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Caffe Centrale

10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 1013
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (22 reviews)
“bolognaise” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate on fairly quiet night with only a few other customers from the hotel across the road. We ordered garlic bread to start with but unfortunately it arrived with our entrees which had taken a seemingly long time to arrive although it was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michaelgo26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last Saturday with a group of about 14 and the staff were amazing! So friendly and easy going, especially because we were a bit loud!! Food was great and we stayed quite late! We will definitely be back again! Best byo we have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hollyy175
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner at this nice Italian restaurant, located in front of the Novotel. Where I had a great dinner. A nice mixed antipasto, an excellent "cartoccio" Spaghetti with seafood, and a delicious tiramisu.Thanks for the excellent service and for the excellent dinner.Thanks Chef Marco!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank noughtyman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here (Sat night) without a reservation at about 7 pm. All tables either reserved or full except for a table for two outside. We were given the option to take that table and could be moved inside once room available. So we did and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kinx81
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Felt really sorry for the waitress as she had had no training and didn't know the menu at all or the wine list. Manager/owner said he hadn't had time to train as she had only been there three weeks. Very disappointing. Lasagne reheated in Microwave...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Happiness795471
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Hamilton for 3 nights. And spent all 3 dinners at the Cafe Centrale because the food was so good and reasonably priced! Ordered all small/ entree portions between the 2 of us so that we can try a little more of the menu....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sgyau
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Always come to this restaurant when I want proper Italian food, always a good selection of food to choose from, complemented with good service. Small place, so booking is recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PeterB11369
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I don't know how it has been that this was the Bly time in 20 years that I have dined at Caffe Centrale. A friend had the lasagne and really liked that as did those that had the beef gnocchi. I had the Spaghetti Seafood....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PhilI557
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I've been here multiple times over the past few years and the food and service is exceptional every time. They are very accommodating and are happy to alter meals for my cousin with an egg allergy provided we call and inform them ahead of time....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Bekka G
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Last night we had our Nona.s 95th Birthday, 14 of us travelling a couple of hours to come to this little slice of Italy, of which we are grateful, as we all enjoyed a memorable night. This place has a lovely Vibe, and each of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ray B
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2 November 2018|
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Response from PeterB11369 | Reviewed this property |
Would think it would be, probably til around 10, contact them for clarification
24 April 2017|
Response from Chefnz65 |
Ciao,No I m so sorry.
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24 April 2017|
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Hi sorry but we don't made a pizza...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 1013
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