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Papa’s Pizza Restaurant

3_half star rating 25 reviews

Telephone 09-849 4501

61 Sandringham Rd
beside Eden Park
Auckland City

Pizza, Salads, Italian
Mon - Thu 5pm - 10pm
Fri 4pm - 10pm
Sat - Sun 12 noon - 10pm
Provided by business


Papa’s Pizza Restaurant in Kingsland Auckland offers a variety of original wholemeal pizza with home style pasta Al forno, garden fresh salads, home-made deserts and our familiar old fashioned friendly service. Papa’s Wholemeal Pizza Cafe.


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Restaurants, Pizzas, Takeaway / Fast Food
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Meals Served:
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:
70, outside 20
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Papa’s Pizza Restaurant

4 star rating
by ajsherry
25th July 2014

I have been to papas a few times now, and I must say the food is excellent, and the staff give good service. The Tuscan pizza is to die for. We will be back.

5 star rating
by Lisa
11th July 2014

Thanks Papa’s for a excellent service, truly enjoyed our experience and will become regulars! had the Meatlover’s pizza ( which is to die for! )…..lots of Cabanossi, pepperoni, ham with mozzarella -husband really enjoyed it!. I had the plum vension pasta with a lovely red which was especially needed on the winters night, felt nice and cosy by the fire inside. Can’t wait for summer to enjoy the courtyard , thanks again guys

3 star rating
by Plibt
12th June 2014

Pappa pizas its alright patrons are encouraged to walk pappy’s gauntlet through the kitchen, nice intro to a pize establishment. LOVE LOVE LOVE the giant jaffa at the inverse end of said gauntlet. Decor needs spruce, but the outdoor area is very nice.

We had the pestovarian, and the feta with olives for starter, wish they’d told us that actually the pesto pizz is just said starter on a pizza. Good olives.

1 star rating
by Ling N.
9th June 2014

I got the mushroom and spinach cannelloni take away. When I open the box, I could only see soupy cream, with very little chunks of veges. The worst was the amount of cannelloni. My husband and I counted. There were only 5 pieces of cannelloni pasta!!! I was so angry I called them right away. They apologised and confessed that they were running out of ingredients. And they want to offer us a free pasta for next time. One simply does not just put sauce in a takeaway container and hope your customer doesn’t notice. That was $22. We also got the super supreme pizza, which was way to salty.

Comment from Gail H. of Papa’s Pizza Restaurant 10/06/2014   
Hi, Firstly we would like to apologise once again. On reading…    More »
3 star rating
by Grace C.
16th May 2014

Owner who waited our table was fabulous!
Manager who is front of house is unfortunately, unnecessarily aggressive. Website reviews we read said it was BYO so we were disappointed to find that wasn’t the case. The manager all but snatched our wine from us, yelling that we had to leave it at the door… Owner was a truly wonderful waitress however and we would return just to support her.
Food was a solid 3.5/5, Decor was great 4/5, Wait service 5/5, front of house 2/5.

4 star rating
by Lana
7th April 2014

I love the outdoor area it’s really relaxing and the food is amazing! One of the best pizzas I’ve ever tried and the pasta and tiramisu is so good, I can’t wait to eat there again! All of the staff are really lovely and helpful too! (There was a big guy out the front who came off really arrogant and unhelpful though) but the food’s so great I’ll still come back!

3 star rating
by Niya B.
3rd March 2014

We liked the food and the atmosphere of this place and decided to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday at Papa’s. With a bigger number of 21 invitees – we were set up in the area upstairs (just about right for a group of 20-25 people).

The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meals. Also the allocated staff member was friendly and helpful.
I did find the price of their set menu ($45 per person) to be expensive – although they made the evening an overall memorable experience!

2 star rating
by Paul A.
3rd February 2014

We arrived and the waiter didn’t serve us water (we were waiting for other friends to arrive and they assumed we’d want to wait for them before having a drink on a hot evening). We asked for water and saw someone being told off, they then placed 2 bottles of water onto to the table quite loudly.

