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The Cow, a Wanaka Restaurant

The Cow Pizza & Spaghetti House

Interested in straying a bit from the hustle and bustle of Wanaka? The Cow Pizza & Spaghetti house has the perfect location for just that! Bonuses included, there are other shops and restaurant options if you are wanting to make a real night out of it!

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The Cow is known as a “Pizza & Spaghetti House.” We took the advice of a 2016 Yelp reviewer and ordered their garlic bread (NZ$9.50, US$6.30). For our dinner, we went with the Bolognese Pizza (NZ$31.90, US$21.16). Checkout their menu here for more options.

The Cow Pizza to Not Order

I would like you to also take the advice of that 2016 Yelp reviewer and get that bread! It was so good! After starting with that we had high expectations for our pizza. Unfortunately it was a let down. The crust was great, but the bolognese topping was just too much sauce and meat. I really love pizza, its frequently been one of the things I use in introductions and posts where I’m introducing who I am. I cannot NOT recommend the bolognese pizza enough. But seriously, get that soft and fluffy bread!

The staff was super friendly and we would have loved to give them another shot and tried a different pizza, but we just didn’t have enough time in Wanaka. The Cow also has a location in Queenstown if you’d like to give it a try when you’re there.

The Cow Pizza & Spaghetti House is a little tricky to find, but we made it there with the below address! Also, since the area has a few other shops, restaurants and bars, there was a good amount of parking available.

Address: 33 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305

Other Suggestions for Your Trip to Wanaka

If you’ve read my other posts for Wanaka, all of the below will look familiar to you. However, if this is your first visit to my blog, here are the highlights and links to more suggestions on making your trip to Wanaka as special as mine!

Packing List – Below are the top four things I would recommend making sure you have in your bag for your trip to Wanaka, New Zealand! If you are interested in what else I packed, click here to see my Amazon packing list.

Where to Stay in Wanaka

We absolutely loved our Airbnb in Wanaka and would stay there again in a heartbeat! Click here to see some photos and the highlights of our time there. If you’d like to look around at some other options, click here for vacation rentals by owners. Additionally, check out the places to stay in Wanaka on They show both hotels and some rentals from owners, the best of both worlds! Just enter the dates you are interested in and voilà!

Places to Eat in Wanaka

I’ve included The Cow Pizza & Spaghetti House in my main Wanaka food post, but I’ve also included a bit more information on this and the other places I recommended in that post on the individual blog posts:

With this being shared during the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to reassure you it’s never to early to start planning your trip to New Zealand. Pin one of the below images for when you’re ready to start planning and need recommendations for Wanaka!

– Texan Travels

Our trip to New Zealand was amazing! Although, there were a few places and thing I wished I would have planned for better. Click here to view all the posts I will share from my trip to New Zealand to help shape your own trip and plan the best trip ever!


  • Jason
    January 9, 2021

    I’ve been going there for 25 years just to get that boly pizza. It’s been on the menu forever for a reason. And yes the bread is also the bomb.

  • October 31, 2021

    Great… Its so beautifully written…


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