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Armando's Kitchen

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71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0303
09:00 - 16:30
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Thu - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by a lady in a shop we had visited earlier and was a great find, friendly Kiwi hospitality great cake selection and oddly great music playing!

Thank kingsmorri
New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Re-visited Armando's for a pre-mother's day lunch and was not disappointed. Excellent risotto, great views and good service. The meal was reasonably priced.

Thank Kiwi124
Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my last visit which was very average Armandos have put tables outside. We came on a lovely warm autumn Saturday. Had a nice open chicken sandwich and partner had a soup with breads and a cup of tea. Really tasty food. Was very impressed with food and service and will be back.

Thank Catherine F
Fingal Head,NSW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a relax and a coffee.Did not have any food but what I saw looked good. If you like strong coffee to continue your travels this is the place.

Thank sherpa33
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an absolutely amazing time when I visited Armando's a while ago! The waiter was very very Italian, and offered good laughs and excellent advice on the wine, the coffee and the food. We ended up staying here for several hours, ordering a meal each and dessert and multiple drinks. Great atmosphere, super friendly and knowledgeable staff and absolutely fantastic... More 

1 Thank jenkb23
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service and great wine! Our favourite place to go not only in Cromwell but in the whole of central Otago! Recommend the gnocchi and chianti to wash it down 👌🏻and the beers are always cold too. Awesome lake views too

1 Thank James C
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are really great and the outlook is awesome but it's definitely the incredible food that sets this place apart! Love a night out there or afternoon beers, great spot!

Thank Rosie G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through and found this fabulous cafe. Food was amazing and cappuccino was warm and wonderful. Friendly and efficient service. 5 Stars

Thank Geline Z
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a bite to eat here, while walking around the historic precinct - certainly different flavours, but we really enjoyed. Would certainly recommend

Thank 60stravellers2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

quiet dinner in a quaint relaxed restaurant. The gnocchi was good but maybe a bit more meat for a kiwi?. Great choice for the house red wine! desert and coffee to follow for a nice finish. Why would you go to Queenstown?

1 Thank nzfargo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 0303
Here at Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe' we pride ourselves in serving top quality,locally sourced food. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in Old Cromwell Precinct you can come and sip our delicious coffee or have a full lunch in our beautiful Central Otago surroundings. We offer a light lunch menu and traditional Italian dishes prepared by Chef Armando. Our menu also includes classic New Zealand dishes to please our Kiwi friends. Call in for a coffee or award winning locally produced gelato! WE ARE OPEN ON FRIDAY ALL DAY FROM 9.00 AM -8.00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA NIGHT !! THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS OPEN FOR DINNER CALL TO BOOK YOUR TABLE !!CIAO

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