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The Cow

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33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
12:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

True replica of the Queenstown Cow. Great to be able to sit by the fire while enjoying our woodfired pizzas and wine. Friendly staff and nothing seemed a problem.

Thank kjalpacas
Brisbane, Australia
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187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't dine here and not grab a garlic bread. They are freakin' delicious. Pizza is nice and you can get half and half on large pizzas. Service friendly, atmosphere warm and inviting.

Thank meikadalton
Oakland, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who would think that a restaurant named the Cow would have fantastic Italian food!? So glad we found it as it is off the beaten path but down a wonderful little alley up the hill from the lake. The garlic bread is amazing and we were pleased to find that we could have a half order instead of a full... More 

Thank k9loves
Queenstown, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not gonna lie, I thought this was going to be another place to grab a steak! It wasn't. Its just delicious italian pizza and pasta. With a glass of mulled rose, it was a taste sensation! So, best pizza in town with an abundant NZs best sauces. Only does walk ins and has a great old cabin feel.

Thank Morris B
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away but worth finding, the Cow serves delicious pizzas with friendly staff and quick device. A good wine selection too - cosy and rustic this is a great place for couples or families to enjoy good food.

Thank 695Josephine
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had one of those Pizza and Beer sessions. The Pizza was very good and the beer better. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Joethetraveller58
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little set back from the lakeside but worth a visit given the lakefront restaurants are busy and often over priced. Decent menu but limited bar.

Thank Kevin L
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic pizzas - we tried the vegetarian, the pepperoni and the one with everything on (forgotten the name sorry). All excellent.

Thank plot72010
Brisbane, Australia
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154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and even though we loved the place and the atmosphere in the restaurant was nice the food was ok. My wife's pizza want bad but for some reason had celery on it even though that wasn't on of the ingredients mentioned. I had the chicken pasta and the the Steve size was good but I also... More 

Thank Agathon S
Launceston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Although not in the Main Street opposite the lake this is a great place to eat. The pizzas are very good and you can eat inside or out.

Thank dominic c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269
Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.

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