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Osteria Matamata

59 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 5652
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (38 reviews)
“gelato” (9 reviews)
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a lunch in Matamata and chose this restaurant instead of the numerous fast food dives. Service was fast and the food very good.

Thank michael_smith56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy afternoon visiting the Blue Spring (near the headwaters of the Waihou River) and the Okoroire Hot Springs, we only got into Matamata at 7.45pm, but the staff at the Osteria were only too happy to accommodate our dinner needs. Well done, for...More

Thank RowenaB6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps if you were carnivorous this upmarket restaurant would be a better choice. Vegetarians have some tasty options but nothing outstanding. Service, however, was excellent - attentive and friendly without being ingratiating. Of the few actual restaurants in Matamata, this by far the best.

Thank Bodhidasa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this restaurant as we were travelling to the campsite we planned on staying at in the first week of our trip to NZ. The owner of the campsite was very enthusiastic about the food when we asked her if she had eaten at...More

Thank Carole R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In all honesty, I’d rate this a 3,5/5, but I can’t, and my experience was definitely not 4/5, so it’s a three. As my title says, it has great potential. With just a few minor tweaks this could be a great, upscale restaurant. I felt...More

Thank Xinhui Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked for a place for dinner and came across this stylish Italian restaurant. I'm not a vegetarian but thought the vegetarian pizza sounded appealing - it was amazing! Probably one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten. Boyfriend had a delicious spaghetti bolognese. Good...More

Thank SarahHall773
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We walked in the wrong door and graciously ushered into the other side of the restaurant that was not being renovated. Our waitress was amazing everything she recommended was fantastic! The sources on the shrimp was delicious, and the pork belly was so crisp and...More

Thank 397nikki
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Osteria is half way between our home town and our home away from home town. Suffice to say we frequent it once every 8 weeks on average, with the kids at the end of a weekend away. We are always unannounced but having said that...More

1  Thank NZSugar
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lunch on our way back to Auckland. We just walked in without reservation, service was lovely! Staff was very friendly and helpful! Food was really really good! One of the best bruschetta I have eaten in my life! Definitely recommend this place!

Thank TeneSaarva
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I had lunch with my friends. Cozy place, great atmosphere and outstanding food. One of a few great Italian restaurants in NZ. I would definitely go back - strongly recommend it.

Thank ClaudioT1076
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Hello....their menu should be up on their website..... you won't be disappointed no matter what you choose.
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Response from KiwiPaddyH | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I don't know either Try their website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Broadway, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-888 5652
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