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“Good value yummy Italian!”
Review of When In Rome - CLOSED

When In Rome
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Auckland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good value yummy Italian!”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal at When in Rome. Very authentic Italian full of flavour! Service was good and all round good value.

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89 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Frustrating”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

The food at When in Rome on each of the three occasions we dined there was great. It was flavourful and beautifully cooked and presented, especially their real italian-style pizzas. However that is where the pleasurable nature of the experience ends as the long wait to be fed and rude service from disinterested staff have spoiled it for me each time. I am always prepared to give a restaurant a second go and even a third as everyone can have an off night. They scored top marks for consistency delivering the same on each occasion that is, great food and appalling service.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Nelson Cycle H
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Kelowna BC Canada
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food at Reasonable Pricing”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Food is expensive in New Zealand.Thus finding the "When in Rome" restaurant was a very nice surprise. The food was excellent (I had the Salmon Ravioli special which was indeed special and my wife enjoyed a pizza (almost large enough for 2)) and reasonably priced (in the $18-$30 range). A significant advantage is that they are BYO (wine) with a reasonable corkage fee ($8).

We plan to return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank no_to_rain
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New Zealand
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Loved the food, we really had a great night. Would love to dine there again. Only comment was that they were turning people away at 9 at night. Could not help thinking of the money they were turning away. Tiramisu to die for . Our service was great

Visited February 2014
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Thank sunsoakerNewZealand
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Lovely food but the service was awful. Would find it difficult to find such uninterested waiting staff.
we had the buchetta and garlic bread starters both lovely. the gnocchi was lovely. cannelloni stuffed full with lovely pastry but tomatto sauce lacked a bit character.
Timamasu lovely flavours but lots marcopone/egg custard with very very little sponge so felt like just eating custard.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Joanne M
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