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When In Rome - CLOSED

278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 548 1586
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: At When In Rome we take pride in making our own pastas, pizzas, breads and sauces. Following traditional Italian methods and using only the best locally produced or Italian ingredients, we strive to take you on a magical culinary journey. A great meal is not only about great food and wine. A great meal is an emotional journey, enriched by the warmth of company, comfort of ambience, and caring service.That is why at When In Rome you are the most important guest.That is why our chefs are obsessive about culinary perfection and fundamental techniques passed on by generations to deliver the very best from the earth to your table. No detail or element can be less or more important than the other.A great meal is not the one that fills you up but the one that returns you to the sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes your senses to places they have never been before.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Picked this as the best looking restaurant whilst wandering around Nelson - and not at all disappointed. Good choice on the menu, excellent service, nice atmosphere. We ate quite early as we had no reservations - it filled up pretty quickly, so was obviously popular. Happy to recommend this.

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Nelson
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We returned to this restaurant for our third visit with our friend who enjoys Italian fare and to celebrate a visit to Nelson. We selected three different dishes which were all superb and enjoyed with good wine. We also enjoyed calamaris and delicious bread whilst waiting for the main to be prepared and to enhance conversation. Given the quality of... More

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Laupahoehoe, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We loved our dinner there and were happy to have enough to take home for a second meal to enjoy. I had the pasta di pollo with creamy spinach, roasted pine nuts, and cheese, and my husband had the pasta carbonara. The place was quite busy and we did not have reservations but were able to be seated. I suggest... More

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Auckland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal at When in Rome. Very authentic Italian full of flavour! Service was good and all round good value.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The food at When in Rome on each of the three occasions we dined there was great. It was flavourful and beautifully cooked and presented, especially their real italian-style pizzas. However that is where the pleasurable nature of the experience ends as the long wait to be fed and rude service from disinterested staff have spoiled it for me each... More

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Kelowna BC Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Food is expensive in New Zealand.Thus finding the "When in Rome" restaurant was a very nice surprise. The food was excellent (I had the Salmon Ravioli special which was indeed special and my wife enjoyed a pizza (almost large enough for 2)) and reasonably priced (in the $18-$30 range). A significant advantage is that they are BYO (wine) with a... More

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Loved the food, we really had a great night. Would love to dine there again. Only comment was that they were turning people away at 9 at night. Could not help thinking of the money they were turning away. Tiramisu to die for . Our service was great

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Lovely food but the service was awful. Would find it difficult to find such uninterested waiting staff. we had the buchetta and garlic bread starters both lovely. the gnocchi was lovely. cannelloni stuffed full with lovely pastry but tomatto sauce lacked a bit character. Timamasu lovely flavours but lots marcopone/egg custard with very very little sponge so felt like just... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We arrived with a group of 9 & between us couldn't fault our visit. Excellent food and very reasonably priced. Friendly service, great location, recommend to anyone that loves Italian

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Went here last night and the food was fantatsic! Started off with the garlic bread which is a must!!! Then for mains we had a carbonara and the chef special lamb rack. The pasta was soo yummy, the favours of the bacon and prosciutto complemented very well. The lamb rack with wilted spinach and olive risotto was a great pick... More

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Additional Information about When In Rome

Address: 278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 548 1586
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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