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Di Mare Restaurant & Cafe

#128 of 1,754 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand
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Shop 9 251 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-300 3260
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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Irvine, California, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are from California, and had vacation in Auckland. Dinner in Di Mare was one of the best. Great food and huge portions in a very nice environment served by friendly staff.

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Thank Tanya A
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reviews on Trip were good .. however .. Shown to table .. no drinks offered .. bad start Wifey ordered seafood chowder .. not bad .. but a bit of bread to soke up the soup would have been nice . i had chilli and garlic prawns.. which could have done with some chilli and garlic . Wifey then ordered... More 

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Thank Jerzywerzy1956
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Fantastic italian restaurant with a very homestyle feel! Delcious garlic bread and Venison! If you plan ahead, try to make a reservation.

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Thank gwalsh0507
Preston
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The setting is beautiful in a small courtyard with overhanging trees and tables on the cobbles. It had a very Mediterranean feel to it. There are tables inside but if it is a warm evening it is worth staying outside. The food was very good and so was the service. I think it was a 'bring your own wine' restaurant... More 

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Thank paulpur1
Melbourne
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet lunch away from the hordes. A simple lunch menu produced one of the best seafood chowders I have tasted. Very reasonable price and a local Sauvignon Blanc that I was familiar with. Good simple food. Perfect!

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Thank David W
Bethesda, Maryland
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was the first restaurant we visited in New Zealand and we were not disappointed. Although it turned out to be an Italian restaurant, not the seafood restaurant that we expected, there were many good selections and we enjoyed both the setting and the food.

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Thank 102mauricea
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming atmosphere catered by the staff, who were patient in answering all our questions and providing recommendations for both food and wine. All dishes were generally well done save for a few issues; hence the 4 stars. The chicken in apricot sauce, t bone steak and lamb were beautifully executed. The pasta sauce was very flavourful but the noodles... More 

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Thank 327tesq
Hamilton, New Zealand
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240 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A cute small family run Italian restaurant in Parnell Auckland Good menu that covers everything Italian pasta,steaks,seafood....etc etc nice wine and beer list good service!!!

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Thank Brycee10
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Good for a gathering of friends/family. It has a menu for vegetarian, meat and sea food lovers, so everyone gets happy. Owners were very friendly and attentive. I absolutely recommend this place

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Tumbulgum, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stumbled across this great little place while wandering through the very prettying Parnell. The restaurant is located in a lovely little courtyard off the main street , with a choice of inside and outside seating. The service was excellent and we sought and received great advice about our menu choices. The food was outstanding and the seafood platter for two... More 

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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
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 9 251 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-300 3260

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