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The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar

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8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4421
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16:30 - 23:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stumbled upon this place. Good, unusual pizzas welll worth trying. Pizzas cooked on wood fire. One large pizza can be shared by 2 people so makes it not too pricey.

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Thank WeeRozzy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two sizes of pizza available which is good and special requirements were no trouble. Recommended for take away or eating in

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relaxed pizzeria where there are other food choices available on the menu too. The service is pretty prompt and the wine and beer list fairly comprehensive. The pizzas are nice but a little pricey.

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Thank Alison H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the dinner was fabolous! the employees verry kind and friendly! the starter(p.e the bruschetta,see the picture below) was amazing!i've had special wishes for the ingredients in my salad and that wasn't a problem.the price is fair and the employees so kind and friendly.the herbes has been fresh, in the soup, pizza and salad.!!!really recommended! thanks to the staff!

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Thank Deborah W
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service is good polite and quick shame about the time it took to deliver the meal. We had a bowl of wedges to share and they were really good but we were really hungry. The pizzas were nice but very slow to arrive. A bit expensive for what they were.

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Richmond, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

4 of us ate there, 2 being vegetarians,service good, a round of drinks while we decided,and into the pizza, which was yummy, higly recommend the french chick, all in all a very pleasant dining experience

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Thank Nigel R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We had take away a Gourmet Pizza with the topping of our choice. Very tasty. Expensive compared to Australia.

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Thank Suzie L
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

We're glad you were able to design your own pizza and enjoyed it as a take away. Hope we see you again next time you visit Nelson and Tahuna beach. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We where travelling around new zealand for a family reunion and we decided to stop in nelson for a night. We find this restaurant menu in the motel where we were staying and we decided to try it. That has been the worst decision that we took in the whole trip. Seven of us decided to have the mussels to... More 

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Thank Damym86
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Our freshly made Thai curry broth is no longer red and for not updating the description on our menu we apologised. This has now been corrected. When offering you an alternative choice I did not say we made the mozzarella in-house - what I did say was that our mozzarella was hand-made. It is sourced from Champion cheese-maker, Wangapeka Dairy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

2nd time we have been to thie fantastic wee pizza place, great range of food and pizza, we had a vegetarian pizza and it wasone of if not th best I have had. Good selection of wines and all very reasonably priced. staff were great attentive but not "in your face", service was quick and efficient. Definatelygoing back

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Thank sandmaitken
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us again. We appreciate your positive review and hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

... we walked past this place twice and finally popped in for dinner. My kids had a ball making things out of pizza dough to bake in the oven. Staff we fantastic - kids wanted to "build your own" pizza's which were actually pizzas on the menu Hawaiian and Chicken Cranberry Brie and the staff played along beautifully! The pizzas... More 

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Thank bronwynb900
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We have a great team who want to look after great customers, even little ones! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 4421
Description
Welcome to the home of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson. Excite your tastebuds with our special wood-fired pizzas, be entertained by our lively atmosphere and treat yourself to a great night at The Hot Rock! Perfect for sharing with friends, or the whole family - we look forward to hosting you...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?