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7 Morrison St., Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 0444
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  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ravioli” (3 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Morrison St., Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to an Italian Restaurant in NZ is usually disappointing. That can’t be said of Babagatto. It is simply superb. Upon being seated you are provided with complementary home made bread. Then the owner brings a selection of wines to the the table for...More

Thank Kiwipj
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll go out of my way for freshly made pasta and Babagatto did not disappoint. Great pasta prepared with delicious sauces and matched with their Italian wine list made for an enjoyable lunch. Friendly and attentive service added to our experience. The calamari salad was...More

Thank sajehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a number of clients for lunch while they were visiting. Without exception, all present (6 people) thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Prompt and courteous service with a good range of lunch options.

Thank KelvinNelson
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A delicious italian meal. The best fresh pasta in Nelson. Other restaurants need to check this place out and understand that less is more. Specifically in relation to quality.

Thank WillP81
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Tasty tasty food. Friendly, fun and knowledgable authentic host. Will definately be back again. Most enjoyable meal i have had in a long time. Lovely decorated restaurant. Will be back again soon :)

Thank ToniDowling88
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Where do I even start, 5* from the hospitality to the staff to the food. The owner here went above and beyond for us, he is one of the nicest people you could meet. This place is the most traditional Italian you will find and...More

Thank Zara H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a pizza here before a movie, Stefan is were closed for a refit. Rang to book, staff very helpful and told us about a grab one special, had a large MOB pizza- divine. Owner was superb, friendly and courteous, he let my wife...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited with a group of friends and we had a lovely evening. The owner is a lovely friendly man who goes out of his way to make you feel very welcome and well looked after. The food is delicious and this is true Italian cuisine....More

Thank kiwisolargal
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The food here was great, everything was super tasty, the only thing that lets is down is the service is a little slow, and the meals were not bought out together, Nice small quaint dining area, staff were great, super friendly Decent prices for the...More

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you like genuine Italian food this place is for you - with a wonderful Italian host to add to the entertainment. All the meals were enjoyed - and the desserts - but it was definitely the host that made this a unique evening for...More

Thank RiCheeseman
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Morrison St., Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 0444
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