Nicolinis – Italian café bar and bistro

Another Welly institution I haven’t been to for years is Nicolinis,  Open since 1997, it’s still going strong. If you remember Bellissimo or Aroma cafe late 80’s, same owner- Raffaele Abbate.  I actually first met Raffaele and his wife when they ran the restaurant in the hotel in Webb St, early 80’s. Now there’s some years for you. Continue reading

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A taste of the Mediterranean!!

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We popped in here to join a friend for a Sunday lunch and were wowed by the Mediterranean Foods in Newtown ‘s makeover. It’s now a deli, restaurant and pizzeria and it’s fantastic with authentic Italian staff. Continue reading

Million dollar tasting pizza!

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Tommy Millions newest takeaway pizza shop has setup on the corner of Featherston and Johnston Street. Their other place is a kindof hole in the wall on the corner of Taranaki Street and Courtenay Place which has been operating successfully for 4 years now in Wellington. Continue reading

A taste of Italy in Newtown

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I’m on the outskirts in Newtown, where they have struck gold with a recently opened Italian Osteria, Cicio Cacio (aka Chubby Cheese).

Being Italian, I’m always a little sceptical of Italian food outside of my Nonna’s house, Island Bay (‘Little Italy’ suburb of Wellington) or Italy, however this quickly dissipated as my nose went into spasms upon arrival. Nonna I’ve come home!

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