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Pipi Cafe

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16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was quite excited to try out this "Pink Cafe", looked so intriguing and had a great reputation for their pizza's especially. My friend and I went in and were greeted warmly, sat down and all seemed great. We ordered our food and the waiter seemed to really know his wines etc and talked us up. We got the garlic... More 

1 Thank charlene287
Napier, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group of 9 people, 4 from Sydney, 4 from Auckland and they absolutely loved it. The garlic bread, green salads and pizzas were amazing. my favourite was the wild mushroom one. I also love their whole fish dish! Had a great time! Thanks Pipi crew!

Thank kimdavis4
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a recommendation from where we are staying - had seen and commented on the restaurant earlier in the day but may not have decided to eat here without the recommendation. That said - a great place with a brilliant atmosphere which is very busy - good to see why they don't take reservations - you just sit... More 

Thank GOMS2013
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best pizza in NZ, thin crust, great toppings, yummy sauce. And Pipi also has terrific pan seared fish, salads and other lovely food, and of course great desserts. But Pipi is also the amazing pink house, with funky candlelight and chandeliers amid picnic type benches, always packed with happy eaters, families, friends. A very kiwi place, never... More 

Thank eldichter
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

this place was carry busy but the service, atmosphere, and the food were fantastic. The business added to the ambience and the food also can swiftly. Best squid I have had.

Thank info651
Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Perfect for a casual dinner with a good selection of pizzas, small and larger plates. We started with whitebait fritters and then ate a section of pizzas, steaks and seafood dishes. Knowledgeable staff who keep things moving as it does get very busy.

Thank Shaunie888
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

FABULOUS. Best pizza ever. Heaps of atmosphere. Engaing staff..... they were great fun! Great wine and beer range. AND GIANT JAFFAS!

Thank 605marleneg
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is verybusy - so might be a different experience if you went if it was quieter. This is casual dining - so no bookings, slightly wobbly tables and self serve drinks. It's loud and not a laid back affair - it was noisy and rushed. As soon as we sat down, while one of our party was in... More 

2 Thank sarahstjohn
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Anything but fine dining, and all the better for it, ramshackle and casual, pizzas a specialty, help yourself to beers and soft drinks out of the fridge, very relaxed. A welcome change from fine dining, and will be my first choice next time I'm in town.

Thank donmalcolm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to dine here by Tony, the owner of Village motel. Travelling through with our 15 year old daughter he read our needs perfectly. On the right side of grunge Pipi delivered, in all aspects. Service, food and atmosphere. We were put outback in the tent, and whilst 'cosy' was a fun spot. The fella had flounder, which looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 8993
Phone 8778993

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