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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were totally impressed with this restaurant. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the service was excellent. There was a great choice of food and we enjoyed our pastas and cold beers. The atmosphere was great. We would definitely dine here again when visiting Kerikeri next.

Thank JennyMarie46
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, excellent service & the aroma that greets you at the door is something else! Awesome food. Totally recommend.

Thank Rachel A
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Couple of years ago had a marvellous meal here and recommended to travelling friends. This time we had different entrees and mains and each tasted over cooked, bland with limited portions of the main ingredient. Feedback on the meal was not sort. Business may need more chefs in kitchen to bring back the quality

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The standard of food and service far outshines the external appearance of this restaurant. What you see is not what you get - and that is meant in a very positive sense. The restaurant has a family-feel (e.g. Photos of the chef as a child on the wall), and the cuisine is flavoursome with a wide choice of dishes. Great... More 

Thank Chris B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nag mihi nui! The food is fresh, orgasmic, and sets one up for a blissful experience that lasts well beyond the restaurant doors. Service is friendly and acceptable. This will not leave you disappointed, and to the overseas visitor don't go past the seafood dishes.

Thank Paora J
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After asking where to eat in paihia, they told us to go to kerikeri and to the Italians. The best advice. First off we could smell it was going to be delicious from 100m down the street. the staff were great. Very attentive and friendly. The restaurant is buzzing with the sound of friends talking over dinner and the symphony... More 

Thank hemdeeze
New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An affordable little restaurant in central Kerikeri. Food is delicious: excellent pastas & good pizzas. I would strongly recommend pasta with seafood (great mix of freshly cooked seafood, also generous serving). Pleasant, professional & friendly service. A wine list needs improvement.

Thank Jalinny
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on a Saturday We did have to book. What a wonder full experience we enjoyed here Its a small restaurant that packs a big punch. The chef/Owners create the most amazing food. From the breads to the mains. The flavours where something i have never tasted combined. The service was loverly from the young lady's there. The... More 

Thank davidpaulae2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dinning here the night before the Kerikeri half marathon, and I took the best spaghetti bolognese in my life, a massive portion incredebly well cooked. A warm friendly staff and a cool vibe made the rest. Highly recommendable.

Thank Javier C
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place to go no matter with a small or large group or just for two. The staff are amazing along with the food. A little cramped but I believe that a bigger Restaurant is on the cards. Well done Caesar you definitely know your sauces.

Thank v0nney

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?