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The Cow

33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (36 reviews)
“spaghetti” (19 reviews)
“pizza” (154 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Lovely rustic decor greeted us on a Monday evening. Service was prompt and friendly. We ordered the garlic bread which arrives as a piping hot whole loaf smothered in crushed garlic and garlic oil. Slice it yourself and put on your own butter. It’s a...More

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Staff were stand-offish and you have to queue for a table whilst putting up with lots of noisy families (imagine a busy all-you-can-eat diner). The range of pizzas is small with minimal toppings and is very overpriced (the prices have increased compared to the menu...More

Thank AnnonymousTraveller9
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Instantly loved the atmosphere of The Cow as soon as we walked in the door. Fire was going, stone walls and wooden beams all dimly lit, place looks really inviting and quaint. Settled ourselves into one of the booths and had a few beers to...More

Thank MatchstickTraveller
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I dined here with friends on a busy Saturday night and was impressed by the friendly efficient service of the staff who were flat out busy. The pizzas were a fantastic kiwi take on the traditional Italian style and the 'cut your own' homemade garlic...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very cosy and private dining experience Loved the fire place, the little bar, the candles on the table. Watching the chef cook our pizza while having a drink was really cool Sat for hours here enjoying the calm relaxing atmosphere and great food and service

Thank littlechiddle
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The place was stifling hot, the pizzas had very basic toppings, one called prosciutto and was shaved ham and tomato. GF base most likely frozen and if not might has well have been. Over priced. Garlic bread, was do it yourself - a loaf you...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Went here based on other reviews - not happy - the pizzas were average, of its called a prosciutto pizza it should have pizza on it, not shaved ham. The garlic bread is just a loaf of hot crusty bread that you have to carve...More

Thank Chilli6
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here last night, bit of dinner and couple of beers. Service was outstanding, very friendly team from the guys in the kitchen to the young lady serving. Great to see the team enjoying what they do, makes a very pleasant night. Oh, grab a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A busy little spot so be prepared to wait for a table. It's no hardship though as there is a little bar area and seating in front of the fire. The staff are super friendly and the pizza was good.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal in this restaurant. The setting was lovely, with stone-walled room, with chapel-like design. As a couple, we were given small plates to share a giant pizza and delicious spaghetti bolognese. The staff were attentive.

Thank Shane N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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