a..."
Gabriel Lai
"I LOVE MAMMA ROSAS! they have SUCH a legit and exceptionally well thought out menu with so many different options, there is really something for..."
Sophie Wilton
"This place is ABSOLUTELY amazing. Every time weve dined here, I honestly cant fault it. This is a MUST to dine at. I'm actually suprised that there..."
Becks Fielding
"A little restaurant but the food had amazing flavours. We ordered calamari and herb pizza bread for entree. Calamari was fresh and perfectly cooked..."
Nivruti Vora
"This small little Italian restaurant packs some big flavours!The mamma Rosa spaghetti, and lasagna is very nice!Pizzas are also good...."
Darren Big Belly
"Have been here on several occasions and always have a great time. The staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant is very cosy and has a nice..."
Arlette Goldsbury
"Came in a busy Wednesday night. As two vegetarians there where only 2 dishes on the menu but the staff were more than happy to try to accommodate us..."
"Favorite pizza place. Gluten free bases are great! Dined in and had takeaway multiple times. Pasta is also good - they have gluten free pasta too!..."
"After hearing so much about this place I had to try it out with Hangry Viz last night.We ordered the chicken fettuccine and carbonara with..."
S&G Take Auckland
"Ambience: It's a small restaurant with a vintage decor. It has outside seatings as well as inside. The space is pretty small with tables crammed into..."
"I collected takeaways from here on Friday night. The phone service was great. The pick up...even better! Polite, efficient & the food was delish...."
Craig Edwards
"Food is always good. Service too. Can't complain, love having an authentic Italian so close to home. Should expand our horizons and try some other..."
"Visited mamma rosa on a Saturday night, didn't book. Was seated outside which was fine as it was a mild evening and there were outdoor heaters,..."
Larry Hoover
"Great food and service. Got the prawns, steak and seafood chowder - was not disappointed!The environment is very welcoming and food came out..."
Harry Lowe
"The best meal out I have had in ages. The meals were generous, delicious and we didnt have to wait long, even though it was a busy Saturday night. ..."
"Not sure why this has such average reviews. This place is delicious but I guess everyone's last buds are different. Their pasta is authentic, I have..."
Annie Wilson
"Ok not sure why the rating is below 4 let alone 3, people eat out once twice then they become food critics I'm not just saying that because I'm a..."
"I was shocked when I saw the Zomato rating for this restaurant.  It seems to me that only the unhappy people write a review so I thought I would set..."
Kathy Davies
"Despite being a regular visitor to Sydney and Melbourne, which have an impressive Italian restaurant scene, Mamma Rosa continues to excite. It is by..."
Picky Pete
"Our go to takeaway in the area. The kids who are both picky eaters demolish the Spaghetti Bolognese and the Pepperoni pizza is as good as I've..."
"My absolute favourite Italian restaurant..highly recommend even for takeaways. The owners are fantastic and work hard to ensure you enjoy your..."
"Turning out to be our favourite Italian restaurant! A small but very cosy and warm environment. You will need to book because it's very popular and I..."
James E
"It's pretty obvious only the grumpy people have been writing the reviews on this place. EXCELLENT FOOD EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!! The whole family gets..."
Tasha Zwart
"heard a lot about this place and went in to have a taste of it. A very cosy warm place with really good staff. The staff serves you with a smile and..."
Kshitij Garg
"First time at Mamma Rosa. Not a bad experience but disappointed that in this day and age they DO NOT HAVE EFTPOS . They are cash ir credit card ..."
Neil Jones
"Ate here last night and was really impressed! I've been before but it was extra delicious last night. I had the chicken pollo frangelico and it was..."
Zara Morrison
"We travel a long way to get to Mamma Rosa (the pizza is cold by the time we get home) - but it is worth it.  As an avid pizza lover I have been on..."
The Food Scribbler
"I've been coming to this restaurant for close on fifteen years now and I have enjoyed every single meal and visit - whether for a sit-down meal with..."
Semisi Hutchison
"Used Zomato for recommendation for dinner and were pleasantly surprised at how authentic this little place is.. lovely ambience friendly staff and..."
Sarika Coetzee
"My favourite memories of Italian food here. So yum and quaint. Pasta and pizza both delicious. I can't think of anything wrong with this place...."
