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Al Centro Restaurant & Bar

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105 Hautapu Street, Taihape, New Zealand
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Geraldton, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extra good service from the team here, no trouble with what I asked for and whacked up a bloody good meal, good size too. Will certainly visit again

Thank truckn04
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A great meal enjoyed by all. Food was fantastic - service was great as we had over 80 people on the night. This was more people than anticipated so they did really well. Bar service was spot on. Thanks Elsie & Petro xx

Thank 95trishp
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went to Al Centro Restaurant for a birthday dinner and had the buffet option, only half our guests got to eat as the restaurant had plenty of months notice of our arrival, they ran out of food and didn't restock the buffet. no refund was offered to those that didn't get to eat, however our meal was very nice,... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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343 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stopped off on route to Taupo, we had the best fish n chips ever! Fresh fresh fish, and a great serving of chips. Would really recommend any one to stop here and eat.

Thank PaulineTAntrum
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was part of a group of 15 people that dropped in without a booking on a Saturday evening. Despite only being staffed for an averagely quite night the took the bboking but warned the service might be a bit slow. The coped very well. Menus came out quickly and the overall service was very timely - just over an... More 

Thank DavidGSI
Taihape, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A good range of European food including Italian dishes. Good steaks and superb takeaway fish and chips.

Thank chaznmaddy
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

On an overnight stay, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner, and this place sounded good. Though midweek it seemed to be quite busy with a couple of parties by the look of it. We were seated and attended to promptly, and menus supplied. Hmmm. City prices in a small country town! Anyway, we ordered - me a marsala veal... More 

Thank 121Kiwitraveller
Ohingaiti, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you want a steak cooked the best or mouth watering scallops you just have to go here and experience it. We have been heaps of times and it is always the best whether just as a couple or for a celebration birthday etc

Thank G524MKann
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Service was fast and friendly, and the staff were incredibly nice, but this just can't make up for the fact that the food was really, really poor. A Spaghetti Carbonara special was scrambled egg mixed through spaghetti. Spaghetti Bolognese just minced meat and pasta. Both were tasteless and greasy, but expensively priced. We only had the pasta dishes, so in... More 

Thank Matt S
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The service was prompt and friendly. good variety on the menu. flexible to meet our allergy requirements. food was great

Thank Sylviasstyle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Hautapu Street, Taihape, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Taihape
Delicious and well priced, their steaks are just amazing!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?