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Tomi's Restaurant and Bar

) #19 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo ££ - £££ Italian, Pizza, European
18 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5393
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (33 reviews)
“risotto” (12 reviews)
“t bone steak” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
18 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like Italian food, look no further than Tomi's Restaurant. I am gluten free and they had a lot of options available. Loved the pasta and my husband really enjoyed the pork belly. Well worth the visit.

Thank lynh435
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here. My pizza was the best I've ever had and I've had loads. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Great.

Thank Anita2309
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there twice now, excellent food, great staff and ambience, certainly a very good mid price range restaurant and we will be returning

Thank Lynda F
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We chose to dine at Tomi's twice on our holiday and both times were flawless. The Italian food is sensational and the ambient music is awesome! The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce and other toppings( meatballs etc...) were divine. The staff were also...More

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We booked a table to watch the 1st AB/Lions Test for 6 people at 6.30pm. Arrived at 6.30pm and ordered drinks, at 7pm the TV's started planning, one didn't work. At 7.15pm our starters arrived, breads were great, calamari was cold, and sent back, no...More

Thank 650gdj2017
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The waitress came up to us eagerly as we looked at the menu outside the restaurant; she invited us in out of the cold and told us about the new winter menu they were debuting that day. We decided to give it a shot. The...More

Thank kshrinath26
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Calling itself an Italian Cafe and located in the old Shed Bar, expectations here were nothing more than ordinary when we decided to try Tomi's for our Dinner on Friday night. The benefit of living in Taupo, we get to try the restaurants regularly!! Well,...More

Thank KennyAnnand
N_MacAskill, General Manager at Tomi's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed what we do here and that we exceeded your expectations. We do love to please all of our customers. We look forward to seeing you again on...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Passing through on way from Palmerston North to Auckland. Had beautiful Italian dinners - beef bolognaise and chicken pasta, the garlic and parmesan bread was delicious too. We highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely return!

Thank jilpet
N_MacAskill, General Manager at Tomi's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hiya, thank you for taking the time to review your experience here with us, we have just changed over to our new Winter menu so there are some lovely new choices for your next pit stop in Taupo. See you again next time Natalie

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food! Good value. Already live in Taupo for 9 years and never knew about their quality of food, until 5 weeks ago. Just beautiful food and lovely hosts! Go back there any time.More

Thank Aniekvi
N_MacAskill, General Manager at Tomi's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hiya, glad to hear you have found us now! I do often have local customers comment they had no idea we were here, perhaps it's our position on the street? Our lovely new Winter menu started on Friday and has some delicious new options to...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stumbled across this lovely place on a quiet cold Monday night in Taupo, while wandering around looking for somewhere to eat. We went in to find a nicely appointed restaurant with a very warm, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. We were given a nice table...More

Thank phital
N_MacAskill, General Manager at Tomi's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hiya, Taupo can be a very cold and quiet town in Winter, It's great you found us and enjoyed your evening so much. We have worked hard at providing a relaxed and comfortable place for all of our customers to enjoy and I'm happy to...More

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Questions & Answers
2 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ChelAdams | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do...a good selection of options :)
19 December 2016|
Response from N_MacAskill | Property representative |
Hey Jane, we are open 7 days now except for Christmas Day. You can call to book if you would like on 073765393. Happy Holidays Natalie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly The Shed bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5393
  • E-mail
Beautiful candlelit restaurant "The Italian Cafe" with a wide range of seating and covered out door area serving mediterranean styled meals made with love and fresh local ingredients.
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