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The Cow

33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (31 reviews)
“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (135 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this place. Unfortunately found it on our last night in Wanaka but would have returned again if we were able to. Turned up on a Friday night of school hols about 5.45 and it was pretty busy with lots of people waiting. Waitress took...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After visiting The Cow in Queenstown in some years ago we have (esp the kids) memories of a great night & food. Once we found out Wanaka now had one it was on the eat out list and did not disappoint. After a day on...More

Thank dottymonty
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Like a pack of sardines we waited around an hour on a Monday night ( during school holidays ) to get a table. That's no exaggeration, we were told around 15 to 30 minute wait although we didn't mind, I think it was all up...More

Thank Dylan Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was lovely and the staff were simply amazing! So attentive and friendly and just overall amazing! Must get the garlic bread as it's absolutely incredible! Would love to go back one day!

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night on post office lane in Wanaka there is this fabulous little restaurant with a lovely fire burning families seated for dinner and a walk in policy. Short wait by the fire as you warm up, glass of wine, and wow what a lovely...More

Thank tedegan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd easily say that The Cow serves the best pizza in Wanaka. The homemade bread with garlic butter is an absolute must to start with, followed by great pizza topping options. The staff are friendly and always really flexible with us if we want to...More

Thank Dea0703
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place one evening when on a holiday, so glad we did. Amazing food, the spaghetti it's so good, we also ordered a vegetarian pizza, that was amazing too. The garlic loaf is huge! And well worth it. Love the restaurant itself, cosy...More

Thank cedricdiggory
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The cow. Weird name for a pizzeria, but it makes sense when you step into the restaurant and know the story of the name. The restaurant has an original concept design, that of a barn. The setting is so cosy, you enjoy it while waiting...More

Thank MichaelHabre
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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