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Mari Luca Ristoro

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Murphy Street | Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5590
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and a friend had a Groupon voucher for the restaurant, so went along. It's a little hidden but looks like a nice cozy place from the outside. Not too busy inside when we got there and greeted with big smiles, took our coats etc. Received solid recommendations on the menu and talked through the Groupon options, which were still... More 

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Thank Mobes316
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating under this roof with many proprietors over the years. Always nice and my recent experience found the service good and the food great. Good menu and wine list but the wine prices a bit heavy.

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Thank rodkpage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner, great platter for our entree suggested by the server. Their braised duck pasta and baked eggplant is delizioso!!!! Great service too.

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Thank Juliannas L
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dining the first time in this place after it was owned by a previous Italian chef, we were not sure what to expect. To our delight the quality of food is great and delicious. It has an authentic Italian flavour and pasta al dente. Loved our meal from entree to dessert. Friendly and attentive service. Will be back again.

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Thank Ellen M
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient and friendly service and the food was amazing. They went out of their way to cater to my dietary needs, which was much appreciated.

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Thank Wellygirl79
Wellington, New Zealand
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The service was the best thing about this place, lovely waiter. We dropped in for lunch and only had mains - but they all seemed 'heavy' - tasty and nice - but nothing special for the price. I am a big fan of La Bella Italia - so maybe making unfair comparisons - but I had heard how fabulous this... More 

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Thank amr100
Petone, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here tonight, the food was fantastic, could not fault a thing. The service was equally as great. Highly the recommend the risotto balls and the egg plant lasange. Will definitely come again.

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Thank Hanray7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have a lovely lunch there. Service was great, food was great (I had chicken, wife had chicken breast). Toliets slightly outdated but rest makes up for it.

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Thank Colin R
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We got 'recommended' to get a side of salad as we were told it'd go beautifully with the pappardelle we ordered. The waiter started writing it down before we even responded. The salad turned out to be bland and we couldn't even finish half of it. The waitress asked us if we wanted another glass of wine when there was... More 

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Thank Michael L
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Recently I chose this restaurant to celebrate an anniversary with my husband. I wanted a fine dining restaurant and these days there are not many to choose from in Wellington. I looked at the menus and wine lists of all the top restaurants - to be honest, although I had been to Mari Luca before (and enjoyed it), I tend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Murphy Street | Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5590

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?