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The Cow

33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (35 reviews)
“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (150 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 4 August 2017

Really tasty pizza mixed with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. A place I would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank bohica-nz
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. You walk in the barn doors;be careful the bottom door does not open when you open the top gate. Service was good. Food was good. Atmosphere was excellent. Open fire and a good rustic feel

Thank Adam H
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a great place to eat. We arrived and it was -5 outside. The cow had their open fireplace roaring and it was so beautiful and cosy inside. We arrived early (as it does get very very busy) and got the booth right beside the...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Unfortunately found it on our last night in Wanaka but would have returned again if we were able to. Turned up on a Friday night of school hols about 5.45 and it was pretty busy with lots of people waiting. Waitress took...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

After visiting The Cow in Queenstown in some years ago we have (esp the kids) memories of a great night & food. Once we found out Wanaka now had one it was on the eat out list and did not disappoint. After a day on...More

Thank dottymonty
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Like a pack of sardines we waited around an hour on a Monday night ( during school holidays ) to get a table. That's no exaggeration, we were told around 15 to 30 minute wait although we didn't mind, I think it was all up...More

Thank Dylan Paul W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely and the staff were simply amazing! So attentive and friendly and just overall amazing! Must get the garlic bread as it's absolutely incredible! Would love to go back one day!

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Friday night on post office lane in Wanaka there is this fabulous little restaurant with a lovely fire burning families seated for dinner and a walk in policy. Short wait by the fire as you warm up, glass of wine, and wow what a lovely...More

Thank tedegan1
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I'd easily say that The Cow serves the best pizza in Wanaka. The homemade bread with garlic butter is an absolute must to start with, followed by great pizza topping options. The staff are friendly and always really flexible with us if we want to...More

Thank Dea0703
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, 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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