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$8 - $36
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely setting. It’s was very warm, inviting, rustic looking restaurant. Place doesn’t take bookings but we only waited at the bar 10-15min on a Friday night and our table was ready. Waitresses were lovely and super helpful. Food was tasty but a tad overpriced for...what it was - Pizza and Pasta.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

This place looked great as we walked in. Very busy and a 45 minute wait so we sat by the amazing fire and had a couple of drinks while we waited for a table. Once seated service was fast as far as ordering was concerned......then...the wheels fell off. It took about another 45 mins to get our under cooked, under flavoured pizzas and to top it off overcharged at the till upon leaving. The best thing about this joint is the fire and the door outa there.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

With friends visiting Wanaka, pizzas at The Cow seemed a great option; the team there did not disappoint! Large fresh pizzas, very flavoursome - and gluten free options of course. Delicious meal, nice busy atmosphere and friendly staff throughout. Need to get back again soon...for sureMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

We were a group of 8 so we headed here early to ensure we snared a table. The staff were very helpful setting us up at a cosy outdoor table. The service was attentive and the pizza was lovely (3 seafood and 1 portafino). A...great reward meal after two days of biking on the Round the Mountain Trail.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

Hit the spot for our hungry family of 5 after a long hike (Rob Roy Glacier). Large and tasty pasta dishes (Bolognese, mushroom, seafood sauces) and we shared their signature pizza and a couple of side salads. Prompt and friendly service at a reasonable, no...frills price.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

Food is just delicious, best garlic bread I ever had, need 3 people to eat one, portions are really generous. The staff will do the works for you to have a good time. Thanks

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Gutted as we are locals and tonight we took our family there and our pizzas were very disappointing. It’s usually so reliable.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022

Sitting here at a table so far food has been ok but the 2 women who have served us are atrocious I have never experienced service so rude. So far we have had one snapping at us on the verge of breaking down. Then assigned...a waitress who So far has been rude, snappy, (snapped at a child to sit down) forced us to take a benched table after we were settled in the booths I asked for (8 of us dinning) Then when taking our order she basically walked up said "garlic bread to start yes and then walked away without waiting for us to respond.... Seriously need to consider retraining staff and reminding them customer service and happy patrons should be the focus more than pushing $ per hour. Being from the southern south island this is not what southern hospitality is about...More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

Eat here every trip to wanaka and it's always fantastic. Nice staff, lovely rustic interior, just super relaxing and comfortable environment. Love the garlic bread mini loaf!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

We had three takeaway pizza’s, they were undercooked greasy pizzas with no care. One was ok, the other two we put into the oven to finish cooking.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 January 2022

We have ordered takeaway pizzas only and the staff are friendly and get our orders out in good time (20-30 mins). They are *really* cheesy though and the flavours do get lost a bit with cheese and more cheese. I'd like to see some more...refined pizzas, less cheese, and some different flavours.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

The pizza's were disapointing good bases gf but hard to tell what the toppings were just covered in cheese and more cheese. This is "not gourmet pizza" most bars do it better! And cheaper. Nice atmosphere but wont go again. They got our pizza order...wrong and to their credit gave us another one foc but hard to tell the diference in taste! Chef looked very stressed and overworked.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

We hadn’t been to the Queenstown Cow so this was our first experience. We loved it! It’s very small and they don’t take bookings, but we went about 6:30 and got a table - the candlelight was a nice touch too. The garlic bread is...next level, and our pasta dishes (seafood and bolognaise) were generous and tasty. We had a great night here!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

So I love the cow in Queenstown such a great experience and thought this would be the same, so excited. Went tonight and was like they wanted us to hurry through, tried to slow them down, ordered couple bottles of wine. Food was so so...average and service didn’t exist. The location and atmosphere next to the fire is great. Wouldn’t go back. Very expensive, $350 for 4 of us, BYO was $17 per bottleMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious & fabulous service! We visited over Easter weekend and whilst we didn’t have a booking, we didn’t have to wait too long at the bar for a table. The service was friendly, efficient and we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant too. It...has a wood fire and was warm and cosy on a cold night. We each had a different pizza and loved our choices. Very fresh ingredients and beautifully cooked. Reasonably priced and a great drinks menu so we will be sure to visit next time we’re in Wanaka.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Yes, The Cow offers takeaway services.

The Cow is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5