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244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-390 6213
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (44 reviews)
“arancini” (6 reviews)
“sardines” (5 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came (16 of us) for a birthday dinner and had a fabulous time. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was sublime! The restaurant was busy and a bit chaotic but that added to the experience and didn't affect the service. It...More

Thank GoKiwi4
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We booked a table at Farina for 7pm, and arrived a few minutes later whereon we were asked to wait at the bar until our table was ready. We were still waiting more than half an hour later and, on asking why there was a...More

Thank 52phantom
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our dinner at farina Italian! The service was excellent and friendly, and the food was tasty and good value. We had clam spaghetti and lasagne and enjoyed them both. Would recommend eating here to families and friends, quite small so probably not...More

1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today. The service was good, we were literally the only ones sitting there, late lunch I guess. I can totally see the place buzzing full of diners. The menu was explained well and specials were read both in Italian and English (my...More

Thank in_sopor
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I live in Melbourne where we are spoiled for amazing Italian food, but this is actually the best Italian I’ve ever had! The lasagna and conolli were both incredible

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place is a bit on the fringe of the trendy section of Ponsonby. I think we were the only tourists there (and we all know how much we want to avoid tourists). We liked the look of it and wandered in. We sat outside...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch, great food and great environment. The stuffed zucchini flowers with house made ricotta was gorgeous as was the tuatua spaghetti and the pizzas are the best in town.

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were looking for a family night out to celebrate good exam results for the kids. A little bit special. It was easy to book on line, we got a warm welcome and attention immediately. The waitress suggested one of the specials - suckling pig...More

Thank Brandon J
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

From the street this restaurant looks small and unprepossessing. But step inside and you’re in for a treat. The food is from southern Italy and everything is absolutely fresh and made from scratch. I loved it and will be back very soon!

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Called into this quirky little cafe which flavours are moreish and delicious. Friends and I had a couple of glasses of vino and the best little plate taster, I have ever tried. Vitello Tonnato - cold dish of veal and tuna flavours with anchovies and...More

Thank Michelle S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-390 6213
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