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60 Tory Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-381 2299
16:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a large team dinner, food wasn't too bad, pretty tasty and good sized portions, they're not big on vegetables though. Service unfortunately was rather lacklustre with young staff who seemed either out of their depth or not to care. The kitchen managed to coordinate mains for my 15 colleagues to arrive at roughly the same time...mine however... More 

Thank inigomontoya1
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a large group of people - something which is a great impediment to evaluating food. However, despite the buzz and the ongoing 'shakes' (it was earthquake Kaikoura Day), I really enjoyed the service and the food. I wasn't exactly sure what nationality this was but if I were to guess it was traditional 'Mexican' rather than Spanish.... More 

Thank philipharrison
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really friendly English waiter who was very charming and admitted that he was new so was a bit patchy on the menu. He was however funny and charming and made everyone feel very welcome. We ordered a bottle of Chianti which both wait staff called 'She-anti' (have I missed a change in Italian pronunciation ;-) which was... More 

Thank CantabRob
Wellington, New Zealand
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The décor of this place is very attractive: tiles, wrought iron, chandaliers. Its a big restaurant, so can take a big group. Happily, we were seated some distance from them. It was a Sunday evening. The waiter did warn me that paella on the menu on a Sunday was cooked to order in individual pans: Monday is the day for... More 

Thank Dianne C
Chirnside Park, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was on our list of places to eat while in Wellington due to a family connection. Sadly that family member wasn't there in the night we went which was disappointing. Loved the tiled ceiling and all the decor. There was quite a buzz around the place as it continued to fill with patrons. Our waiter/s were attentive and friendly throughout... More 

Thank Glendamaree
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, love the decor, tiled flooring, gorgeous chandaliers and the French tart with salted caramel icecream, water for the tables straight from the fountain... Love it!

Thank Brenda D
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a business dinner with some colleagues. We had some tapas, and I had a pasta. The tapas were good but service was slow. The pasta was very oily and overpriced. Some others had pizza which was described as "not bad". On the whole ok but too expensive and way too slow.

Thank Maarten H
Wellington, New Zealand
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Was there for a large business dinner and the many shared dishes provided were great. Lots of options and beautifully cooked. Loved the pork belly. The private room worked well.

Thank Murray P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a bolognese with pappardelle alongside broccoli with nuts and chilli flakes and lemon juice. The pappardelle was made in hand by the Italian owner at Bongusto, so it has the egg goodness and balance just right. However, it was on a rather salty side. Staff seemed to go a little slow. I personally think Cin Cin and La Bella... More 

Thank nzworldtraveller1
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to go but found the meal very disappointing. From the hummus and breads entre through to the ravioli it was a very ordinary and small meal and not as discribed on the nenu. We ran into friends and sat with them and the service of wine and food lacked any organisation. Left the restaurant hungry.

Thank ForestCampHanmer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Tory Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-381 2299
Wellington restaurant, Osteria del Toro offers a culinary snapshot of the Mediterranean’s wonderful cuisine in setting so inspired by the region you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported there.Osteria del Toro is open for lunch Sunday to Friday and dinner Monday to Saturday with a range of dishes and menu options suitable for families, large groups and intimate dining experiences.Every week is filled with events, such as 2 for 1 Pizzas on weekday lunchtimes; Paella Monday, where guests the join Chef as he demonstrates the art behind this classic Spanish dish; and La Famiglia, our popular banquet style Sunday lunch.Our wine list showcases the best of the Mediterranean with a few New Zealand favourites thrown in for good measure. Feel like a cocktail or a refreshing glass of vino before going to a show or heading home? Just pull up to the bar and let our professional bar team find the perfect drink for you. Our extensive cocktail list means you definitely won't go home thirsty - OPA! Ask for our tapas menu if you are a bit peckish.Come dine with us, and enjoy the best of the Mediterranean in the heart of the CapitalOur private function room, The Campari Room, has recently been renovated and is the perfect space for your special occasion. The large dining table caters for up to 24 guests and our set menus offer great value and selection. Perfect for birthday dinners, small weddings, group bookings & office functions.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?