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The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar

8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4421
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a relaxed pizzeria where there are other food choices available on the menu too. The service is pretty prompt and the wine and beer list fairly comprehensive. The pizzas are nice but a little pricey.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

the dinner was fabolous! the employees verry kind and friendly! the starter(p.e the bruschetta,see the picture below) was amazing!i've had special wishes for the ingredients in my salad and that wasn't a problem.the price is fair and the employees so kind and friendly.the herbes has...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The service is good polite and quick shame about the time it took to deliver the meal. We had a bowl of wedges to share and they were really good but we were really hungry. The pizzas were nice but very slow to arrive. A...More

Thank old_romantics_2000
Reviewed 16 February 2017

4 of us ate there, 2 being vegetarians,service good, a round of drinks while we decided,and into the pizza, which was yummy, higly recommend the french chick, all in all a very pleasant dining experience

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had take away a Gourmet Pizza with the topping of our choice. Very tasty. Expensive compared to Australia.

Thank Suzie L
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

We're glad you were able to design your own pizza and enjoyed it as a take away. Hope we see you again next time you visit Nelson and Tahuna beach.

Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We where travelling around new zealand for a family reunion and we decided to stop in nelson for a night. We find this restaurant menu in the motel where we were staying and we decided to try it. That has been the worst decision that...More

Thank Damym86
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Our freshly made Thai curry broth is no longer red and for not updating the description on our menu we apologised. This has now been corrected. When offering you an alternative choice I did not say we made the mozzarella in-house - what I did...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

2nd time we have been to thie fantastic wee pizza place, great range of food and pizza, we had a vegetarian pizza and it wasone of if not th best I have had. Good selection of wines and all very reasonably priced. staff were great...More

Thank sandmaitken
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thanks for visiting us again. We appreciate your positive review and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

... we walked past this place twice and finally popped in for dinner. My kids had a ball making things out of pizza dough to bake in the oven. Staff we fantastic - kids wanted to "build your own" pizza's which were actually pizzas on...More

Thank bronwynb900
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We have a great team who want to look after great customers, even little ones!

Reviewed 13 January 2017

The pizza was very tasty, I would recommend this food to anyone. However, we were really disappointing and shocked how the staff were being treated by their manager. We heard a lot shouting and swearing on his behalf, which I really didn't want my children...More

3  Thank mayrachel85
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our son has Aspergers and doesn't normally enjoy eating out. Often he sits with a small plate of plain chips or a bowl of boiled rice. Things that are " different" than his normal can really upset him. But we were welcomed, the waitress was...More

Thank 6starkplace
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

We thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 4421
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Welcome to the home of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson. Excite your tastebuds with our special wood-fired pizzas, be entertained by our lively atmosphere and treat yourself to a great night at The Hot Rock! Perfect for sharing with friends, or the whole family - we look forward to hosting you...
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