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“Perfect as Usual” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Italians - CLOSED

The Italians
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
Kerikeri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect as Usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

I really couldn't say much more, we dine regularly at "The Italians" and every time is simply
divine. they cater for us in every way, from the time you walk in the door, the aroma of garlic,
wine and parmesan just hit you, the meals, well good luck there is just such a selection you just cant go wrong in your choice - all are just gorgeous.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank woodlandsmotel
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Kerikeri
Level Contributor
1 review
“Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Excellent food and service. Never have any problems. Handy to home. chef always comes out to chat and see if everything is good. It is a BYO which is very important.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keriwin
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
“traditional italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Enjoyed the fabulous traditional food en very efficient and friendly service.
Will certainly come back with whole family. The size and presentation are
excellent.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maree N
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
Helpful?
Thank ShanghaiPukeko
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Level Contributor
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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1 Thank AngeandNeil
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