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Me Ne Frego

#368 of 1,773 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

After living in Italy for 10 months. Coming back to Auckland and finding a genuine classic Italian restaurant was a struggle but Me ne Frego ticks all the boxes! We are regulars now and have been through the menu many times over.

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Thank lauretta30
Paris
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We go here often and have never been disappointed. Always filled with regulars. Food is always appetizing and the wait is never too long. The only risk is that you have to remember to book on weekend nights or miss out.

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Thank ParisKiwi
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Again we were not disappointed. We took friends and it was their first time. Four seperate meals and each thought it was the best. The service was excellent. Friendly and helpful. Our guest absolutely loved the tripe dish. Loads of choice and very tasty well cooked food. Steak perfect, beef cheeks delicious and rack of lamb cooked to perfection. They... More 

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Greymouth
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

In spite of the horrendous weather outside, we enjoyed our evening thanks to the warm welcome and good food. I loved the Pear Helena that I chose for dessert.

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Thank OldandGreyontop
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Having dined here I'm perplexed as to why it rates so well. Decidedly average with a surly restaurateur who makes you feel like a hassle for being there.

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Thank Peter_C_Auckland_NZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Atmosphere good. All starters are pretty much breads of various sorts- all mains except for pasta come with roast potatoes and salad. 2 diners had the roast meat selection which they were happy with, 1 had the lamb rack and 1 had penne pasta. All were happy. Turning people away on Friday night. Thought price had gone up since last... More 

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Thank kiwifood2015
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Have been here 3 times and it has got worse each time. The first time we went we loved it and thought we had found our new favourite Italian, the beef check was amazing and the pasta was great. Our second visit was not so great however, we ordered prawns with garlic and white wine but it was pretty tasteless,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Warm welcome on arrival. Friendly service, could be better if we were recommended some chef special dishes. All dishes were well executed and presented with no fancy deco but nice warm family style touch. The chef is a master!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We came to Me Ne Frego after deciding to turn left as we left our motel, after exploring the options in the area we came to we returned to Me Ne, and absolutely loved the experience. Meals were large (hubby and I shared a main between us) and well presented and tasted fantastic, service was great, and certainly a place... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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158 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This must be one of my favourites and we always come back here after trying a few other places. It is always busy, the ambience and staff are wonderful and you can't beat the food. Great pizza, lovely pasta and some wonderful tomato based European dishes are complimented by good value wine and beer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Manukau Road | Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Description
Lovely unique, quirky little restaurant. Chef/owner. Established several years.
Open 365 days per year. Dinners only.

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