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When In Rome - CLOSED

278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1586
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
21 Jul 2014
“Slice of Italy”
28 Mar 2014
“Our Third Visit”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Picked this as the best looking restaurant whilst wandering around Nelson - and not at all disappointed. Good choice on the menu, excellent service, nice atmosphere. We ate quite early as we had no reservations - it filled up pretty quickly, so was obviously popular....More

Thank randrnz
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We returned to this restaurant for our third visit with our friend who enjoys Italian fare and to celebrate a visit to Nelson. We selected three different dishes which were all superb and enjoyed with good wine. We also enjoyed calamaris and delicious bread whilst...More

Thank Bob and Di H
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We loved our dinner there and were happy to have enough to take home for a second meal to enjoy. I had the pasta di pollo with creamy spinach, roasted pine nuts, and cheese, and my husband had the pasta carbonara. The place was quite...More

Thank TravelinWahine
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal at When in Rome. Very authentic Italian full of flavour! Service was good and all round good value.

Thank jeffs_nz
Reviewed 13 March 2014

The food at When in Rome on each of the three occasions we dined there was great. It was flavourful and beautifully cooked and presented, especially their real italian-style pizzas. However that is where the pleasurable nature of the experience ends as the long wait...More

Thank Nelson Cycle H
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Food is expensive in New Zealand.Thus finding the "When in Rome" restaurant was a very nice surprise. The food was excellent (I had the Salmon Ravioli special which was indeed special and my wife enjoyed a pizza (almost large enough for 2)) and reasonably priced...More

Thank no_to_rain
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Loved the food, we really had a great night. Would love to dine there again. Only comment was that they were turning people away at 9 at night. Could not help thinking of the money they were turning away. Tiramisu to die for . Our...More

Thank sunsoakerNewZealand
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Lovely food but the service was awful. Would find it difficult to find such uninterested waiting staff. we had the buchetta and garlic bread starters both lovely. the gnocchi was lovely. cannelloni stuffed full with lovely pastry but tomatto sauce lacked a bit character. Timamasu...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We arrived with a group of 9 & between us couldn't fault our visit. Excellent food and very reasonably priced. Friendly service, great location, recommend to anyone that loves Italian

Thank G00nerNZ
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Went here last night and the food was fantatsic! Started off with the garlic bread which is a must!!! Then for mains we had a carbonara and the chef special lamb rack. The pasta was soo yummy, the favours of the bacon and prosciutto complemented...More

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1586
At When In Rome we take pride in making our own pastas, pizzas, breads and sauces. Following traditional Italian methods and using only the best locally produced or Italian ingredients, we strive to take you on a magical culinary journey. A great meal is not only about great food and wine. A great meal is an emotional journey, enriched by the warmth of company, comfort of ambience, and caring service.That is why at When In Rome you are the most important guest.That is why our chefs are obsessive about culinary perfection and fundamental techniques passed on by generations to deliver the very best from the earth to your table. No detail or element can be less or more important than the other.A great meal is not the one that fills you up but the one that returns you to the sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes your senses to places they have never been before.
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