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286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 8866
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Auckland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wow! From ordering to the actual delivery and subsequent consumption of the food, I was thrilled. Easy to order online, delivery was within the estimated time. The delivery guy was lovely, called out "see you next time!", the food was amazing. I will definitely be back!

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Thank Helen L
Hobart, Australia
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Small boutique family run business with beautiful personal service. All manner of Italian fair available (pizza, pasta, salads and fish). Menu is very well priced making it an ideal venue for hungry young families. Great wine list and only $5 a glass, best bargain in Auckland.

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Thank Andrew B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lunch today, shared a very yummy Pizza with my husband for lunch, nice service, good value, going to go back for dinner next week

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Thank Frances195522
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

There is no doubt the restaurant is small and fills up quickly. It has a charm about it and even with a handful of guests seems to have atmosphere. Have been three times now and each visit have headed straight to pizza menu. It is my kinda pizza..not over the top...thin base with ample toppings. It is BYO also so... More 

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Thank Peter T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Love coming to this place. The waitress always remembers who we are and gives us amazing service. The food is great and well priced. Its worth driving all the way from West Auckland to eat here.

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Thank Sakon B
Pukerau, Southland
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

A group of four had a marvellous evening meal. The service was very good, the selection amazing, and the taste wonderful! Each of us chose something completely different and we were all very happy with our choices. The only minus has nothing to do with the food, service,, or reasonable pricing, it was just that the cafe is cramped. Maybe... More 

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Thank PukHawk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This long established rustic Italian restaurant is one of the best. Excellent staff/owners. Friendly and efficient. Tactile! Great food very reasonably priced, a BYOW with no corkage to boot. There is even a loyalty card for a free pizza or pasta when full. What more can you ask for?

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Thank Ian602016
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Shrimp Avocado salad was chockful of shrimp and avocado with delicious fressing. Small Hawaiian pizza was perfect to share.

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Thank mjdmmmmm
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Definitely recommend this place. It's a little bit further on, but it's a great Italian cafe/restaurant. They weren't full and I had the choice of tables. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was great too, a perfectly thin pizza base. The menu had enough choice.

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Thank 1107nikki
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've been to Bona a few times for lunch. They have a great lunch special. Any pizza or pasta on the menu for $13 - really good value. I highly recommend the beef lasagna and the bona special pizza (cant remember the specials exact name) Their pizzas have an amazing base, its something special and not just an average pizza.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 8866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?