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Di Luca's

640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 7976
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“best pizza” (3 reviews)
“pizza bases” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Di Luca's was far from what was advertised on the menu. We ordered the Zucchini Penne Salami Pasta, which was described as a "zucchini, onion, chili on request, peppers, salami, anchovies, cherry tomatoes, and mascarpone to serve" as well as a caesar salad. What was...More

Thank mikachikadesigns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a midday evening, restaurant was empty so wasn't a good sign but decided to give it a go anyways. 2 of us both ordered a Pizza each, both were very bland tasting and didn't have much flavour at all. Only drinks available were...More

Thank Damian L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had takeaway from Di Luca's and should have been a sign when we turned up to an empty restaurant with the atmosphere of a business in trouble! We ordered 2 pizzas and 2 pasta dishes and they were not cheap! The pizzas were ordinary...More

Thank Nicky S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went with a group of 14 people. It was a cold night and the heating was only turned on when we arrived. The service was very slow. Ordered a bottle of wine which they had run out of so had to make a second choice....More

Thank Vegetarianfoodcritic
Reviewed 11 April 2017

we went with a few people for pizzas before the movies, I ordered mine specifically without onions - and it was covered in onions!! I would have sent it back, but there was not time, we wanted to see the film. I ate it. The...More

Thank mum939
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Thames was pretty well shut down at 7.00 on a Monday night so we had little choice of where to eat. Service was friendly and quick but then we were the only ones there. Food was not great. i had spaghetti and bolognaise which looked...More

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We visited on weekend evening restaurant was very busy on that time. still was a very good service and the pizza was very delicious. One of the best restaurant in Thames

1  Thank davis l
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

For a rather large town, Thames does lack a good selection of restaurants for dining once evening sets in. We were lucky to find Di Luca's before heading back to Auckland after a days exploring. As we arrived, a party of four were just finishing...More

1  Thank ralphbart
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I hate leaving reviews like this and can only say that it was entirely my own fault that I didn't check Tripadvisor before entering. Thames is a very long town, interesting history-wise and from the still existing buildings scattered along Pollen Street (the main Street)....More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Di Luca's is in the centre of Thames, we visited early on a weekday evening and the place was empty. The restaurant has probably seen better days but we had a good welcome, the menu was not extensive but there was still a good choice...More

Thank paullegate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
04:30 - 10:00
04:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
04:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
04:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
04:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
04:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 7976
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A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with a group or just the two of you. We have a table outside during the warmer months for takeaway diners, and a nice takeaway waiting area. Located in the middle of town, there is plenty of parking. We are licenced and allow BYO as well. Buon appetito!!
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