Megan Stericker
"We recently re-discovered this place and find it fantastic. Yes it is small and that is half the attraction, producing great food and service. The..."
"I definitely go here as often as I can. Too bad its quite far from where I am. Food is always..."
"On my visit to Mamma Rosa last night I could see why many happily choose it as their favourite local. The prices are reasonable, the atmosphere was..."
"I have been coming to this restaurant for years as I live locally. A great selection of delicious pizza and Pasta, if you are wanting some takeaway..."
James Gordon
"I've been to this restaurant several times with friends and once with a large group for my birthday. The food is outstanding and seems to me to be..."
Rachelle Roxburgh
"Fantastic food and lovely, attentive servers every time.I have never had anything but a superb meal there, though I will admit we generally..."
Jamie Blackman
"Have been going mama rosa for at least the last 9 years and have never had a complaint! Guys and girls that work there are extremely friendly and..."
Sonia Weaver
"I phoned ahead because my son is dairy, egg and nut allergic. The staff were very onto it on the phone, realizing that they'd have to be careful..."
Katherine Hanna
"I have ordered a pizza on the phone,and didn't want to complicate things by getting true the whole menu.Instead I relied on the staff..."
"I love the pizza's and risotto and the steak is my husbands favourite. Prefer a table outside as it can get pretty hot inside. Still our favourite..."
"I live locally and we visit Mamma Rosa often - have always found the food to be delicious and the only trouble we have ever had is being early enough..."
"absolutely fantastic. risotto is a favourite both seafood and chicken! well recommended. only downfall is it is a small area... though this makes for..."
Temika Hermsen
"Great menu and the specials sounded delicious also. The Caprioska pizza I had was delightful and all other meals were throughly enjoyed by the others..."
Craig Connelly
"Have only had takeaway from here, pizzas were always excellent and the lasagne was delicious, accepted credit card each time, haven't eaten in..."
Eat Lots
"Our first visit to restaurant, we went with 2 other couples one couple had been many times. This is a great restaurant with excellent food..."
Hugh Algie
"Absolutley my favourite restaurant so yummy lovely staff.. Best dishes are peperoni Pizza and Spagetti alla Mamma Rosa with chilli oh so..."
Nicky Waugh
"Friendly service and very nice food, served hot and well presented from a menu with all the familiar Italian dishes. Well organised and operated..."
Paul Reynolds
"Loved the food, It was just beautiful.. great service! But it sucks that they have no EFTPOS! Had to use the wine shop next door. Why no EFTPOS mama..."
"Delicious food! have been here a number of times now! cabonara is so good and the pizzas are really tasty good flavour! my partner is Greek and..."
"I have been eating there for nearly twenty years.Very few restaurants are as consistently..."
Terry Clarke
"Fantastic Italian food, great staff and wonderful atmosphere. Would recommend to all, as it's my favorite restaurant. The ravioli is the best I've..."
"We've eaten here a couple of times now and it's fast becoming my favourite Italian Restaurant. Gorgeous food, great staff and very reasonable prices...."
"great little place to eat, always happy with the food!cute settinga nd lovely..."
"Excellent food and if you are a vegetarian strongly recommended. Try the vegetarian Pizza and lasagna.Pizza baked on fresh dough and not on..."
"Best Italian in Auckland, and great staff. Would recommend booking first. Love the..."
Brad Findlay
"Absolutely delicious food! Highly recommend all veal dishes and the desserts. Polite and attentive waiters. Will definitely go back, have already..."
Leah Gu
"Great restaurant. Varied menu. Pleasant staff. Highly..."
Warwick Beadle
Dante's Pizzeria Napoletana
87/100 (1571 ratings)
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"Wow. This place was SO good. I cannot recommend it enough. The food was so tasty and the staff were very accommodating. The nice lady and man who we..."
"I’ve been here twice and these guys make the best traditional Margherita pizza so far. Love the fresh mozzarella cheese, the amount of basil they..."
"We were greeted by a really friendly staff who provided us with really great recommendations. Had bufalina and diavola pizzas. Both were really great..."
"Delicious pizza and awesome location in the heart of Ponsonby. I had the Margherita pizza, which I..."
