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“Great food”
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Italian on Cuba
Cuisines: Italian
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We walked up and down Cuba street looking for some where to eat , and thought this looked pretty good , and it was , The food was great had pizza and salad , dessert was yum the wine complimented the meal , had atmosphere and well priced .loved it

Visited August 2013
1 Thank sallyearl
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English first
Kingsport, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice Italian Supper”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

After arriving in Wellington after a long bus ride, my friends and I decided to see what Cuba St. had to offer. Since Italian sounded good, we stopped at Italian on Cuba. Two of us got spaghetti and the third got lasagna. We were also delighted (or two of us, anyway!) to find that it was buy one get one pasta night! We all thought our dishes were very good, though I did order a little extra sauce. We also had some bread and oil as an appetizer and it was very delicious. It looked as it only 4 people were working, but the two waitresses were very attentive and friendly, with one giving us sightseeing suggestions. Dessert looked great, but we just couldn't handle it!It was overall a very good experience eating there.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Kingsport_traveller
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yummy food and great service!”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

It is very close to my favourite hotel in Wellington. Having been in Italy not too long ago made me want to try this out and it was so good. Brought back memories of my trip in Italy and the service was wonderful - the staff were very engaging and friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Kellye B
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“They had a shocker”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Dined here a few months back and had a very unpleasant experience. We were seated at a nice cosy two person table next to the window (great for people watching) ! We ordered some red wine and a couple of tasty sounding entrees. The entrees arrived and the waiter was quite keen on getting our main orders pretty rapidly (the place was basically empty though). We started picking at the entrees and enjoying the wine, literally 5 minutes later the waiter turns up holding our mains and staring at us..... we had hardly made a dent in the entrees and let the waiter know we were not ready for them. He said there had been a mistake in the kitchen and they were made early. We did not want them yet he continued to stand there holding the. We decided to try and squeeze them on the small table with everything else and just deal with it.

The ravioli was horrific- dry and tasteless and some had zero filling. Called the waiter over to ask if it was hand made or out of packet? "I am not sure- I will ask the chef" (how could you not know). I proceeded to show him the dry ravioli and the one I cut open for him was empty. My partner declared her dish bland and unenjoyable (she is Italian too). We decided this was all a bit much and let the waiter politely know we would not be having/paying for our mains and the multiple issues we had experienced. The chef was not impressed at all, however, after 5 minutes of trying to sort this disaster out- we paid for our wine and entrees and left to find something decent to fill our stomachs with.

Some a shame as the place had so much potential.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Sherdi
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Decent, competent Cafe”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Food presentation and such all very good, the atmosphere on a warm Wellington day with the doors open on to the flood of people up Cuba street was hard to beat, and has decent coffee.

Visited April 2013
Thank MobileKiwi
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