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Di Luca's

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640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 7976
17:00 - 21:00
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Luton, United Kingdom
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656 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Di Luca's is in the centre of Thames, we visited early on a weekday evening and the place was empty. The restaurant has probably seen better days but we had a good welcome, the menu was not extensive but there was still a good choice of dishes available. The food arrived fairly quickly and was well presented, it is a... More 

Thank paullegate
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lousy service, no idea about customer satisfaction, have no idea what a ceasar salad even is, grossly overpriced and the toilets are disgusting. Eat here at your own peril.

Thank Steve B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered chicken and broccoli pasta Zero broccoli in it despite the waiter telling us that it was ground up in the pasta Bull!

Thank nostrebor_family
Thames, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group having a mid-winter Christmas and it was ideal. Menu is a little limited, but everyone was happy. (I went against the trend and steak and chips, but the pasta eaters were satisfied, too). Small, good service Friendly, relaxed and good value for money.

Thank booandberry
Wellington NZ
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us on holiday were looking for somewhere open at this time of the year- it was an excellent choice. Friendly, helpful, and really delicious.

Thank Ankalima
Oxford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Modest place, slightly tatty Italian decor; friendly and efficient service (though we were the only diners when we arrived); ordered two pasta dishes (so, no opinion about pizzas); one, penne matriciana (?), good; one, spaghetti a la puttanesca (a favourite of mine), not so good, very salty, rather short on the olives and anchovies; did have a few prawns; we... More 

Thank alanlid
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

First off we find they aren't licenced to serve alcohol - when we ask if we can go and purchase a bottle of wine told only some of their managers have certification and not tonight. Point out that a group there is drinking beer...'it's low alcohol beer' we're told. Regretfully, we decide to stay anyway and order a couple pizzas.... More 

Thank ascval
Broulee, Australia
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Nice food. They also have pizzas and do take away. Only thing it was cold in here had to ask for the heater to be put on. Not expensive place to eat. Good service and a friendly staff person.

1 Thank Cheryl L
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed in Thames for one night , we decided to try italian take away , the pizza was delicious and the pasta was excellent , would recommend and if we are there again we will return.

1 Thank Lee L
Auckland, New Zealand
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

your menu stated that Pizza bases are made inhouse Sorry the base I had was commercial , and then you hadnt cooked it thru enough the base was cooked on the bottom but the inside was still very doughy You could tell it was a commercial base by the underside If you are going to state something like made in... More 

1 Thank johntoddl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 7976
A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with a group or just the two of you. We have a table outside during the warmer months for takeaway diners, and a nice takeaway waiting area. Located in the middle of town, there is plenty of parking. We are licenced and allow BYO as well. Buon appetito!!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?