Chan Can Eat
"Damn Dante's always pulls through. Came here for a pizza with my mum and it was 10/10 delish! I love love love the Dante's in Takapuna so decided to..."
Anastasia Matiatos
"Great pizza! Was nestled in a quaint spot with exceptional staff and heaters!Good to watch the chef create through a timely wooden old world..."
"100% the best place for pizza in Auckland, I’m yet to find a more authentic taste. The service is always superb dinning in - although I prefer to..."
Ash Morris
"Great pizza bases with tasty, fresh ingredients. Tastes very authentic, expensive but I think it’s definitely worth it for the quality of the..."
"Went there for dinner. They were busy as always. Liked theirs pizza with crunchy base, creamy sauce and friesh ingridients . Service was good and up..."
"The pizza here is great, it’s actually better than some of the pizza I tried in Rome! And it’s the closest in Auckland to an authentic Italian..."
Gabriella Ratnarajah
"When people ask where to get the best pizza in Auckland, we immediately direct them to Dante's in Ponsonby! I usually love pizza with cured ham and..."
Hungry Auckland
"I review very few pizzeria. This is one of them. A nice boutique pizzeria with compact seating, dante's pizzeria serves woodfire pizza which is very..."
Prasad Mehta
"amazing pizza!!! cool vibe, great service. Have come back a few times more and it's still amazing!!! will keep come back for there..."
Simone Mulitalo
"Been here quite a few times for the pizza, which is the best pizza on the shore!!! Would give 5 stars, but they put a lemon slice and green grapes on..."
Single P's Adventures
"Love the vibe here. Real authentic italian. The pizza was amazing with the normal soggy base. The pasta was also divine. Even my fussy kids loved..."
Sheena Singh
"I am Italian, and I must say, the pizza at Dante is fantastic. The pizza chefs are a great yarn and the whole atmosphere was fantastic. It's good to..."
Almond Nut
"We’ve been hunting Auckland for truly authentic Italian pizza and Dante’s is it. We’ve been before and we’re delighted with the rocket and..."
Liz Bradley
"We were lucky enough to nab a table here on a Friday night without a reservation.The service we received was lovely with our server..."
Brenda Phu
"My favourite pizza spot in Auckland!! Authentic and homey food that will leave you wanting more. Great location and Friendly service. The food is..."
Grace Ko
"This is how Neapolitan pizza meant to be. I can't believe I am able to taste such authentic pizza here in Auckland. Saucy San marzano tomato, buffalo..."
"Pizza made to perfection coupled with a Peroni. What more could you want. Amazing staff that go above and beyond! I've been here many times and the..."
"I'm so glad I found Dante's, I finally found a decent pizza spot in Auckland! Our pizza were beautifully fresh and just bloody perfect - I have no..."
"I stumbled upon this place whilst walking around Ponsonby. It's only small but it's warm, friendly and inviting. The pizza was absolutely delicious,..."
Emma Kenny
"Literally the best pizza you could have in Auckland! I took my parents here and they loved this place! Dante's offered warm service and delicious..."
"OH MY GOODNESS. I had the most wonderful experience at Dante’s Pizzeria last week – great food, great ambience, and excellent customer service..."
Nikki S.
"This pizza was totally delish! I loved how there were very few ingredients and they were all fresh. Did you know it only takes 90 seconds in the oven..."
Deen Khan
"Highly recommend this place for a pizza night! I am not really into pizza, but this is literally the best pizza i've ever had in Auckland!!! My..."
"Came here for a small bite late on Friday night. Had some beers and a pizza. Loved the simplicity of decor, menu and food. So many options for..."
I'm Hungry
"Very good pizza very good service. Would def go back. Took family who we visiting from Canada and they loved it. The pizzas are great and..."
"Delicious pizza and we also had a caprese salad. Both were really good. Great service as well. Overall I'd definitely recommend it. We'll be back...."
Shaina Boswell
"Nicely cooked, requiring almost no effort to chew and swallow. Pleasantly surprised. Located in Ponsonby central around the middle section. Worth a..."
"Came here this afternoon, pizza was excellent and well made. HOWEVER, I think I was overcharged as I only ordered a Margherita Pizza which costs $24..."
Eric Han
"Divine pizza done by authentic passionate foodies. The real deal nothing quite like it. Kevin and his team are awesome! From now on each time you..."
