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Villa Maria

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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118 Montgomerie Rd | Mangere, Mangere 2153, New Zealand
+64 9-255 0660
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the fish special and would sooo love to have the recipe of the butter sauce. The whole dish was wonderful (gnocchi, peas, mussels) but this was the highlight. The service was top-notch and I was impressed at dishes being placed in front of the relevant diner without any questions being asked. Taking position numbers is such a rare... More 

Thank livetwodine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son shouted us lunch at Villa Maria. The view is a picture, the food is devine, as is the wine. This is a very special place that is worth the journey as it a bit off the beaten track.

Thank Steve S
New South Wales, Australia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is excellent, the vineyard is beautiful, but it's the food that's the standout. Scallops beautifully cooked, with a glass of the superb Reserve Rose, was a lovely farewell to New Zealand before flying out from the nearby airport. I was impressed when the chef gave me his recipe for the smoked chilli sauce, almost as impressed as when... More 

Thank Helen O
Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the venue and have visited many times. Pleasant food and lovely place to visit. Food usually good and service variable. Bit odd to have a waitress try to serve both starters and mains at the same time.

Thank KKB20140910
Wellington, New Zealand
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492 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A fairly uninspiring dining room but with views out on the vines that's hardly an issue. Professional young staff and a sensible lunch menu. We had a prawn entree and the caesar salad and both were excellent as was the chardonnay that went with them. This place is a bit of a hidden gem - certainly it's an oasis of... More 

Thank AllanJGJ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

While waiting for lunch i order soup and turkish bread it so yummy n i will definitely come here for second time

Thank yasminyohanis
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant venue, very good service, superb food. Great location a green viticultural oasis in middle of NZ biggest city!

Thank B D
Paihia, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I come to this café almost every time I come to NZ which is once a month, It never disappoints. Food is fresh and tasty, of course the wine is divine. And the setting to die for. Highly recommend

Thank JoAndTed
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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189 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely location. Was here for a seminar Food was hit and miss, the main was okay but could have cooked better at home, but the desert was amazing. Would not return with family and friends.

Thank Sharronr5b
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had taken some NSW guests to the cafe, as they had not been there before. I had dined there, though it was some time ago. The service was good and waitress freindly and attentive. I ordered the lunch scallops for $22. When it arrived, only 3 were on the plate. I understand alot of vineyards do not take cafe... More 

Thank MCFC1977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Montgomerie Rd | Mangere, Mangere 2153, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: +64 9-255 0660
The Villa Maria Auckland Winery, Vineyard Café & Cellar Door is open 7 days, serving delicious food and wines. Enjoy a glass of Villa Maria wine on the terrace which overlooks the Ihumatao vineyard, and share a platter or have lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?