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La Padella Restaurant

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30/503 Highland Park Drive, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
+64 9-537 2099
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've been going here for over 20 years and while the menu hasn't really changed neither has the deliciousness of the food and the prices are super reasonable! Restaurant is byo, the owners are lovely and I will be coming here for many years to come!

Thank Olivia M
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you're after something fancy, go somewhere else. The place is tiny and hidden away, in fact when you first walk through the door your first impression is a little off putting - we nearly walked out again. The takeaway pizza bit is in front and you access the restaurant through a curtain hung in an old fashioned archway. The... More 

Thank Windyindy007
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602 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Came by for a late dinner and was quite surprised that it was still quite full. Because it was full it did take a while to get our orders taken. We shared a few entrees (calamari and chicken livers) and a main (canelloni) on top of our steaks. The calamari was nice and crispy and not chewy while the livers... More 

Thank Acineto
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Been a couple of times now. Great value. Good service. Had entrée. Main & desert. The steak was just the way I like it. BYO a big plus !!

Thank shaun c
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant seems popular with families as we went there to join friends and their family. It was a Saturday night and there was a constant buzz as tables didn't seem to be empty for long. The menu has the usual pasta and pizzas and a few to cater for other tastes. It's reliable and consistent. For a family it's... More 

Thank Heather D
Cornish, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We stopped here for an early dinner on our way through. Since we were on the early side, it wasn't very busy, and service was fairly prompt. We started with the Aranchini Balls which were delicious, and each got a small pizza, we were both happy with our pizzas! We each got dessert - I got pavlova which was a... More 

Thank Emily M
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A very small owner operated restaurant that has eat in and takeaway options for all their pizza and pasta. Fantastic value for money and superb food. Have dined in and taken out food from here numerous times and always has the same consistently high standard of food.

Thank TheLanes515
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We used to go here often but the standard has slowly gone downhill. The pizza is small, poorly made and over priced. The wait staff seemed embarassed when we said we were not happy.

Thank Davo_NZ
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a little hidden restaurant but the food is delicious ! If you have not been here before then you need to go...

Thank Tammy B
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This would have to be one of the best, tasty and quaint places I have been too. The atmosphere is awesome, food brilliant and hospitality amazing

Thank Moira_willox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30/503 Highland Park Drive, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-537 2099

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