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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 5115
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended here by our hosts and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere, absolutely buzzing on a Wednesday night. The staff were courteous and friendly with nice attention to detail. The star of the show was the food, brimming with subtle flavours and perfectly cooked. Squid, mushrooms and steak all fantastic. A great place, we will return.

Thank Chappaz63
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We felt like we were in someone's home rather than a restaurant. The cooking was genuine, heartfelt and absolutely delicious. The chef clearly adores cooking and takes pride in the end result... if you book late in the evening then you may have a wait as we did... but the wine was flowing, the music lovely and we enjoyed reading... More 

Thank melanied1981
Buderim, Australia
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A testament to the authentic and delicious food is the full restaurant on a Wednesday night, so I recommend you make a booking so you also can enjoy the taste sensation we did. Six people absolutely enjoying their meals so much we followed up with delectable sweets

Thank JAD9999
Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food! Lovely atmosphere! Great chef and waitress. Have been to The Italians on many occasions and love dinning there!

Thank rachaelg132016
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy to go back and BYO makes for potential excellent value. As everything cooked fresh service can be a little slow. Strong on flavours.

Thank Pip2034
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best Italian food I have enjoyed out of Italy! Authentic, friendly, delicious and reasonably priced. The pasta was great with options for the more sensitive constitution (mine) to those wanting HOT-VOLCANIC chilli hits. The chef, who cooks all his family favourites, still visits all diners to make sure they are enjoying their meals - definitely a dying... More 

Thank Brenda P
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit for us. Our friends are regulars. Quite a comprehensive menu with specials menu as well. The garlic bread is quite different and delicious a flat bread with herbs and slices of garlic with huge Pat of special butter to spread on. I enjoyed my penne pasta with Italian sausage chicken and bacon in a rich tomato sauce. Not... More 

Thank Susan H
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the road, it looks average at best. But step inside this gem and you'll instantly be delighted with your decision. And that's well before you glimpse the menu and the delicacies it promises. And that's well before you are served possibly the best Italian meal you've ever had. Enjoy the ambiance, the attentive service, and the food you'd be... More 

Thank KiwiFerrari
Moergestel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent. The service is super. It takes a while to get your diner. But that is mentioned at The start. So No worries.

Thank tagr78
Northland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a seafood pizza (hold the chilli) and garlic bread to takeaway. Very busy in the restaurant and the waitress told me it would be a half hour. Enjoyed a glass of wine while we waited. We collected our pizza and went to Keri stone house to eat in the gardens. The pizza surpassed our expectations. I am a kiwi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 5115
Italian owned and operated, the chef is from the Emilia Romagna region, where the Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Parma (prosciutto) ham and fresh pasta was invented. Specialized in North Italian cuisine with seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes. Everything is cooked fresh from scratch a' la' carte. Pizza available too. Fully licenced and BYOW.

Gluten and dairy free options available

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