Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 7 restaurants in Waikato

Suburban local eatery and bar in Rototuna, Hamilton.

A relaxed and friendly family eatery focusing on Italian food and wine, accompanied by exceptional service in comfortable surroundings.

A local restaurant where you want to dine once a week because it's easy and affordable.

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The Eatery
Cnr Thomas & Horsham Downs Road
Rototuna, Hamilton

Open Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 5pm to 11pm

Phone: (07) 852 5925
Website: www.theeatery.co.nz/

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Ranked: #3 of 7 restaurants in Waikato 3
The Eatery
Location: Rototuna
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Hollie Tawhiao

This was an amazing experience. Super friendly staff. Absolutely delicious food. We were two adults a child (6) and a baby (9 months). They were so amazing with the kids, my 6yo chose to make his own pizza and they let him put it in the big pizza oven himself. The chef was lovely, shook my sons hand twice and made him feel very special. My husband and I had ribeye and it was delicious. Recommend to anyone who wants to have a lovely meal.

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Ashlea Ludwig

I couldn't fault a thing if I tried, from the service to the food, everything was incredible.

We had two small children with us aged 6 and 16 months, our waitress was so good with the both of them it was so lovely to see!

We started with the polenta chips, risotto balls and a garlic pizza - AMAZING they were all gone in seconds.

For mains, pasta of the day was delicious and the kids get to make their own pizza and put it in the pizza oven, it was a complete hit. Three of us on the table ordered the ribeye - well done, medium and medium rare and all three steaks were cooked to PERFECTION and it was truly an amazing meal.

For dessert, I highly recommend the Crème Brûlée YUM.

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Pandora Bowman

Great environment very friendly warm and inviting staff with genuine smiles and very accommodating. The place was full with a cross section of diners and staff were very attentive to all diners and didn't hover and allowed plenty of time between courses. Generous servings and great food. Will definitely recommend The Eatery!.

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Katrina Townsend

Great food & great service. Easily accommodated my food allergies. Will be back.

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Oscar Lawrence

Love the food here and service is great

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Irina

Food was amazing as well as service. Definitely recommend this place for everyone who want to have a mellow evening in a great atmosphere.

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Kate Herbert

Great atmosphere, great service and delicious food! Would go again

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Adair Oosterbroek

Loved the renovations - lovely atmosphere, warm and appealing, especially with nasty weather outside...open fire was great! Excellent service, engaging friendly waitress without overdoing it. And the food, as always, was delicious - creme brulee was a superb way to finish!

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Great service, great food, great music, great ambiance, thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Oscar Lawrence

Great Food and wonderful service

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Marisa Rota

Absolutely loved loved loved the food, service and atmosphere! Couldn't fault a thing! We will definitely be back :).

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We had a lovely meal, Sophia was really attentive and pleasant. The food was of a high standard and we will definitely return.

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lovely food with generous portion. Would recommend A++

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Sylvia O'Leary

prompt friendly service. Great tasting food. Nice atmosphere

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Once again the service and food was of a high standard.

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Went out with my brother and sister-in-law from Canada. We really enjoyed the service and food. A very pleasant dining experience with friendly service.

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Hollie Tawhiao

This was an amazing experience. Super friendly staff. Absolutely delicious food. We were two adults a child (6) and a baby (9 months). They were so amazing with the kids, my 6yo chose to make his own pizza and they let him put it in the big pizza oven himself. The chef was lovely, shook my sons hand twice and made him feel very special. My husband and I had ribeye and it was delicious. Recommend to anyone who wants to have a lovely meal.

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Helena Davey

The food was delicious and the servers were all lovely

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The service was friendly and helpful, food was divine . Will highly recommend, . Will be going back.

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Anne Foulkes

the food at the eatery is excellent. We really enjoyed our meals with the children getting to cook their own pizza.
the service was great, and bonus we were there for 8$ cocktail hour.

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Ashlea Ludwig

I couldn't fault a thing if I tried, from the service to the food, everything was incredible.

We had two small children with us aged 6 and 16 months, our waitress was so good with the both of them it was so lovely to see!

We started with the polenta chips, risotto balls and a garlic pizza - AMAZING they were all gone in seconds.

For mains, pasta of the day was delicious and the kids get to make their own pizza and put it in the pizza oven, it was a complete hit. Three of us on the table ordered the ribeye - well done, medium and medium rare and all three steaks were cooked to PERFECTION and it was truly an amazing meal.

For dessert, I highly recommend the Crème Brûlée YUM.

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Kayla Clark

Good location and has a nice vibe, service was great and good was nice

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Leanne MacDonald

Wonderful food with wonderful service what more can we say. You must try this restaurant if you have not done so already.

