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199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 3229
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“meatballs” (58 reviews)
“tapas” (53 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We arrived Wellington in early evening and found this restaurant near our hotel. We chose it because it was full of people and seemed to be a good one. The ambience was great and relaxing. The heater was on, excellent for a cool evening. Ombra...More

Thank Victor L
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Ombra was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. We tried quite a few different dishes on our first visit - arancini, polenta chips, grilled zucchini, burrata, pizza frita, a few plate sized pizzas, steak, cured salmon, venison meatballs and each dish was a taste...More

Thank XavierSydney
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Had a fantastic experience here with friends on Saturday night. We didn't have a booking and rocked in pretty late but were made to feel very welcome and after being offered a seat at the bar with a drink and menus to peruse, were seated...More

Thank taeadmin
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We tried five plates and each had amazing flavours and we're so delicious. Especially the venison meatballs. We were seated pretty close to other people so not a private venue but it wasn't a problem. Service was great too.

Thank CBWELL889
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Went with another couple after hearing good reports regarding Ombra - was not disappointed and in fact suprised with the authinticity of most of the many tapas we tried. Wait staff were friendly and gave advice in what and how many dishes we should order...More

Thank John E
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We went for an early dinner as this restaurant fills up quickly due to its outstanding food and personalized service. We certainly were not disappointed with either. We chose the following tapas: Paella arancino veloute, polenta chips with saffron mayo, charred zucchini, duck risotto with...More

Thank Happytraveller604
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We loved the fact that we could order multiple small portions and share them as it's a great way to explore dishes we may not normally try as a main meal. We were three people and got to bruschetta, charred mixed verges, gnocchi, meatballs Polpette,...More

Thank Gregory K
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Honestly the best Italian we have had, plus amazing service. This beautiful restaurant was a random find while we were in holidays in NZ. The wait staff were so attentive and helpful. We were provided a free mini starter, water was topped up without having...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is bustling, we were able to book a table at 6pm but after 6.30pm you walk in. Plates are made to share, highlights were the duck risotto, the venison meatballs, and the pizzas which were the nearest thing to the pizzas I've eaten...More

Thank g n
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Great place, really nice atmosphere, doors open out onto the street- so great for people watching while having a cold beverage, service was excellent, friendly helpful staff. Excellent fresh food, the entrees & pizza were brilliant.

Thank mantisalive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $15
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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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We are a Venitian inspired bacaro (Bar and Restaurant), serving traditional and modern Italian sharing plates.
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