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The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar

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8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4421
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16:30 - 23:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is good polite and quick shame about the time it took to deliver the meal. We had a bowl of wedges to share and they were really good but we were really hungry. The pizzas were nice but very slow to arrive. A bit expensive for what they were.

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Thank old_romantics_2000
Richmond, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us ate there, 2 being vegetarians,service good, a round of drinks while we decided,and into the pizza, which was yummy, higly recommend the french chick, all in all a very pleasant dining experience

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Thank Nigel R
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had take away a Gourmet Pizza with the topping of our choice. Very tasty. Expensive compared to Australia.

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Thank Suzie L
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you were able to design your own pizza and enjoyed it as a take away. Hope we see you again next time you visit Nelson and Tahuna beach. More 

Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We where travelling around new zealand for a family reunion and we decided to stop in nelson for a night. We find this restaurant menu in the motel where we were staying and we decided to try it. That has been the worst decision that we took in the whole trip. Seven of us decided to have the mussels to... More 

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Thank Damym86
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Our freshly made Thai curry broth is no longer red and for not updating the description on our menu we apologised. This has now been corrected. When offering you an alternative choice I did not say we made the mozzarella in-house - what I did say was that our mozzarella was hand-made. It is sourced from Champion cheese-maker, Wangapeka Dairy... More 

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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

2nd time we have been to thie fantastic wee pizza place, great range of food and pizza, we had a vegetarian pizza and it wasone of if not th best I have had. Good selection of wines and all very reasonably priced. staff were great attentive but not "in your face", service was quick and efficient. Definatelygoing back

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Thank sandmaitken
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us again. We appreciate your positive review and hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

... we walked past this place twice and finally popped in for dinner. My kids had a ball making things out of pizza dough to bake in the oven. Staff we fantastic - kids wanted to "build your own" pizza's which were actually pizzas on the menu Hawaiian and Chicken Cranberry Brie and the staff played along beautifully! The pizzas... More 

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Thank bronwynb900
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We have a great team who want to look after great customers, even little ones! More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The pizza was very tasty, I would recommend this food to anyone. However, we were really disappointing and shocked how the staff were being treated by their manager. We heard a lot shouting and swearing on his behalf, which I really didn't want my children hearing. The restaurant wasn't particularly busy so I was confused as to what was so... More 

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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our son has Aspergers and doesn't normally enjoy eating out. Often he sits with a small plate of plain chips or a bowl of boiled rice. Things that are " different" than his normal can really upset him. But we were welcomed, the waitress was gorgeous ( kind and sweet to him) and so bubbly and made a connection that... More 

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Thank 6starkplace
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Dropped in for dinner at last minute and was very impressed. Waiters were very attentive and friendly and food was gorgeous. Didn't try the pasta, but pizza was fantastic and tiramisu dessert was one of the nicest I've tried. Highly recommended.

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Thank Lpac2016
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and hope to see you again on your next visit to Nelson. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I am usually not one to write a bad review but we were extremely disappointed with our meals tonight. The pizza was at best OK but definitely not a "gourmet pizza" as advertised and not worth what you pay for it. The restaurant was very very hot and my husband was served a flat on tap beer. Overall very underwhelming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 4421
Description
Welcome to the home of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson. Excite your tastebuds with our special wood-fired pizzas, be entertained by our lively atmosphere and treat yourself to a great night at The Hot Rock! Perfect for sharing with friends, or the whole family - we look forward to hosting you...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?