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“Inedible Paella”
Review of Osteria del Toro - CLOSED

Osteria del Toro
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Wellington restaurant, Osteria del Toro offers a culinary snapshot of the Mediterranean’s wonderful cuisine in setting so inspired by the region you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported there.Osteria del Toro is open for lunch Sunday to Friday and dinner Monday to Saturday with a range of dishes and menu options suitable for families, large groups and intimate dining experiences.Every week is filled with events, such as 2 for 1 Pizzas on weekday lunchtimes; Paella Monday, where guests the join Chef as he demonstrates the art behind this classic Spanish dish; and La Famiglia, our popular banquet style Sunday lunch.Our wine list showcases the best of the Mediterranean with a few New Zealand favourites thrown in for good measure. Feel like a cocktail or a refreshing glass of vino before going to a show or heading home? Just pull up to the bar and let our professional bar team find the perfect drink for you. Our extensive cocktail list means you definitely won't go home thirsty - OPA! Ask for our tapas menu if you are a bit peckish.Come dine with us, and enjoy the best of the Mediterranean in the heart of the CapitalOur private function room, The Campari Room, has recently been renovated and is the perfect space for your special occasion. The large dining table caters for up to 24 guests and our set menus offer great value and selection. Perfect for birthday dinners, small weddings, group bookings & office functions.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This restaurant has a wonderful spanish ambience, really great atmosphere. We were a group of six, three of whom ordered the Seaford Paella. It was so disappointing that all three went back less than half eaten. The shell fish were overcooked and the rice/tomato brittle. Friendly staff handled the situation OK by offering free deserts, but we would have preferred to be able to enjoy the much anticapated main course.

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Thank Kerei
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We went here with some workmates due to the amount of vegetarian courses available. Staff were really attentive and helpful when selecting cocktails. These were delicious and just as the waitress explained. We had a tasting platter to share which had lots of everything. Considering there were 6 of us and we all had bits of everything this was a great way to go. We had a range of dishes as mains and it appeared, with empty plates, that the mains were just as good as the entrees. For dessert we got a couple of serves of the Churros to share. I wish there were more of these as there is only 3 churros per serve which is probably fine as a single main but to share with others, it just wasnt enough!

Thank Aimz2416
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at a busy time were, attended to straight away by lovely smiling staff. Had pizza and cocktails all great. The menu is extensive and caters well to gluten free. Would recommend to anyone

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Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Firstly let me say the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is excellent, but that was as good as it got. As group of 15 we sat down for dinner and the waitress suggested that with such a group the FEAST at $39.00 per head might suit us better as it had a little of everything. A LITTLE was exactly what we had. The plates that came out to our table to be shared had very poor servings in them. We chose to ignore one of our party warning that this might be the case and we thought she might just have had a previous random bad experience, but apparently not. In no way did we get value for money at $39.00 meal. The ungenerous servings and cost left many of us still hungry and very disappointed. Will definitely not be going back and sorry I can't recommend it.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner. Osteria del toro managed to host 28 of us with no trouble. Food was great and the decor is marvelous.

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Thank Bijouxtoo
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