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244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-390 6213
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“arancini” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (40 reviews)
“sardines” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
244 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very authentic fresh tasty and wonderful service. This very much the food I experienced in places like Lecee, Matera and on the Amalfi coast. Delicious and right here in central Auckland. Had the seafood platter and would highly recommend.

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best pizzas I have ever had. Fantastic food! Fantastic Service! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Cian H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My colleagues from work and I decided to have dinner here last Friday. I love Italian food so I was pretty excited to visit this one. The restaurant doesn't look big from the outside, but it actually is! There's a lot of people that time...More

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went there with friends for an aperitivo (Italian happy hour), food and a drink for $20 if I remember well. Very tasty food and friendly atmosphere. The place is small though so get there early!

Thank Jeff et Jim G
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

First visit. Turned up without a booking, had a few minutes wait at the bar then down amongst a vibrant happy atmosphere. Nearly all staff are Italians and so friendly and knowledgeable. Sampled a lot of dishes on a shared basis. Was Beautiful food and...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! amazing service, so caring and helpful. We ordered a few dishes to share and everyone was delicious! A real good vibe also.

Thank lynda m
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a great pizza in Farina which was recommended by a colleague. Italian waitress and pizzaiolo - so we got to speak Italian which was a bonus. Fast service and very tasty pizzas. By far the best pizza we've had so far in Auckland....More

Thank msgtoelina
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Had our first experience at Farina and was thoroughly impressed. Started with the Arancini and Crocchette which were both amazing. Followed this up with a the Duck Tortelloni and Lamb Shank Ragu which were both exquisite though the duck was a clear favourite. Overall was...More

Thank bsa1989
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Regular diners at this Ponsonby restaurant. Never any trouble parking. Wonderfully flavoured food cooked with love. Good gluten free options which is appreciated. Highly recommended.

Thank Annie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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