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Nuvolari Restaurant

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1122 Tutanekai St | Rotorua Central, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1122
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny overpriced pizza. Awful chips. Bad coffee. The manager doesn't care whether you like your meal or not. No vibe.

Thank Honiss
Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here I had pizza my husband had pasta, both dishes amazing!! Probably the best Italian restaurant in rotorua. The staff were friendly and attentive and our food was served in a timely manner. Can't complain will definitely return.

Thank ccw85
Auckland, New Zealand
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rotorua's "Eat Street" (top end of Tutanekei St) is a really good idea: lots of choice and a good balance of inside/outside (with cover). It's a little pricey - it is a tourist town. So I wandered up & down, picked Nuvo as having a good range (a big range, actually) of a variety of dishes, not just pasta &... More 

Thank Alison K
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paid $50 a bottle of wine and $30 a main. Refused to pour wine for us and place forks and knives in from of us. Instead dumped everything in from of one person. Spoke to owner who had a closed attitude and stated the price of the meals reflected service provided. Food was below average and small in portions.

Thank soniasund
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Eat Street to check out what was on offer. We had been to Nuvo a few years ago, and decided that they had the best choice on offer for us. Great traditional Italian pizza, awesome Carbonara, and a very nice steak. We went away well fed and happy.

Thank Stuart O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Selection of breads and the kid's pepperoni pizza were fine - although $22 for a plain pizza is a bit pricy even by Auckland standards. Mains were poorly cooked and were confusing - definitely not Italian. Husband's scotch filet steak was over cooked and came with orange wedges. My lamb was also over cooked drenched in a cinnamon tasting sauce,... More 

Thank Charlotte H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious thin crisp based prima pizza! Yum! We had dinner here last night and just had to come back for lunch.

Thank Rene_D25
Geelong, Australia
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513 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nuvo (or Nuvolari - I don't think it was as fast as Tazio Nuvolari - look that one up on Wikipedia) was a rather good dinner experience for our family of four. My grandson was really happy with this restaurant, as were his mum and his grandparents. The food is mainly Italian, but I guess that Mediterranean really sums it... More 

Thank John M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Not overly impressed 2/3 meals were raw. Sent back and they were recooked. Not very hard to cook a meat patty. But it was completely raw! Pizzas are good, come here regularly but will not be coming back again. Standards have slipped.

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and we're happy enough with our selections.. The service was very good and with the exception of the pasta dish, we thought the food was very good. I was happy to eat here but I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. It was good but not memorable.

Thank BigHB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Tutanekai St | Rotorua Central, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?