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Mari Luca Ristoro

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Murphy Street | Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5590
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Today
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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338 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank amr100
Petone, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Hanray7
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have a lovely lunch there. Service was great, food was great (I had chicken, wife had chicken breast). Toliets slightly outdated but rest makes up for it.

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Thank Colin R
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got 'recommended' to get a side of salad as we were told it'd go beautifully with the pappardelle we ordered. The waiter started writing it down before we even responded. The salad turned out to be bland and we couldn't even finish half of it. The waitress asked us if we wanted another glass of wine when there was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently I chose this restaurant to celebrate an anniversary with my husband. I wanted a fine dining restaurant and these days there are not many to choose from in Wellington. I looked at the menus and wine lists of all the top restaurants - to be honest, although I had been to Mari Luca before (and enjoyed it), I tend... More 

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Thank Judy H
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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was superb and their wine selection was outstanding. I loved the ambience and the service in the restaurant couldn't be faulted

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Thank Lucinda J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a cosy dining room with a warm atmosphere, we had an excellent dinner with friendly service and authentic Italian dishes. The pasta with braised duck was a real success, and the wine cellar has all you need..

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Thank Gregoire C
Vacqueyras, France
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a French couple, we are used to good Italian cuisine and we were very happy to discover this Italian food quality in Wellington ! You should try there Italian wines as well, they are really worth it ! Nice venue, nice atmosphere and nice service completed this lovely night.

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Thank Laurine M
Masterton, New Zealand
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

From the moment of arrival we were welcomed and shown to our table in a charming fashion - friendly and not officious. Courses were explained and our selections were made from a user-friendly menu and comprehensive wine list. The atmosphere was close and friendly. The decor was in keeping with the Italian "flavour" of the restaurant. Wait staff, the Patron... More 

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Thank clancy105
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food is amazing. Braised beef pasta parcels were super delishious and the gnocchi was like pillows of YUM. Will back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
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
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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?