Authentic Italian

Pipi Cafe is a local institution in Hawke’s Bay.

With its vibrant pink and red décor and an infectious vibe, Pipi’s in Havelock North has become a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike.

This authentic family-run restaurant is loud and lively, as families rub shoulders with strangers seated at trestle tables in the narrow dining space, or flowing out into the garden in the warmer months. Marry this with handmade Italian-focussed foods using fresh Hawke’s Bay produce and you are guaranteed a lively dining experience.

The menu doesn't change all that much which means old favourites (you can’t go past the famous Pipi pizzas!) are reliably tasty every time. Pipi’s food is always fresh, fun and delicious. Did we mention the desserts are decidedly decadent?

Don't miss visiting the pink palace called Pipi! It comes with a High recommendation.

Top Tips

Pipi doesn’t take reservations, so try to head for a dinner a little earlier to avoid missing out on a table!

If you can’t make it to Pipi Café in Havelock North, then catch the famous Pipi Truck – the same tasty pizzas, but you can enjoy them all over Hawke’s Bay! Check out the Pipi Truck schedule to see where they will be each night.