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Prodigal Daughter

123 Main Street | Wakelin House, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 8869
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“cured meats” (17 reviews)
“pancetta” (23 reviews)
“pork” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
123 Main Street | Wakelin House, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My meal was superb. A divine looking round of crispy golden porchetta sitting atop a mound of fennel slaw and set off with fried capers sitting to the side. A circle of plum sauce provided colour and a border around the plate. It looked divine....More

Thank poohtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We "discovered" La Pancetta's delightful outdoor dining area on Friday 26th January our way to Napier. Most impressed with the tranquil setting, the food and the service. Plenty of space for bigger groups - highly recommend this for lunch or dinner - Keith

Thank Rynee12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a last minute walk in and were beautifully accommodated. Lovely people but service was haphazard. Waited a while to order a drink and then another little while to order. Food was ok - prawn pasta - good flavours, salmon on beetroot and rocket...More

1  Thank ediths896
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Having experienced many wonderful restaurants around NZ on our farewell tour, La Pancetta was a real highlight. We were craving something refreshing and Rachael delivered in spades. We visited late on a quiet Thursday so were spoilt with delightful conversation of enviable European experiences. The...More

Thank RhysterNZ
Rachel P, Owner at Prodigal Daughter, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Well it was lovely to meet you, talk Europe and meet you. So glad you enjoyed your evening with us, and do keep in touch! Rachel Owner/Chef

Reviewed 4 January 2018

We phoned late for our booking so Rachel suggested some potato skins for our arrival from a bush walk, with a glass of mineral water quickly poured before we enjoyed a slow glass of prosecco while we chose: spicy squid tentacles and house-cured salmon, then...More

Thank Ruth898
Rachel P, Owner at Prodigal Daughter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks and good to see you both back here! Always happy to cook for you, and glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful location in the heart of Greytown. We celebrated New Years here and were not disappointed, wonderful home cooking at it’s best, with friendly staff and great attention at all times. We had a selection of Cheese Balls(wonderful) followed by a selection of...More

Thank Trenham Ian Weatherhead
Rachel P, Owner at Prodigal Daughter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Go here every time i travel through Grey town. The food is great. The cured meats are excellent. Don't go past call in and treat yourself.

Thank jaspd
Rachel P, Owner at Prodigal Daughter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks for your lovely comments, we look forward to seeing you here again soon.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived for lunch slightly later than usual on a very hot sunny day. We were the only customers and chose a shaded table outside in the lovely courtyard. It was such a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere surrounded by climbing plants, citrus trees and herbs which...More

Thank zuchinibee
Rachel P, Owner at Prodigal Daughter, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks for dining with us at La Pancetta, and thanks for sharing the pleasure of your experience. We look forward to seeing you here again and Mia is waiting!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food - ate tapa style which suits our family - we share and want to try everything! We ate in the garden which gave us privacy and we were well looked after by our welcoming host Rachel and her staff. We will come again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rachel P, Owner at Prodigal Daughter, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks, it was lovely to have you all in the kitchen garden!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We enjoyed our pizza and drinks on a quiet evening. Staff were very friendly and we'd recommend this place to anyone. Well Done

Thank Bryan F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$95
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Main Street | Wakelin House, Greytown 5712, New Zealand (Formerly La Pancetta)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Greytown
  • Phone Number: +64 6-304 8869
  • E-mail
Restaurant, bar, deli shop Artisan producer of Prodigsl Daughter cured meats and smoked meats Courtyard dining, outdoor kitchen, kitchen garden Italian flavours We cater for boutique weddings and special occasions Or just pop in and pick something up from the deli to take home, or sit in the courtyard enjoying a glass of rose and an Italian snack
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