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With over 17 years of experience, The Mediterranean Food Company has become one of the most iconic places to visit in Christchurch. Home of the best pizza and Focaccia in Canterbury. Importers of traditional Italian delicatessen and a wide range of specialty products. Come in our store or restaurant to enjoy a real Mediterranean vibe. Our Menus are inspired by our own products and our favourite eateries in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice, our Tuam Street Restaurant showcase our quality ingredients with a menu that includes Antipasti, Pasta and the most authentic Italian pizza in Canterbury. You can always visit our Online Shop which is an easy and convenient service, available throughout
US$10 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

We went there for dinner on a Friday night. Had clam pasta, pizza and the duck rillette. Food was simple , unpretentious and delicious. The pasta was simple cooked to perfection. We were quite full and shamefully could only manage a small tiramisu - it...was packed with booze and very decadent! Wish we had a bigger portion! It was a very delightful dinner. We went back again days later for lunch, had a lemon and mushroom pasta and a fungi pizza. It did not disappoint. Unfortunately we didnt have time for dessert but we both wanted to have the tiramisu and the panna cotta. Must try that next time!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Three of us went here for mid-morning coffee. We walked around the dining area only to be chased out of it by a grumpy staff member. We were told if we were only having coffee we had to sit at a table near the counter...or outside. The other tables were for those having breakfast. That area was completely empty. The table we sat at had no sugar on it. The way I was spoken to was disrespectful and other staff members were just as rude. No one smiled. I would never return to this place!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021

Love coming here as beat pizza in Christchurch. However cannot be helped that feel disappointed with the expensive drinks selection (non alcoholic) and worst of all chlorinated tap water. Please restaurants of Christchurch get a filter installed on your tap!!!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 September 2020

The best pizza in Christchurch! Super thin, cripsy dough, genuine italian ingredients - tastes like a pizza in Italy. Everything was first class - from the foccacia as a starter until the Tiramisu for dessert. Our favourite place for italian food in Christchurch.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020

Excellent Italian food, fantastic bread and try the salads, great waiters and the store has good selection of Italian treats

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020 via mobile

Arrived before 12 to secure a table for two, bathed in winter sun. We were seated and served promptly by the friendly waitress with water. Within 5 min our orders were taken for potato gnocchi with beef ragu and porcini mushroom risotto. The food was...delicious, and a long black finished our lunch . Many regulars created a buoyant atmosphere. We picked up a few delicacies at the Mediterranean food shop as we left, totally satisfied.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

Incredible food and great venue. Unfortunately we (table of 3) had very limited service on our Friday night dinner. We didn’t get asked if we would like another drink, we waited 65mins for our mains. 20mins after finishing mains it appeared we would not get...service for desserts, which was a shame. The restaurant wasn’t overly busy at the time. Would still dine in again though.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 June 2020

Excellent time and location with atmosphere. Very surprised that Monday was busy - but suggest you book in advance. Pizza's very tasty and so was the highlighted menu of the day "lamb targine". You get the atmosphere from the crew that runs the place. Just...excellent and made everyone feel welcome!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

We went to MF for a friend's birthday dinner. It's a decent casual evening meal. Great pizza and good value for money. The restaurant was packed and bookings are needed so make sure you book first. I would say this is more a group place...not a couples/date type spot. It's quite loud and the decor/layout as it is means that the noise echos. I imagine with older folks or anyone hard of hearing this wouldn't be a pleasant environment but for large younger groups it's fine.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2019

pizza was must try, PROSCIUTTO E RUCOLA and quatro stag, Staff were very nice. took order time. and server food hot. drink order was also serverd very fast.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from DavidGA986 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would most definitely. I believe they serve food and drinks all day
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Yes, Mediterranean Food Co. offers takeaway services.

Yes, Mediterranean Food Co. offers delivery services.

Mediterranean Food Co. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4