The second issue, one of our friends is Ceoliac (gluten intollerant and gets very sick when eaten). When asked for a gluten free pasta dish, she was told it wasn’t available as they make it to order. If you advertise Gluten free food, make sure it is available!!!

Thirdly, when the first 2 dishes arrived, the waiter said they were gluten free!!! They weren’t gluten free, clearly there’s miscommunication in the kitchen.

Fourthly, customers are allowed to walk through the kitchen. Not great considering people could leave germs/hair behind.

Also, the food wasn’t great. I had Chicken fettuccine and it was very cheesy and gluggy. My partner had Chicken Tortellini and it was burnt.

Would not recommend venturing into this place.

1 star rating
by Chris G.
30th October 2013

Hi Pappa’s, I visited your establishment tonight with my 2 sons. Service welcoming and friendly, unfortunately your food was not to the same level. Our chicken fettuccine was overloaded with cheese and very gluggy, not your typical creamy fettuccine, more like a macaroni cheese. Meatballs and garlic pizza bread barely acceptable, our Hawaiian pizza very dry couldn’t taste the tomato base as per I remember. Usually when we dine out we also have dessert, we gapped it and went to Frasers, as for the takeaway for leftover pizza and pizza we were being polite.

The only reason I am writing this review is that it was my 10 year old son who expressed his disappointment, annoying as this was meant to be a treat and it was I who said lets give Papa’s a go.

1 star rating
by Hannah W.
11th October 2013

Worst pizza ever! Waste of 25 bucks I was really looking forward to it and I will never ever return. A female staff member was really rude to me when I walked in to pick my pizza up, I had cat fur on my tshirt and when I walked in she said “you have cat fur all over your t-shirt” not in a nice way but in a bitchy rude way. I did have cat fur on my t-shirt but who is she to comment I am a customer all she should say is – here is your pizza have a nice day. So anywho I get home still excited to try the pizza and I bite into it and it is so average, bland not what I would call a gourmet pizza.

Comment from Gail H. of Papa’s Pizza Restaurant 23/10/2013   
Many customers have been and gone in the last 28 years Papas has…    More »
4 star rating
by David B.
2nd June 2013

When I feel like Italian, I know what I am going to have before I get to the restaurant. So expectations are always high. My Mushroom & Spinach Cannelloni was just as I imaged it was going to be. So often you get hard over cooked cannelloni, but not here, is was perfect.

Service was quick and friendly on the Monday we went and the small restaurant was full.

Well worth a visit

2 star rating
by Nicola H.
27th May 2013

A group of 15 (this number had been confirmed the day before with the restaurant) celebrated my partner’s birthday on 25 May 2013. It was a set menu at $35 per head. We were ripped off!

The starters came out and were quite nice however there were only four starter breads to go around everyone. We were then served about 6 pizzas or various flavours, again not enough for everyone. This was followed by some ravioli which was nice but still not enough to go around. Dessert was not included either.

The food tasted nice and the service was good however more food would have been good. No menu was given to us so that we could choose what we wanted to eat either. The consensus from everyone that attended was that they did not get enough for the $35 charged.

I would not recommend Papa’s for a group of people. Takeaway only.

Comment from Gail H. of Papa’s Pizza Restaurant 27/05/2013   
Hi there, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the service and food,…    More »
4 star rating
by Glenn T.
10th May 2013

We had a lovely meal there recently
Top notch pasta and pizza
Very good service
Quite a treasure

5 star rating
by Andrea M.
16th February 2013

Papa’s Pizza has become a favourite place to dine for our family of four .. we adore the pizzas and are systematically working our way through the pizza menu, although occasionally we deviate from the plan, as we find it hard to bypass our favourites (mine is the cabanossi and feta) ..

today, we ordered the cabanossi and feta (guess who chose that one) and the satay steak for lunch .. as always, they were superb .. we sat in the courtyard this time, which was nice seeing as it was such a beautiful, sunny day ..