Brainless Foodie
"Great Italian pizza (and you can trust my word since I was born and raised in the beautiful boot-shaped Country...) We had a Margherita and one..."
Bubbles & Squeak
"This is definitely the best pizza in Auckland, the ingredients are of great quality! The only place in Auckland where chorizo taste like real..."
Johann De Guigné
"Very authentic pizza, quick and friendly service. We had the carne and con prosciutto pizza, both very tasty. Would love to come back more often...."
Heck Me I’m Hungry
"Definitely bookmark this one & pay a visit.Search out on Sunday morning for pizza and found this place. Phoned & checked was..."
Henry Patel
"Fantastic flavoursome pizzas.  Not cheap but well worth the spend and probably the best pizzas in NZ.  Also a great range of flavour options and..."
"Authentic Italian food! Escatatic to come here after hearing/ reading all the reviews! We were seated immediately and greeted politely by the staff...."
Sukriti Bhatnagar
"Simple classic pizzas done rightVery limited seating which is a disappointmentgreat service and location, situated in the heart of ponsonby..."
"Went to Dante on a Friday night at Ponsonby Central, the place was packed, we were greeted with an excellent, fast service. The  pizza was..."
Elisabetta Germano
"Seriously good traditional pizza with an uncomplicated menu - less is really more. I'm a vegetarian and I was stoked with the options. Beats all the..."
Ali Levana
"Chorizo Reale Pizza was very good, recommended Peroni matched it well. Great for a simple n quick bite to eat, maitre d' was good with the chat as..."
"Let me first start off by saying their chorizo pizza is AMAZING and I would walk miles for it. Dante's has changed my world of pizza for good, never..."
Izzy Mendoza
"My husband and I had been into the city to the IMAX to see the Star Wars movie on New Years Eve.  We then decided to drive to Ponsonby to see if..."
Christine Frayling
"I came here for the first time tonight with my Italian friend who loves this place and of course knows the way authentic Italian pizza should..."
Charlene Weaver
"One of two certified pizzeria's in the country, so you know what you're getting is the same as what you would get in Naples! I am in love with the..."
Souvik Biswas
"Love Dantes! This is a cute little pizza joint at the back of ponsonby central. Really cool vibe, with italian red wine and pizza. The takapuna store..."
"Pizza is my favourite food and I have been looking for a great place for long time in Auckland. I have tried many and many and this is actually the..."
"Beautiful authentic Italian pizza. Had the Chorizo Reale which was simple but oozed flavour. Charming chefs and wait staff too. Will definitely be..."
"Enjoyed a lovely prosciutto pizza and a fungo pizza for a late lunch. Good quality pizza, nice chewy thin base but was slightly soggy at the tip on..."
"Num Num, Taste of Napoli Baby! Thank you Dantes Pizzeria for bringing me right back to Italy again. The authentic flavors were absolutely..."
Mattie Tyson
"Had a lovely evening catching up with my mother last night who loves all things wine and pizza so what better place to take her than Dantes. We had..."
April Goode
"Aaaaawesome. Took a friend here yesterday whos gluten free. She could eat her pizza with no issues. They are not technically gf but the dough does..."
Alexia Thorpe
"Best pizzeria in New Zealand. I don't think kiwi knew what was a proper pizza till Dante's. Had the best experience last night with Kevin and Walter..."
Maria Eduarda Selva
"We got here for a casual lunch.we had a margarita and one I already forgot the name:) it was so nice and fresh. You would smell the fresh tomatoes..."
"When we arrived here tonight we were greeted kindly by the waiter who arranged our seating place. The restaurant has very limited space as there are..."
"First time here and shared a con prosciutto pizza for lunch. Was beautiful. The place is cute and small. Well suited for small groups of 2-3 people...."
"Absolutely delicious pizza, super light and tasty base, simple yet tasty toppings! Highly recommend! The service was also really good! Don't miss..."
Sarah Nicole Jesudason
"The best Italian pizza I have tried in Auckland so far. This will depend on one's taste (as always), but they are the best in my opinion. I have been..."
Agustin Jauregui Cairoli
"Amazing pizzeria. Was wandering along the street with friends and got pulled inside. Best decision ever. Very Italian experience with the waiter and..."
