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Me Ne Frego

301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (5 reviews)
“italian food” (8 reviews)
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Italian, European
$$ - $$$
301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Franco really was one out of the box - if you wanted to eat what he fancied cooking, you'd get a superb meal. If not, you took your chances. The name says it all, I loved the quirky approach

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

After living in Italy for 10 months. Coming back to Auckland and finding a genuine classic Italian restaurant was a struggle but Me ne Frego ticks all the boxes! We are regulars now and have been through the menu many times over.

Thank lauretta30
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We go here often and have never been disappointed. Always filled with regulars. Food is always appetizing and the wait is never too long. The only risk is that you have to remember to book on weekend nights or miss out.

Thank ParisKiwi
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Again we were not disappointed. We took friends and it was their first time. Four seperate meals and each thought it was the best. The service was excellent. Friendly and helpful. Our guest absolutely loved the tripe dish. Loads of choice and very tasty well...More

Thank keriansav
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

In spite of the horrendous weather outside, we enjoyed our evening thanks to the warm welcome and good food. I loved the Pear Helena that I chose for dessert.

Thank OldandGreyontop
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Having dined here I'm perplexed as to why it rates so well. Decidedly average with a surly restaurateur who makes you feel like a hassle for being there.

Thank Peter_C_Auckland_NZ
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Atmosphere good. All starters are pretty much breads of various sorts- all mains except for pasta come with roast potatoes and salad. 2 diners had the roast meat selection which they were happy with, 1 had the lamb rack and 1 had penne pasta. All...More

Thank kiwifood2015
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Have been here 3 times and it has got worse each time. The first time we went we loved it and thought we had found our new favourite Italian, the beef check was amazing and the pasta was great. Our second visit was not so...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Warm welcome on arrival. Friendly service, could be better if we were recommended some chef special dishes. All dishes were well executed and presented with no fancy deco but nice warm family style touch. The chef is a master!

1  Thank Jonny487
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We came to Me Ne Frego after deciding to turn left as we left our motel, after exploring the options in the area we came to we returned to Me Ne, and absolutely loved the experience. Meals were large (hubby and I shared a main...More

1  Thank Tricia D
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
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Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several years.
Open 365 days per year. Dinners only.
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