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The Wood Oven

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D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 7330, Australia
+61 2 4984 4800
09:00 - 20:30
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have NO IDEA how anyone can review this place when you need to be part of some special secret club to get into the restaurant in the first place. As I was on holiday's and my schedule was random I didn't book for any night for dinner as the times varied. So I did understand that I wouldn't always... More 

Thank Ana G
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247 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wood Oven: Came for dinner, Very noisy birds if you sit outside,almost deafening but funny if you sit inside you barely hear them Food wise it's all above average The fettuccine bosciaola was nice and so was the pizza. The Mexican pizza was better than the chicken pizza and it's then crust was thin The pasta came out quick... More 

Thank Roger H
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is really hard to find a restaurant in nelson bay open after 7h30 . So we have been at the wooden oven around 7 o'clock . It was really packed , we juste wait 10 min for the pizzas , who were quite good . The food was alright . The thing who bothered me , was the behavior... More 

Thank Yohan D
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited an hour for pizza . Wrong order. The staff seemed utterly disinterested that the service they offer is F grade. If they were in Sydney they wouldn't last a week. Horrible experience. Ruined my night. I'm still waiting in a refund.

Thank Needs Constant S
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered 10 pizzas to takeaway on Easter Saturday, when I arrived to pick up they were very busy, but my order was ready. We had many different varieties of pizza, they all tasted great, enough toppings, not too cheesy, base thick enough. The left overs even tasted great the next day for lunch. Thank you! Will buy again.

Thank Panfergirl
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

If you want a thick juice really great TBone steak. This is the place to go. All 600 grams of it. Cooked to the way you like it. Word of warning, because it is so thick, order it more well done that usual. I like mine medium rare. But it came more rare. If you want heavy cheeeeeesy oily pizza.... More 

Thank Jarred1974
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a pizza connoisseur and by the looks of this place I thought it would be good. Food came out quick but every bite was getting worse as there was no flavour. All of the ingredients somehow tasted the exact same :(

Thank Karl M
gosford-newcastle nsw
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Choose this Pizza place as we had been at the seafood next door the evening before and liked the look of the pizzas. we weren't disappointed with our shared large pizza. Big enough for two. Crisp base with good topping and soft soft cheeses. whatever cheese they use, its good. Licensed and pre pay at the counter, great views from... More 

Thank judy m
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. The service was the best thing and even that was average. They weren't rude but they were far from excited to have customers. Requested that the entree comes out before the mains, this did not happen. Main dish of pasta came out 5 minutes before entrée then 10 minutes later a pizza came out... hmmm The... More 

2 Thank Chris B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Just left this venue after not being able to get into any other restaurant this evening. How bad can a beer and pizza be.... well after owning a pizza restaurant for 5 years in Melbourne I'm totally speechless!! One guest of our table ordered the ravioli- it was store bought, tasteless and watery. That wasn't the worst thing- when it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 7330, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 4800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?