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“Underwhelmed”

Naturally Fiordland Pizzeria
Ranked #27 of 35 Restaurants in Te Anau
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Visited this cafe about a year ago, but a friends recent and similar poor experience jogged me into action to write a review.

Food is very average and terribly overpriced. We ordered our own meals, plus 3 kids platters. Food took an age to come, and the kids platters were different from each other ... some had this, some had that .... you can imagine how well that goes down with little kids!

We were delivered someone else's coffees and tried to explain they weren't ours, but waitress rushed off without listening so we left them at the side of our table. When the problem was finally discovered, they collected the coffees and glared at us like we had somehow caused the problem!

We visit Te Anau often, but definitely won't be going here again.

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2  Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here and while it was reasonably priced compared to other local offerings, you really do get what you pay for. The toasted sandwich was anorexic and had no flavour at all, the soup also tasted of nothing and the rather mean accompanying portion of German bread was so salty it was inedible.

We would not have minded quite so much if there had been service with a smile - but the staff appeared to be in fear of the owner who said nothing more to customers but the name of the dish before shoving it in front of them without a smile, then could be seen bossing them about in the kitchen area. As a couple of other people have mentioned, it didn't seem worth complaining to the owner who seemed completely disinterested in whether people were enjoying their meals, or would have shouted at us if we did!

This place must survive purely on the 'one time only' tourist trade in peak season when everywhere else is full. We wish we'd picked somewhere else or read the reviews on here first.

Oh and the toilets right next to the kitchen need a good clean! Lovely :S

Thank aircon123
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

I was I underwhelmed. Was wondering why he restaurant was empty when other pizza establishments near by at least had a few diners in each. The pizza was mediocre at best with an acceptable thin crust but very stingy on h toppings. The service was indifferent at best. Price was comparable with other pizza places but quality and service substandard in my view. Free wifi was best thing about it.

Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We ate here on the last of our 3 night stay & wished we'd found it earlier. The food was of extremely good quality & value & the (German) owner took time to speak to us & made us feel very welcome. Overall it was superb

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Thank Rogita180
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Ate here twice, and on the second visit the waitress could remember my order from before! Am I that memorable?! Good pizzeria, relaxed atmosphere and free WiFi.

1  Thank GingerJo70
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