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The Cow

33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic bread” (36 reviews)
“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (157 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a specialty pizza and pasta restaurant. They do not take bookings, so turn up and take pot luck. Our wait time was minimal, service efficient, and food delivered quickly.

Thank 701blairf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ordered two pizzas and a garlic bread takeaway. Pizza doe was hard and chewy. Bolognese pizza was just a strong tomato and cheese flavour. Our kids live spaghetti bolognese but wouldn’t touch the pizza. The other was her majesty’s with the same doe and little...More

Thank Armsie78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the pizza. Ordered 2 small pizzas for dinner and still took a "doggy bag" Great flavours, beautiful crust and generous toppings. Very homely, warm environment.

Thank nz0064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would rather be writing about the awesome warm and welcoming vibe of this place. Unfortunately the service was awful. Like, really rude and unhelpful. The pizza was not bad ( but not as good as the awesome pizza at the top of treble cone)...More

Thank chargarama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the end of a long Monday on the snow. After waiting for more than 40mins we were the second to last cover for the evening. The architecture and fit-out show exceptional attention to detail. Unfortunately the staff (who appeared more interested in...More

Thank 5pointsmatters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived here for two seasons now and only tried the cow for the first time last night and wish I had tried sooner. I had always said that there wasn’t a decent pizza place in Wanaka and I was wrong! The pizza is...More

Thank BMM1509
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We went twice on our ski trip. Mulled wine, home made Pasta or Pizza. Open fires. Warm welcome. Get down to The Cow.

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been visiting the cow Queenstown for over 25 years and have visited the Wanaka version for years too. It’s on our family to do list every time we are in Otago. Great pizza, super delicious garlic bread, fantastic ambiance (love the big fire and...More

Thank lifetolive2014
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome garlic bread, awesome Pizza-Her Majestys and great service. The salad very fresh and crisp. Well done

Thank Rosco1951
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the pizza, the pasta was over cooked so made it way to sticky. The service was nice but one waiter kept hovering which I don’t like, surely if your looking for something to do go clean something. I like mood lighting but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269
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Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.
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