Comida Cafe & Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Spanish
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Comida café and restaurant sits in Buxton Square, Nelson. Serving refined Mediterranean dishes, Comida prides itself on excellent pizza, pasta and paella. It’s also known for its friendly customer service and unique style.

Authentic, thin-crust pizzas are made in a traditional wood fire oven and are created by fully trained and qualified Italian chefs. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a wide range of vegetarian, meat and seafood toppings, locally produced mozzarella and bases created with Italian ’00 flour’. It’s this attention to quality ingredients and methods that have earned Comida the nickname ‘Prince of Pizzas’.

As well as a delicious range of pastas and paella, there’s stew, steak and fish dishes on offer. Enjoy Comida’s warming atmosphere and enjoy truly Mediterranean flavours in the centre of Nelson, New Zealand!

Please note that First Table bookings are available from 5pm for standard menu items.

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Comida Cafe & Restaurant
7 Alma St
Buxton Square
Nelson 7010

Open Hours:
Mon-Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed-Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Phone: 03 546 7964
Website: m.comida.co.nz

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Comida Cafe & Restaurant
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Spanish
Mains: $25 - $35

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Lilian Wenzel

Wonderful service - very prompt and friendly. We had the steak and gnocchi with mushroom sauce and a vegetarian pizza and both were excellent. The prosecco cocktail with raspberry and limoncello was DEVINE. We will definitely be back!

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Great food and service. Love this place.

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loved it

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We were a table of 4 and all arrived individually at different times. The waitress was sure to greet us all as we arrived and take a drink order. We didn't have to wait long after the last person arrived for our waitress to come and take our food order. She cleared the table of empty dishes and glasses promptly and made sure to ask if we wanted anything else each time. She was very friendly and knowledgable.
The food was absolutely amazing! Exactly what the menu said, delicious, and well presented.
Thanks so much for an awesome experience. We will definitely be back!

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Delicious food and great service, as always :)

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Tanya Kumagai

Fantastic service and food as always.

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Melanie Kinloch

We both had pizza and it was excellent!!! Service was great as well!!

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Julia Eustace

Great food and service. Would go again.

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Tanya Kumagai

A small family group of us had the pleasure of some incredible food from a great menu with fantastic service. Would we go back ...... yes yes yes. A great big 10 out of 10. Recommend to everyone

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Adrian Courtenay

Three of us ordered the shared platter as a starter: it was enough for us and included some outstanding cheese and home-made pate. The mains (paella, chicken and snapper) were equally tasty, if rather modest in size. Dessert completed an enjoyable experience with excellent service from Beth.

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Sue Mclaren

Really nice setting staff were helpful and the food was amazing will be back

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Stefan Schönig

Amazing food with a lot of nice flavors.
The pizzas are amazing and the antipasto platter is huge with many good things.
I was two times and both times we enjoyed ourself.
Thank you!

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Tim Connolly

The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Really enjoyed the food, great portions! The fish of the day ( snapper when we went) was fantastic!

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Excellent food, enjoyed every dish. Slight problem with one but was rectified quickly. Attentive service and welcoming with kids. Highly recommend!

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We had a great dinner at Comida . We have recently moved to Nelson and had been there for lunch during the week so thought we would try dinner .
The food was delicious from our very generous entree shared platter for four , the different mains we all had and the dessert ( well we had to try everything ! )
Our waitress knew her way around the menu and was spot on with her dessert recommendations - you can’t go past a good tiramisu and the coconut panacota was delicious . She also had a great sense of humour and coped well with our banter.
Highly recommended . We will be back .

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Amazing food to go with the amazing service. The staff are all very friendly. Highly recommend the coconut pudding. We will be going again.

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Tori Thornberry

Loved the bacon wrapped chicken

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Sandy Hampton

What a fantastic restaurant. My daughter and I had a beautiful meal there. We sat outside in the evening sun and enjoyed wonderful food served by wonderful people. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Celeste Botes

Arrived there and were treated with a huge welcoming style. The food was excellent. In fact, I've told a few people that’s i've had on of our best meals in Nelson at Comida. First class

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Maaike Faber

The food and service at Comida was very good. The food was amazing! I can recommend the platter with different cheeses, salami, parmaham and home made duck liver pate.

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Lauren Aitken

We were in Nelson for Bay Dreams and didn’t know any restaraunts so thought we would go on First Table to check some out. We went with Comida Cafe and Restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! The service was amazing from the word go. The food came out promptly and was delicious. I highly recommend the Angus Beef Fillet with gnocchi! 10/10!

