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Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, 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 1010

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

Phone: 09 282 0611

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La Zeppa
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $35
La Zeppa accepts American Express

Reviews

Kirsten Marsh

The sun was still out this early in the eve and we had a lovely view from the balcony. My partner and I are vegetarian and there was a great selection of options for us — especially recommend the halloumi with grapes and the baked polenta! Lovely presentation and super yum.

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We were very impressed with both the food and service at La Zeppa. This is the first time we tried sharing plates and it was a great experience. The food is delectable! The waitress was amazing, she was very patient us and went out of her way to answer our son's many questions. Highly recommended!

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Caron Lynn

We went to La Zeppa on Auckland Anniversary weekend - so it was fairly quiet and we had our choice of indoor/outdoor tables. We started outdoors in the sunshine and then moved inside for dinner. The service we received from Adelaide was outstanding. She was friendly, helpful, professional and accommodating of all of our needs. The food was delicious - we had nearly every dish from the tapas/sharing menu and couldn't fault any of them. I would definitely recommend La Zeppa and we will definitely be back. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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Elly Boshell

We weren’t sure what to expect but we’re blown away! We had several tapas dishes to share and the food was delicious and fresh. We ate on the sun terrace which has a great vibe and views of the sky tower. Our server, Adelaide, was super friendly and the value for money put us in a good mood for at least 24 hours!

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Lydia Mills

We had a fantastic time at La Zeppa! Even with the volume of people there after work on a Friday, we were tended to by a lovely waitress called Adelaide and were in and out faster than expected (and not because we were rushed!) All round such a good evening - will be back!

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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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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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Brian Foose

Top service. Food was awesome too

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Kirsten Marsh

The sun was still out this early in the eve and we had a lovely view from the balcony. My partner and I are vegetarian and there was a great selection of options for us — especially recommend the halloumi with grapes and the baked polenta! Lovely presentation and super yum.

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We were very impressed with both the food and service at La Zeppa. This is the first time we tried sharing plates and it was a great experience. The food is delectable! The waitress was amazing, she was very patient us and went out of her way to answer our son's many questions. Highly recommended!

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Abigail Hilario

Great experience at La Zeppa. Food was delicious and service was exceptional! Will definitely come back again

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Sophia Joyce

Amazing food! Great way to try a new restaurant!

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Great dinner

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Really good service!

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Timo Stanton

Awesome food, great service. The restaurant is spacious and although our first table reservation was inside only, the deck outside was a great place for a drink in the sun.

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Emma Conlon

Very accommodating when we asking if we could come slightly earlier than our booking time as we had a show to go to.
Place was pretty quiet when we got there as it was early but it filled up pretty quickly! We had a nice table on the deck.
Food was tasty and came quickly. Nice wine and cocktails too!

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Hannah Knight

Awesome experience, cheese platter was delicious and was a lovely atmosphere.

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Alaina Luxmoore

Fantastic time in the sun, drinks were delicious, food was amazing and the service was attentive and friendly. Will be back!

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Karlien Palu

Great food & staff

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Kimberleigh Shaw

I really enjoyed my whole experience at La Zeppa, delicious large plate of lamb and probably one of the best desserts I've tried. Portion sizes were good for the price, drinks were all a little expensive in comparison to other places I've been but they were definitely delicious!!!

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Brian King

Trendy bar over looking Victoria Park, we ordered lots of small plates which were very nicely presented and tasty, definitely better value at half price. Service felt personal.

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Huge restaurant, found the food to be delicious with a lot of flavours, enjoyed the wine on offer as well. Staff were friendly and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would definitely go back!

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Great restaurant !! Food and atmosphere

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Friendly service but lacking in standard. Very hot evening inside the Restaurant, had to ask for ice in lukewarm water. Had to ask for a glass with bottled beer.

The food lacked in flavour, some dishes too acidic. Also small portions for the price. Highlight of the meal were the apple empenadas for dessert.

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Helena Roughton

Great food and vibe! Good for sharing, and great for dietary requirements (vege, gf, veg)

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Aline Allan

Well, how about we called the restaurant to apologize because we’d be a wee bit late, due to an incident at the tunnel we had to go through, and the staff says “oh, are you ok? I hope you guys are all right, no problem, we’ll be here waiting for you to give you some nice time after such a stress (and the incident wasn’t with us!)”. So you can expect a pretty good night. Not disappointed, lovely food, super star staff, and a nice and calm atmosphere. We had a fantastic dinner and fell really well looked after. I definitely recommend and we’ll surely be back!

