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Armando's Kitchen

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71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0303
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Wed 08:30 - 17:30
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yeah winter food at Armando's!!!! Mince on toast with fried egg, very chur!!! Highly recommended, try the full menu, but the mince tops it all.

Thank JustinandJo C
Cromwell, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food, service and coffee are all top notch, and the location just adds to the experience. A favourite with many locals and visitors alike.

Thank OtagoNZRider
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wander around the heritage precent in the morning. We called into the cafe and ordered the most amazing breakfast. I had croissant with scrambled eggs, bacon and pesto - perfect . The croissant stayed firm right to the end. Coffee great Setting superb. We definitely recommend.

1 Thank dalem763
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is located in the historic district of Cromwell and over looks the water. Has a porch for outdoor covered seating and a few tables exposed to sun. Inside is clean and tidy. The food was excellent,freshly prepared and a fair size portion. This restaurant closes early in the evening so go for lunch or early dinner. Coffee was awesome... More 

1 Thank cwiltens
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late lunch around 1.30 after going to the Saturday market and a wander and saw this place. We found staff friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our meals of homemade meat pie, pizza and salads. Would definitely return. Inside and outside seating with a great view outside.

1 Thank Santi59
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome location but don't recommend coffees and smoothies. $8 for a smoothie that was basically just milk... $5 for a very average flat white. Average

Thank stannas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was excellent but the service was not what I expected. We were sitting outside in the garden part which was very nice but when we moved up to the seating by the entrance because it got very windy we asked the waitress for a desert menu,to which she replied she would bring it out but we waited for... More 

Thank Pauline B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place was delicious. I got the lamb ragu gnocchi. Gnocchi cooked perfectly and ragu had amazing flavour. Partner got pizza and he loved his too. Great view of the lake. Would come back here.

Thank Palmaj-ana
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were told that this quaint cafe was a good place to get breakfast. I got the Armando's breakfast and my wife got the ham and egg special. Mine was huge and had eggs, potatoes, sausage and arugula. It was like eating a salad and a side of potatoes with your eggs. It was melded together on one dish and... More 

Thank Lasseter4242
Paphos District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped for a real Italian ice cream, we wasn't disappointed. The menu looked very good as well. But we had to move on. The staff were very very friendly.

Thank Michael H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 0303
Here at Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe' we pride ourselves in serving top quality,locally sourced food. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in Old Cromwell Precinct you can come and sip our delicious coffee or have a full lunch in our beautiful Central Otago surroundings. We offer a light lunch menu and traditional Italian dishes prepared by Chef Armando. Our menu also includes classic New Zealand dishes to please our Kiwi friends. Call in for a coffee or award winning locally produced gelato! WE ARE OPEN ON FRIDAY ALL DAY FROM 9.00 AM -8.00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA NIGHT !! THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS OPEN FOR DINNER CALL TO BOOK YOUR TABLE !!CIAO

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