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Bona Cafe

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286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 8866
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Timaru, New Zealand
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friendly staff welcome and enticing aromas greeted me at the door. I only wanted something small and chose the chefs special pizza bread which was excellent. A refreshing pinot grigo to match was just perfect. The restaurant was busy but calm and a great place to have a conversation with friends I noticed.

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Thank 120Petunia
Sunshine Coast Australia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We 4 were lucky enough to find this little Italian Place in Ponsonby today. We were reading the menu on the board outside when a local leaving the cafe happened to mention that the Pizzas were exceptionally good here and that they ate here regularly!! Good enough for us we all agreed. The Special Lunch Menu gave us a choice... More 

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Thank Oscardel
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here about a week ago for another byo (have been here several times before). It is a small restaurant and a really fun place to celebrate a friends birthday. If your group is bigger than 8 you get free corkage which is great! I would recommend the salmon pasta. It is a generous portion and the flavours are spot... More 

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Thank Ally B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I've been at Bona countless times and it's always such a pleasure to come back. Super friendly staff, reasonable prices, free BYO and the restaurant looks good. Food is always delicious. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Synne Mari A
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went for Valentine's day and had a great experience. The staff is friendly, service was fast, and the food was great.

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Thank Pedro S
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175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I stopped into Bona Cafe on a whim. There is some nice outdoor seating, and it looked like a nice Italian cafe. The alfredo I ordered was done perfectly, and the owner was delightful. The prices were reasonable.

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Thank Lindsay W
Auckland, New Zealand
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531 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Down the 3 Lamps end of Ponsonby Road Bona Cafe offers a good Pizza and Pasta menu at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is run by a friendly family and the service is quick and attentive, they are open from 12pm till late 7 days a week and are ideal for dinner or lunch. They are BYOW and do not... More 

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Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wow! From ordering to the actual delivery and subsequent consumption of the food, I was thrilled. Easy to order online, delivery was within the estimated time. The delivery guy was lovely, called out "see you next time!", the food was amazing. I will definitely be back!

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Hobart, Australia
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Small boutique family run business with beautiful personal service. All manner of Italian fair available (pizza, pasta, salads and fish). Menu is very well priced making it an ideal venue for hungry young families. Great wine list and only $5 a glass, best bargain in Auckland.

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Thank Andrew B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lunch today, shared a very yummy Pizza with my husband for lunch, nice service, good value, going to go back for dinner next week

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Thank Frances195522

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286A Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 8866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?