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Pipi Cafe

16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (155 reviews)
“flounder” (20 reviews)
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for a staff dinner and the pizzas were superb! we had so many selections and it great you had GF pizzas.

Thank Abby M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

lovely and rustic and at home feel. lots of families getting pizza. in door and out dining. get your own drinks out of the old fridge. We had whole fish a flounder and a petite streak. Both were good. Great stop in a small rural...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pipi was a cute pink restaurant, funky ambience. You serve yourself to drinks from the fridges and then just tell them what you took later, which is a nice honour system thing - the Moa cider we had was delicious. The pizza was good, once...More

Thank travelwgtn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner then other night for my birthday and we all loved it , great food and wine and the staff were great , the guy who looked after our table was amazing great service and very friendly! Even brought out a small...More

1  Thank rodney688
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family, family get together. Food is amazing. Service is real good . The boys are great company who run the place. Not much else I can say but well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Rodchiz
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is certainly different for the unexperienced but have to love it - atmosphere is awesome and pizza to die for! Long live pipi in the village and also loving the pipi truck

Thank Kiwis24
Reviewed 28 August 2017

An easy place to pop in for a relaxed, no frills pizza or meal. Very friendly and prompt service. Lots of families dining and kids clearly feel very at home here. It's nothing flash but great for a group or family at a reasonable price...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very popular busy eatery, I wouldn't go there if I was the kind of person that worries about having her table cleared but I'm not so I LOVED it!! Awesome value, great vibe

Thank f0odie300
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Looks like the place to be even on a Sunday night. As always, fantastic atmosphere, food, wine and service. Cannot fault. If you're after silver service and quiet table talk this is NOT the place for you. This is like a family cantina with a...More

Thank Matherx5
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Tuesday evening in August. Cold night. Warm heater at the door. Caroline had bought the cookbook by Alexandra Tylee earlier that day and wanted to try a few of her recipes - one, possibly the original recipe Cafe de Paris butter. Pipi doesn't take bookings...More

Thank Ronald A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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Pipi is all about you the customer we don’t mind if you come in your muddy gumboots or your Gucci stilettos, or if you drink Bollinger with your pizza or house red. We are very lucky in Hawkes Bay to be surrounded by wonderful produce and wine and our menu very much reflects this, where possible everything is local and organic. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take what we do very seriously. Using the best freshest ingredients and cooking them to best bring out their natural flavours. Pipi was born out of my love of my children and food and now 15 years later this has not changed at all and is still at the heart of everything we do.
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