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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 May 2023 via mobile

We were greeted at the door by a very pleasant lady who directed us straight to a table. Allowed us plenty of time to decide what we wanted to order, made small talk. She was the only person on the floor at the time and...managed all her customers amazingly! Will definitely be going back service was AMAZING!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2023 via mobile

Quite seriously worth the trip from Canada for this pizza! Throw in the chill chique ambiance, groovy tunes and amazing staff and you've got a winning restaurant most definitely worthy of a visit.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Called in without a reservation (brekky) and got a great spot in the front overlooking the beach. Great food and great service. This has got to be the best spot in the BOP.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

Great night here and very friendly staff. Food was great and drinks reasonably priced too. Would love to visit in summer and enjoy the awesome outdoor area!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022

The food was very bland! Price does not reflect the quality of food. The cocktails were yummy though. Would love to see a better vibe and feel. The vibe felt watered down and so did our meal. Will not be going back for food, would...go back for cocktails though 😊More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022

What a great looking place, thats about all. They never called back to confirm booking so we chanced it. Food was served cold and very average. Service was ok but they didn't seem happy to have another table to serve ( there were 4 of...us). The wine list had a variety and not just supermaket wines.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2021

I had the Buddha Bowl two nights running. It's an excellent vegan option with a wide variety of tastes and textures. Tender tofu, crunchy roasted kumara, falafel, quorn, avocado, broccoli... About a million times better than what's usually available for vegetarians in pubs. So good...in fact that my partner, a confirmed carnivore, ordered it on the second night and gave it a big thumbs up.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 December 2021 via mobile

Please don’t let us make a booking request online when you’re not actually open. Calling you, we were told to book online which we did. When we arrived, the place was closed - the Mozzela Italian restaurant part of this place, that is. (The sports...bar part of it all was open, but that’s not what we booked for)More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

Went to the new Mazzola”s Restaurant last night. Had a lovely evening. The food was absolutely delicious, fresh and tasty. Very efficient service and comfortable relaxing setting. Look forward to returning soon.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

We had the Anzac weekend set menu. Although the choices were limited, the quality of food was excellent, light but with great flavours. Service is not sophisticated but friendly and willing. A very pleasant evening

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021

I went to Mazzola’s with my partner and we felt very uncomfortable right from the start. We looked at the menu outside the restaurant and one waiter came out but did not acknowledge us. As we entered, one chef stared at us with his arms...folded as we stood uncomfortably waiting to be served. After a few minutes, a waiter approached but ignored us and walked passed before asking the couple behind us if they were okay. We ended up leaving because my partner and I were very embarrassed and we don’t know what we did wrong.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

Yes this place has three names (3 in 1) Waihi Beach Hotel (place to stay and a hotel bar) Waihi Beach Bistro and Bar (pub food) Mazzola (Italian restaurant) We went to Italian restaurant (booked online) but didn’t realise that the hotel was three completely...seperate entities. It was an early meal (6pm) so was pretty quiet at that moment. The restaurant staff didn’t spot us so we stood waiting until the kitchen staff member stimulated action. From that point onwards the waitress was very considerate and seated us in a gray corner table. Another waitress eventually took our food and drink order; the expectation being is that you place an order for drinks while you decide what to eat. As we (partner and I)sat and chatted I could see all four waitresses busy at the bar but not really being attentive with what was happening at the tables and I got a sinking feeling that the drink order was not in process. After ten minutes I eventually saw a bottle of red appear with two glasses accompanied by another glass full of red wine travel to another table and it being rejected (as a collective team they didn’t know who had ordered the drinks). Once they decided by consensus the correct order, the bottle arrived (already opened) with our glasses and shortly after so did our entree’s. My meal was seasoned, slightly oily, crumbed calamari and my partners meal was Focaccia. It was all good. My main was a Pappardelle Ragu with slow cooked lamb and my partner ordered the vegetarian gnocchi. Dishes were served promptly and were good (lamb was a little fatty) and the sauce was a little watery and lacking flavour. The place started to get very busy and it became noticeable that without direction or prioritisation the waitresses were getting overwhelmed from three angles; with meals appearing in volume from the kitchen, seating new customers and taking orders. I didn’t see any customer being asked if food was to satisfaction. I do strongly believe that service would have been okay, but then a fellow with clear authority showed up (I assume was the manager/owner) and started messing with the lights and then sat down with three other individuals and ordered drinks and then food. This table became the whole focus for the service and kitchen staff at the detriment of paying customers; for example, the couple that were sat beside us had been served drinks but were clearly forgotten as the table with he VIPs got drinks then food within 15 minutes. We had eaten our mains and were leaving to pay and they still hadn’t received any attention. Perhaps they will provide feedback? The restaurant needs a manager to direct and prioritise, not a manger to lord it over his domain. My thoughts of support go to the unmanaged staff and to customers looking for a special night out. There are better options in Waihi Beach. The restaurant is aiming high in terms of dining experience and misses its mark. The food was good, the interior decor was contemporary and following the managers attention, dimly lit, the service was chaotic and the manager was clearly the master of all he surveyed. 6.5 out of 10More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 February 2021 via mobile

There were 2 staff members who were behind the counter. We were not greeted or served 15 minutes after being seated. They served and checked on the table next to us and completely disregarded us. I am utterly disgusted and appalled.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 25 February 2021 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here .....nice Italian type food. Staff were just lovely. Will definatley go back 😍

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

Visited twice with the first time far from helpful but the second time very enjoyable. Gets very busy and they struggle to accommodate at these times you need to book for dinner. Meal was very tasty and although on the really small side and didn’t...include everything stated on the menu but I really enjoyed. Staff were very helpful and really knew the menu. Great place for a nice meal and glass of wine after a day on the beach.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Waihi Beach Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4