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71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-528 1212
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since this is part of a chain of restaurants, my expectations weren't too high. We picked the place because I generally like Italian food and it doesn't get better than a Mission Bay location for dinner on a warm summer evening. Turns out that the food was delectable, the service brilliant and the entire experience, worth every cent spent. The... More 

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Thank Mahima S
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was busy but we had pre-booked so did not have to wait. The waitress (Italian) was very friendly and gave great recommendations for wine and the food. Based on her recommendations, we tried the grilled calamari and the prawn cutlet for entre. For mains we had the veal and... More 

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Thank VSM99
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for dinner one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was amongst one of the best meals I've had in the last 12 months and I'd definitely go back if I lived in NZ. The food was great, staff were nice and the restaurant itself is very well presented and serve your food in a timely fashion.

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Thank Chris B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following a recommendation from our hotel and never having been to Auckland before we visited here for dinner. It was very noisy but had a great atmosphere right next to the harbour. The service was quick and the food good. We both had the Spaghetti Marinara and while it wasn't as good as get in our local Italian we really... More 

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Thank Anoifa15
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the worst "Italian" meal we have ever experienced. Soggy pasta, bland sauces, rock-hard breads and salad straight from a supermarket bag. Aside from the view the venue lacks any real character or appeal and apart from the guy who waited our table, the same can be said for the management and most staff.

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Thank alanbF7073VB
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in randomly and were presented with a broad menu The starter was good but the mains didn't make the grade and we large but didn't hit the spot unfortunately Choose carefully as they need to up the quality !

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Thank Stretch1958
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We kicked the meal off with Minestrone and it was just like momma used to make. Full of goodness and veges which is perfect for the weary traveler needing a pick me up. The penne bolognese was also perfect. The place was full so service was slow but when the food arrived it was worth the wait. So good in... More 

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Thank Gossy9798
Auckland, New Zealand
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202 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Just returned after lunch and must say this place is a DISASTER!!! or better still...an ABORTION!!!! for want of a better term. Right from the time you wait to get seated, to receiving the menu, to placing your order and then having to wait 25 minutes for your "starters" and another 10 minutes thereafter for your main course!!! Don't even... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is the perfect setting to catch up with friends for a coffee, have something to eat with your family or couple. I really enjoyed the food here, how the waiters looked after us and how they are child friendly!

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Thank 509cherylv
Auckland, New Zealand
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Went here for a date so it was calming that the place itself was presented nicely which a great open plan layout. The food was enjoyable and what you would expect from the brand - standard, mid-range Italian food with some great wine pairings. The service was reliable and the staff gave us enough space to avoid interrupting conversation whilst... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-528 1212

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