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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the rave reviews. Had an incredible lunch with friends. Yes, it’s loud. Yes, some portions are small but it’s completely worth it- we just ordered more! Fantastic, attentive service and recommendations. Cannot wait to go back on my next visit to NZ.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Friday lunch wow what a wonderful place to spend a few hours in excellent food awesome service and really the absolute best pasta in Auckland hands down.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is busy but worth the effort to come. We tried lunch, no go, so we went for an early dinner and we loved it. The staff are kind and informative and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been our favorite restaurant for the last six years. Our experience today was extremely disappointing. Chagrilled octopus-total of four 2cm pieces with approx 9 pieces of soggy potato. Did not taste good. Kingfish Crudo-was totally overwhelmed by an unpleasant flavor which I think...was the fennel. Planned to order a main but appetizers were so not nice we gave it a miss. Didn't trust how the chitarra would be like. They need different CHEFS. In the past food was amazing!!! Not now.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy and comfortable fit out with open bar and kitchen. Kiwi style Italian food. Good varied menu. Food delicious and well presented. Great wine options with a large selection by the glass or carafe / bottle. Good for couples/ groups/ business meetings anytime of day...from breakfast to dinner. Bookings recommended at busy times.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu was a little odd with no distinction between starters / entrees and mains. Price was a slight indicator for us , so we asked to check. A couple of people around us we heard questioning the size of their order and being told they...were entrees (might be easier to use a clearer menu). Other than that the staff were great, but incredibly busy to get another drink etc. The atmosphere was really buzzing and the food was fantastic. Would definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding cuisine! The entree choices and delectable dishes were excellent. We had the steak and pork as main entrees and decided to try the street corn and vanilla and honey smoothie. Wow! We can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good —portions small as others have written but was tasty. Service was average and ambiance was excellent. We had buratta that was good and fish dishes as well as some sides. Would recommend trying it. Pastries in bakery are excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Very nice restaurant in the Britomart section of Auckland. The one caveat is the small portions, though you can augment that with very tasty bread.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

I hosted a dinner for 10 on the 29th of February and got pastries the next day for a different work group. THE PASTRIES are to die for - the crème brulee donut is simply spectacular. The dinner was slightly less exceptional. We had a...table for 10 - it was ready on time and the service and food were solid. I had heard many great reviews … so I actually expected the food to be more tasty, compared with Italian food in other large cities around the globe the dinner menu was adequate and the food somewhat average. My biggest alert for others dining in large groups is that this restaurant is really loud - so it was difficult to have a business dinner there - the atmosphere is fun and people are clearly enjoying themselves - but this is not a place to go to if you want to get to know a larger group of people together.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

Amano is clearly a popular restaurant, and we had a good dinner. The king salmon crudo was really good, and our mains were also tasty. The service was attentive and friendly. The overall atmosphere was a bit noisy, busy and not as relaxing as we...expected. While we had a very good meal, we might try other places next time.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

We had a table of 8 and all the meals were delicious, the service was excellent and helped one couple who arrived late to eat with us which helped everyone not feel uncomfortable

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Very busy with a casual crowd. A daily menu featuring the best NZ produce. Service is friendly and informal. Our server was from Finland. We started with Oysters and then had fabulous NZ lamb served Pink. Just how I like it....We enjoyed fresh Corn on the Cob and potatoes. The veg was absolutely delicious. The desserts were equally tasty. A great bottle of NZ Chardonnay. If there are 30+ restaurants better than this place in Auckland, I would be very surprised.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Had a terrible experience at this restaurant with a severe stomach infection. We visited this restaurant during our trip to Auckland (visiting from Vancouver, Canada), and had a severe stomach infection, we tried to reach the restaurant couple times with our concerns and health issue,...however our request was ignored without a response. Restaurant ambience is excellent but we had a very negative experience with customer service and food quality (especially for the expensive prices).More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

Fantastic food as always. Shame about the service. We had a 630-830 booking. Arrived 10 mins early and were shown to our table immediately. At 750 we were given our bill and informed that the table was needed for an 8pm reservation. When we said...we had a 630-830 reservation we were told “you have to talk to the manager about that”. By then the mood was gone and we left. An unusually poor experience at what is normally an excellent restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Response from VasanaGK | Reviewed this property |
It’s not BYO restaurant but they have nice selection of wine
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ciao ! I'm sorry but I dont' know... I leave in Italy ;)))
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