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PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. You must try the 72 hour cooked porchetta …just melts in your mouth. Staff are awesome, fantastic service. A must visit if you love Italian and are in Nelson.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing restaurant was found after a quick google search looking for the best Italian in town. Once we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the host and instantly felt welcomed! The service was top-notch, with the server being probably the kindest and most attentive,...yet hilarious waiter we have ever had! The food was delicious and we could tell from the first bite it was made with love. I wish we lived locally so we could come here every week! We had the bruschetta and the gnocchi, paired with a beautiful red wine recommended by the host.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022

Great food cooked with love. You are not just a number, but get a genuine Italian welcome, and taste experience. We ate here three nights in a row to try different dishes on the menu, and enjoyed them all. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022 via mobile

Wow wow wow. Best Italian we have had in ages. Great host, very entertaining. A great evening was had by all. Go there or go home!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 February 2022

'Raph' our host was just wonderful. You walk in the door and get folded into the family arms. The warmth and good cheer alone are worth the visit but you get so much more! The food is exquisite and is accompanied by explanations of the...regions it hails from. The wine list is extensive and authentic with no cheap chianti in sight! If you're unsure just ask, here is a restauranteur who knows and is passionate about his food and wine. Best Parmesan I've tasted in NZ!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022 via mobile

What a great experience! A lovely meal, enhanced by the owner/sommelier/head waiter/all round nice person Great recommendations and service A pleasure

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022 via mobile

Amazing service as well as food! The owner was so lovely and treated us as though it was our first time in Italy itself. Very much enjoyed ourselves

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing and only matched by the fantastic service. The waiter took great joy out of recommending a traditional and superb choice of food. The pork belly was fantastic

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022 via mobile

Loved it. Felt like we were back over there in Italy on our holiday. Authentic Italian. Great food and wine. Wife had a spaghetti dish and I had the tuna Piatto Di Pesce. Both had Tiramisu. Was excellent. Service was great and recommendations spot on....Will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022 via mobile

So we decided to check out on TripAdvisor and we read that it was a realistic Italian - as if you were in Italy. Well guess what it surpassed every expectation. Do not expect a fast service but do expect a wonderful experience and great...food. Cannot wait to go backMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Babagatto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5