Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

In the heart of the CBD, you’ll find La Zeppa and its much-loved rooftop garden. Whether it’s al fresco dining or a table inside amongst the industrial warehouse decor and huge open fireplace, La Zeppa offers the ultimate inner-city experience.

Influenced by Mediterranean street food, La Zeppa delivers classic dishes with sensational flavour. Grab your friends and dive into a huge selection of tapas plates. Or choose a sharing platter or large plate if you’re feeling extra hungry.

Amongst the tapas selection, you’ll find Mediterranean delights such as Sesame-Crusted Beef Kofta, Lamb Pinchos with Walnut Tarator, Pork Cheek Croquettes and Pea and Mint Arancini with Goats Cheese. The large plate menu will tempt you with the rustic flavours of Paella, Lamb Rump or Baked Celeriac with Mushroom and Kale.

At La Zeppa, it’s all about social! With great music and a stunning backdrop, La Zeppa is Auckland’s perfect spot to get together.

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La Zeppa
33 Drake Street
Freemans Bay
Auckland

Open Hours:
Everyday 11:30am - 12:00am

Phone: 09 281 5594
Website: www.lazeppa.co.nz/

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La Zeppa
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $35

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A very quiet Sunday evening. Attentive, unobtrusive staff. Tasty food.

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It was a great experience dining at La Zeppa. The staff were attentive and the food was great. In particular, the Beef Shortrib was excellent!

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Sophie Boladeras

A really nice, spacious and well designed venue. Pretty good tapas and a fun evening!

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My first First Table experience, it was great! Such a great chance to try new places and different menus. La Zeppa was great - delicious food and friendly people. Thanks!

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Annabelle Rose

Lovely platter.

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Jade Lee

The environment and the service were amazing! Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
The food however I have found it to be average.

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Wahoo! Kai was awesome, we ordered so much we had to skip dessert. Our second time visiting La Zeppa whilst in Auckland - Loved it!

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Great choice of tapas. Friendly service. We’ll be back!

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Joanna Dawson

Wonderful staff , food not as good as I remember . A little bit scruffy outside dirty cushions and flat and not comfortable . But nice ambious

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Really nice outside bar, the food was great not one complaint and a very enjoyable night would go again

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Karen Hadlee

Love this place. Was a little quiet so not as much atmosphere as usual but can’t failt food

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DONNA BAYNES

Great location, good tapas

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Lisa McMeikan

Lovely service, did not feel rushed or under pressure at any point. We ordered the paella and arincini, both delicious!

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Anni Chu

Great service and atmosphere. Food is yummy.

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Tessa Van Assel

Amazing food!

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Very good all round. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and the outdoor area at the back was comfortable and relaxing.

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Aimee Watkin

We had a great dinner at La Zeppa! We had the cured meat platter, patatas bravas and the pork belly croquettes - everything was delicious. Awesome restaurant, highly recommended!

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Great food and excellent service, will definitely be back :)

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Naji Ghamri

Great service and the beef was brilliant

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Shannon Thompson

Delicious food, great service. Highly recommend!

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Georgia Perillo

Great tapas, great service. Quality over quantity.

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Thomas Gilmour

Great food and drinks. Really enjoyed the tapas.

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Awesome food with friendly service, would return again.

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Chelsea Bews

Was great!

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Ken Ganzan

Food and service was good. The tapas/sides came out pretty fast but the mains came out a bit longer than expected hence 4/5

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Great atmosphere and delicious tapas! Would definitely go back.

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Faithing Notoa

Felt so welcomed walking in! Team and food were amazing!!

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Sinae Yang

Amazing wait staff, so kind and welcoming! Also food she recommended (aracinni) was amazing we ended up ordering by its own and platter with aranccini!
Also Paella was just so delicious we ended up oerdering one more plate.
Amazing venue, everyone was in love with the deck area decorated with cherry blossom tree and pink paper lanterns! I am booking the next visit now:-)

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Relaxed dining, good atmosphere and attentive wait staff. Food was lovely, had the tapas plus big plates which was all tasty. My only (small) issue was the goats cheese dish - there was such a tiny amount of goats cheese and it really needed more. Apart from that we had a great evening.

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Gavin Gunston

Had a lovely evening. Most of the food was delicious. One dish was chewy but they instantly apologised and took it off our bill which was great service. Lovely location and great value!

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Min Tan

La Zeppa has beautiful ambiance, decor and it suitable for functions. We ordered their Pink Valentine themed drinks to start off with which was a Candy Floss Vodka and Coconut Kombucha Spider Drink. Both were delectable especially in the hot weather.
We ordered 5 tapas - polenta, mushrooms, Pork Cheek croquette, Fish croquette and Arancini balls. All cooked well with the pork cheek being the definite winner out of the dishes.
Will be back for sure with more people to try out their large dishes!

Thanks so much for having us La Zeppa!

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Carl Ashworth

It was ok. The service was slow and poor. The food was ok.

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Mary Hanna

Overall it was fine - food was nice, service was patchy but okay. Hardly anyone there but admittedly it was a Tuesday night. Lovely outside on the deck

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Becky Umbers

Great food, great venue

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We had a lovely dinner at La Zeppa! The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was delicious! It was our first time using First Table and we were really impressed by how easy it was and what a great deal we got, it was also our first time at La Zeppa so it was great to check it out and have such a nice meal there.

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Nikki Bray

Great place - awesome food!!!

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Great service and awesome location!

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Jennifer Handel

Loved the green beans, the grilled chorizo and the braise short rib.
The service was friendly, we really enjoyed our night out and would definitely recommend this place! T

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Our server was very friendly and attentive. Overall, great experience!

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Melissa Dyer-Causton

Great wee spot with tasty platters and tapas. Perfect for a pre concert bite to eat.

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Amazing place and food !!

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Pooja Bharamappa

Awesome experience, we were greeted as soon as we entered and the food was really good!

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HeeJin Park

The reservation time was not so early like the other restaurant times so didn’t have to rush.
The staff knew that we were the First table customers so didn’t have to mention it.
Food was great.
Atmosphere was great too, next time I will sit outside to have a relaxing dining experience with friends and family.

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Really enjoyable

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Nice environment, the food and the cocktails were great and the service was excellent. Totally recommend!

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Nice environment, the food and the cocktails were great and the service was excellent. Totally recommend!

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Kyungho Kim

Nice and cozy environment. Good place to dine out for special occasion.

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Had a really nice night. The food and service were both really good. Would definitely recommend La Zeppa

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Jess C

Great variety of tapas, limited choices for main and sides but it has a few shared platters on the menu. Music were a bit too loud for dining pleasure. Tapas we had we a bit too oilly to our taste and fries were over done. Despite so service was great and overall we had a great Mediterranean casual dining experience.

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Soph Scott

Fantastic food, great service. Genuine, thoughtful staff. Rooftop area is beautiful. A haven of great food and city centre views. The pork belly in particular was just wonderful - beautifully rendered, soft and crispy.

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