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Cuisine: A La Carte, Casual Dining, Italian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

A spacious, atmospheric eatery inspired by the city of Rome, both ancient and the bustling metropolis it is today, Romulus & Remus is a love letter to the Italian capital in all its delicious glory.

Keeping things simple yet stylish, the restaurant is warm and welcoming - with high ceilings, recycled timber in the beams and the bar, remnants of industrial concrete softened by tones of worn Roman gold and extra virgin olive oil green. Split over two levels - a piazza like porch (the floor hand-painted by the owner with a large tile design), and up a few stairs to the dining room where a sculpture of the intriguing mythical wolf and her boys overlook the comings and goings of the kitchen and bar.

This is a place to be savoured; rushing is not part of the agenda. So, make the most of it with an aperitivo (limoncello spritz anyone?) and spuntino snacks - the humble pork and fennel sausage with fried bread, or keep it light with their cannellini bean dip. If you're a pizza thrill-seeker, you should try the she wolf pizza (delve into the origin of the Italian name puttanesca to get the connection…) - dare you dive into a hazardous world of olive, anchovy and caper? Away from pizzas, the menu offers timeless, unadorned small and not so small dishes – some Italian classics, others a clever play on them – all simple food where taste is the ultimate goal.

And with names like 'man o' war' and 'odyssey', unleash your inner gladiator with their concise but stunning collection of international wines. End your evening with another twist … a liquid dessert by the name of tiramisu martini! Well, when in Rome...

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Romulus & Remus
551 Richmond Road
Auckland 1021

Open Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue - Thu: 4pm - 11pm
Fri - Sun: 8am - 3pm // 3pm - 11pm

Phone: 093 605 111

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Romulus & Remus
Location: Grey Lynn
Cuisine: A La Carte, Casual Dining, Italian
Mains: $15 - $25

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What a Gem! We have been to quite a lot of Italian restaurant in Auckland, and this one is definitely our favourite. Everything was excellent. The meatballs were just juicy and not dry, the beef sauce of spaghetti bolognese very tasty, the fish perfectly cooked, the scallops parpadelle beautiful , and the deserts very very nice. I would strongly recommend this place : excellent food at a very affordable price, and a friendly service.

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Our first visit to the cafe since it became Romulus & Remus. Space looks good and nice to sit near open doors on a warm evening. Generally enjoyed the visit although slightly disappointed with the Osso Bucco - meat was a little tough which was surprising. Staff were very helpful; two glasses of wine we asked for were out of stock but good substitutions were suggested and enjoyed. Eggplant parmiagiana was the best dish. Would be keen to visit again

- dined at Romulus & Remus on

What a Gem! We have been to quite a lot of Italian restaurant in Auckland, and this one is definitely our favourite. Everything was excellent. The meatballs were just juicy and not dry, the beef sauce of spaghetti bolognese very tasty, the fish perfectly cooked, the scallops parpadelle beautiful , and the deserts very very nice. I would strongly recommend this place : excellent food at a very affordable price, and a friendly service.

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Sheryl Elliott

This is a great truely authentic Italian eatery. Definitely returning thankyou

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Simon Honeypot

tasty Italian, great space, wonderful service; not the cheapest but worth it for the quality!

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Jansyl Andrews

Great taste...but small main servings...we were still hungry at the end

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