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Vangionis Trattoria and Bar

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Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7714
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I booked for a Monday night. The weather turned out to be the worst in years with crazy rain and winds. We arrived to find we were the only people booked that night but the waitress and chef were there to greet and welcome us. Candles, warm ambience and perfect service. Most places would have rung and cancelled our booking... More 

Thank tracyhV3993DG
Hong Kong
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped there yesterday looking for a mid afternoon tea and snack - choosing it mainly because it looked so nice. I only checked TA when we had ordered. For the first time ever I had a cup of tea that was so bad I couldn't finish it. The sharing platter we ordered (for about 45 dollars) had only bread... More 

Thank barneyinkaz
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont go here the food was tasteless, processed, cold, unappetizing, slow and over priced. Seemed to be our waitresses first night but blonde American lady wasn't interested in providing any service or support to her. Note neither the waitress nor the blonde american lady asked if we enjoyed our meal....this is telling!! We like to eat out but this is... More 

Thank Claire S
Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to book here for a group of eight people. No one answered the phone, I rang three days in a row and left messages to get a booking for the Saturday evening. On Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm a lady called me to say that we were booked in for 7.00pm that night. I called back and told her... More 

Thank Sue B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason this place is #25 of 25 restaurants in town. It is overpriced, bland, weird ambiance... we only went on because everything else was closed. Unfortunately, it was a total waste of money.

Thank gjalt9
Glenorchy, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half of what we ordered didn't make it to the table and we had to ask the not-so-nice blonde waitress who didn't introduce herself for what was missing. The food was good but not exceptional, so combined with small quantities we felt the meal was really overpriced. The bubbly other waitress who later took care of us, Canadian Laurianne, was... More 

Thank MaxenceB16
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for a romantic dinner. We had booked ahead but when we arrived for dinner we were left standing at the counter in an empty restaurant for 15 minutes before any staff came front of house to look after us. We were taken to a table where the table decoration was a bruised lemon and some marigold heads. The... More 

Thank Jericca1
Coomera, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

owner- waitress very pleasant American Lady ,had a good chat but that is about all menu with tapas looked interesting but when arrived on the table presentation disappointing and taste totally disappointing, not much else to say

Thank Tatiana R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Booked 8 adults, 5 children, preordered children pizzas and were asked to preorder adults meals also. No thanks. Very hot night, the owner's 'friendly' opening phrase was. "If you think its hot here, go out into the kitchen!" Ordered French Bread and a $48 platter while we made our minds up. Bread came - about 4 slices for 8 adults... More 

Thank bhmcfarlane
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Our pizza was perfect - crispy base and generous topping. An excellent wine list, central location and service way, way better than the seriously overrated Little Bistro nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7714
Vangionis Trattoria and Bar offers a unique experience in casual Mediterranean dining and atmosphere.

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