Where to start!? The friendly staff, the great starters, the amazing homemade pasta or the extensive range of wines and liqours from Australia and further afield!? I've been here a few times and keep coming back for more. Try the ox tongue or venison carpaccio for starters, and any of the pasta on special!
Bit of a disaster that time. Went with high hopes because it is one of the older Italian restaurants in Auckland city. However, so disappointed. The food was more like Kiwi Italian but not only that, there was a huge wait. It was a busy night probably due to a game or a large group. Food took about 40 minutes to arrive. Not only that, one of the mains did not come out until everyone else was finished. The manager was aware of that the whole time and apologetic. But seriously, it is not what you expect with a well known place with red checkered tablecloths, and being greeted like you were in Italy. The 1.5 star is for the manager checking up on us and the decor.
For the perfect girls night out in a big group, take your girlfriends out the famous Gina's to enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine whilst being waited on by the ever entertaining and very pleasant on the eye waiters who are the utmost attentive in their customer service, ensuring you have a thoroughly enjoyable evening! Food is amazing, drinks are amazing and the service is extraordinary! Highly recommend with distinction!
I have recently tried on Italian meals. My friend took me once and I was not really keen at going there. But I had to go because of my friend. After trying the food here, I became a fan of Italian food. I will really recommend to those who like Italian food plus also to those who do not like Italian food. I bet you...if you try for once you will like to go again and again.
The food here is decent but it seems most people go for the atmosphere. Went on a date abstaining recommend, was very loud and interactive and not what I had in mind for something romantic. For a night out with friends and family though it would be perfect.
161 Symonds St Auckland Central Auckland 1010
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