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199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 3229
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on a Tuesday night. It was bustling with a great atmosphere. The wait staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. The food was delicious . A great night out. Fantastico!

Thank Jill F
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Raining cats and dogs and looking for shelter we stumbled into this cool corner of Cuba Street. Tiny tables, smooth aged plaster walls with a cool l shaped bar. We love the look and are seated at a window table. Lovely lead light windows and old fashioned linen look half curtains grace the windows, the restaurants name is woven with... More 

Thank clarebelleuk
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visit that didn't disappoint. Met a friend by chance and was impressed by the quality of the long black, the complimentary shortbread biscuit, and the friendly front of house staff.

Thank Matt T
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, lovely food. Brilliant location. Very smartly decorated. Very clean. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank Kat T
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and efficient tapas style restaurant with an Italian flair. Excellent wait staff and lovely food served as it's ready. Highly recommended.

Thank Thomas O
Havelock North, New Zealand
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've dined at Ombra and I can highly recommend the ambience, food, wine & staff. It's a great little package. On arrival it is usual to have to wait but staff are very attentive and make sure you at least have a beverage to keep you occupied. Turnover of tables is fairly quick so the... More 

Thank Catriona M
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308 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior looks like an old garage with very little renovation, though it is clean! The waiter was at great pains to explain that this was a Venice-style place where you share everything - not something I particularly associate with Venice but that's OK! We had two good Garage Project beers, two excellent margherita pizzette with particularly good San Marzano... More 

Thank herebedragons
Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we chose to eat here on our only night in Wellington. It was busy but we didn't have to wait for a table, the service was excellent and so was the food. There was a good atmosphere and the menu offered something for everyone. Being tapas style you get to try a few things rather than... More 

Thank AHBWanderlist
Singapore, Singapore
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179 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place looking for a meal on Waitangi Day evening. Though busy the personable maitre'd greeted us like long lost friends, parked us at the bar and quite soon arranged a table. The dining is ciceti-style, small dishes delivered as they are ready from the busy open kitched. All delicious, with good service. Pricing is quite reasonable.... More 

Thank DrStoat
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the Geordie owner of the Featherstone bar on Featherstone Street, who also said that the Cuba Street area as a whole was a buzzy neighbourhood with lots of interesting bars and eateries. We walked there via a craft ale bar called Rogues & Vagabonds - a large selection of beers and ciders with a... More 

Thank pknuts2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 3229

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