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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

We read some reviews and decided to give it a go. Rafaello’s service was prompt and entertaining, would take time white each table to connect and ensure they were having a good time. The food was great, took me back to dinner with my Italian...grandparents and my trip through Italy! The perfect selection of wines to match and carefully selected. Will definitely come back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing service and stunning food. We will definitely be back. I am already planning my next meal. We were treated like regulars even though it was our first time.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a real gem. We really enjoyed our meal - deliciously authentic food, entertaining personal service and great wine suggestions.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eleven of us. Excellent service, delicious food and lovely Italian Reds. Very happy diners. Will definitely be back. Thank You.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most amazing, ridiculous culinary value in New Zealand. Since I live in Timaru, I do not get good Italian restaurant food without leaving town. So anything legitimate Italian is a plus for me. But we had such a great meal at Babagatto...on Friday night we came back for a lunch the next day. The BEST restaurant dining, at any price, I have had in several years. And the hospitality is above and beyond. Do not miss.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

My 8 yr old daughter and I had an awesome early evening experience with authentic Italian food. The host was awesome, very welcoming and accommodating of a special request for pasta olio and Parmigiano. The tagliatelli was delicious, the wine awesome. Tiramisu and coffee also...and very fine grappa. Great service, great food, great experience. Thanks Babagatto.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

Outstanding service and some of the best Italian food in NZ. Great wine list and as authentic as it gets.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

Love, Loved our meal here. Decor and atmosphere was great. Nice reasonably priced wines and super yummy food! Host/owner is fab and made our night! Don’t usually order Bolognaise but we let him choose for us and we shared for an entree..... delicious and super...tasty! Pork Main was delicious also. Molten Chocolate Cake was perfect and Tiramisu very good. Awesome food, very reasonably priced and totally recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

Rang up, just in town for the evening, very appropriate meal for a warm evening, simple tasteful food, both in presentation and in the mouth, good service, friendly and knowledgeable, staff hardworking. Everything just so even to the cool enough water. Ravioli, just great.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 21 January 2021

Awesome service! We were seated promptly even without reservation, and the enthusiastic waiter (later found out his name was Raf) was very welcoming and funny. Nice atmosphere. We ordered homemade pork pasta and lasagna, and tiramisu for dessert. The food itself was good, but I...think the amount could have been bigger (we paid $13 for a small mug of tiramisu). But other than that, our experience was great! The waiter occasionally checked in with us (me and my sister) and we shared good talks.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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