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229 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4438
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Twizel, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Yum, yum,yum. very enjoyable dinner and lovely staff. True Italian meals which is often hard to get! Want a good tasty Italian meal, this is the place to go

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Thank Tashee2
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Thanks for great food and service, we shared a salad, eggs bene and the works burger all of which where beautifully cooked and presented, would recommend!! : )

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Thank LHOTEL75
Wellington, New Zealand
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

To have a cafe open, plus ready and able to serve you pretty much anything off their menu just after Christmas is a feat in Wellington, which goes to sleep even with the onset of cruise ship tourists around tgis time of year, so when we took a break from recording and five of us headed down Cuba street to... More 

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Thank shower1
Napier, New Zealand
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239 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Nothing spectacular. Has big specials early in week that maybe reduces desire of customers laterin week. Food was ok, service was efficent and friendly enough. Atmosphere was may getting a little tired. Needs maybe a bit of ownership intervention to spruce up nights. Food pleasant & tasty enough.

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Thank 1JayB
Auckland
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Thankfully a good breakfast was found here, and it's not packed with the trendy/hippy/greeny/earthy types that frequent Cuba St

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Thank elliot749
new zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I came here for dinner on a Saturday night and had the ravioli. This was disappointing and a little overpriced for what it was. The sauce was good but the whole thing was completely covered in way too much cheese. Service was quite attentive at the beginning but after our meal they seemed to ignore us as we tried to... More 

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Thank nz353
London
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

My parents went here when it was under different ownership and raved about it, so last night we went for a meal before a show. It was 7pm on a Friday night and only one other table was full. Despite being so quiet, the service was abysmal. The catatonic waitress looked so bored it was almost comical. We ordered some... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

The coffee is good and there is a good variety of great Italian food from snacks to meals. The cakes and desserts are wonderful. Its a little expensive.

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Thank TKNgaio
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2011

is to buy this cafe/restaurant and eat everything in it -- especially everything in the desserts cabinet.

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Thank abigail-gareza
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Sat down with for an Italian beer, stayed for a soup and a salad. The owner let me try a pastry before I left and it was AMAZING! I recommend this place to anyone looking for a delicious meal that's not as "gourmet" as some of Wellington's restaurants.

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Thank Freejinn

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
European, Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 4438

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