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We are a Venitian inspired bacaro (Bar and Restaurant), serving traditional and modern Italian sharing plates.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very disappointed.Meals were barely warm,meatballs sitting on cold zucchini. Partner's pasta was also mediocre.Ombra used to be much better than this.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wellington has a lot of restaurants. We kept changing our mind. While looking at the posted window menu I noticed they had Happy Hour drink specials and also provided a free appetizer. Also restaurant has plenty of windows so one could watch the world go...by. Fun atmosphere. Nice background music. Good vibe. Enjoyed our drink and free appetizer. Stayed for another drink and dinner. Beetroot carpaccio (salad) excellent. We each had a pizza. Hubby liked his. Mine was okay. I like more sauce on my pizza but the porchetta was good. Lot of cheese which was nice. A friend ate there and said the risotto was excellent. Place filled up quick and by 5:30 hard to get in. Glad we decided to eat there. Recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Wellington for Cuba Dupa and didn't make a reservation for dinner. We decided to have an early supper before the dinner crowd comes in. Luckily Ombra allows walks-ins and we were seated at the bar immediately. We had the Arancini for starters, the...salami pizza with chilli honey and the duck risotto for mains, and tiramisu for dessert. Their kitchen was VERY efficient, we finished the whole meal in an hour, must be a record. The food was above average but not spectacular. The tiramisu has little coffee and no liquor in it. Thankfully it was not too sweet like in some other places. We liked their elder flower blitz. Friendly staff and good service.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Great busy place for Italian specialities and plate sized pizza. The family had 3 pizzas, fried Brussels sprouts and tomato and feta salad, all great. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Mostly great food, good portion sizes, fantastic waiting staff, and good variety. The gnocchi was exceptional, as were the polenta chips. One sour taste was that the Porchetta and pickled mini pizza was abysmal - porchetta was replaced by shaved ham and the pickled pineapple...was not pickled. Yuck.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Tasty food and excellent service. We had a green salad, duck risotto and a pizza. All were beautifully fresh in flavour and perfectly cooked.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

It felt a little chaotic – lots of people and tables shoved into a tight space. We had the pizza which was ok – everyone else liked their good and the wine list was good. Not sure I would need to visit again.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

Great service from Katherine who was so attentive. Wonderful food! Everything we ordered was perfect. Our “host” was so charming. Wish we lived in Wellington to be there again and again!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Place was used to be good and had a perfect service … well, we were placed at the bar and staff was busy with themselves so we left after 15 min unnoticed… thanks for ruining my night

Date of visit: December 2023
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Dean White, Owner at Ombra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2024

Hi Peter, we're sorry to hear of your experience. Can you please contact me directly with some more details, such as the date of your visit, so we can recompense and resolve this? Thanks and our apologies again, Dean - Owner (since 2018)

Reviewed 22 December 2023

4.5 * Lovely meal in Ombra. We choose a late booking to avoid any walk in queues. The food was faultless all super tasty and fresh! Duck leg risotto was a highlight. The only bad things were the door was left open and it did...bring a chill into the restaurant leaving us feeling slightly chilly. Also, the tables are rather close together and the lady beside us coughed constantly, luckily they left before any of our food arrived or she would have coughed over our entire meal. The kitchen does close 9ish and shortly after our last dishes had arrived we were asked if we wanted any more as the kitchen was closing..More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely place with great pizzas and food for sharing. Great location and drinks selection. We had pizzas and meatballs to share. Fresh Italian wood fired style pizzas, great toppings and fresh ingredients. Drinks with happy hour at 3pm was even better!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Located very close to our lodgings Ombra was an ideal place for ten of us to visit for team dinner. Ombra’s is not quite fine dining, more of an Osteria but the food is very good. It is a great place for having a group...who enjoy their food and sharing it. The “Small Plates” are ideal for allowing one to graze across the menu. The wait service was enthusiastic and soon enough we were supplied a couple of bottles of Red and the start of a parade of dishes starting with some very well-presented bruschetta’s. Following that were half a dozen pizzas of varying toppings. Very well cooked – thin bases, simple toppings. A couple of Risotto dishes, one graced with a duck gravy and the other had a beetroot tinge with a dash of chili oil. These dishes proved to be ample for most except for the two that needed an affogato to finish. With this sort of food and a couple of good Reds the conversation flowed. Upside: Good location, friendly staff, and fantastic food Downside: The drinks were fairly eyewatering in price Would we go back again – Absolutely!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Nice place, fast and efficient service. Loved it. I eat too much because it was tasty. Thanks , ….will come Again

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023 via mobile

I loved how the menu almost looked like hieroglyphics w how foreign the ingredients were n the waitresses were v talented

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Nice atmosphere and food. Reasonable service, although some initial confusion about reserved tables and table vacating times. The advertised aperitivi however came with extremely meagre food accompaniments - one small stuzzichino cube per drink, not the variety and number of snacks that you'd expect in...a typical Venetian bar - or any Italian bar at happy hour.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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