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199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 3229
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (64 reviews)
“tapas” (54 reviews)
“arancino” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 681 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I cannot harp on enough about this place. Loved everything about it. The location and ambience are fabulous, the food is amazing, and the service is exemplary. Thank you for a lovely evening. Cannot wait to return.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

took a coupla friends out..or rather, they took us out, but, my shout??? Gotta park off Cuba St..friend had booked at Ombra.. Was busy, noisy, hummig..Tables quite close .;together.. an easy tight squeeze? Decided to share the dishes.. so as to try more dishes on...More

Thank pieata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food served like in Italy with small portions that you need to combine (or savour separately, but you will need several different dishes). Friendly service. A big open restaurant, it would be quite noisy if full so not a place for a romantic date,...More

1  Thank JofromFrance1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at saigon Van on the 25th, and we noticed Ombra was very busy, so the next night we decided to eat dinner there. Like the evening of the 25th it was very busy that we had to wait for a table for...More

Thank GracyH9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to start off our evening with friends with a delicious belinni. However when seated it went downhill, great charismatic waiter but all the food came out randomly one person finished before the 3 of us even had our starter. They label it...More

Thank 551biancam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good meal, nice range of beers and a good menu. A little bit different, but also a pice of quality in the middle of Cuba Street precinct.

Thank DaveE1913
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Dined here last evening. The atmosphere is delightful, very welcoming and attentive staff. Pick of the polpettes ( small meatballs were the venison ones) and the Brussel Sprouts were divine. The light Italian red wine was also superb. I would recommend this eatery in heartbeat.

Thank PamelaG212
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

But the food is sadly lacking in flavours. Bland and unimaginative. The venison meatballs didnt really have that wow factor,and the polenta chips were some of the worst ive had.service was fast and polite.overall it is alot of hype around this place but not much...More

Thank shauno463
Reviewed 5 August 2018

My partner & I came in after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor. We struggled a little with the Italian menu & so many options but the waiter was very helpful letting us know popular dishes & how many people usually order. DEFINITELY recommend the gnocchi, and...More

Thank nikallison88
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We had the dinner here last night and it was amazing. I didn't expect the restaurant to be that busy on a Thursday night and it was full house! We got a kitchen table and it was nice to see how the kitchen working during...More

1  Thank VanessaTran101
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Andrea H
18 July 2018|
Response from OmbraWellington | Property representative |
Yes we do have many options for gluten free guests
14 January 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Cuba Street | Corner Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 3229
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We are a Venitian inspired bacaro (Bar and Restaurant), serving traditional and modern Italian sharing plates.
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