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Cara Graham

We had an amazing night! With such a friendly, waiter who was genuine with amazing service! Definitely going back

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Jasmine Fowler

Amazing service and great food at a gorgeous venue

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Caron Lynn

We went to La Zeppa on Auckland Anniversary weekend - so it was fairly quiet and we had our choice of indoor/outdoor tables. We started outdoors in the sunshine and then moved inside for dinner. The service we received from Adelaide was outstanding. She was friendly, helpful, professional and accommodating of all of our needs. The food was delicious - we had nearly every dish from the tapas/sharing menu and couldn't fault any of them. I would definitely recommend La Zeppa and we will definitely be back. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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Natalie Roffey

I had a long overdue catch up with my bff and we picked La Zeppa. We started out sitting outside but it was a bit too windy, though the sun was shining and it was nice to have our first drink outside after being cooped up in offices all day. We moved inside to eat our food and thoroughly enjoyed the mouth-watering tapas and delicious wine. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. It was a great experience and hopefully we'll be back before too long!

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Dayna Lyall

Really nice for a girls night and perfect amount of food ❤️

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Lovely place with excellent service and food. The Toblerone cocktail was a must-try - I only wish the drinks were 50% off as well!

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Andre Meatballs

Yup - really good. Food was delicious and a really good spread. Very late for a first table which was nice. Excellent friendly service. Ni e premise, good background music. Excellent venue for groups, though definitely higher price.

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Elly Boshell

We weren’t sure what to expect but we’re blown away! We had several tapas dishes to share and the food was delicious and fresh. We ate on the sun terrace which has a great vibe and views of the sky tower. Our server, Adelaide, was super friendly and the value for money put us in a good mood for at least 24 hours!

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Lovely balcony on a Summer evening.
We sat outside as the sun was out - the only annoying thing was the cold wind that Auckland was experiencing! It would have been great to have some blankets to help shield the wind but still be comfortable outside.
Service was great, so attentive and with a smile.
The food was nice, we shared some tapas and a large plate.
Only other critique was the DJ was quite loud so it was hard to have a conversation, but it seemed to get turned down after asking a couple of times.

Great place to dine if you want an informal, relaxed evening on a sundeck just watching the world go by. Good menu to share.

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Great service with a very helpful and attentive waitress. Tapas are a good way to taste a wide variety of foods. We thoroughly enjoyed everything on offer.

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We loved our waitress, she overwhelmed with work but she was fast and nice.

Food was a bit above average, nothing was spectacular or disappointing.

Atmosphere could have been nice but between wind and loud music overall it was not pleasant.

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Tess Perida

My husband and I had a fantastic time here! Service is top notch, thanks Renata. Food is yuyuyummmmy! Highly recommend!

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My second time dining at La Zeppa and the food was delicous. We ordered tapas and there were some new items on the menu this time round. We didn't have long to wait for the food and it was enjoyed and devoured immediately. The cocktails were pretty good to. I will definitely be coming back. Love dining using firsttable, it's the best.

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Nice restaurant, the food was good and the service lovely. Would go back again :)

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Me and my husband absolutely loved our time there especially the rooftop, awesome place for our Date night :)

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Karen Tapper

Tasty food and very good service - a very pleasant evening and recommended.

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Elizabeth Costabeber

We had a wonderful time. We’re well looked after by the staff and the food was so good. We couldn’t stop ordering more and more tapas! Highly recommend.

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Rich Smith

Great food. Had a sharing platter and it was delicious.

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Hinerau Anderson

Loved it!

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Faith Tylar

Great atmosphere! Had the lovely carly take care of us and she was amazing!

Would definitely be back again.

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Very nice bar& restaurant, we enjoyed our Tapas with a jug of Sangria. Unfortunately it was too windy so my partner and I couldn't enjoy the rooftop but that wasn't a big issue as inside was nice.
I would highly recommend this place for a romantic dinner or a birthday.
Staff are very helpful and friendly :-)

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Carl Ashworth

Great food and drinks. The staff were really nice and helpful. Great experience

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Nice service, delicous food, reasonable price, will come back again.

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Lydia Mills

We had a fantastic time at La Zeppa! Even with the volume of people there after work on a Friday, we were tended to by a lovely waitress called Adelaide and were in and out faster than expected (and not because we were rushed!) All round such a good evening - will be back!

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Texass Davison-McDonald

Waitress was friendly, place was very busy which was a good sign. Food was ok, there was too much rock salt on all of it though which wasn’t great and found it all to be quite greasy with no color to the plate.

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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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