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“Regular visitor”

Mediterranean Food Co & Cafe
Ranked #121 of 991 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Regular visitor”
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Since the departure of Nick Mavromatis, this foodie's delight has gone backwards. Gone are the helpful, knowledgeable deli staff and the 3 varities of my favourite Greek olive oil. The haughty, unfriendly maitre de guards the cafe like a scorpion! Many of the things that have always made this cafe so pleasurable for lunch have gone.... no wine list (scribbled on the board), no water on being seated, no calzone and most likely nowhere to sit anyway, unless you have booked of course.

With the building repairs stretching into years, rather than months, perhaps the owners should consider improving the courtyard area so it is more all-weather to reduce the pressure on the small cafe ?

Food still authentic, but the antipasto platter was dismal and overpriced.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank chris h
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Rangiora
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Refreshingly different food and wine”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

I have been here several times and each time including last week was enjoyable for the tasty Italian food and atmosphere. We enjoyed a delicious tasting plate and pizza. We enjoy a bit of grocery shopping before and after lunch and will definitely be returning. Good coffee too. Don't be put off by the earthquake battered outside as it's all good from the inside.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank j9rangiora
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Christchurch
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Excellent quality food. Really relaxing location, seems like you have gone away somewhere else from the middle of town! Service can be a bit slow but is very friendly and genuine (usually). Italian food, pizzas, pasta, bruschetta, salads. Italian wines and beer too. Is also a supermarket specialising in Italian and Mediteranean foods.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank FoodieSuzee
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New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Christchurch”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

What a beautiful lunch while catching up with my daughter with other family and friends clearly doing the same in the easy atmosphere of Med Foods. We shared a brilliant pizza and a glass of wine and lapped up the early Spring sunshine. All glorious.... although the food was delivered at the very edge of being TOO long before we complained which is always disappointing...

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank nzlynn
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pasta Lovers Paradise”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

The best selection of imported Italian pasta in town and other European delicacies, olive oil and wine

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank JohnNor
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