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
Accepts:   La Zeppa accepts American Express

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Angel Nurdjaja

Lovely food but was even more impressed by the service. Super friendly and helpful staff who even gave us a tapas on the house! Would recommend for a night out.

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Sarait Mago

The food was great. We ordered lots of little tapas to share. The pork croquet and the beef kofta were amazing, so we repeated the order. The service was amazing, the waitress was very friendly and helped us with the wine and dessert order. Overall great experience. Will definitely come back.

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Dinner and drinks at La Zeppa was an amazing experience for my partner and myself. There was a wonderful carefree atmosphere while the staff were still attentive and helpful, as well as being very friendly. We ordered 6 tapas between the two of us which was the perfect amount. The food was quite exotic to us but we approached it with an open mind and tried things we normally wouldn't. I definitely wasn't disappointed! All of the food was delicious and perfectly cooked, my personal favourite being the pork cheek while my partner loved the beef. We had a few cocktails aswell which were lovely and we finished off our night with a toblerone dessert cocktail which was the perfect amount of rich and sweet.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend La Zeppa to anyone who wants a relaxing night out.

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Victoria Yang

Very good foods and services. The chorizo was so delicious, extremely recommended~ My husband's favourite was the mussel and prawn with rice, really rich and fresh~ Lamb rump was not that tender, but still yummy and special with yoghourt~ Thanks for having a great meal on Valentines Day, amazing memory. Will try to have some drinks outside under those lovely lanterns next time.

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Hu Fiona

Both food and servise are awesome.

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Angel Nurdjaja

Lovely food but was even more impressed by the service. Super friendly and helpful staff who even gave us a tapas on the house! Would recommend for a night out.

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Sarait Mago

The food was great. We ordered lots of little tapas to share. The pork croquet and the beef kofta were amazing, so we repeated the order. The service was amazing, the waitress was very friendly and helped us with the wine and dessert order. Overall great experience. Will definitely come back.

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Josie Cribb

Staff and food were great. Very kind of the main waitress when I had a small hiccup in the seating area I was in. Will definitely go back. Thanks guys.

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Christine de Lange

Great food excellent service. Love first table

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Olga Selivanova

Perfect experience. Tapas are amazing, with this discount you can try all tapas for 1 time.

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Siqi Chen

Good service still, food not as good as last time

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Had the paella, which was yummy - would've liked more salt on mine but otherwise great! The patatas bravas and curly fries were fantastic, as per usual. My friend had the mushroom medley which she said was good. The bar manager/host was great, super kind and accommodating. Would recommend this place to anyone to be honest, also a bonus that there is a fireplace inside to keep u warm for the winter weather.

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Jennifer Rowlands

Beautiful ambiance being near the fire with a quiet dining area. Staff were helpful and polite. Food delicious!
Definitely recommended and will return.

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Michelle Kasey

Mouth watering food, in an enchanting setting.

Four friends, soul warming morsels, tucked up by the fire, was the perfect way to simmer into our Saturday evening.

Our dinner conversations were punctuated by compliments to the chef, desires for many more of the menus exquisite 'pork cheek croquettes' & heart-felt promises to return.

Thank you, La Zeppa.

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Kate Inwood

Atmosphere was very romantic and lovely. Found was delicious, would recommend the paella! Service and drinks were great. Will be back again!

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Donald Tse

We experienced exceptional service, from the start to the end. The portion was great for sharing and the flavours of all the Tapas was sensational. If you’re looking for a restaurant with an intimate/ friendly feel, this is it. Easy to find car parks too

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Had a great time, food and service great. Coffee was however cold! Lighting was very dim. Didficult to read menu for those of us who have poor eyesight! Overall however a lovely evening out.

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had a great meal at La Zeppa, really good Tapas & nice restaurant

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Very friendly staff, lovely food and the fireside table topped it off. Thanks

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Lautaliepaia-Arieta Faleupolu-Aumua

Thank you for making our first first table experience one to remember! Great food, great place! Definitely coming back again!

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We loved our experience at la Zeppa, we ordered 8 tapas and the patatas bravas from the sides menu. Everything was delicious especially the marinated olives, mushroom medley and chorizo dish... so tasty! Dessert was great too: try the apple empanadas, they are the perfect balance of flavour and texture. Ate beside a cosy fireplace and the service was very good.

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Anita Sundararaj

Great place and a great vibe for winter nights next to the fire place

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Was a very welcoming restaurant with friendly, helpful staff. The food came quickly and was beautiful, thank you.

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Sammy McCall

Holy moly! Could not fault it. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed warmly. Our waitress, Karly, was just delightful. Knowledgable and attentive. The food was full of flavour and the short rib was melt in your mouth. Cannot wait to return to try more options of the menu! Thank you for such a lovely evening

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Food was excellent, services was friendly they gave me the wrong drink but quickly fixed it. Would definitely go back.

