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“It is worth finding this restaurant down the alley” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pesto - CLOSED

Pesto
Price range: US$0 - US$17
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
164 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“It is worth finding this restaurant down the alley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We had a meal after going to the cinema (which is next door).

Waiter was friendly and efficient

We shared a pizza, it was very nice.

Dessert was the sorbet, that also was very nice.

I was very impressed with the large selection of spirits that were available.

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Thank Youngone51
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77 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Bad Foods”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

The waiter was quit friendly but not doing a good job.
We ordered a pasta which taste horrible then we asked the waitress to change it to fish and chip for us. We waited for 30mins and it turn out a grill fish on chips, we were so disappointed by the dish because we expected a batter fish. The waitress do offered us to change but we are not happy to wait for another 30mins for it. At last we told the waitress what we not happy for the meal and she gave us the reason was she not sure why the chef cook a different menu.
Foods was not nice, drinking water is dirty and the waiter are not experience
Disappointed dinner

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Elser82
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Franz Josef, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Cute location, great pizza (anything with goats cheese is my choice). Beer on tap, good wine selection - what more do you want!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AllyBlack80
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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
“cosy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

cosy little place down a cute little alley. Phoned earlier to check if reservation was required, the guy on phone said not necessary but still had to wait about 10 min when we arrived..really no big deal unless your hungry like we were. Food was good just not amazing, mind you our kids weren't really experimental with their pizzas, just stuck to the usual ham and pineapple, and, pepperoni, so not much to judge there and I had a prawn risotto (I think from memory)...Like I said, Only went there once and I'm sure if I tried other meals then I'd be real impressed. Good thing there is something there for everyone, safe place I think to satisfy everyones taste buds.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Nicky16535
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nothing memorable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

the music was so loud and irritating when we went in we had to ask for it to be turned down as we couldn't even talk across the table to each other. there was only one waitress working for a lot of customers, who barely spoke to us apart from asking if we were ready to order.

The kids weren't offered any coloring in books which they had been given in the past. It would have been nice to entertain them due to the long wait for food.

Our orders were taken before a large table of people, the kids were complaining that they were served before us. it took a long time for our garlic bread to be served. the fries were soft and undercooked. The kids said the food was ok but not great. I ordered the Osso Bucco, the sauce and mash were tasty but there was barely any meat in it, just a lot of chewy fat - i left this on the plate as i had to try find the meat amongst the fat, and wasn't asked if the meals were enjoyed. Far too pricy at $26 for basically a small serving of mash and gravy.

once a second waitress came onboard we were served in a more relaxed manner.

The kids liked their sundaes but said they were full of whipped cream, more than ice cream and at $10 each its a lot for a kids dessert. The doughnuts were tiny dough balls, tasteless and a rip off at $13, i offered these to the kids and they didn't like them either.

Has a nice decor but the food and service wasn't enough to warrant the price or returning.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank apricots9
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