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Armando's Kitchen

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71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 3-445 0303
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Wed 08:30 - 17:30
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was delicious. I got the lamb ragu gnocchi. Gnocchi cooked perfectly and ragu had amazing flavour. Partner got pizza and he loved his too. Great view of the lake. Would come back here.

Thank Palmaj-ana
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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178 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told that this quaint cafe was a good place to get breakfast. I got the Armando's breakfast and my wife got the ham and egg special. Mine was huge and had eggs, potatoes, sausage and arugula. It was like eating a salad and a side of potatoes with your eggs. It was melded together on one dish and... More 

Thank Lasseter4242
Paphos District, Cyprus
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped for a real Italian ice cream, we wasn't disappointed. The menu looked very good as well. But we had to move on. The staff were very very friendly.

Thank Michael H
Cromwell, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful soup and excellent service, will be sure to come again as I am often in Cromwell. Thanks Armando. Kaye Gates (Barb's Sister)

Thank kaye633
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a busy morning stopped here for a bite to eat. Had delicious toasted cheese rolls and ginger crunch. Both very fresh. Two of us had coffee (nice and hot ) . Our third traveller had an iced caramel (not on the menu ) but willingly offered. We sat outside under an umbrella and enjoyed the view . Service was... More 

Thank Alime12
Broome, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch today on our way through Cromwell. We had the open lasagna and special pork fettuccine. Both hit the spot on a cold day. Very charming cafe. Was lovely to sit outside and enjoy the view. Only negative was the waiters could have been a bit more attentive.

Thank Gemma O
Ottawa, Canada
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove into Cromwell from Wanaka and decided to do a repeat visit. We were not disappointed as I had the delicious salmon tart and my partner had to beef venison sausage roll. To finish we each had a very decadent cinnamon roll which was absolutely melt in your mouth. Come back again? Yes in a Hollywood second!

Thank Bill T
West Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered this little Italian gem in historic district of Cromwell. Only about 16 tables, but filled when we were there. Food was abundant and tasty.

Thank Pattim47906
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lasagna was authentic and homemade with wonderful flavors! Warm and very friendly service in a fantastic, charming lakeside location! Soy cappuccino take away was great too!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly & accommodating staff served our family of five some of the best Italian fare I've ever had. Great coffee too.

1 Thank Craig B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 18
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Melmore Terrace | Old Cromwell Precinct, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 0303
Here at Armando's Kitchen Italian Cafe' we pride ourselves in serving top quality,locally sourced food. Overlooking Lake Dunstan in Old Cromwell Precinct you can come and sip our delicious coffee or have a full lunch in our beautiful Central Otago surroundings. We offer a light lunch menu and traditional Italian dishes prepared by Chef Armando. Our menu also includes classic New Zealand dishes to please our Kiwi friends. Call in for a coffee or award winning locally produced gelato! WE ARE OPEN ON FRIDAY ALL DAY FROM 9.00 AM -8.00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA NIGHT !! THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS OPEN FOR DINNER CALL TO BOOK YOUR TABLE !!CIAO

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