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99 Victoria Road | Devonport Northshore, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
+64 9-445 8133
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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

After 3 weeks in Niue it was time for some Italian food. This little gem was a great find. Small, sort of intimate but great food. being hungry early we made it in for Happy Hour. The little breads with an assortment of toppings, we had garlic and olive oil, at $3.00 were delicious. The wine menu is very reasonable... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Buona Sera has been a favorite for years! Their service is always spectacular and the meals never fail to disappoint. It is a lovely place tucked in to the heart of Devonport.

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Thank BarryRodgers
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have been going to this little Italian restaurant for over 20 years but never again. We ordered takeaways & I asked for a pasta with just mushrooms which I have had so may times before. However the arrogant Italian who calls himself the manager decided to give me a chicken & bacon pasta takeaway & when I phoned he... More 

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Thank Minigirl3
Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Love this restaurant in Devonport. True Italian experience - intimate venue - great menu! Great vino too! Often an Italian speaking person on the staff! A little more pricey - but this is a top restaurant so to expect that.

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Thank Ruth G
San Francisco
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A charming little restaurant with outstanding food. TIP: The very back corner table is probably not the loveliest place to sit, otherwise five stars.

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Thank HenryTen
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Six of us were seated at a round table which allowed great conversation over the best Italian food we've had for ages. Friendly obliging staff and nothing seemed too much trouble. We shared a calamari main for a starter in the middle of the table and added a pizza bread accompaniment. Both were delicious. Our dentist friend wouldn't eat garlic... More 

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Thank SandLexia
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable family evening. Plenty of dishes to choose from, a helpful waiter, and reasonable prices. Our party of six were seated around a round table making conversation easy. A great atmosphere, and absolutely beautiful Italian food. We have been here twice, and will return soon!

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Thank senior
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our favourite go-to place for dinner as a family as the food is great and the prices are reasonable I absolutely adore the linguine allo scoglio as the pasta is cooked al dente and the balance of chili and garlic is fantastic

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Thank Twc622
Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a wonderful meal here with our family over from the UK, the food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. They were very busy when we arrived, and we hadn't booked, but other customers saw our dilemma and offered to swap tables so we could be seated. They were also regulars of the restaurant and... More 

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Thank FlyingHamilton
Auckland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very good little Italian restaurant, with excellent pasta dishes. The staff are very friendly and professional.

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Victoria Road | Devonport Northshore, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 8133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?