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

Reviews

We visited La Zeppa 3 nights ago and had a great evening. We enjoyed the tapas (particularly the Arancini, Lamb Pinchos & Salted Fish Croquettes) and accompanied them with the White Sangria and the Pimms Jug, which were perfect for a warm summer's night. La Zeppa is in the old Victoria Park Market, which now houses a great selection of trendy bars, restaurants, and boutique stores. The Christmas lights in Franklin Road are just two minutes walk away if you are looking for something else to do afterwards. .

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Kirsty Walker

The Lady who served us was very friendly and helpful, and always checked in to see if we needed anything else. We had the Tapas which was great to share and would recommend for group dining.

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Danielle Rollo

Great food and service. Thank you

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Justeen Jones

Could not fault the outstanding service. Our waitress was very attentive. Food was quick to arrive and waitress was very knowledgeable about all the dishes. Would recommend. We will be back.

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Emily Glubb

Had an awesome experience! They had a summer carnival on at the same time we were dining and it was so fun and lively! The food was excellent and the ladies that served us were very efficient!

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Great service, great food and a great atmosphere! Highly recommend.

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Rich Smith

Awesome atmosphere and food. The service was great! Great to share with a group.

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Molly Abraham

Great food and good service, was fun to try out all the tapas

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Amazing food and atmosphere. Huge fireplace in the middle of restaurant is the best in winter time! Will be back!!

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Anneli Deschamps

Amazing service!
The best cocktails I’ve had in Auckland. Definitely recommend their Expresso Martini. The food was amazing as well, lots of options for all different dietary requirements. Great vibes as well, definitely will be back when back in Auckland.

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Great place , great food really enjoyed my time there

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Vanessa Parker

Was really lovely atmosphere, New York loft Style decor, cosy fire and nice outdoor area! Food was lovely. Definitely be back!

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Very pleasant evening! Staff were kind and very on to it, and food was served timely. The dessert was particularly delicious!

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Great place, great service, will definitely again :-)

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Lisa Folkard

Awesome food and service - really enjoyable evening thanks!

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Awesome service well looked after by all staff, great portion size had braised beef was cooked to perfection, beautiful views and comfortable setting totally recommend for a celebration or birthday cant wait to go again

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The food was great! The service was amazing and super prompt! We sat by the fore and had several small plates but the stars for us would be the arancini and the flatbreads.

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Great atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. Tapas were delicious and the arancini balls were stunning.

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Keri MacKinnon

Wonderful wait staff. Tentative without being fussy. The food was lovely. Lots of small plates shared is a great way to experience the menu. Star of the night - the Apple Empanadas.. Will be back soon!

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Felicity Williamson

The lamb was absolutely lovely and a great intimate atmosphere.

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Lochy Crane

Love all the food as usual, usually go for the tapas as they were delicious! Drinks came out super fast as well as the excellent service provided always felt very looked after!

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The best eating place we have been for a while. Great atmosphere, lovely food, fantastic service. Will be back.

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Heresa-Ruthanne Laifone

From the moment we walked in it was a great experience. We were welcomed by a friendly face and the waitress that helped us was awesome !! Food was fantastic, good quality, good flavour, just all round good good good.

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Excellent service and superb food. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely eat here again

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Mark Claydon

We booked for a Sunday night and were hugely impressed. We started with a pre drink on the rooftop bar, bit fresh this time of the year so the heaters were an absolute godsend. The staff were friendly and helpful and explained the menu in great detail. The tapas and Main meals were absolutely divine and with all food options available we certainly gave the menu a good workout. Love to come back for the rooftop bar and food in Summer. In fact we will be for sure !

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Sarah Heslin

The food here is INCREDIBLE. We went on a Sunday evening so it was quite quiet, but this worked perfectly for us as we got seated right by the indoor fire - bliss! Would recommend the grilled chorizo and the pork cheek croquette.

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Great atmosphere, sat by a toasty fire, service was quick lots of different options to choose from. Suits every dietary requirement. Highly reccomend

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Amazing food and excellent service! Would definitely recommend the patatas gratas and fish croquettes. Loved that they had a fireplace right in the middle of the restaurant, kept us nice and cozy, great for the winter. The ambience and music was an added bonus. Will definitely visit again.

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Damon Harris

The staff and food were excellent, I will definitely go back again.

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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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We visited La Zeppa 3 nights ago and had a great evening. We enjoyed the tapas (particularly the Arancini, Lamb Pinchos & Salted Fish Croquettes) and accompanied them with the White Sangria and the Pimms Jug, which were perfect for a warm summer's night. La Zeppa is in the old Victoria Park Market, which now houses a great selection of trendy bars, restaurants, and boutique stores. The Christmas lights in Franklin Road are just two minutes walk away if you are looking for something else to do afterwards. .

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Kirsty Walker

The Lady who served us was very friendly and helpful, and always checked in to see if we needed anything else. We had the Tapas which was great to share and would recommend for group dining.

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Danielle Rollo

Great food and service. Thank you

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Justeen Jones

Could not fault the outstanding service. Our waitress was very attentive. Food was quick to arrive and waitress was very knowledgeable about all the dishes. Would recommend. We will be back.

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Polite and friendly service from waitstaff, including Alanta.

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Xiao Lin Kee

The tapas were amazing. Great open atmosphere, so it doesn't feel noisy as you talk to your friends. I'd highly recommend the broccolini it was so so good, and the arancini.

