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“Best pizza takeaways”
Review of The Italians - CLOSED

The Italians
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$28
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Italian owned and operated, the chef is from the Emilia Romagna region, where the Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Parma (prosciutto) ham and fresh pasta was invented. Specialized in North Italian cuisine with seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes. Everything is cooked fresh from scratch a' la' carte. Pizza available too. Fully licenced and BYOW. Gluten and dairy free options available
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best pizza takeaways”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We were really happy with our pizza takeaways from here. It was Easter Monday so they were very busy but it didn't take to long and girl at counter was very friendly. Just like pizza in Italy but with more topping!

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Thank BingThomas
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“True to origin!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

An institution in Kerikeri. Can always be counted on for a hearty, authentic and very generous Italian feed. Menu is varied and features feasts from the Italian south.

Specials evenings represents great value and even greater excuse to pop in. A relaxed, unpretentious local eatery.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Boeing777
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy and ambient local restaurant”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This little restaurant is one of our favourites. You can smell the wafting scent of garlic before you even arrive.Cesare is the owner and chef and cooks up a storm.The place is always full and even though the size is small it feels like you are in a real Italian eatery...the music is great as Cesare likes his blues and jazz which creates a good background.The tables are small with candles and there isn't much room but somehow all of this is ok. The wine selection is not very large and could be better but you can bring your own. The food is tasty and home cooked in flavour and the selection is big enough to please most people...there are special nights with the menu also..The portions are of a good size and so it is good value for money.All in all this rates because it is unpretentious and the food is tasty and freshly made from scratch.Cesare nearly always comes round to each table to ask how was the meal and have a laugh which is nice.He is passionate about what he is doing.The service is generally good we have found.I can imagine that sometimes it is a little slower as this place is just so popular! None of this bothers us as we enjoy what it is.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AngeandNeil
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Pasta and Plenty of It”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Really, really good pasta cooked with style. Checked out the chef who was working his butt off to make sure that everyone was happy with their dinner. Lots of food and I left stuffed and satisfied. The cafe is really charming and quaint. Service was good but a tiny bit slow,,, mostly because the chef was doing every meal carefully by hand. Great place for a romantic date or a yummy dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Peter K
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

The food here is nice, we all love pasta. The only let down is service, but it is well worth a visit

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank KBrown2
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