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“not much to rave about”

The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar
Ranked #83 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: US$11 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, New Zealand
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to the home of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson. Excite your tastebuds with our special wood-fired pizzas, be entertained by our lively atmosphere and treat yourself to a great night at The Hot Rock! Perfect for sharing with friends, or the whole family - we look forward to hosting you...
Singapore, Singapore
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“not much to rave about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

Friends and I came here for dinner and ordered some pizzas and pasta. The pizzas were decent, oven-baked and had fresh ingredients...but not exactly superb.
The pasta came as quite a surprise. We are used to pasta that's al dente, not too starchy and with a sauce that's smooth in texture. I'm not sure if its just a different way that pasta is cooked, but it didn't quite suit our palate. The pasta was dry and somewhat starchy. Price wise, the mains cost an average of $20 which is quite pricey.
Service was definitely a plus and the owner was friendly. Still, not enough for me to want to return I'm afraid.

  • Visited December 2012
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Christchurch
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful pizza a little bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

Great pizza at Nelsons only wood fried pizza restaurant- lots of choice and the owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. I did find the pizzas quite expensive- only considering the size of pizza that you got the large was certainally a lot smaller than I've had before. Great taste though and it was worth paying the price to get a decent pizza.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Kris B
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Nelson, NZ
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Friendly spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

Owner always friendly and very good table service. Great pizzas, pasta and mussels. Popular for family groups.

Visited October 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing pizzas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

We went in with a voucher and the pizzas were amazing. Service was great, decent menu and not badly priced.

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Geelong, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic pizza, friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

We had one pizza between two of us, which was plenty. Half chicken half vegetarian all beautiful! Great desserts as well, and fantastic service with a waiter who really made us feel welcome.

  • Visited June 2012
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