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265 Albany Highway Albany | North Shore, New Zealand
+64 9-448 5195
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Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 6 adults and 2 children. Sunday afternoon. Great food, friendly staff. Let us decorate and bring birthday cake for 60th. service is relaxed - there is more of a 'sit back and relax' atmosphere, which is a nice change from feeling that you are being rushed. Great selection of meals and wines. A bit on the expensive side... More 

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Thank Conscot63
Auckland, New Zealand
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257 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to e Cucina many times and always thought service and food was great. I was a little disappointed with the recent breakfast I had there. My friend ordered a fruit salad which said it had summer fruits. It was basically apple and 5 berries. I had smashed avocado with feta. Afraid I couldn't see the feta. Service... More 

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1 Thank 67TravelBug67
Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I arrived at 630, about 15 minutes before my friend. Luckily it was no more than 15 minutes or I'd have called her and told her I'd meet her somewhere else. I walked in to an empty restaurant and 5 or 6 faces staring at me like I'd crashed a funeral. "Hello?" they said, like they were closed; but they... More 

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Thank Kate317
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This has been a local of ours for many years. Great food, great wine and awesome staff. Definitely recommend it for a great night out. Breakfasts are awesome too. Love the canelleni beans and chorizo!

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1 Thank I4262DKandrewh
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My then-fiancée and I decided to have our post-wedding dinner here - one of the reasons we decided on this was the professionalism and friendliness with which our queries were handled prior to actually confirming our booking. We dealt with more than one person before hand, mainly via telephone and email (including Cam and Slav) but Marina ended up being... More 

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1 Thank lmcs1104
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The food is fabulous, the service was great - you know when you are witnessing good service, when the owner remembers your coffee order, when you have a regular networking meeting there with 20 other women - he remembers everyone's order! Great for breakfast meetings, lunch or dinner with an area that can be shut off.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I don't know why I have been back to this place more than once! Maybe I keep expecting it to improve.... The staff are friendly enough, but the food doesn't deliver for the prices charged. In fact, on the face of it, the menu reads really well. Italian. Love Italian and the menu has you salivating. However, quality of food... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had a work dinner for 8 people and we were staying local to the restaurant so to be fair I had low expectations; but what a pleasant surprise. The service was excellent, our waitress was engaging and helped with food and wine selections. I had the whitebait entree and was VERY happy, and the snapper fillet with risotto as... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Quick coffee before heading home, but could not resist there lovely scones. My companions also had a very fresh cronut? Looked delicious. Nice selection of both scones and cronuts if you did not want a full lunch.

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1 Thank rossndi2015
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Popped in for an early light dinner and a glass of vino on our way in to the City for a show. An excellent menu and comprehensive wine list. We shared 3 starters which complimented our drinks and satisfied our tummies. Service was attentive and friendly. We live north of Auckland and this is one of our "go to" spots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Albany Highway Albany | North Shore, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-448 5195

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