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Di Luca's

640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 7976
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“best pizza” (3 reviews)
“take away” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were a group having a mid-winter Christmas and it was ideal. Menu is a little limited, but everyone was happy. (I went against the trend and steak and chips, but the pasta eaters were satisfied, too). Small, good service Friendly, relaxed and good value...More

1  Thank booandberry
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Two of us on holiday were looking for somewhere open at this time of the year- it was an excellent choice. Friendly, helpful, and really delicious.

Thank Ankalima
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Modest place, slightly tatty Italian decor; friendly and efficient service (though we were the only diners when we arrived); ordered two pasta dishes (so, no opinion about pizzas); one, penne matriciana (?), good; one, spaghetti a la puttanesca (a favourite of mine), not so good,...More

1  Thank alanlid
Reviewed 4 August 2016

First off we find they aren't licenced to serve alcohol - when we ask if we can go and purchase a bottle of wine told only some of their managers have certification and not tonight. Point out that a group there is drinking beer...'it's low...More

1  Thank ascval
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice food. They also have pizzas and do take away. Only thing it was cold in here had to ask for the heater to be put on. Not expensive place to eat. Good service and a friendly staff person.

1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed in Thames for one night , we decided to try italian take away , the pizza was delicious and the pasta was excellent , would recommend and if we are there again we will return.

1  Thank Lee L
Reviewed 23 June 2016

your menu stated that Pizza bases are made inhouse Sorry the base I had was commercial , and then you hadnt cooked it thru enough the base was cooked on the bottom but the inside was still very doughy You could tell it was a...More

2  Thank johntoddl
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This doesn't look like much from the outside - more like a take away than a restaurant - but looks can be deceiving. The range of options is good and authentically Italian rather than catering to the mass taste (you will not find chicken tikka...More

1  Thank Lemmus
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Finally a restaurant who can make a classic thin base Margherita without adding extra ingredients or overloading the topping. Really enjoyed it and greedily ate every piece of that large sized wonder.

1  Thank Shane D
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Oh gosh. I dont really like pizza but every now and then I relent cause my wife loves pizza. We were in Thames for the night and wanted to take fast food back to the motel and there was De Luca's in front of us....More

1  Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 AM - 10:00 AM
4:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 7976
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A warm ambient authentic italian style restaurant, perfect for dining with a group or just the two of you. We have a table outside during the warmer months for takeaway diners, and a nice takeaway waiting area. Located in the middle of town, there is plenty of parking. We are licenced and allow BYO as well. Buon appetito!!
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