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“Fabulous food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Italians

The Italians
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We ate at The Italians tonight - the food was amazing. They had a Pasta special on Thursday night, pasta, wine and bread for $27 which considering the quality of the meal was really good value. The chef is a 'real Italian' and the restaurant really feels like a little piece of Italy - in Kerikeri! We did not get onto the deserts as we were too full, but they had some very tempting offerings in any case. The kids menu was good, my little one said it was one of the best bolognese ever... The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a small town, in the middle of winter on a Thursday night. I was impressed, and will definitely be back.

Visited August 2014
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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 authentic local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you are looking for great flavours , cosy ambience, great music, and friendly staff don't go past this gem! Unassuming in its appearance , don't be fooled! This is serious real Italian food cooked by chef Cesar . It's the real deal. The pizzas are loaded with ingredients and the menu is always interesting with special nights featuring new dishes. The delicious smell of garlic greets you as you come near and invites you in. The homemade bread is flavourful and satisfying! Everything is made as if homemade and prepared just for you. Extensive entrees and mains are sure to please all. Judging by the popularity any night we are not alone in thinking this is a great local restaurant!
Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous meal here. Two hungry grandsons were thrilled and filled and our Spaghetti with Roast Pork Belly was delicious. The service was friendly and warm, just what you would expect from Italians.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Italian Motorcycle Owners Club Kerikeri Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

16 of us from the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club came up to Kerikeri from around the North Island and all gathered at The Italians for dinner recently. The service was incredible, the food is sensational and we do this every year. We will most definitely be back next year. Keep up the great work Cesare!

  • Visited July 2014
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“The Italians is a great place for singles, couples and families”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Awesome food! Great service! Just love this place! We come here often. The food food has fantastic flavours and generous portions

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