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The Cow

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33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
12:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard this was the best pizza in town so we were looking forward to trying it out. We did get right in and got a table for 6 which was promising. We sat for a few minutes and then had to request water as no one retruned to the table initially. After the water came we ordered 3... More 

Thank Scott M
Rosenheim, Germany
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120 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated here my 30th Birthday... Had some pizza and wine and a wonderful evening in The Cow...

Thank Monkehhh
Featherston, New Zealand
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but delicious menu focused on flavourful food and great tomato base sauce. Good variety and a selection of things you can add on (pineapple, anchovies etc). A small sized pizza (which is actually quite big) will fill you up or there are pasta options. We sat outside in the courtyard, which was sheltered enough for our tastes. The... More 

Thank emmamccleary
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends as we spent one night in Wanaka. Restaurant was recommended but I think had changed hands recently. Very nice owner but few staff and young kitchen team. Menu was quite limited at this stage but we shared three starters of calamari which were good, prawns which were a little undercooked and some pork belly dumplings. Mains... More 

Thank MMB1954
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever come to Wanaka New Zealand to see the lake you should also go to the Cow restaurant because they have homemade garlic bread! It was amazing. Also they have probably the best pizza and pasta in Wanaka. The pasta bolognese was great and when I tried the spicy salami pizza it was just perfect with the great... More 

Thank Hotcase101
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found The Cow by accident. We were headed elsewhere but saw the pizza someone was eating and decided to try. The pizza is thin and tasty. Their garlic bread is unconventional in that it is a loaf of bread with butter and garlic poured on top of it. The pasta was good. If hankering for Italian in Wanaka, this... More 

Thank Cynthia M
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, had a pizza and pasta with the garlic bread as an entree. Staff were attentive and helpful. Dog friendly outside. Excellent value for money.

Thank Durry-357
Hyderabad, India
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61 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Vegetarian Pizza was delicious. The ambience is antique. Wooden bench and table gives different look.

Thank Bhaskarbvr
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Good food but rather limited menu. Pretty good service from staff. Dessert choice - only ice cream/berrys in sauce

Thank diheffer
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Cow is a great place to go if you want good food, cosy atmosphere and the usual New Zealand welcome and hospitality . We had seafood pasta and gluten free pizza - the fire was burning and we had the best night .

Thank Ozzulu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269
Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.

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