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First time at La Zeppa and it was great! The combination of flavours in the different dishes is amazing and perfectly balanced, the staff was lovely and the atmosphere was very intimate, perfect for a date night :)
Will definitely be back to try more of the menu!

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Kyle Puno

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A really nice, cool restaurant. Food was delicious, the staff were incredibly nice and the views from outside are stunning! Would highly recommend visiting. We went as a couple and it was really lovely but they seem to also cater really well for groups too!

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Rachel Bourgaize

A lovely evening with nice food and wine. Service was really great. I bet this place is busy Fri/Sat night. Looks like a great place for a group for dinner or drinks.

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Kevin Choy

The waiting staff were welcoming from the moment we stepped in. The environment was a little too dark but the vibe was amazing. We dined on Friday so the general atmosphere was relaxed and lively. We ordered 5 Tapas and 1 main dish from the menu. The tapas arrived quickly and they all taste lovely. I would like to highlight the sesame crusted beef kofta and the grilled broccoli. For mains I had the lamb ramp, which was perfectly cooked. It was an overall excellent dining experience and I would recommend La Zeppa to my friends.

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Kim DelaRosa

Really lovely dinner right next to an awesome central fireplace. The food was great...particularly the beef rib and pork belly! Even though the place was quiet (it was only 6pm!), it had a great atmosphere...although very dark (which I particularly love). The staff were lovely... welcoming and friendly, yet professional and efficient. Had a very pleasant evening. Would happily pay full price to dine there again.

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Mary Churchward

Food was amazing and the staff were so great.

Only thing is it was a little dark and I couldn't read the menu. But did like the intimacy and vibe the dimmer lights bought. Just couldn't read the menu.

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Roseleigh Hood

The food was very good. Lighting is very “moody” very hard to read menu. Perfect for romantic date.

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Weiki Lee

The restaurant is very cosy especially on Friday evening when you want to find a place that is nice and quiet to catch up with old friends. Food was great but it took a bit too long to be served.

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First time using first table but we will be back, great value and great to try new and interesting places. thanks

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Luis Otavio Porto

Great restaurant. Really nice atmosphere, the service is really good, food to share and carefully prepared. I'd recommend ordering a few tapas to share and if still hungry a main with sides. The only down point is that our sides came way before the mains despite making clear we wanted them together. Unfortunately we couldn't sit outside in the deck as it was being used for ads shootings, however the internal area and fireplace are really comfy too. Worth a visit!

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The food was absolutely amazing! For two people we ordered seven tapas to share and we had full bellies by the end of it. There's a great range of meat and vegetarian options so there's something for everyone. The vibe is moody and chic, quite dark in some areas but options to seat where there is some more light to read the menu.

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Yvannah Graham

What a great first first table experience! La Zeppa has a fantastic vibe, nice decor, fire in the middle of the room & lovely deck to enjoy the sun set. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. We ordered a main and 5/6 tapas. They all come out fast and were very yummy. My favourite being the green beans. The strawberry mocktail .. Delicious. We ordered four. Make sure you try it!
Over all a great experience. Thanks :)

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Ceri Findlay

Awesome night, cosy place with the fire lit and a good selection of food to share

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Hasana Kirkwood

Excellent service, food and atmosphere!
Forgot how much I loved this place

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Nicaela-Jane King

Food was delicious and the venue was beautiful. Friendly staff with great service.

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Ann McKillop

Excellent waitress. She was cheerful, friendly and attentive. Food very good,. Venue stylish and charming

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Delicious food, great service, and an amazing ambience. La Zeppa is a great restaurant for anyone's date night.

Would definitely recommend, and the availability for 6 pm dining rather than the usual earlier dining spots on this website is ideal.

The apple empanadas on the dessert menu are delicious, they're enough for me to want to go again.

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Great food, great service - we had an amazing night. Thanks!

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I've been here for drinks but never food so I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing everything tasted! We got a variety of small plates and they were all delicious, except for the lamb which was slightly tougher than the waitress led us to believe it would be.

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We were in a rush, running late ( traffic etc) but arrived to find a fantastic gem. It was tranquil and comfortable. The food was amazing. We love tapas ( me particularly- nothing better than drinks and nibbles!) and have been several times to others around town but this was by far and away the best. Well done

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Hannah Chen

It’s nice! The food is perfect! The staff were very friendly! I love it

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Mate Vlasich

Apart from the music was a little loud by the time we had a couple of Wines we managed to dull that sound out and ended up having a brilliant night

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Jessica Wahid

Had a good time at la zeppa celebrating a girl friends birthday! Food, service and ambience were all great!

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Teresa Lee

The service was amazing and we enjoyed the flatbread, pork croquettes, pork belly, short rib and lamb rump.

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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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