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Bona Cafe

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286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 8866
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been at Bona countless times and it's always such a pleasure to come back. Super friendly staff, reasonable prices, free BYO and the restaurant looks good. Food is always delicious. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Synne Mari A
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went for Valentine's day and had a great experience. The staff is friendly, service was fast, and the food was great.

Thank Pedro S
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I stopped into Bona Cafe on a whim. There is some nice outdoor seating, and it looked like a nice Italian cafe. The alfredo I ordered was done perfectly, and the owner was delightful. The prices were reasonable.

Thank Lindsay W
Auckland, New Zealand
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505 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Down the 3 Lamps end of Ponsonby Road Bona Cafe offers a good Pizza and Pasta menu at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is run by a friendly family and the service is quick and attentive, they are open from 12pm till late 7 days a week and are ideal for dinner or lunch. They are BYOW and do not... More 

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wow! From ordering to the actual delivery and subsequent consumption of the food, I was thrilled. Easy to order online, delivery was within the estimated time. The delivery guy was lovely, called out "see you next time!", the food was amazing. I will definitely be back!

1 Thank Helen L
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Small boutique family run business with beautiful personal service. All manner of Italian fair available (pizza, pasta, salads and fish). Menu is very well priced making it an ideal venue for hungry young families. Great wine list and only $5 a glass, best bargain in Auckland.

Thank Andrew B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lunch today, shared a very yummy Pizza with my husband for lunch, nice service, good value, going to go back for dinner next week

Thank Frances195522
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

There is no doubt the restaurant is small and fills up quickly. It has a charm about it and even with a handful of guests seems to have atmosphere. Have been three times now and each visit have headed straight to pizza menu. It is my kinda pizza..not over the top...thin base with ample toppings. It is BYO also so... More 

Thank Peter T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Love coming to this place. The waitress always remembers who we are and gives us amazing service. The food is great and well priced. Its worth driving all the way from West Auckland to eat here.

Thank Sakon B
Pukerau, Southland
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

A group of four had a marvellous evening meal. The service was very good, the selection amazing, and the taste wonderful! Each of us chose something completely different and we were all very happy with our choices. The only minus has nothing to do with the food, service,, or reasonable pricing, it was just that the cafe is cramped. Maybe... More 

Thank PukHawk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 8866

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