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26 Courtenay | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4442
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ravioli” (15 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Courtenay | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Great service Friendly staff. Va bene! We (group of 4-5) had two meals here over a number of days, one planned, one impromptu. The first meal was for a special occasion (when your daughter graduates, its a special occasion!) We were looked after...More

Thank Waiter2258
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is amazing in this little authentic restaurant that's sandwiched between the rowdy bars of Courtney Place. I'd hazard a guess that anything you order here is gonna be good... The pizzas are especially good though.

Thank georgiapetrov
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Been coming here for a few years now and the food is consistently good! Authentic Italian food, highly recommended.

Thank Sports_Foodie
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I decided on a lazy Saturday night watching movies and waiting on the fireworks to light up the city. Rather than heading off into the cold we had our first Uber Eats experience. We were able to choose from over 30 top...More

Thank Tezkatjet
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Nicolinis has the best most delicious and well priced steaks in town so good ! Fantastic Italian classics too .. staff friendly and very competent Great value with fab food

Thank 359sarahjanet
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We opted for an early dinner at 6pm and the restaurant was already busy, a good sign that locals like this place. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food was excellent and good size portions (takeaway container provided for left overs) and the low...More

Thank Rose R
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my teenage daughter. Although being very busy we were seated quickly and our orders taken. The staff were friendly and efficient. The restaurant itself is quite quaint - just as you would find in Italy. I had the special which was...More

Thank mcm72
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Called in on Saturday 16th with friends, as ALWAYS food was to superb. Bruschetta was OUT OF THIS WORLD... All of our meals outstanding Value for money You must try this place, you will not be disappointed .

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Friday night - very busy but they fit us in for a later dinner. 4 happy eaters was the result. Authentic food at reasonable prices in a warm and comfortable surrounding with friendly efficient staff. They tick all the boxes really.

Thank Wayne K
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I went to Nicolini's once again last night and enjoyed myself immensely. The atmosphere, service and food were all exquisite. This time I had the garlic mushrooms to start, the rigatoni roma for a main (delicious!) and shared the maple and walnut gelato for dessert....More

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25 December 2017|
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Response from 0jacquiew | Reviewed this property |
When we were last there in July Raphael was semi-retired and only cooking one night a week in the restaurant. He and his wife still doing well then as far as the staff told us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Courtenay | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 4442
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