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Villa Maria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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118 Montgomerie Rd | Mangere, Mangere 2153, New Zealand
+64 9-255 0660
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A spontaneous choice after a walk up Mangere volcano to have lunch here on a windy Sunday afternoon. Braved the outdoors and the food did not disappoint. Really wonderful service and great food.

Thank Twins021
Essex, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very convenient for travellers with time to spare waiting for a flight in Auckland Airport. Staying in a nearby hotel (Jet Park - see our separate review) we used their guest shuttle to reach Villa Maria (which is beset by major road works on its approaches at present) to enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends before departing for London. We... More 

Thank Roy and Sarah C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely late lunch over a bottle of sav with the girls. Main meals and desert were excellent (as usual). Wine was really good. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Papatoetoe
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fish special and would sooo love to have the recipe of the butter sauce. The whole dish was wonderful (gnocchi, peas, mussels) but this was the highlight. The service was top-notch and I was impressed at dishes being placed in front of the relevant diner without any questions being asked. Taking position numbers is such a rare... More 

Thank livetwodine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son shouted us lunch at Villa Maria. The view is a picture, the food is devine, as is the wine. This is a very special place that is worth the journey as it a bit off the beaten track.

Thank Steve S
New South Wales, Australia
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service is excellent, the vineyard is beautiful, but it's the food that's the standout. Scallops beautifully cooked, with a glass of the superb Reserve Rose, was a lovely farewell to New Zealand before flying out from the nearby airport. I was impressed when the chef gave me his recipe for the smoked chilli sauce, almost as impressed as when... More 

Thank Helen O
Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Love the venue and have visited many times. Pleasant food and lovely place to visit. Food usually good and service variable. Bit odd to have a waitress try to serve both starters and mains at the same time.

Thank KKB20140910
Wellington, New Zealand
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492 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A fairly uninspiring dining room but with views out on the vines that's hardly an issue. Professional young staff and a sensible lunch menu. We had a prawn entree and the caesar salad and both were excellent as was the chardonnay that went with them. This place is a bit of a hidden gem - certainly it's an oasis of... More 

Thank AllanJGJ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

While waiting for lunch i order soup and turkish bread it so yummy n i will definitely come here for second time

Thank yasminyohanis
Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant venue, very good service, superb food. Great location a green viticultural oasis in middle of NZ biggest city!

Thank B D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Montgomerie Rd | Mangere, Mangere 2153, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: +64 9-255 0660
The Villa Maria Auckland Winery, Vineyard Café & Cellar Door is open 7 days, serving delicious food and wines. Enjoy a glass of Villa Maria wine on the terrace which overlooks the Ihumatao vineyard, and share a platter or have lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?