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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (13 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
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South American, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

We have eaten here several times over the past few months, as a couple, and with groups of friends. The food is consistently good, including vegetarian options that often tempt the meat-eaters as well, with the ravioli a favourite. Excellent wine list which also includes...More

Thank limolly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb beef cheeks. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff. Wonderful selection of food on the menu. Beautiful wine. We will return.

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere. neat little restaurant . Rather noisy, but I guess its just very popular. had a very nice meal :)

Thank Bron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how many times we have been here. When we came first it was Italian, and we had complimentary Limoncello! That was top class. However now it is a little different, South American, I believe the current owners used to work here, then bought...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went with a group of ladies for desert, it was delish. there was absolutly no complaints fromany of us. The Atmosphere is also amazing.

Thank Marci W
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I have NEVER seen an apple crumble like the one we had on Saturday night. It consisted of half a very hard apple (couldnt get the spoon through it or eat it ) and literally a few crumbs to the side!

Thank PMR1
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Tasty food in a lovely building. Service efficient but perfunctory. Menu limited, portions small and not good value for money

Thank suedownton59
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

First time staying in Oamaru, I was keen to try out the No.1 ranked restaurant. I phoned once. No reply. Waited 10 minutes. Rang again. No reply. Meanwhile looking up where else I could go. Nothing else was interesting me so I tried one last...More

Thank Phil I
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Easily the best restaurant in Oamaru. Owned and operated by two friendly South Americans who also own and neighbouring Tees St cafe (also recommended). I have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed. The type of dining experience you would expect...More

Thank Wand3rlustKiwi
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I have read some of the reviews and I think I must have eaten in another restaurant. Yes the food was slow coming out of the kitchen but when you saw what was on the plate of course it would take time. This establishment is...More

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18 January 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
18 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5696
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Situated at the south end of Thames St ( the gateway to the Victorian Precinct ) OPEN Monday - Saturday at 5pm - late ( our kitchen closes normally at 9pm but if it's busy we stay open until later). Here at Cucina, we strive towards creating a consistently comfortable and enjoyable environment, in which you can appreciate Oamaru’s finest fare with your friends and family. We believe in supporting local business, in which incorporates fresh produce. Our intention is to create a restaurant filled with great food, beer and wine, and most importantly, enjoyable times, wherein maintaining a high standard of integrity.
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