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“When in Nelson, eat here!”
Review of When In Rome - CLOSED

When In Rome
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“When in Nelson, eat here!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

The reataurant manager has created a truly Italian atmosphere with the decor, music and menu. The pizzas were delicious as was the wine. The bill seemed modest for a really enjoyable meal.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS FOOD”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple who were staying at the same lodge as us. We did have to wait a fair while for the main meal, which meant we ordered two drinks instead of one which we would have had if the meal had arrived earlier. However it was worth the wait as the meals were beautifully presented and very tasty. My husband had the veal and I had the chef's special, which was Lamb Rack with Parmesan Mash and Beans with a tasty little jus. The quality of the food would have to be called fine dining. The meals are not large but better to have quality rather than quantity. Would go back if ever in Nelson again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gerhardina
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Got the last table and were so happy we did”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Fantastic Italian. Had dinner here on Saturday, 21 April 2012. Started with "cream of mushroom soup". Had to be the best we have ever tried. The texture was lovely; fine and nutty with creamy base. Then I had the salmon pasta and partner had carbonara. Both of us savoured every mouthful. Very tasty. The wine was great as well. Had a lovely pinot. Finished off with tiramisu. Great chef, great service, busy happy setting. Enjoyed watching our view of the kitchen. Will visit again next time in Nelson.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank JKLM2
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Nelson, New Zealand
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food was good even though it didn't quite come as described on the menu. My only complaint was that a serving of bread with the main course was inedible due to its 'hardness' but the 'head waiter' apologised and recompensed us by not charging us for our glasses of wine - excellent customer service.The service was a little on the slow side but they were very busy and this was not an issue for us as we were having a night out. Friendly and helpful staff, we had a very pleasant evening.

Visited January 2013
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Thank dolly070759
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

During a recent stay in Nelson, my husband and I ate here two nights in a row. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We both had pasta dishes and they were wonderful. They were full of flavour and of good portion. We also enjoyed the homemade bread. I wish I could recreate the dishes we enjoyed at home. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Visited January 2013
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Thank TKC1
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