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Cuckoo

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Italian, Pizza, European, Cafe, New Zealand
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128 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
063048992
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 20:30
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Wellington
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Cuckoo is a lovely little cafe serving mostly pizzas with a few pasta and special dishes, plus great desserts! Their pizzas are thin crusted and they offer an interesting range of toppings, all with kiwi-inspired bird names. Our kids loved the Sparrow (ham, cheese, tomato base) while we went for a large half-and-half. They have a small but well chosen... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ordered a large "Tui" takeaway pizza. Preparation time was about 20 minutes which was fine. The base was a little thicker than I expected and had a bit of a dry/doughy texture. The edges of the pizza were burnt in a number of areas and the topping was fairly average. There was little sauce and the ingredients were nothing... More 

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Thank klr52
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Cuckoo tonight and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is rustic to say the least but in a nice way. We ordered the lamb Tagine with olives, couscous and duck fat roasted potato and a 'Weka' pizza. Both were delicious and very reasonably priced. Both went down well with a nice glass of wine. Being naughty, we decided to... More 

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Thank 190karlynb
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Cuckoo's stone baked pizzas are great for young and old. Our kids loved a pepperoni pizza and there's enough variety for all tastes. We ordered at a busy time in Friday night and were told it'd be a 40 minute wait, the perfect amount of time for a pint across the road at the White Swan!

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Thank Scott F
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The staff were really friendly, but not pushy. The service was good. There was a cosy fire burning inside, but we chose to eat in the courtyard. There is an extensive pizza menu, but there are other choices available too. We had a lovely night and would definitely return if we are in Greytown again.

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Thank S F
Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The visitor book where we were staying mentioned Cuckoo pizzas many times so we had to try it one night. We picked it up and suffice to say it lived up to its reputation.

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Thank JohnWilliams201
Palmerston North
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Shopping trip on the weekend and we knew we had left lunch a bit late in the day. We were drawn in by the special seafood chowder. Staff were accommodating late in the day and we all enjoyed our soup selections, either seafood chowder or French onion soup. Just what we needed on a chilly Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Brigid F
Wellington, New Zealand
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434 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This place is warm with a lovely open fireplace. I was told this place was well known for its pizzas but despite this i choose prawns with pasta in a tomato sauce which was lovely. Others had lasagne and meatballs. This is a very casual place with good prices to match.

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Thank Alipa50
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

First place I have been to that has all my favourite foods on one pizza aptly named the albatross. The pizza was cooked perfectly, was not greasy and had the right amount of ingredients. It was refreshing to be served a coffee that tasted like European coffee and was served in the correct size cup. I don't normally drink hot... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great pizzas and a few other options. Ran out of what I wanted last time .... but that will not stop me going back. Desserts there are not my thing - but others may like their cheesecake-type desserts. I'd rather have a creme caramel!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:30
Thursday
10:00 - 20:30
Friday
10:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Greytown
  • Phone Number: 063048992

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