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Anthony Cserney

We took along another couple with us (their first time) and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
As usual, service was pleasantly attentive without being intrusive.
Food quality was excellent, as usual.
Look forward to next time...

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Kay Ranson

We were they only ones dining, but it was early. Our meals were yum

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Rachel Ervine

I was really excited about going here for hubby's birthday. They had a special table for us - right in the dark back corner. The staff were lovely but half of the food was not great. I tried my kids chips and the deep fryer oil needs changing. The salt & pepper squid is the cheap, frozen out the bag type. The vegetables that came with hubbys chicken were steamed/plain. The desserts were small and overpriced. On the upside the risotto balls were fab and my kids enjoyed making their own pizza. Overall disappointing and we won't be going back.

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Camille Manning

Really enjoyed my night out at The Eatery! Amazing food, wonderful service and such an awesome atmosphere. Will definitely be back!!

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The waitresses were friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. A pleasant dining experience!

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Had a wonderful fathers say dinner at Eatery.
Right from the doorsteps was welcoming by Sophia . She look after not only adults but after our daughter and was listening to what we need and advising the best options ( especially great Italian win for me and my wife

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Leanne MacDonald

Exceptional service and exceptional food, what more can I say

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Jessica Lock

The food was very delicious 10/10 and the service was great the waitress was nice and bubbly

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Food was delicious

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Stephanie Hammond

We had a lovely time. It was quite cold and there was a lovely warm fire roaring. We hadn't been back since the restaurant re-opened after the Christmas fire. We had the rib-eye steak which was cooked perfectly. The same wonderfully fresh green veges made my meal - I love veg! And I've never had the polenta chips before - scrumptious! Thanks for a wonderful night.

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Kay Ranson

Outstanding top food and friendly service. One of the Best restaurant meals I have had this year!

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Had a fabulous meal with great service from friendly waitresses. Would definitely eat there again. Highly recommend!

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Lorna Phillips

Wonderful! I really loved the evening. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. I had the rib-eye and I would definitely recommend. The atmosphere is great too.

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Megan Hucker

This was our first time using First Table. We took our grandsons for dinner and it was a really nice family night together. From the time we arrived until we left the service was first class. The young waitress addressed our grandson by his first name. I asked how did you know his name and she said she had overheard us calling him. Little details like this just make a night extra special. The food was delicious and again the service first class. We will definitely return. Many thanks

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Thanks for a fantastic night. We enjoyed great service and a relaxing 3course dinner. Food was good and generous servings.

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Konny Shim

Awesome experience, awesome staff, awesome pizza. Will definitely be back again :)

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The food and service is still up to a high standard. They make you feel that it is your home as well as theirs.

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Hetty Clark

The food was good. Lovely staff but perhaps don't check on tables more than twice as it gets a little annoying. Discovered that they offer make-your-own pizzas, would like to try with the kids one night.

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Anthony Cserney

The four of us all again enjoyed our dining experience, as we always do at the Eatery.

It's worth a try! You won't regret it.

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Nicola Hamilton

Firstly the service was AMAZING! The food was delicious. We will be definitely going back.

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We had a great night out! Food and service was amazing! We will go back.
Best Italian Restaurant in New Zealand; -)

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Dawn Wallace

This place was great! Great staff! Great service and th food was just amazing! Our waitress was very informative and lovely. It was the best duck I've ever had! (I had the papperdelle duck and mushroom ragu) I was also jealous of the other dishes as they looked and smelled amazing in which my family enjoyed. Definitely will go back again!

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Paula Brown

My two friends and I had such a lovely time dining at the eatery. We left the 7 kids behind with the husbands, so we thoroughly enjoyed the calm environment. The service was impeccable. Our lovely waitress helped us choose our wines (which were perfectly chosen), and she also knew the menu well so was able to help us out with ordering when we were indecisive. Another waiter (or possibly even the manager) came over to check in with how our evening was going as well. The desserts were delicious, especially the creme brulee that was recommended to us. The crack was so perfect the orange jumped off the table and gave us a good laugh. We will most definitely be back, but I guess we'll have to give the husbands their turn first!

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Beth Mitchell

Had a really lovely meal. Walked out barely able to move after somehow finding room for a pudding. An excellent meal with awesome service in a fantastic atmosphere. We’ll be back.

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Once again the food and service was excellent, look forward to the next visit.

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Janice Eland

Really lovely place, food and service great

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Wonderful meal, different special touches were given to two of our party to accommodate dietary requirements. Very attentive, knowledgeable, friendly waiting staff. Lovely Italian music for an Italian restaurant. Family friendly and cosy. We go there regularly and will continue to!

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Leanne MacDonald

The service was impeccable. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great, I would highly recommend this place and we certainly will be going back again.

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