Christie Davis
"Dantes is very simple, yet using fresh ingrediants is a very tasty pizza restaurant. Ordered the chorizo tomato pizza and the special panchetta..."
Jamez Hill III
"An award winning restaurant and for good reasons. I would say THE best pizza place in Auckland. It is unfortunate that so many tastes buds have been..."
"My mind was opened to the possibilities of pizza when I visited Dante's. I've had gourmet pizzas with Satay Chicken, Cranberry and Brie, Hawaiian..."
Emily White
"My friend and I came here for casual lunch with wine.We were lucky it was before the lunch rush and we had no problem getting a..."
Genie @ BunnyEatsDesign
"Hands down the best pizza place in Auckland. Dante pretty much has a degree in pizza, and it shows. Super fresh and flavourful ingredients on the..."
Auckland Food Tours
"Dantes Pizzeria is seriously the cutest pizza bar around! This place was originally recommended to me by my parents who always rave about their..."
Georgie @ Georgieats
"Dante's makes the best, most authentic pizza in Auckland.Their wood fired oven cooks pizza perfectly, and so so quickly. I ordered 4 take..."
Britney Beeby
"Dantes Pizza is amazing!! I went to Italy midway through last year, and since I have been back I struggled to find pizza similar to what we had..."
Sophie Munro
"Dante’s is known for having the best pizza in New Zealand having been an awardee of Metro magazine for four years straight from 2008 – 2011, and..."
Johnine @ HaloHaloAtbp
"Ah, pizza. To be quite fair with you, my love for pizza has slowly diminished over the years (shh, I know, I know) and what I mean by that is that I..."
Lizzie R
"The Marinara pizza is my new favourite. I have cravings for it. I can see why they get voted the best pizza all the time and I can also see how..."
David B
"Good pizza - a shame about the service. I stopped by Ponsonby Central on my weekend stroll through Ponsonby and decided to sample Dante's after..."
Monique R
"I walked past this cute joint in my fav, Ponsonby Central and noticed the alluring 'Metro Magazine best pizza winner' sign for the past few years for..."
"Dantes is the one and only pizza joint in Ponsonby Central. Originally based in Huapai in West Auckland, it’s had a modern upgrade with the..."
Courtney @ A Food Awakening
"Definitely the best pizza in New Zealand! Their Isle of Capri is my favorite. :) glad they moved to ponsonby. But we were willing to drive to kumue..."
"Great little place and will definitely return as it’s head and shoulders above any other pizza joint I’ve tried in NZ. The guys at Dante’s have..."
Greg Holder
"Dantes pizza is good old fashioned authentic pizza made with love. You won't find meat lovers or stuffed crust on this list! All ingredients are..."
"Love the pizza here, so authentic. Don't go here if you think you are getting a franchise style pizza with overloaded toppings. This is basic..."
"Best Pizza in NZ, Always stop here for a feed when coming to Auckland from Hamilton. In actual fact it is the only Pizza I will ever eat. Well done..."
Pieter Smit
"I'll start by saying I'm a pizza snob not easily pleased.Carl E's review is spot on.I'll go even further and so far as to give..."
Pizza Snob
"First time here and we will definitely be back. Fantastic friendly service and the pizza is unreal. We had the prosciutto pizza and were fighting..."
Kim W
"Dante's is one of the new Establishments in the buzzing Ponsonby Central. It's got room for about 6 people at high benches inside and another two..."
Carl Eastwood
"Dante's Pizza is an amazing Pizza place! Really love their pizzas - though they used to be out in Kumeu and the Pizza was a bit better there, which..."
Joel L.
"You might have heard someone say "Dante's serves the best pizzas in New Zealand". Well, I can't say anything about the original Dante's in Kumeu, but..."
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"On the first sight, this cafe appeared stylish and high class. The italian cusine, especially the arancini is phenomenal with long lasting after..."
Evan Chang
"A decent cafe embedded in a tranquil and undisturbed village. which is few meters away from the main road(remuera) and convinent parking (upstairs of..."
Yu Kakuta
"Excellent restaurant. Stylish decor inside and out. It has a great balance of ambience. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. One of..."
Michael Chen
"Lovely evening tonight at the Italian Opera night. Beautiful food, great service, good wine list and really enjoyed the opera trio. Will definitely..."
