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Caffe Centrale Restaurant

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10 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 1013
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dropped in not liking our chances as the place was full and really buzzing. However no problem and they found us a table near the back of the restaurant. Staff were very helpful and the food great. Bruschetta was excellent on home made bread. We both had seafood mains that were loaded with fish, prawns etc. Dessert we had... More 

Thank Maverick01RS
Hamilton, New Zealand
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183 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner and loved it. Ambience was lovely, service was good and food was delicious. We ordered a selection of starters, mains and desserts to share and they were all lovely and tasted great. We initially ordered the mussels as one of the starters and waited for it but were subsequently told they didn't have enough for... More 

Thank moonlotus18
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends from Scotland back to this restaurant. We had a great dining experience 2 years ago with them. I had the Special of the week. Venison tagliatelle. Was told it was a venison Ragu with pasta etc . Tasteless. Lumpy minced meat Friends had roast vege with scotch filet. The vege were only steamed and still raw. The steak... More 

Thank Mary G
Havelock North
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here with friends Midweek so not extra crowded & no need to reserve Lasagna & other pasta choices were great as was the selection of Italian [& other ] wines & beer Would definitely return

Thank Stewart D
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

From entering the door, staff were authentic, accommodating and hospitable. Italian music and great vibes certainly helped us get in the mood for a great feed. Traditional italian, and fresh local seafood too. This is as good as it gets outside of the mother country. Graci for a great meal! 5 stars.

Thank Sally W
Pattaya, Thailand
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222 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Yes if you want true Italian , then this is the place for you. It is own and run by Italian. So you know it's how it should be. For us this is a must on our visits to Hamilton, Pity this time it was a Easter holiday so could not visit more than once, sob sob, Still we had... More 

Thank Barry-Jang
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Location was great. Food was great. Service was superb. Craving satisfied, and definitely will gonna visit again next time.

Thank Shan P
Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

While the service may have been ordinary, the food was not. Having spent a lot of time in Italy, this restaurant is as good as it gets when it comes to authentic Italian cooking. It was a quiet night early in the week and there were not many in for dinner, but this did not stop the chefs from cooking... More 

Thank Stuart P
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have been to this gem in Alma Street a few times recently. It is consistently excellent. It starts with a lovely greeting by front of house staff and continues with attentive, friendly service. The food is delicious and always arrives promptly. Good idea to book but they do try hard to accommodate "walk ins".

Thank barjean2017
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I would really recommend eating here if you're in Hamilton. Excellent service and the food was very nice and great value - it's an authentic, cosy Italian restaurant not fine dining. We were lucky to get a table on a Saturday night but a few people we told there would be a bit of a wait. I would recommend calling... More 

Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?