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Local cuisine, Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
If you are looking for one of New Plymouth’s best dining experiences, look no further. Situated within the Puke Ariki museum on St Aubyn street, noted for its stunning architecture and outstanding sea views, Arborio is open seven days from breakfast through to late night snacks and bar service. Here you can enjoy Arborio’s warm and genuine service, welcoming decor and tasty, generous fare. The emphasis at Arborio is on flavour using the freshest seasonal produce that can be sourced for our delicious New Zealand cuisine and authentic pizzas, pastas and risottos. Arborio, a great New Plymouth restaurant, see you there! Simon & Marnie x
US$3 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Pizza, New Zealand
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at this restaurant and what a gem this place was!. Staff were very nice and friendly. Both our meals were outstanding and massive portions. I had the market fish which was beautifully presented and my husband had the chicken which was also beautifully...presented. Would definitely recommend and when back in the area return.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 11 December 2021

Had a great 'end of year' group dinner last night (10x), food was exceptional, from starters, mains and desserts (and drinkies...lol..). Absolute professional, friendly staff, nothing was too much, meals were perfectly presented, delicious and timed.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2021 via mobile

Glorious December Naki day.....horizontal rain and nothing to see. So after a tour round Puke Ariki museum, we needed warmth and sustenance. What better place than Arborio, just by the front door? Comfortable seating, friendly staff, and superb balsamic mushrooms on ciabatta bread. To die...for! Highly recommend. And the coffee was excellent, too.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

Thank you Arborio for a superb meal, service and setting. from the ladies welcoming us at the door, to the staff serving us - they were all friendly and attentive. As for our meal - next level! That linguine was exceptional.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

Very accommodating, booked a brunch table of 16 via the online reservation service, which was confirmed within 15 minutes for the same morning! The staff were very attentive, taking our drinks and meal orders promptly, and the kitchen coordinated our food so we could all...eat together. The food was delicious and generously proportioned. An all round pleasant dining experience!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

The venue is excellent, tastefully decorated and sea-views. Service always first class and the food is outstanding. This is a place you can go if you want a snack or to have a couples dinner or even as a group, you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff were fantastic! Thankyou for a wonderful evening. Dinner for a group of 14 was perfect and meals all came out together. Must be a magical kitchen!!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021

We come here as regularly as we can and it is always consistently great. The service is outstanding and its always nice to be welcomed by a well trained hospitality team who become just as important as the standard of food served!! Wouldnt hesitate in...recommending this place. xMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021 via mobile

My husband and I went out for date night,, our meals were incredible. It was the best steak we had had in a very long time. Fresh ingredients, succulent beef

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021

sucked. i ordered a ICED coffee, i got a milkshake. it had a HEAP of whipped cream, Chocoate fish, a lot of ice cream and to top it off a bead on a toothpick. tasted disgusting. don’t come here.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Yes, Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar offers takeaway services.

Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4