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Esplanade Restaurant

2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-456 2544
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (135 reviews)
“pappardelle” (7 reviews)
“prosciutto” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place twice and was completely satisfied with tasty made from scratch dishes. Pizza was the best I ever tried, and a pleasant friendly atmosphere was a plus. Thank you.

Thank lovelycouple1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered pasta and my husband ordered pizza. Both are average meals and expensive. Coffee is good though. Staff very friendly. They don't have a lot of options for vegetarians especially for their pasta.

Thank Au W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch here ordering 1x Pizza, 1x Risotto and 1x Pasta to share. We loved it all, friendly efficient service and good coffee.

Thank katkeil29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant after checking out the beach and it was packed which took as a good sign. It didn't take long for the staff to clear a table for us and the service was great. There was a good selection of Italian...More

1  Thank 99tamsinw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is lovely with great ambience and the staff are friendly. It's very busy but we still got a table quickly. The food was average, our pizza was supposed to have pork and sausage but there were perhaps 5 pieces on it so it...More

Thank CeeJaye33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry guys this has to be said - we visit this restaurant often and usually have an amazing dining experience but I feel that our visit on Sunday night was totally not up to the usual standard and was very average. No one to meet...More

Thank Yvonne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on Saturday, I have been here quite a few times and have always been really impressed with the food but our experience was really made on Saturday with such great service! I couldn't eat some of the food on the menu...More

Thank scottlisterh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Font of sea, very relaxed and delicious! The staff are very friendly and good service. Good choice in Dunedin!

Thank JuanPablom84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner with a couple of friends and had the antipasto platter to share then individual mains. The food was really tasty and beautifully cooked.

Thank OtagoKen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch of a wood fired pizza and Macs Cloudy Apple cider ... perfect! The pizza was a delicious as any we've had in Italy, the service was great and it was a cozy little restaurant with views of the ocean. Highly recommend this restaurant

1  Thank Nevest61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-456 2544
  • E-mail
Re-opened Oct 2013 under new management.

No Reservations
We are an Italian inspired eatery overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta is our specialty. Lovely bar area to enjoy excellent espresso or a glass of Central Otago wine, available on tap.

Open 7 days and nights
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