Cuisine: Pasta, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Expect generous portions, great atmosphere and authentic Italian flavours at The Cow Pizza and Spaghetti House in Wanaka.

Tucked away down Post Office Lane, The Cow follows on from its sister venue in Queenstown which has been serving up delicious Italian cuisine since 1976. Relax in their rustic setting of open beams, earthy stone walls and roaring open fires, or enjoy a breath of fresh Alpine air in the sunny courtyard outside. Offering all the classic Italian dishes and more, you’ll love their famous hand-rolled pizzas and freshly-made pastas. Their varied menu offers plenty of choice, so whether you’re a family, couple or group of friends, there’s something for everyone.

The Cow prides itself on a menu that has stood the test of time, using fresh local ingredients and traditional cooking methods that keep customers coming back for more. Just make sure you’ve worked up a hearty appetite before you go!

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The Cow Wanaka
Post Office Lane, 33 Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - 11pm

Phone: 03 443 4269
Website: www.thecowpizza.co.nz/wanaka.html

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The Cow Wanaka
Location: Wanaka
Cuisine: Pasta, Pizza
Mains: $15 - $35

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pat mulhern

Very nice food and ambience. Will be back anUDDER Time.

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Spaghetti was pretty ordinary but the seafood pizza was the best. Heaps of seafood and really tasty. Really recommend going to the cow if you want the best pizza.

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The pizza is very delicious and real Italian flavor. Good service!

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The spaghetti and pizza are very delicious, but the beer is a little bit expensive. It locates in the center of Wanaka city. People can walk along the lake after eating.

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Raymond Keys

The garlic bread was actually a small loaf & was huge, too much for 4 adults. Mains were generous portions also, and in the main tasty, although the mushroom sauce on one dish was a little gelatinous.

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Nicolle Masters

The pizza's at The Cow are absolutely yum-o! We took our boys for dinner and their favourite was The Bolognese, super tasty and topped off with a sprinkle of extra parmesen and chilli flakes, perfect flavour combination. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

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Iconic Retaurant, open fire, delivered the three things to make it a great experience...
- Ambience & Atmosphere
- Excellent Service
- Great Food
Highly recommended!

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Brooke Braddock

Very lovely atmosphere, nice food and staff. Would definitely recommend coming here.

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Robin Campbell

First time at the Cow since many years ago in Queenstown. Efficient helpful service, and the food quality was great and quantity more than we could handle. Chicken livers and pasta was the dish of the night for us. Great job, and we'll be back.

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Keiran Breach

Great spaghetti, great service. Will defs be a regular

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Rowan Corkery

Great pizza!

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Nicky Ker

Clea was our waitress and she was awesome
Food was yum
Wine was great

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Good quality food with excellent service. A pleasure to dine at.

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a very pleasant evening, good food, good service and good company Cheers

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Andrew Pike

Simple and delicious menu. Set in a rustic setting with quiet outdoor seating or cool indoor tables. Service was very friendly and efficient.

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I had the Bolognese pizza which was lovely and very much enjoyed but my 4yo too. Veggie pizza was a bit below par though. Staff very friendly and welcoming, dealt well with 4yo's pestering about toys, gave her pencils and picture to colour.

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Great service and food. Had a fantastic day out

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Cinnamon Laubscher

Very good food and friendly staff, not a wide range of food but what they had on their menu sounded delicious and the dishes we ordered were

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Joanna Horton

Great food...great service

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Philippa Mclachlan

Wonderful meal, very friendly staff...we will go again

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Lynley McDonald

Excellent as always.

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Our first time at The Cow and our first time using First Table and we didn't get disappointed! The food was plenty and very delicious. The service was excellent from the first to the last moment. We particularly liked the ambience with candles and the open fire. The only little downer was the music... A very strange playlist of music that neither fit the atmosphere nor the present families with children (profanity and explicit language). Beside this it was a great experience and we will definitely come back!

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Mishka West

It was really nice :) good food and good servers . We had a great time, such a unique place

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Victoria Haydon

Excellent Spaghetti Bolognese and pizzas!

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Great pizzas with loads of topping.

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It was our first visit to wanaka and I read about the cow in a brochure the food appealed to me and it was close to where we are staying. Upon arrival I was blown away by the setting a tucked away place it felt like I was walking in to a cosy home, the waiter was very helpful and showed us to our table. We were in front of the log fire and it was beautiful. The food was AMAZING we had the garlic bread which was a whole loaf with butter such a generous serving. And the pizzas and pasta were so tasty and I can't say enough good things about this place I just wish I had somewhere like this to eat back home. Highly recommend to anyone we have 2 small kids and were made to feel so welcome. Thank you!!!

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natsanan salamteh

Good food

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Victoria Haydon

Excellent service and food. Great value for money

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Great food and service at The Cow - would 100% recommend to a friend to come here and would definitely come back!

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Amazing food, great atmosphere and good value for money!!

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Kelli Collings

Very friendly staff in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was quick. A great place to share a lovely red on those cold afternoons. I love first table it gives us the opportunity to try many places different places with such variety. Would definitely recommend.

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Robyn Sutherland

The Cow ticks all the boxes...delicious pizzas, happy employees, fast service and interesting artefacts to look at. Bucket loads of high country character which adds to our Wanaka experience...Saul and Alex trainee ski instructors

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Robyn Sutherland

Dining with teenage lads at The Cow was great. The rustic historical decor a talking point. Happy staff and the vegeterian pizza is a fav.

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Great environment, lovely big open fire. Food excellent, we had pizzas and the small size is really generous with plenty of toppings. Service was really prompt and staff super friendly. Perfect place after a day on mountain or a cozy get together with friends.

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Georgia Taylor-Green

Yummy food, great drinks, awesome service and such a beautiful restaurant. I’ve never had extra food to take home before and we went home with half of our huge loaf of garlic bread and even some pizza! Such generous servings of good quality food and a lovely way to spend an anniversary date.

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Chelsey Liew

Really delicious food and awesome setting!

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Loved the warm,rustic atmosphere with a roaring fire and candlelit tables as soon as we walked in to The Cow. Friendly service, awesome pizzas with a glass of Chianti and we were in heaven.

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Emily Cross

Brilliant pizza lovely staff

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Lovely welcoming venue,food was spot on.

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Matiss Valdbergs

Thank you ! Pizza was delicious and we had a great time

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Trish Weir

Yummy food in cool surroundings...great for families after day on the mountain!

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Super fresh food. Had the veggie pizza and it was delish. Warm, cozy atmosphere, perfect for after the ski fields.

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Lorraine Smart

Good night. Cosy venue with big log fire burning. Mulled wine yum

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Georgia Sorrell

Fantastic vegan pizza and a great choice of beers and wines... I’ll be back!

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Cosy, welcoming rustic atmosphere, with exception food and service, where the staff went over and above to ensure the whole family had a great evening.

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By far the best pizzas we have ever had! They are enormous with loads of toppings, we had enough to last us breakfast and lunch the next day! Friendly and welcoming staff, it was an excellent experience

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Megan Maxwell

The food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and so friendly... will revisit again and again !! You will not be disappointed - book now !

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Alex Lau

Awesome dining atmosphere, great pizzas and friendly staff.

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Casey Adams

I’d never been to The Cow and was very pleased with the food and service. The pizzas were stacked with toppings and I liked that you could add optional extras for a small fee. There was no high chair so it was a little hard to control our 16 month old but next time I would just take our portable seat. We over ordered and the staff happily put the leftovers in a box for us to take away. Will definitely be going back.

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Elissa Eastwood

The food, atmosphere and service were all great, Thank you

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