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The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar

8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4421
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Nice touch to give the children some pizza dough to play with and then cook but overall food was average.

Thank yorkandbeyond
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in to get takeaway pizzas to take to the waterfront playground. The gent that served us was very friendly and accommodating, he engaged with the boys aged 5 and almost-8 chatting away to them as the pizzas were cooked - making this a...More

Thank Louplouploup
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Saturday night dinner at our holiday house was a selection of takeaway pizzas Lovely toppings on thin crust bases. Well cooked and very tasty- pretty much as you would expect of this type of place.

Thank KiwiGav27
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The pizza here is nice, but not as good as what we thought we would get for the price. Sales person kept trying to add on drinks while we were waiting for our pizza, which I guess is what they should do as a business...More

Thank robinby04
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service, great food and good value for money Will definitely bring the kids back. The kids lived the dough animals they baked for us

Thank rachellea665
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks for your review Rachellea. You were great customers!

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Thinks of it self as the best pizza in Nelson, hopefully not! Pizza was ‘okay’, not a particularly good crust, expensive for what it was.

Thank richardcI9593JM
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The pizzas were great, the tiramisu was fantastic..like only the Italians can make. The four of us all agree, this was the best meal we had while travelling the South Island.

Thank Elephantjen
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal at The Hot Rock. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Food was amazing their muscles are to die for and their cabonara is one of the best I have tasted! Highly recommend and will most definitely be back for more! Service was top notch as well!

Thank Warren F
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review Warren. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The food was super tasty, great portions, and such wonderful service from staff as well. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Sarah L
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your review Sarah. We have a new senior chef on board who will really appreciate your feedback. I hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed congenial atmosphere of this place. Food tasty and reasonably priced. Service efficient. Friendly staff.

Thank Margreet S
Ray W, Owner at The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your comments as we have new front of house staff and it's great getting positive feedback for them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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
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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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