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“Excellent Italian Food and other fares”
Review of Baduzzi

Baduzzi
Ranked #43 of 2,456 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baduzzi is located at the west end of the Viaduct Harbor. It is a good walk from the viaduct park in downtown but we were able to park no far from Baduzzi (2 blocks) in Pakenham St or Madden St. The parking is free or paid depending on the days of the week and the hours. There are machines where you can go and pay for your parking and there they tell you the parking days, hours and prices.
Leaving the logistics let’s talk about Baduzzi. The food is real Italian food. The sauce is of good taste without being too strong. You can taste the freshness of the tomato, the basil and the garlic.
They offer not only typical Italian food but also steaks and a variety of fish dishes the appetizers are superb. Good selection of wines and beers.
I highly recommend it. Also, it would be wise to make reservations since it is a restaurant with very good reputation and it is always full. The first time we were lucky they had a cancellation and we just got right in. The second time we went with the intention of trying some of the food that I observed being served to other table, we were not so lucky so we ended up eating somewhere else that does not worth reviewing.

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Thank derbunker
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We selected Baduzzi after checking Trip Advisor as our dinner the night before had been lacklustre.

Baduzzi had a lot of excellent reviews and our experience was also excellent.

We had a very attentive and polite waiter.

We tried the famed “buttered pasta”, “duck pasta” and “pan steak”, along with some green vegetables. All were excellent.

I particularly enjoyed the steak.

The wine by the glass was “Caruso” which was very drinkable and accompanied the meal well.

With the mains being so good, we simply couldn’t go past the desserts. One was the “Italian trifle” and the other was the chocolate torte with raspberry coulis. Both were excellent.

Whilst the Main wasn’t enormous, with some of the pasta and the vegetables, dessert was a little bit of a challenge. But I was glad to try it all as nothing disappointed.

10 out of 10 for the food and service. This place should be on the list to visit for tourists and locals alike.

Thank AndrewTravelsAbroad
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

If in Auckland make sure you dine at the Italian restaurant Baduzzi. It will be a taxi ride for some, and a pleasant walk for others. The restaurant is located on the bustling Jellicoe Street precinct of the North Wharf.
Wild mushroom gnocchetti with black pig and truffle would have to be one of tthe most sensational dishes I have experienced. The aromas and flavours unsurpassed.
The service is what one would want of any restaurant, and the added bonus of Italian warmth and NZ hospitality is a gem.
This is a 'must do'. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We returned to what is becoming one of our most favourite restaurants! The lobster balls are still the same as when they began and as for the Hapuka Bolognese, well, that is just amazing. The staff are great, forever helpful and friendly - ensuring that we will continue to return here. Thanks guys, we had another great time here.

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Thank Takapuna
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was our first time in this place and I must say, very impressive!

Staff: Super friendly and accommodating. Excellent explanation of the menu.
Food: 6 points out of 5. It's hard to describe the experience. The taste and presentation were on a different level compared to other Italian places in Auckland. The taste of food is just so much richer and profound.

Looking forward to our next visit to try the entire menu!

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Thank Tim S
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