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“The best italian in wellington”
Review of Nicolini's

Nicolini's
Ranked #46 of 923 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best italian in wellington”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have been to this place 3 times now, and on each occasion they have impressed with the friendly service and most importantly delicious food. they portions are generous and the atmosphere is cozy and romantic. The downfall is that you wont be able to order everything you like on the menu as you will feel like it. the desert if you have any room left is also fantastic all 3 that we ordered were awsome. if you are going make sure you book a table or get there by 6pm or you might not find a table. simply the best italian in wellington

  • Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Would go again!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Good atmosphere, good menu, dishes very generous and bought out piping hot. The only downfall is that I found it too salty - which was a shame as I really had to stop eating it for that reason! I would go again though - in the hope that that was just a one off!

  • Visited May 2013
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Wellsford, New Zealand
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very generous portions”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came without a booking and were easily accommodated. The service was friendly and efficient and the food extremely tasty. Both our meals were generously sized which was a welcome change from some other Wellington restaurants we had recently dined at. We would most definitely come here again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ames, Iowa
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“Best food in Wellington!!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We tried a variety of dishes here and absolutely the best restaurant in Wellington and some of the best Italian food I've ever tasted anywhere in the world. This is a place I will recommend to everyone who visits Wellington and would go back to over and over again. Outstanding service and atmosphere. Authentic Italian right here!!

  • Visited May 2013
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“11 years between visits-still good.”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We ate here in 2002 whilst on holiday and as we were back in 2013 wanted to try it again.
It is still owned by the same people as is still as good.
When it is busy space inside is at a premium and it can be difficult to get children in.
However that is a minor drawback as the food is good, the staff friendly and prices reasonable. Well worth a visit.

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