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$5 - $30
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband ordered takeaway tonight - 2x carbonara and 1x small Quattro pizza. The pasta was terrible, so much cheese on top and smelled very bad, the pasta itself tasted like oil, couldn’t taste anything else. The pizza was soggy and all toppings on one...side. I’m not one to complain this was particularly bad. As a previous pasta and pizza chef I know this was far below standard for paying $70+ for our dinner 😔More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Great service and the best Italian food we have had outside of Italy. The portions were generous and food hot.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Hadn't been here before but thought we'd try it as it was a nice day for sitting outside in the courtyard area. The fountain, chequered tablecloths and relaxed, people-watching atmosphere make it a bit different from other places. We shared a large pizza and fries...and it was a perfect lunch-sized meal for us. The pizza (chicken basilico) was delicious. The staff were lovely and friendly and the service was quick without feeling rushed.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

I enjoyed a lovely lunch here outside in the sun. The seating is very calm and peaceful, especially by the water fountain. Portions were the perfect size to eat both lunch and desert without over eating. The food here was amazing and definitely recommend. I...loved the banana split because of the creamy gelato and crunch given by the nuts, 10/10. Service here was amazing with friendly staff who were very patient and coming back during the meal to see if everything was good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

We wenst as a family to have dinner and fell in love with this beautiful restaurant. Staff are friendly and the food absolutely delicious! We will definitely go again and will take more family and friends with.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

The service was great, and the food selection was diverse. I had the seafood pasta that was delicious. The waiter was enthusiastic and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

The food and service were excellent. We couldn't fault the beautiful spaghetti dish, calzone, risotto and pizza - and the desserts were delicious! Great value for money! Thank you. We will certainly be back...

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

This restaurant was chosen by a friend whose birthday we were celebrating and he wished to try out the restaurant. The service was good considering young people were part of the team. The meal was well received by all of us and it was an...enjoyable night out.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

I love this Italian restaurant tuck in the Quality street in Heart of Whangarei. I come here every Sunday after church for their meal and beverage. Great team and service with a smile 😃..

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

Had the driest and most tasteless, yet also most expensive arancini I've ever had, which were only kind of edible because they were swimming in tomato sauce and covered with parmesan. There was supposed to be baby spinach, but didn't find it anywhere. The pizza...wouldn't even have been acceptable to me if I had bought it from a supermarket freezer and baked it myself. It's been hours now, and it's still sitting heavy on my stomach and I feel physically unwell because of it. The only thing "Italian" about it was the price, as it was complety overpriced for what it was (although I would've happily paid it for a proper meal).More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023

expensive and had to get a bite to eat after as the portions are way too small for the prices. We paid $150 per couple for 1 main & 1 glass of wine each both left hungry.. Roast spatchcock we received 1/4 of a small...bird. not enough for a small child let alone an adult.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Have been here before many years ago...was meeting my sister for lunch and she suggested this place as great pizza. Service and food absolutely on point. The pizza (meat lovers) was beautiful and the service was amazing. My only comments to the owners would be:...- Put the chequered table cloths on your outside tables so people will immediately see it is an Italian restaurant - get some comfy cushions for your chairs. Chairs are great but the cushions on them do nothing for comfort - hang some lovely flowering baskets so it would have some.more ambience - clean the water feature! Was lovely sitting next to it and hearing the water trickle but the bottom was all green! Not pleasant to look at. Overall an amazing place but with a couple of small tweaks could be even betterMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023

We got an explanation of how busy they were to start with, followed by a whole number of dishes not being available. The menu was definitely not Italian. Apart from some pasta dishes & pizza you seem to get at many places. I ordered a...lamb dish, asking for medium rare more on the rare side - it was completely cooked through, dry, tough & tasteless. No juise with the dish either, only some very basic roast potatoes & I had a mushroom sauce. My friend ordered the same dish as per menu - her minty pea mash was a tiny smidge on the plate. So essentially we had tough lamb with dry roasted potatoes. Not good, even for the average price charged. Our shared salad was nice though - greens with walnuts & blue cheese. The service was lacking. A couple of untrained waiters rather hectically tried to get things done & promptly forgot our cutlery & my drink. After finishing the lamb dish we disappeared quickly after payment ... We didn't want to be surprised by a substandard dessert ...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

Very average. Ordered a small pizza, which they should emphasise small, it was tiny - more like a child’s pizza. For $15 I would have expected more.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022

Pizza was not great- not terrible, but a bit of a mess- crust was poor and canned artichokes and olives. Not very Italian.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Charmaine R
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Hi Charmaine, Thank you for coming at lunch time and I really appreciate that u still remember our Spaghetti Meatballs. This place hasn't changed the hands since April 18. We try to bring different dishes. As you are aware... More
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AMICI ITALIAN CAFE AND RESTAURANT, Whangarei - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Amici Italian Cafe and Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Amici Italian Cafe and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5