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Al Centro Restaurant & Bar

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105 Hautapu Street, Taihape, New Zealand
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (2 reviews)
“crepes” (3 reviews)
“fish n chips” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European
$$ - $$$
105 Hautapu Street, Taihape, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Everything fresh and made with love the food. Chicken burger real chicken and crumbled themselves man it's good to find true kiwis who still believe in fresh n real food. Will be coming back here. They are so lovely and friendly here glad we called...More

Thank LisaM10948
Reviewed 28 January 2018

been a few times and sometimes it's ok and other times it's dire. Sort of lucky dip time at Al's. Food is expensive for what you get and quality can be very ropy. One in our group commented that the scallops weren't fresh and all...More

Thank majnz
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Quick service, generous servings and friendly staff. I had veal and mushrooms followed by a banana crepe on the first night - pasta with meat sauce followed by brandy snaps on the second night.

1  Thank JohnM19575
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here in a group of seven. The service, from go to whoa was average at best. Far from attentive, one staff member preferred to go and chat with other customers, moaning at how busy they were, whilst the other waitress moved plates only and...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Food was nice service was pretty friendly, but the place seemed a little run down. Was a bit expensive for pasta - though we got main size and it was a lot of food.

1  Thank liftmeupletmefall
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing in this very cozy friendly town. Traveling through sightseeing in the north island. Yummy entree of camembert fried cheese. .with cranberry sauce. I had a vege crepe for a main. ..so delicious. .my partner enjoyed the veal. Great home cooking..warm friendly...More

1  Thank earthangel11
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The moment you walk in to this restaurant, you feel very welcomed. The food was fantastic, the service was friendly, competent, and genuine. The menu was comprehensive. Highlights were Spaghetti bolognese for the kids, and fillet mignon. Highly recommend this quaint family eatery.

1  Thank MariaGB1
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Excellent food on both nights, especially the fillet mignon. Staff were engaging and prompt. Would recommend a try.

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We have been meaning to come here for many years on our way past when travelling north. We felt the meals were good, a little pricey for what they were. Also being lovers of Italian foods and the particular spices they tend to use we...More

1  Thank KiwiDan-75
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Extra good service from the team here, no trouble with what I asked for and whacked up a bloody good meal, good size too. Will certainly visit again

1  Thank truckn04
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Hautapu Street, Taihape, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Taihape
Delicious and well priced, their steaks are just amazing!
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