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Esplanade Restaurant

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Italian restaurant

St Clair, Dunedin

4.5
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Italian restaurant

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Italian restaurant
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Gabriel Waterson Apr 26, 2022
Taste: 5/5 Price: $$-$$$ Portions: Medium-large Atmosphere: 5/5 Everything we ordered was amazing, highly recommended if you can afford the higher prices See less
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Raunaq Bhogal Apr 25, 2022
One of the best places in town when it comes to views with a coffee or a vino. We go there whenever we want a lift in our moods. Walk on the beach, see happy dogs and then sit inside or outside on a table in this legendary restaurant. Great service and food that is not pretentious but yumm and authentic. Love you team. Quick lunch stop with our friends from Auckland. They loved it, we love it anyway. Arancinis were delicately flavored with saffron and in thick tomato sauce and fresh grated parmesen cheese. Pizza in fresh baked base was delicious as well. Vino and coffee as per their usual high standards. Service was prompt with smiles. An absolute gem in sunny dunners. A wee stroll on the beach was a perfect finish to our afternoon. Love this place, can't say it enough. Had coffees and a pizza to share. Great views of the beach, a humming dining space, chefs serving wood fire pizzas and a fairly switched on team, a recipe for a divine experience. Thanks team. See less
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Ciara McAleenan Mar 27, 2022
Incredible Italian restaurant from the team that do No. 7 Balmac. No reservations, so you can still get in last minute on a Friday or Saturday (if you are early enough.). Food is delicious, so good we came back the next day to try more. Lovely drinks menu including a selection of local wines and spirits. See less
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Wendy Griffin Mar 09, 2022
Visited here for breakfast. Coffee was good but never had to pay 50cents for use of the cup. The breakfast took over half hour to arrive despite only being few people in cafe, and it was cold. Definitely would not recommend See less
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nguyen ha kieu nhung Feb 10, 2022
Food is a bit oily for my liking but good service and cozy place. See less
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Becks Stratton Feb 02, 2022
Had the most fabulous lunch with incredible service. Would come again just for the awesome front of house manager. She knew the food and drinks menu off by heart and was able to suggest and recommend exactly to our tastes - perfection! See less
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Daryl Calderon Jan 13, 2022
Fast Service ! Servers were very efficient. We came in at busy time and they were so good at multi tasking. Felt like they had mind connection to each other. You would never see them standing around doing nothing. Smiling is the best customer service. Keep it up ! No need to comment on the food they have the reputation already :) See less
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Matthew Mills Jan 09, 2022
Nice little restaurant, right by the sea. Good service but my meal was a little disappointing. Ordered the seafood pizza and honestly if I didn't know what I'd ordered I would have never known it was seafood as the topping was so frugal. Nothing like the old days of the pizza-hut marinara seafood pizza. However the base was delicious and so was the pizza sauce. See less
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gurudatta vishwasrao Jan 05, 2022
Delicious food, helpful staff and a fantastic spot for any time of the day. One of my favorite places in Dunedin. Would highly recommend them. See less
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Wladimir Padilla Jan 03, 2022
Hands down the best Italian restaurant in Dunedin and possibly in Aotearoa. That cheese selection... yum! See less
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mashall aryan Dec 31, 2021
Nice spot with a spectacular sea view, lively environment. We went there in a group of 6 and ordered a variety of foods. Everyone was satisfied with the food quality and rated it either 'good' or 'excellent'. Service was good and timely and stuff were friendly. See less
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David Bray Oct 16, 2021
The perfect way to start a Saturday morning. Coffee made to perfection and tasty treats. The service was warm and very professional See less
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Yeshua Vermeulen Sep 24, 2021
Great pizza. Usually come here for special occasions. Wouldn't come here for the pasta personally. Staff are friendly. Warm, and rustic atmosphere. See less
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C J Donkin Sep 12, 2021
Excellent service, delicious food and stunning views. Can't go wrong 👌 See less
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Stephanie Caruso Jul 26, 2021
On our first visit to Dunedin 4 years ago, we stopped by the esplanade not knowing where exactly to eat. It's been 4 years in the country and being Italian-Canadian I refuse to eat pizza that is not authentically Italian. I decided to give this place a go for the the wood oven experience, double 00 flour i've seen sitting around the restaurant, and the imported tomato sauce also visible within shop. It was the best pizza i've had since Nonna's pizza back home in Canada. we've tried the calamari fritti, the tiramisu, the pesto calzone, a few of the pasta options, lasagna, and we always, always, always get the pizza. We always leave The Esplanade happy, satisfied with the food, the chefs, the service, and the beautiful aura of the atmosphere. We had a JiuJitsu tournament in Dunedin/Mosgiel not long ago, so I made sure the team and I made it over there after for a nice celebratory dinner! We usually end off our meal with a coffee (and sometimes dessert if we are not too full). The beans are perfectly roasted already, and the coffee never burnt or left with a bitter taste. Thank you for always getting my cappuccino with cinnamon on top correct. Very hard to find barista's that can actually decipher the difference between a latte and cappuccino. Gracie Mille! See less
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FAQs
Does Esplanade Restaurant offer takeaway?

Yes, Esplanade Restaurant offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Esplanade Restaurant located?

Its located at 250 Forbury Road, St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand

About Esplanade Restaurant

Italian restaurant

Contact Details

250 Forbury Road, St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-456 2544
Opening Days
Esplanade Restaurant is open 7 days a week ( Sunday to Saturday). Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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