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Nuvolari Restaurant

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1122 Tutanekai St | Rotorua Central, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1122
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Warragul, Australia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Meat platter was excellent when it arrived. Salad was small and ordinary. Pizza a la gogonzola and pear lacked the gorgonzola so it was like eating a dessert. House merlot was excellent. Garlic bread contained way too much rock salt and as such was crunchy and salty. Really, disappointing for $70.00. Not an Italian in sight so no love.

Thank Toshorama
Gocek, Turkey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely horrible! The staff were literally food fighting, flirting with each other and standing in the doorway on their phones. Im pretty sure the food was all pre cooked as it arrived to the table in about 5 mins. The so called "roasted" vegies were soggy and tasteless and the ribs were not fresh, over cooked and tasted microwaved, with... More 

Thank Jodizzle
united kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were taken here by friends on the last day of our wonderful time spent with them. What a disappointment. The best thing about the meal was the garlic bread appetiser. Between us all we had pasta, fish, pork and pizza and honestly I could have cooked better at home. Yes it was freshly cooked and presented quite well, but... More 

2 Thank Ann s
Monza, Italy
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254 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Nuvolari restaurant is supposed to be an Italian restaurant. Italian people always miss their food while abroad, and this is the reason why we decided to have dinner there. Unfortunately we were very disappointed: pizza was not home made (I guess they kept it refrigerated and just warmed it in the oven) and the Bolognese sauce on our overcooked... More 

1 Thank BurgerQueen78
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat. Ordered a seafood pasta and it was very good. The service was good, food came out quickly. Presentation is nice. Candles on tables and very soft lighting.

Thank TheBigTravelBoss
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776 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to have lunch on Eat Street and settled on Nuvo. I ordered the Marilyn Burger and my husband had the Bacon/Cheese burger. Both were good. We had to cut them into pieces because they were impossible to fit into our mouths. The burgers came with fries. Our server was efficient and our meals arrived within a few minutes.

Thank wwjd1947
kilkenny, ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza was really good, nice thin crispy base. good service and atmosphere. I would gladly go back for dinner.

1 Thank paul w
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Penne overcooked, sauce was fine. Salad with chargrilled vegetables had too few veg and they didn't seem chargrilled, few cubes of feta and Greek olives - why Greek cheese and olives in an Italian restaurant? The prawns with the salad did not taste of much. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc was good. Very good Fickle Mistress pinot noir, less memorable Squealing... More 

1 Thank herebedragons
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here. The food was OK, the service was terrible. The staff looked depressed and it became apparent why - the manager/owner was quite rude and angry to the staff and guests alike. "It's too busy to split payment" - the restaurant was steady but not that busy and the manager taking payment was actually in the middle of... More 

1 Thank Chris O
Eugene, Oregon
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place again. Larger group and the wait staff was very attentive and very accommodating. Drinks and appetizers came quickly. Mains were mixed. Pizzas appeared good, crispy crust. My roasted veggies and pork was good. Vegetables were excellent just wish there were more of them. The pork was also good perhaps a bit fatty. One person had pasta with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Tutanekai St | Rotorua Central, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1122

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