Damon Kinley
"Amazing food and atmosphere. The food was just a pure delight, service was stylish as always, and surroundings gorgeous...."
Edwina Paddis
"Beautiful food.. excellent service.. recommend to all I..."
Rebecca Owen-Davies
"Food and service is great especially on a Tuesday night when it is BYO..."
Liz Fraser
"Delicious food! Nice environment! Perfect place for a nice weekend..."
Kelvin Li
"So glad and happy I've given a legitimate Italian dining experience to my fiancee's on his birthday and be able to introduce part of my roots. Glad..."
Sheila Vargas Corrêa
"Food was divine! Such a lovely restaurant tucked away down the..."
Ashley Whyte
"Great food, drinks and atmosphere. One of my fav places to go and chill out..."
Lesley Foley
"Full house, happy diners and outstanding food and service . Artusi delivers on all fronts for Remuera community Thanks Buki and team for delivering..."
Desley Simpson
"I went here for a birthday dinner with my partner, and must say this establishment has great food, excellent service, and great atmosphere.I..."
Jesse Mellor
"Had dinner here a few months ago with the Entertainment Book voucher. To be honest I can't remember anything about the meal. Food wasn't bad, it..."
"Tucked away off the busy Remuera road, this restaurant was empty when we dined in for brunch. My partner and I had a couple of free coffee vouchers..."
"5/5. I had the truffle hollandaise eggs Benedict and it was beautiful!!! Best breakfast I have had in a looooong time. Amazing service and great..."
George Finnigan
"Tucked away behind a Ray White building is a gorgeous Italian Restaurant. The photos on Zomato don't do it justice .Came here..."
S&G Take Auckland
"Amazing food! Such a nice little restaurant, the only risotto balls that I would say are delicious. Definitely an amazing place to eat and would..."
"Had a lovely night here . Service was impeccable by Maddy and Tony, the food was absolutely superb! Tried out the new addition to the menu..."
Caitlin Hawker
"It was a very quiet evening at Artussi - thanks, or otherwise, probably to the All Blacks vs Lions match. We were the only customers for the evening!..."
"Tonight we sat outside under the heaters. The food was great. I had the rib eye steak and a friend had the lamb special and another had the lamb on..."
"Arrived on a Sunday evening anticipating an enjoyable meal. We were utterly delighted to discover that everything was well above expectations...."
"My wife and I dined here 19 May 17. The lighting is so dark you can't read menus without a light to assist you.  However, table candles and funky..."
Peter Sefton
"Great night last night. All six of us thought that the entertainment was fabulous; and the food was great; and the service perfect.  Book us all in..."
Bruce Buchan
"Ordered the steak and the spaghetti. Both were excellent. High quality food and friendly staff. We were worried since there were not many people in..."
"Food was awesome . Service perfect . Good price. Beautiful mojitos. Nice atmosphere. Waiter was particularly good . Spot on . Remuera so..."
Angela Thomson
"We went there for a Tuesday night dinner. It was empty when we came but soon filled up. The service was attentive. We had the steak (my partner said..."
N Song
"Finally got around to returning and wish we had sooner. Menu has improved and ingredients are now top quality. The service has got to be one of..."
"I went here for dinner last night and the food and service were excellent. We had the hare ragu ravioli and the mushroom soup and both were..."
Brenda Dixon
"I have dined at Artusi twice, the first time I was scoping the place out- Italian happens to be my favourite cuisine. The second time was for..."
Nicole Drake
"Food Quantity 5/5Food Quality 5/5Presentation 4/5Service 4/5Price 4/5Was difficult to find at first, it's in the..."
Tony Ma
"What a sigh of relief after the truly awful Little Cuba restaurant in the same spot. Artusi is a delight - just wonderful! Super busy for a Wednesday..."
Jo White
"A great little hideaway restaurant. Really busy on a wet Saturday night. The service was attentive, the waiters were very pleasant and..."
TheGoodKiwi Nz
"I took a group along for dinner recently.  The dining room is small and cosy, service was reasonable (courteous, efficient, not cloying).  The food..."
" Highly popular and busy place in the heart of Remuera village bringing out the trendy and hip with a few local Reumerians too. An Italian restaurant..."
Gina Wong