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7 Morrison St., Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 0444
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (3 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“italian wines” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Morrison St., Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If God would take his wife out for dinner, they would sit right next to you at one of the beautiful red and white checkered tables and the owner would spoil you and your company with the same beautiful smirk and original Italian wink in...More

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited a few months ago and were delighted with our find - super friendly staff and food to die for. So when we found ourselves in Nelson again on an impromptu trip, there was no doubt we’d visit again. And it was absolutely fabulous...More

Thank Heliview
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there yesterday to be told, despite having a booking pre arranged, that they had "run out of bread" and that 3 of their seven or eight main course dishes were sold out! The only excuse they gave was that they were a family...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending the evening at this authentic Italian restaurant I felt a compelling urge to share my experience. Where I feel reviews can sometimes be helpful, I have however in the past found them to be misleading. Please heed the advice provided from this review...More

Thank Lewis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very authentic Italian experience. The owner makes you feel very welcome and the food was excellent. We will definately return on our next visit to Nelson

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner and staff were welcoming and it felt like eating at home. The lasagna and Italian wine were great.

Thank AlwaysBeKiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our meal out here so much we are returning again tomorrow . The service food and wine were all great from our arrival until our departure.

Thank wint1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner after cravings for pasta. The menu is nice and pasta home made! Something I was definitely looking forward to. We received bread with oil and vinegar which was complimentary and had a few tastings of red wine so we could...More

Thank kattymae26
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 11 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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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