I finished with the affogato .. o m g .. divine ..

highly recommend Papa’s Pizza .. wish we’d discovered you a lot sooner ..

5 star rating
by Hannah D.
26th November 2012

My friend and I have fallen in love with you! We had the garlic bread with parmasan, AMAZING! And for the main we had the Hawaiian pizza with chicken. I love the way they do the chicken with the herbs. So good. And their mojitos? Best I have ever had and I am fussy about my cocktails!! Thank you for an awesome meal!!!!

3 star rating
by Jane K.
7th October 2012

The seating area inside is very cute and cosy, but I can’t imagine how they fit people in there if it gets busy. The pizza was good, but on the pricey side even for gourmet pizza. The real downside was their coffee though. It was the most burnt coffee I’ve ever tasted. If they can’t train a good barista they shouldn’t bother offering coffee.

Comment from Gail H. of Papa’s Pizza Restaurant 11/10/2012   
Thankyou for your feedback. We apologise for the burnt coffee. If…    More »
4 star rating
by Raj M.
15th March 2012

Pestovarian is soo goood! The seatings behind the restaurant in the open is nice! Got a cool vibe. Service is good too!

1 star rating
by Dani N.
10th June 2011

Poor service. Forced to pay extra for guests who did not arrive. Some of the food was burnt and waitress would not allow takeaway on the leftover food. Would not dine here again and do not recommend it.

4 star rating
by Jess V.
24th May 2011

Loved it. I had pizza, my partner had the pasta – both were lovely with loads of toppings.
Staff were friendly and inviting. wonderful atmosphere. gladly recommend!!!

2 star rating
by Jayme
29th January 2011

Off to a good start with the starter (Kalamata olives and feta). However, what followed was less than impressive. Ordered a Pestovarian Pizza, which came with no pesto, a limited amount of old mushrooms, odd tasting – bordering foul tasting sliced black olives, and too much cheese. My partners apricot chicken pizza came without any distinguishable apricots/apricot sauce, tasted more like honey and had limited fresh ingredients. The menu advertises cocktails, we ordered a Mojito but returned it as it was made with lemon not lime and way way too much sugar syrup. We also noticed a that a couple on a neighbouring table did not drink their cocktail either (cosmopolitan). Yet another table behind us did not eat most of their pizza, and looked as though they were quietly complaining to each other about it. We recommend: if you are going to do cocktails at least do them well, if you are going to advertise amazing pizza’s, at least make them better than we can make at home. I went here because the other reviews were positive and was disappointed.

5 star rating
by Enah_J
15th December 2010

Beautiful pizza! Full to the brim and tastes great.
Would highly recommend this. Definitely going back ther.
Pizza is a little on the higher price? But it’s well worth it for a damn good pizza!!

4 star rating
by Rochelle M.
2nd June 2010

Great food, think about the pasta often!

You have to go through the kitchen first to get to the main seating area, this is a bit weird but also gives it a “im not hiding anything” vibe. The place could do with a good old rennovation, old building kinda falling apart but adds to the grungy no frills feeling, we were seated on 2 church pews.
Its really about the company service and food here, no complaints about that… chicken pizza is VERY generous with the chicken, more than im used to, but DELICIOUS pasta… tortillini to die for, will certainly go back for it!

5 star rating
by danielle
4th May 2010

awesome! We love Papas, great atmosphere, staff are relaxed and friendly – good value for money too.

4 star rating
by julie
26th March 2009

Fabulous venue for families/friends and groups. I have just had a birthday dinner with 7 people and the pasta and pizza was delish! Great wholemeal pizza bases and friendly relaxed dining.
We will definitely be coming back for more! To test oput the spacious decking our the back.
Thanks guys!

2 star rating
by Amy
27th May 2008

Atmosphere is cozy and casual. The staff are really friendly & treat you like old friends. trouble is that the pizzas are just OK. But with a bottle of wine, and good conversation is still a nice place to eat.

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