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Nadine Lim

Amazing food with very friendly service. A waitress who served us had great knowledge of all tapas menu and her recommendations were spot on, we were very satisfied with our meal and dessert. Very pleasant dining experience! Keep up the good service

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Emily Glubb

Had an awesome experience! They had a summer carnival on at the same time we were dining and it was so fun and lively! The food was excellent and the ladies that served us were very efficient!

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Lochy Crane

Loved the food as usual, great atmosphere and great service!

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Great service, great food and a great atmosphere! Highly recommend.

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Rich Smith

Awesome atmosphere and food. The service was great! Great to share with a group.

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Molly Abraham

Great food and good service, was fun to try out all the tapas

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Amazing food and atmosphere. Huge fireplace in the middle of restaurant is the best in winter time! Will be back!!

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Anneli Deschamps

Amazing service!
The best cocktails I’ve had in Auckland. Definitely recommend their Expresso Martini. The food was amazing as well, lots of options for all different dietary requirements. Great vibes as well, definitely will be back when back in Auckland.

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Great place , great food really enjoyed my time there

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Stepping in out of the cold the fireplace was a welcome sight. Complementary water, still and sparkling was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed our tapas and sides, especially the grilled chorizo and side salad. We also ordered the pork belly large plate but were disappointed that although the plate was large, the serving was small, and just one thin piece of crackle. Next time I would just stick with the tapas.

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Vanessa Parker

Was really lovely atmosphere, New York loft Style decor, cosy fire and nice outdoor area! Food was lovely. Definitely be back!

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Very pleasant evening! Staff were kind and very on to it, and food was served timely. The dessert was particularly delicious!

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Great place, great service, will definitely again :-)

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Lisa Folkard

Awesome food and service - really enjoyable evening thanks!

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Very interesting affair, Tapas portions were a decent size and quality relative to their price. Nice range of meats, flavours and preparations - we tried probably 2/3s of the options and were not disappointed by any, also had one main plate (a bit on the small side) and some fries and patatas bravas for sides which were nice. Service was friendly and attentive, we werent left wanting. Atmosphere is a little weird, a bit dark and empty, but no problems there. Also the Trinity Shiraz is decent value for money at restaurant prices.

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Awesome service well looked after by all staff, great portion size had braised beef was cooked to perfection, beautiful views and comfortable setting totally recommend for a celebration or birthday cant wait to go again

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Great atmosphere and setting in restaurant, nice and cozy. Food was okay, not incredible but good flavors and came out with good timing with good variety of options to try.

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The food was great! The service was amazing and super prompt! We sat by the fore and had several small plates but the stars for us would be the arancini and the flatbreads.

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Great atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. Tapas were delicious and the arancini balls were stunning.

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Great service and food, good selection and a reasonable price

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Keri MacKinnon

Wonderful wait staff. Tentative without being fussy. The food was lovely. Lots of small plates shared is a great way to experience the menu. Star of the night - the Apple Empanadas.. Will be back soon!

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Felicity Williamson

The lamb was absolutely lovely and a great intimate atmosphere.

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It was our first visit to the restaurant, pretty average overall. Food was okay, service was okay, the fireplace was probably the highlight of the evening.

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Thari Bakmeedeniya

Service was outstanding! The food, however, was average for the two of us.

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Lochy Crane

Love all the food as usual, usually go for the tapas as they were delicious! Drinks came out super fast as well as the excellent service provided always felt very looked after!

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The best eating place we have been for a while. Great atmosphere, lovely food, fantastic service. Will be back.

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Heresa-Ruthanne Laifone

From the moment we walked in it was a great experience. We were welcomed by a friendly face and the waitress that helped us was awesome !! Food was fantastic, good quality, good flavour, just all round good good good.

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Excellent service and superb food. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely eat here again

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Mark Claydon

We booked for a Sunday night and were hugely impressed. We started with a pre drink on the rooftop bar, bit fresh this time of the year so the heaters were an absolute godsend. The staff were friendly and helpful and explained the menu in great detail. The tapas and Main meals were absolutely divine and with all food options available we certainly gave the menu a good workout. Love to come back for the rooftop bar and food in Summer. In fact we will be for sure !

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The place is very ideal for intimate dinner. The service is also very good.Tasty food, the presentation and portions are just right.

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Sarah Heslin

The food here is INCREDIBLE. We went on a Sunday evening so it was quite quiet, but this worked perfectly for us as we got seated right by the indoor fire - bliss! Would recommend the grilled chorizo and the pork cheek croquette.

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We like the setting and mood. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food is good. Note though that a large plate is for 1 person. Love the dessert.

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Great atmosphere, sat by a toasty fire, service was quick lots of different options to choose from. Suits every dietary requirement. Highly reccomend

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Amazing food and excellent service! Would definitely recommend the patatas gratas and fish croquettes. Loved that they had a fireplace right in the middle of the restaurant, kept us nice and cozy, great for the winter. The ambience and music was an added bonus. Will definitely visit again.

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Delicious food & kindly staff

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Damon Harris

The staff and food were excellent, I will definitely go back again.

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carmen hansel

Good food and really nice waitress/service

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Miro Harré

Quiet Monday evening at La Zeppa but the delish food and enthusiastic service made up for it! Will definitely be back

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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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