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“Will the real italy please stand up”

Botticelli italian restaurant
Ranked #22 of 80 Restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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281 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Will the real italy please stand up”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Imagine a bustling little village in Tuscany crowded and very quaint. Dated furniture and ancient paintings.
The waiter comes out with a plate of food and it tastes like it did centuries ago. Authentic inspiring romantic and excellent value for money. I have eaten some amazing steak there in the past and this time i had the veal de casa and my wife had the venison. To say it was perfect would be an understatement. This restaurant proves that you don't have to have a big name to serve amazing food.

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great food and staff”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Went here for the first time for our sons birthday. Beautiful food and great service. Music a bit loud.they sang happy birthday and he received a free desert. A great ending to a beautiful meal. Will go again

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food pity about the noise”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

A very good Italian restaurant with good atmosphere but it is very noisy. I don't know if this is due to the excitement of the diners or because the tables are very close together.
Having said that it is worth visiting purely for the ravioli which is the best I have tasted.
There is a varied menu with typical Italian fare including delicious pizzas.

  • Visited March 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were here on a Tuesday night as a group of four. We had no booking but managed to get a table (we chose to sit outside since the weather was nice). The service was excellent with drinks ordered and delivered quickly. We were a bit indecisive when it came to ordering so relied on the waiters recommendation - the venison was fantastic so we were pleased we did.

Overall - good casual dining, reasonable prices on food & wine and good service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Thought it may have better”
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

This was our first time here. The service was good but the meals just lacked that wow factor. The sauces seemed a bit plain n lacking in the rich Italian flavour. Sorry but Al Forno is still the best Italian in takapuna

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