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The Cow

33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (33 reviews)
“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (140 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 15 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place one evening when on a holiday, so glad we did. Amazing food, the spaghetti it's so good, we also ordered a vegetarian pizza, that was amazing too. The garlic loaf is huge! And well worth it. Love the restaurant itself, cosy...More

Thank cedricdiggory
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The cow. Weird name for a pizzeria, but it makes sense when you step into the restaurant and know the story of the name. The restaurant has an original concept design, that of a barn. The setting is so cosy, you enjoy it while waiting...More

Thank MichaelHabre
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

True replica of the Queenstown Cow. Great to be able to sit by the fire while enjoying our woodfired pizzas and wine. Friendly staff and nothing seemed a problem.

Thank kjalpacas
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

You can't dine here and not grab a garlic bread. They are freakin' delicious. Pizza is nice and you can get half and half on large pizzas. Service friendly, atmosphere warm and inviting.

Thank meikadalton
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Who would think that a restaurant named the Cow would have fantastic Italian food!? So glad we found it as it is off the beaten path but down a wonderful little alley up the hill from the lake. The garlic bread is amazing and we...More

Thank k9loves
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Not gonna lie, I thought this was going to be another place to grab a steak! It wasn't. Its just delicious italian pizza and pasta. With a glass of mulled rose, it was a taste sensation! So, best pizza in town with an abundant NZs...More

Thank Morris B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Tucked away but worth finding, the Cow serves delicious pizzas with friendly staff and quick device. A good wine selection too - cosy and rustic this is a great place for couples or families to enjoy good food.

Thank 695Josephine
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had one of those Pizza and Beer sessions. The Pizza was very good and the beer better. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Joethetraveller58
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A little set back from the lakeside but worth a visit given the lakefront restaurants are busy and often over priced. Decent menu but limited bar.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Fantastic pizzas - we tried the vegetarian, the pepperoni and the one with everything on (forgotten the name sorry). All excellent.

Thank plot72010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
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 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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