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“Best Food on the Island..”
Review of Fenice

Fenice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Food on the Island..”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is the sleeper restaurant on the island! Recently taken over by the folks from highly acclaimed Mudbrick vineyard, Fenice is serving the best food in Oneroa right under the nose of the much more publicized Oyster Inn...The Menu is diverse, the atmosphere very romantic and the staff is on the ball...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank tony J
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Cosy setting, pride in service and food”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Escaping from the rain, my friend and I hurried in here and found a wonderful, cosy environment complete with an open fire. The staff were friendly, offered assistance with wine and food selection, and made us feel relaxed and welcome. The pride in hospitality was evident from service, through to the carefully staged country-Italian decor (complete with a fresh rose bloom at each table) and the presentation of the food. Our antipasto was stand-out, and great value for money - just see the photo. Delicious. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Perpetual_Student_NZ
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sublime”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Wow! Don't know if this was because we chose to dine here on an off-season Tuesday evening, when the kitchen could really take the time to put out the food, but what an exquisite meal. Try the spinach and pine nut Ravioli, with local Olio, succulent, subtle but tasty. Even the walnuts in the pear and rocket salad, were toasted to the right level of crunchiness. Great local wines on offer to compliment the meal, with the Passage Rock Dessert Viognier a real treat to finish the meal.
Not many diners in tonight - hardly a soul to be seen on the street outside, but this meal was bang on the money. It s to be hoped that they can maintain the standard once the crowds return to Waiheke. If so, DEFINITELY a place to bring your visitors.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Vicki M
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great end to a glorious day”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Glorious food, very tasty and filling. Friendly and helpful staff, good value for money. The roaring fire really helped on a winters evening, the bus stop is close by with only a 5min bus trip back to the ferry terminal.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Windyhair
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Auckland NZ
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cosy”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Italian style restaurant, very cosy with large fireplace, the meals were all tasty and the staff were lovely. .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank R0bbityB0b
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