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$$ - $$$, , European
89 Aro Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-385 4555
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Contemporary, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
89 Aro Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rita is an offshoot of the famous Nikau Cafe in Wellington, housed in a minute, historic cottage in cosmopolitan Aro Valley, just out of the central city, Along bench down one wall provides a row of small tables, each with a drawer containing cutlery, menus...More

Thank BwanaMkubwa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had an absolutely delicious meal at Rita. The tempura broad bean leaves were fab. The clams with peas and fennel was subtle, with the lovely fennel flavour popping up now and then. The lamb in the main course was just divine...More

Thank zuchinibee
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I liked the concept of booking a table from 5.30 - 7.30pm. We were busy with dinner all that time with each course perfectly timed. The service was warm, friendly and attentive. And the food! The tempura broad bean leaf tips were crunchy and tasty,...More

Thank Inspiration541940
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Outstanding experience. We were greeted warmly and introduced to the concept- all the dishes sounded - and were- amazing. The waitress made sure to tell us that there were options, but we just went with the set menu which was an amazing artichoke and goat's...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The food was divine the service excellent, in a lovely cottage in Aro Street. Highly recommend and can't wait to visit Wellington again and go back.

Thank SueS377
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Only part way through as I write this but such a great experience, so accomodating. Awesome food, especially the vegan dishes - go there!!!

Thank HugoO1072
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were recommended to Rita. So we booked on line from Australia. First service 5.30. We were happy to eat early so got there on time but then we had to wait as people dribbled in for the next hour or so. Got a nibble...More

Thank Ewa J
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The menu is ever changing, the ambience and service are consistently superb. Try the Damson Gin. JUST GO!

Thank jacquiaroha
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Four of us went for our first time. Booking is highly recommended and plan ahead as a table can be hard to get. Great staff and we all enjoyed our dishes.

Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at Rita. Excellent quality, excellent service and awesome bathroom! Have a beer (or two) at garage project first.

Thank mary e
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Contemporary, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Aro Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 4555
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