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“Great night out”
Review of When In Rome - CLOSED

When In Rome
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: At When In Rome we take pride in making our own pastas, pizzas, breads and sauces. Following traditional Italian methods and using only the best locally produced or Italian ingredients, we strive to take you on a magical culinary journey. A great meal is not only about great food and wine. A great meal is an emotional journey, enriched by the warmth of company, comfort of ambience, and caring service.That is why at When In Rome you are the most important guest.That is why our chefs are obsessive about culinary perfection and fundamental techniques passed on by generations to deliver the very best from the earth to your table. No detail or element can be less or more important than the other.A great meal is not the one that fills you up but the one that returns you to the sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes your senses to places they have never been before.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great night out”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We arrived with a group of 9 & between us couldn't fault our visit. Excellent food and very reasonably priced. Friendly service, great location, recommend to anyone that loves Italian

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“ fantastic food - best Italian in Nelson”
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Went here last night and the food was fantatsic! Started off with the garlic bread which is a must!!! Then for mains we had a carbonara and the chef special lamb rack. The pasta was soo yummy, the favours of the bacon and prosciutto complemented very well. The lamb rack with wilted spinach and olive risotto was a great pick aswell. We finished off with tiramisu and a creme brulee which we finished within 5mins it was soooo yummy. So if your feeling Italian this is the place to go

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New York
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We had dinner early in the day, so were the only ones in the restaurant. We must have caught the waitress by surprise because it took a heads up from the kitchen to notice us and get us seated. No big deal, we were not in a hurry.

We ordered the mussel starter, then the spaghetti with prosciutto and mushrooms and a "Augustus" pizza with added basil.

The mussels were nice, the sauce was delicious. Could have done with more than two small slices of bread to soak it all up.

The pasta dish was very good, well balanced seasoning and just the right serving size. The different kinds of mushrooms were tasty and the sauce on the money - not too heavy on the cream and very flavourful.

The pizza was great as well, nice and thin base, just the right amount of topping. A nice example how something simple with limited ingredients can be great when done right.

Altogether the food was excellent, but a few small things prevent me from giving a perfect 5 star rating. Prices were reasonable. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2014
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London
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely food, but timing off...”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I came here on a busy Saturday night as a walk in and the very good maitre d found us a table and warned us of a 25 minute wait before orders could be taken. Nice to get a warning and he was bang on with the time. However, there wasn't a warning about the 90 minute wait between starter (fantastic margarita pizza!) and the mains (tasty and good value). Our drinks were running a bit low and I was starving by the end, and noticed two other very grumpy tables. I really love that these guys make their own pasta and I know that good food takes time, but some better communication to customers would help. I was seated close enough to the kitchen to notice some poor communication between front of house and kitchen staff, and also listen to someone in the kitchen with a very productive cough. I am sure my food was safe, but not the most pleasant thing to listen to through your meal!
All in all, great food, nice atmosphere (at the front), I will see how others find the timing situation before I return.

  • Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Very good service. The price was just right and the food was very good. The desert was a delight and made of chocolate heaven!
Just what you need to end a meal

Visited December 2013
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