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santa lucia - CLOSED

51 Tamaki Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-528 6631
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good23%
  • Average32%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible23%
10 Aug 2014
“Italy did not need any more bad publicity”
24 Sep 2012
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, European
51 Tamaki Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

There's a nice atmosphere, wall painted decorations and good romantic music The restaurant pretend to be a luxury place from Italy but who cook never been there for sure! Pasta Bolognese was a soup and Pizzas nothing special, very far from what I eat in...More

Thank PumaSalmonato
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I have dined at this restaurant twice now. I had an overall pleasant experience both times. Both times I enjoyed my meals. I went in two different settings, first was a romantic dinner with my partner almost 2 years ago and we were given good...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We dropped in here for a Sunday lunch ...we had been a few years ago but have stayed away from Mission Bay generally as there are a lot of better restaurants in Ponsonby, Newmarket etc. Only three tables were occupied when we arrived but the...More

Thank PatchNZ
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We were quite taken by the decor of the restaurant and the feeling that we are in Italy when we were greeted by the Restaurant manager and the waiters who spoke with a strong European accent. The food was good but the presentation was simple...More

Thank LotusJade
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The food is excellent, but the staff services are not very good. In fact, the cleaning is excellent. The drink is nice.Totally the restaurant is very good.

Thank washing1966
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Maybe, just maybe, it was a Sunday evening, service was just not on. Lack of staff maybe. Food came out very slowly. Those who ordered after us came out first, dishes came out not at the same time, had to wait for a while before...More

Thank Piggy_9
Reviewed 4 September 2011

Myself and my friends have sex in the city nights where we go and check one restaurant a week. It was Mission Bay time and we picked this one - what a BAD choice. Already from beginning the waiter (acted like owner) was annoying and...More

Thank Sport_guy_23
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Family dined at Santa Lucia. Was not a family type restraunt, but the staff made us welcome and accomdated to our needs. Meals were very nice and the kids had fun!

Thank Gaz75
Reviewed 14 May 2011

Warm and friendly service. We went for lunch on Saturday 14 May and are definitely going back. Their chicken livers are just stunning and we really enjoyed the whole experience

Thank Phoenixandsophie
Reviewed 12 May 2011

Food: Horrible. Ossobusco came out completely burnt on one side. It's more a steak with bits of tomotoe paste slapped on. Canellini came out like charcoal with again, tomatoe paste on top. Pasta were no better. Very very dry and we have had better at...More

Thank Boeing777
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  • Address: 51 Tamaki Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-528 6631
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