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229 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2703
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This place have a great food presentation and atmosphere, I would love to go back there again .Highly recommended!

Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Don't be put off by the rather industrial decor, the food is very good and authentically Italian. Prices are reasonable, and I was unable to finish my portions due to size...I guess that's a good complaint. Had panna cotta for dessert and that was genuinely heavenly. Brilliant place, will go back on my next trip..

Thank shuebidoo
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We walked up and down Cuba street looking for some where to eat , and thought this looked pretty good , and it was , The food was great had pizza and salad , dessert was yum the wine complimented the meal , had atmosphere and well priced .loved it

1 Thank sallyearl
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

After arriving in Wellington after a long bus ride, my friends and I decided to see what Cuba St. had to offer. Since Italian sounded good, we stopped at Italian on Cuba. Two of us got spaghetti and the third got lasagna. We were also delighted (or two of us, anyway!) to find that it was buy one get one... More 

1 Thank Kingsport_traveller
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

It is very close to my favourite hotel in Wellington. Having been in Italy not too long ago made me want to try this out and it was so good. Brought back memories of my trip in Italy and the service was wonderful - the staff were very engaging and friendly.

Thank Kellye B
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Dined here a few months back and had a very unpleasant experience. We were seated at a nice cosy two person table next to the window (great for people watching) ! We ordered some red wine and a couple of tasty sounding entrees. The entrees arrived and the waiter was quite keen on getting our main orders pretty rapidly (the... More 

Thank Sherdi
Dunedin, New Zealand
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Food presentation and such all very good, the atmosphere on a warm Wellington day with the doors open on to the flood of people up Cuba street was hard to beat, and has decent coffee.

Thank MobileKiwi
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

This place is obviously very popular with locals and there was entertainment from 2 local singers. The atmosphere was certainly lively and the staff engaged with their customers. I was greeted in a very friendly style and my meal was good, hot and tasty. I had prawns with linguine, followed by a tempting tiramisa. A delightful meal

3 Thank female-tourist
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

Great food, great service. We chatted the night away, and every now and then the waiter would check in with us - it was perfect. We got what we ordered super fast, and it was top quality - both the food and the coffee/wine. Highly recommended!

1 Thank JulesNZ21
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Looked at the numerous recommendations in the Rough Guide on our tour up Cuba Street but none were serving what we fancied for lunch. Stumbled on this by chance - good selection of fresh, home cooked food and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Would go again if in area.

1 Thank Simon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 2703

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