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Mari Luca Ristoro

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Murphy Street | Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5590
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the management of the nearby Quest apartments where I ended up after fog stranded me in Wellington for an extra night. A short walk through drizzle and up a side path to an entrance to a welcoming cosy room about half full. Wait staff very friendly and attentive and very keen to recommend the special... More 

Thank Scottmacfarlane
Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a colleague and did not check Trip Advisor. The food was ok but over cooked and really nowhere near authentically Italian. I'm not sure who is in the kitchen but I doubt they're Italian. There's so much nicer food in Wellington; try elsewhere.

Thank victoriabitter67
Wellington, New Zealand
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner under a Groupon voucher. From the moment we walked in, till when we left; the service was great. Friendly and attentive The deal was a course meal and yet still provided a lot of options. The entree we picked one of each and shared. The risotto ball were delicious and the two choices of bruchetta were... More 

Thank kattymae26
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

Thank Mobes316
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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.

Thank rodkpage
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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.

Thank Juliannas L
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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.

Thank Ellen M
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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.

Thank Wellygirl79
Wellington, New Zealand
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359 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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 

Thank amr100
Petone, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Hanray7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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?