I usually order a garlic focaccia to order while we decide on pizzas. We've tried a few from here - the buffalo mozarella one, the simple ham and cheese, a basil pizza and there is another one with panchetta on it (dont recall the name). The pizzas are a decent size, so will easily feed 2 - 4 people depending on how hungry you are. The pizzas dont take too long to reach your table, and service from staff is attentive and warm.
If you can't afford to fly to Naples to try the original pizza, you can always pop in at Dante's in Ponsonby and Takapuna! Their pizza is fantastic, genuine; authentic like the first Margherita. As an Italian in NZ, they allow me to fix my monthly cravings for Italian flavour.
Slightly disappointed with the service! we were 20min late to our booking and forgot to call and let them know so our waiter showed a lot of attitude towards us then was rude the rest of the night! made us want to leave and not spend money where we are treated so badly! Pizza was really good, even though when we asked for some fresh garlic to be added it wasn't added? Still really good pizza just not happy with the service ruined our first experience
A tiny pizza place packed away in Ponsonby. They boast having won awards for having "the best pizza in New Zealand", but we've had much better (their toppings are on the minimal side, and they're not cheap, either). It's not somewhere you'd go for an intimate meal - they only have a few tables, so we shared ours with 1 other couple and 1 small group, which made for quite a noisy dining experience.
I can definitely see why this place is popular but I wouldn't say it's the best pizza I've had before. However, the staff are really friendly, the service is really good and it's the only pizza place in Ponsonby Central.. so it's definitely worth a visit.
Ponsonby Central 136 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby Auckland
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