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Esplanade Restaurant

2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-456 2544
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“pizza” (170 reviews)
“pappardelle” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the pizza salad and desserts here. Good ambiance with lots of customers coming and going. Friendly and helpful staff

Thank Discerningofbucks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has esplanade lost its mojos? The food was not as good as before....ordered the zola pizza but it was so different compared to the first time i tried. The food was disspointing this time and m not too sure if i will be back...i feel...More

Thank RichardM8501
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy and noisy place. We had a pasta and a risotto. It is an Italian restaurant so we thought it would be great choices. It really wasn't. The risotto wasn't creamy and the pasta was without any taste. Disappointing. However the pizza and...More

Thank Ulla B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the seafront at St Clair this Italian serves great food. The pizzas are large and very tasty and the pasta and risotto dishes were also excellent. Very good service as well. Recommended

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza we ordered was absolutely great! I definitely recommend going there, although sometimes it can be very busy.

Thank Izzybizzybee123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza was a soggy mess. Had all the ingredients we asked for but the tomato made it more of a soup. Fries were shoestring, cooked would have been good but these weren't, asked for crisper fries and the replacement was close to overcooked. Coffee was...More

Thank Hotspurnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Saturday and loved it that much had to go back on Sunday. The pasta dishes were delicious, as was the pizza we shared. Staff were very efficient so although they don't take reservations we did not have to wait long for a table.Everything...More

Thank crackr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for breakfast, coffee was yum, French toast was great and the smashed avo on toast was spot on! Staff were friendly and accommodating even though it was really busy :)

Thank Brimax_4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were eating on August 8, 2018 and we liked his place, his views and his food and especially the attention of his Italian waitress, who was super nice with us. We took zafferano reginette, lasagne and pappardelle t all was very delicious. I do...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We love the food here! And it's affordable! We had the seafood pasta and lamb shack pasta. Both were so good. Must visit if you are in the area!

Thank Kah Hui G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-456 2544
  • E-mail
Description
Re-opened Oct 2013 under new management. No Reservations We are an Italian inspired eatery overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta is our specialty. Lovely bar area to enjoy excellent espresso or a glass of Central Otago wine, available on tap. Open 7 days and nights
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