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244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-390 6213
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as charming as understated Bonita’s across the lane but good food and drink and busy vibe. However, if you’re after a cosy romantic outing, this is not the place as often you will be asked to share a table with strangers. Ok if you...More

Thank bigm860
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Farina on Ponsonby Rd id great Very good menu!! Tasty really good Italian food....so much to choose from Good service Great Staff Lovely atmosphere

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The food here is delicious, authentic Italian fare, really cool decor and atmosphere, just delicious and awesome service!

Thank Happysof
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had a large group of 11 at a table out the back towards the kitchen. Service really was quite slow. It was probably around and hour before we received any food so we were starving. We had to remind them a couple of times...More

Thank mav_nz
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We came (16 of us) for a birthday dinner and had a fabulous time. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was sublime! The restaurant was busy and a bit chaotic but that added to the experience and didn't affect the service. It...More

Thank GoKiwi4
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We booked a table at Farina for 7pm, and arrived a few minutes later whereon we were asked to wait at the bar until our table was ready. We were still waiting more than half an hour later and, on asking why there was a...More

Thank 52phantom
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our dinner at farina Italian! The service was excellent and friendly, and the food was tasty and good value. We had clam spaghetti and lasagne and enjoyed them both. Would recommend eating here to families and friends, quite small so probably not...More

1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today. The service was good, we were literally the only ones sitting there, late lunch I guess. I can totally see the place buzzing full of diners. The menu was explained well and specials were read both in Italian and English (my...More

Thank in_sopor
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I live in Melbourne where we are spoiled for amazing Italian food, but this is actually the best Italian I’ve ever had! The lasagna and conolli were both incredible

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place is a bit on the fringe of the trendy section of Ponsonby. I think we were the only tourists there (and we all know how much we want to avoid tourists). We liked the look of it and wandered in. We sat outside...More

Thank Charlie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-390 6213
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