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“Favourite family restaurant”
Review of Baduzzi

Baduzzi
Ranked #33 of 2,417 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Baduzzi is our families go to restaurant for all family celebrations. We have had large tables of 16 people and smaller family meals with just the four or us. We love this restaurant the staff are knowledge, friendly and efficient. My fussy eating 9 year old loves the pasta and meatballs and always wants to go to Baduzzi. Both our kids insist on having their birthday dinners here every year and are always so happy with their choice. We love hanging out at Baduzzi kicking back with family and friends eating delicious food and enjoying the great wine selection. The conveniently positioned Fish Lane means the kids can run around while we enjoy a long lunch. My husband and I love the menu and have tried so many delicious dishes. We highly recommend. A must visit restaurant.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Four of us were up from Wellington. I’d read the good reviews so we headed here and weren’t disappointed. The dishes were different and very tasty. The guys loved the steak and the duck pasta and beef meatballs were amazing. To top it off we got seated in a booth which added to the amazing experience. We’ll definitely come again.

Thank Natasha M
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening and found a table inside without difficulty. The service was quite average but the food itself was excellent. Well presented, flavoursome and perfect for sharing. Also a great location near the waterfront.

Thank Drchrispo
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant with a good vibe and atmosphere on a Saturday night, with a group of four friends (with differing tastes )we tried Baduzzi. The food was delicious - we all loved our meals ranging from the Wakanui steak (superbly cooked), duck rage pasta (very tasty) and the signature dish meatballs. The wine list was extensive and the service was friendly. Overall a perfect night out!


PS - They don’t take bookings for under 8 people, so when we arrived we were told we had a 45 minute wait for a table - no problem, there are a choice of bars next door where you can have a glass of wine or try out local craft beers while you wait.

Thank TravelDudes555
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We went for an early pre theatre dinner .We were seated in the back area adjacent to the kitchen which also appeared to be the “ family “ area. The tables are very close together. One table had a family with some nicely behaved little girls at it . The table next and very close to us had two children who screamed in turns but loudly and continuously throughout our time there. This combined with the noise of the kitchen and the music made for a very noisy experience.
Service was pleasant but erratic especially with beverages. Our pre dinner cocktails arrived after our pasta and only on questioning what had happened to them. Any drink we ordered took ages to arrive. The food was generally good but the portions are small and we did have to order more.

We didn’t order dessert because we had a great view of their preparation and saw the catering packs of Kapiti ice cream , sorbet , and large vacuum packs of other ingredients so we thought we could eat some commercially prepared ice cream more cheaply at the theatre. My expresso coffee was very cool.

Overall a disappointing and noisy experience at a not inconsiderable cost. We have visited several times before and had better experiences.

Thank holyisle
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Baduzzi, General Manager at Baduzzi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

The Baduzzi team is disappointed to hear that you had a negative experience with us the other evening. We do appreciate your feedback and your concerns and will do our best to address them.
I would like to say that we do make all our ice cream and sorbet at Baduzzi, but unfortunately our gelato machine did break down that day and it was taken away to be replaced/fixed. The following day it was back again.
The owner and myself would like to be able to get in touch with you and look at providing a better experience for yourself at Baduzzi.
Please give as a call either for Michael on 0274 865 111 or Wayne on 09 309 9339

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