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Papa's Italian Kitchen - CLOSED

105 Hardy Street | 7010 Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8990
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (10 reviews)
“pita bread” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
105 Hardy Street | 7010 Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviews (82)
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't fault it. All of the above plus really reasonably priced. Great for a relaxed meal out. The waitress was super attentive. We also got to meet the owner Kirsty who we chatted to for a while and was very friendly. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jon K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Decent menu selection, good sized pizza's. Friendly staff. Good gimmick of being able to draw on tablecloth - pencils provided!

1  Thank Carolmac44
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The pizza is terrible. The wine is worse. They are woefully understaffed -- my heart goes out to the 1 waitress and 1 cook serving the entire place. However, when I find myself saying "we should have gone to Pizza Hut, the Doritos Cheesy Stuft...More

Thank Zach B
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant only has 1 cook and 1 waiter. Just getting our salad took over 30 minutes, terrible wine, and as I sit here an hour after ordering we still haven't been served our pizza. The waitress was very nice. And sadly not her fault...More

Thank sf_thereandback
kjam1972, Owner at Papa's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - and we apologise you had a longer wait than usual. We have many staff, but typically a Tuesday is a more quiet night in hospitality. With no bookings (even you didn't have one I don't...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

After seeing all the rave reviews here, I stopped in one night, famished, and ordered a half marguerita, half bolognese pizza on a gluten-free crust. First off, the "large" pizza was really a medium. Second, the gluten-free crust was rock hard and dense - I...More

Thank Karen047047
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking for an Italian restaurant and by chance I found this one! The welcoming was very friendly. I loved the idea drawing on the table! My meal was good, I ate salmon pasta, but it would be better with a little bit more...More

1  Thank Virginie P
kjam1972, Owner at Papa's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Thanks for taking the time to drop by and leave a review! We totally appreciate it. Kirsty and Craig

Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife and I went on Valentines day and we had a lovely tasty meal.We both had pasta dishes and all pasta and sauces delicious. I have to admit I used my fingers to finish the sauce.the pizzas looked great that other diners had.For our...More

1  Thank Boardboy23
kjam1972, Owner at Papa's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you so much - we are so glad your Valentine's Day was so enjoyable!

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Being visitors to Nelson and not familiar with Papa's Italian Kitchen, we were just expecting an average Italian meal, having no idea we had stumbled on a food gem. The Pasta Alla Panna was the best pasta either of us have had anywhere, and we...More

1  Thank P A
kjam1972, Owner at Papa's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed your meal at Papas - we look forward to seeing you back!

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Wowsers!! What a pie!!! This is THE BEST traditional-style pizza I've ever had in my 10+ years living in NZ. So delicious! I had the small pepperoni and let me tell you, with fewer toppings there is nowhere for the crust, sauce or seasonings to...More

Thank Lyn M
kjam1972, Owner at Papa's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you - and thanks for your feedback, we totally appreciate it, especially having lived in USA for 3 years. We will keep on with staff training in this area. Thanks again, Papa

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were late for dinner and called by on an off chance. They were really busy (always a good sign) but found us a table outside. The service was quite slow but they were busy and we had not booked so can't really complain. The...More

Thank Frank D
kjam1972, Owner at Papa's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review - yes unfortunately we were surprised by a Tuesday night which turned out being unusually busy, but we so appreciate your patience, and glad you enjoyed your meal. Thanks again, Craig

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Hardy Street | 7010 Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 8990
  • E-mail
Description
Formerly Pizza Bar Nelson, Papa's Kitchen has undergone a transformation with new owners. Serving pasta, gourmet pizzas, salads, desserts and coffee, and fully licensed. Warm friendly service and comfortable happy atmosphere.
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