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Al Volo Pizzeria

4_half star rating 9 reviews

Telephone 09 302 2500

27 Mt Eden Rd
Grafton
Auckland City

Cuisine:
Italian, Pizza, European, International
Hours:
Tues - Thurs 5pm - 9.30pm
Fri - Sat 5pm -10.30pm
Sun 5pm - 9.30pm
Provided by business

Overview

Nominated “The BEST” in Auckland for their pizzas, Al Volo in Eden Terrace is the pizzeria to go to for the best in Naples-style woodfired pizzas. And now Naples has really arrived at the newly licensed Al Volo Pizzeria in Mt Eden: you can sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with one of Gianpiero’s delicious, watercracker-thin-crust pizzas.

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More Information

Categories:
Restaurants, Pizzas
Takeaways:
Yes
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Attire:
Casual
Good For Children:
Yes
WI-FI:
None
Alcohol:
Beer, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
Takes Reservations:
Yes
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian
Meals Served:
Dinner
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard

Reviews for Al Volo Pizzeria

1 star rating
by Eva B.
24th July 2013

I have no idea why this place has such good reviews.

I popped in on my way home to pick up dinner… A ‘Tiramisu’ and something else that just had bacon and choritzo as the toppings.

I paid $52 or something for these two pizzas, so I obviously expected some REALLY good pizza, for that amount of money.

They were awful.

The bases weren’t cooked through, the cheese was only in the middle, the artichoke was in massive pieces, the olives were whole, with their stones in. The meat was sub-standard (the sausage was more like cheap salami than choritzo) and the amount of toppings in general was completely stingy.

For fifty bucks, I’d expect a well made pizza, with decent amount of good quality toppings. I’d definitely expect it to be cooked properly!

I emailed the place about it, and while, to his credit, the owner did offer a solution, it wasn’t to send my vouchers or anything (although vouchers for food you can’t eat isn’t much of a solution), but that I had to come in and ask for him so he could try defend his terrible product some more before he would replace the pizzas. Needless to say, I didn’t bother going back.

Pretty disappointing, when I’d heard such good things and paid so much money.

Comment from Giampiero D. of Al Volo Pizzeria 25/07/2013   
Hi, your review is totally unfair in more ways than one! As you…    More »
5 star rating
by Michelle
20th October 2012

had dinner there tonight, me and my partner both thought it was fantastic, after reading all the positive reviews we decided to try it out, we ordered the special which was a scotch steak on top of a rocket salad a hawaiian pizza and foccacia bread, all were fantastic the steak was perfectly cooked and the pizza base was so yum! we also found the service there great and very welcoming, we will definitely be going back

5 star rating
by David F.
22nd September 2012

Great pizza, the best I have eaten in Auckland. Compares to the pizza I’ve eaten in Italy. Great guys, friendly service. Could be a new Friday night addiction!! Crispy yet chewy base, great flavorsome toppings, great cheese, awesome charry mojo from the wood fired oven.

5 star rating
by Tim S.
24th October 2011

Got a pizza here on a voucher deal. Best pizza I have had in NZ bar none. The base makes a pizza and these guys have it down, crisp on the outside, soft and a little chewy on the inside all with the little bit of char and flavour you only get in a wood fired oven. Good simple toppings. Will definitely be going back and I recommend it to any fans of genuine italian style pizza.

5 star rating
by Phoebe
23rd July 2011

Best pizza I have ever had. Ever. Amazing. Doesn’t leave a greasy taste in your mouth, toppings are fresh and delicious, base is crispy and the pizza is soft on the inside, doesn’t sit heavily in your stomach, yummm!!!

5 star rating
by Giapo G.
18th July 2011

Al volo is the truly Italian Pizza in Auckland. The owner Giampiero is Neapolitan like me. His wood fired pizza remember the pizza back in Italy with same taste and look. The dough is light and the pizza is not greasy, easy to digest and it is topped with great ingredients for a taste that cant be beat. This is our favorite place for pizza. Keep up the good work!

5 star rating
by Bath007
5th March 2011

Simply the best pizzas in Auckland. They are just so good! The authentic wood-fired style give their pizzas a wonderful flavour. The service is alway friendly and welcoming in true Italian style. A must go to place for the pizza fan!

5 star rating
by bonsai
26th February 2011

Absolutely delicious. The owner is exceptionally rude, but the pizza is so, so, so good that you just have to ignore him. He shouted at me as I walked out the door “OI! YOU!!! Have you paid?!?!”. Of course I had! I would not put up with the rudeness at most places – but oh my god, this is truly heavenly.

5 star rating
by djbtak
18th January 2011

This is my favourite pizza in Auckland. Best with a group to get a few as all the pizzas are pretty simple and good to share; but all of them are true to the ingredients and manage to leave you without the “stuffed full of pizza” feeling if you can limit your slices (not easy). I like the funghi and gamberoni, but haven’t had a dud.

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