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The Italians

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35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 5115
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After asking where to eat in paihia, they told us to go to kerikeri and to the Italians. The best advice. First off we could smell it was going to be delicious from 100m down the street. the staff were great. Very attentive and friendly. The restaurant is buzzing with the sound of friends talking over dinner and the symphony... More 

Thank hemdeeze
New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An affordable little restaurant in central Kerikeri. Food is delicious: excellent pastas & good pizzas. I would strongly recommend pasta with seafood (great mix of freshly cooked seafood, also generous serving). Pleasant, professional & friendly service. A wine list needs improvement.

Thank Jalinny
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here on a Saturday We did have to book. What a wonder full experience we enjoyed here Its a small restaurant that packs a big punch. The chef/Owners create the most amazing food. From the breads to the mains. The flavours where something i have never tasted combined. The service was loverly from the young lady's there. The... More 

Thank davidpaulae2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was dinning here the night before the Kerikeri half marathon, and I took the best spaghetti bolognese in my life, a massive portion incredebly well cooked. A warm friendly staff and a cool vibe made the rest. Highly recommendable.

Thank Javier C
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place to go no matter with a small or large group or just for two. The staff are amazing along with the food. A little cramped but I believe that a bigger Restaurant is on the cards. Well done Caesar you definitely know your sauces.

Thank v0nney
New Zealand
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy pizza worth the wait. A good price for a large pizza and supper yummy. Not open at lunch time.

Thank TCZeus
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious, hearty and flavoursome Italian fare. Great environment and lovely staff. Perfect for a romantic dinner or large group celebration. It's our family's restaurant of choice for birthday celebrations.

1 Thank Alice A
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is proper, authentic Italian food cooked by an Italian chef. The flavours are big, the plates are big, his home-made sausages are lovely, and it's my favorite restaurant in Kerikeri

Thank Jonny_Cc76
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We chose The Italian restaurant based on Trip Advisor ratings and we were so glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing and the flavours took us right back to our trip to Venice last year. Servings were very generous and the staff and kitchen were very flexible about making my wife an entree pasta size dish which wasn't on... More 

Thank serafis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is place is legit. The food was on point. One of the best Italian experiences I've had in NZ. Ambience was also on point. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$28
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 5115
Italian owned and operated, the chef is from the Emilia Romagna region, where the Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Parma (prosciutto) ham and fresh pasta was invented. Specialized in North Italian cuisine with seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes. Everything is cooked fresh from scratch a' la' carte. Pizza available too. Fully licenced and BYOW.

Gluten and dairy free options available

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