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“Good Food and Service”
Review of Ortolana

Ortolana
Ranked #51 of 2,468 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu offered a good range of Italian styled dishes, supported by a good beverage selection.

The food was well presented and tasty and service friendly and efficient.

A personal bugbear though - when presented with the credit card payment device, it was automatically setup to request a tip. A sign of seeing customers as cash cows, even worse considering that the prices on the menu aren't the cheapest around either.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

A great position, down near the water, in a contemporary retail precinct. The food was delicious, handmade pasta dishes and great flavours. Sit out the front and enjoy people watching (I know you secretly love it). The restaurant was presented well externally, the tables and chairs in good condition and the service was great. The staff were attentive, and timing was good - even considering it was very busy. Portion size was also great, you wont feel like your in a food coma when you leave.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Smart_Traveller_Aust
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Ortolana after hearing good reviews while travelling to Auckland recently. The service was bad, with 3 different wait staff all forgetting us at different times - it took forever to get a drink. The meals were executed well but didn't have the wow factor we had hoped for. Piadina lacked punch, ham hock gnocchi was fine as was Angus. The deal breaker was the filthy bathroom. We wouldn't go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MelKay4126
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Fabulous location in downtown Auckland, just back from the water.
Very upmarket restaurant, and I was really excited to go....
But really limited vegan options.
I could only choose side dishes, and it's very expensive for what it is.
We wouldn't bother going back, due to lack of options versus the high cost of it.
Still, it had a nice atmosphere and the staff were very nice, hence the 3/5.

Rox - Legally Blonde Vegan :)

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Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank LegallyBlondeVegan
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Had met Family and Friends for pre concert dinner. Staff friendly and welcoming. Food delicious. Desserts Devine. Totally recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jodee R
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