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Tanya Kumagai

Great hospitality, staff really attentive and engaged. The beef fillet you could have cut with a spoon and perfectly cooked. 10/10, and YES we will be back

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Situated in Nelson CBD this restaurant is value for money. The staff were attentive and the service was of a high level. The food portion size was good and hot. The starter was Mediterranean dips with a particularly nice red pepper dip good to share. The mains were well presented and the food was hot and authentic dishes well prepared. Didn't try the desserts but they looked OK. Would visit again. Nice to see the tables with table cloths.

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Lysbeth Bradley

The welcoming and attentive staff make dining at Comida a real pleasure. Fresh and local ingredients cooked with love and attention combine to produce delicious plates of food. The menu provides something for everyone whatever your appetite or dietary requirements and opting for the dish of the day is always a sure fire winner. We started with bruschetta with a variety of toppings and then I chose the fish of the day, pan seared snapper with a spicy carrot purée, zucchini and aubergine, and my partner chose slow cooked lamb rump with pea mash, with crushed salsa verde, potato and jus. We accompanied our food with excellent local wine from Neudorf but regrettably didn't have room for one of the tempting deserts. We'll be back to make good on that omission!

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Delicious food and great service :)

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Tanya Kumagai

Third time we have been here for a meal, and still the best gnocchi ever! As well as that a devine seafood risotto , just delish

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Terrific, as usual. Excellent pork belly.
Thanks to the kind server who recommended some Italian wines for something special.

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Victoria Goode

Wonderful early evening dinning experience. Sensational food and service. With the added bonus of being able to browse the food store.

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Ray Evans

We had a great meal: mains (lamb and market fish) sides (potatoes roasted in duck fat, salad with caramelised red onions and apple) and desserts (creme brulee and apple crumble with vanilla bean ice cream and berry compote) were all delicious, expertly cooked and well-presented. The waitress was delightful. We enjoyed our evening immensely and intend to return.

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Ben Johnson

As always, an awesome experience

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Leslie Jones

My favourite place for amazing Mediterranean food in Nelson. Devine food from starters to dessert, gorgeous and generously portioned mains of good variety and interesting. The service is a just right relaxed and friendly but professional and not the least bit annoying. I love the young wait staff for whom English is a second language to either Italian or Spanish and how they bravely try to get pronunciation of local delicacies just right.

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Carmen Niccol

Great service, nothing too much trouble, delicious food plus desserts to definitely go back for.

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Lovely dinner with kids ( pre exams for oldest) - food superb as expected. Thanks again Comida

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Maria Holden

Thanks for being part of First Table ! I took My two young Boys for Dinner, and it was Fabulous! We shared Seafood Paella, Rocket and Pecorino Salad and a couple of Amazing Super Fresh and Light Pizza's... To finish off our meal we had the Tiramisu.. WOW!! It was an Original Mamma's Recipe and Oh Sooo Devine !! A must have : ) Really beautiful fresh food. Great Wine List and the Boys enjoyed sharing a special old fashioned lemonade. The Service was Awesome, Very professional and attentive and Thanks for offering fresh cracked pepper without having to ask for it : ) Some light music in the background would of been perfect.

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Emillie MacRitchie

Quite simply one of the best meals we have had out in a long time!! Amazing Pizza, Perfect Pork, Delicious Raclette and Divine Desserts. We left full and happy and raving about Comida!!

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Food and Service was wonderful. Fresh flavors, plenty to choose from and both the meat eater and vegetarian were happy. We will most definitely be back.

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Kristine Ballard

The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was very enjoyable for all 3 courses would definantly go back

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Lisa Rule

This was our first time to Comida and we will definitely be back! The food was absolutely delicious, couldn’t fault any of our meals and the service was fantastic! Thanks so much Comida staff!!

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Great dining experience. quality of both food and the service excellent

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we had a lovely evening and the food was fantastic ! I had the fish of the day and it was absolutely yummy and so was the tiramisu .

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Good quality service. Staff helpful and knowledgeable. Food of a high standard once again. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Cara Rangi

Attentive & patient staff (with my indecisive, fussy 11 year old), helpful with suggestions & catering for Miss Fussy.
HAD to try dessert since the starters and mains were BEAUTIFUL
Desserts did not disappoint either.

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Amazing food, awesome service!

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Melanie Kinloch

Our meals were fantastic!!! I had the fish and my friend had the pork belly, both perfect and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Marg Parfitt

Had a great meal here pre All Blacks match. Perfect to get out of the Crowds and rest for a bit enjoying excellent food and wine . Fantastic staff - aware of our timeframes and very accommodating despite being busy. Perfect!

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They are great . Been there a number of times and never disappointed . Setting is excellent , food brilliant. Nothing was a problem , knowing their menu may have helped , but all over another great eating experience

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Really enjoyable,worth going to.

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Anne Morel

Great food beaut service!

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Food was nicely presented, tasty and good sized portions.
Staff were friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our night at Comida.

Many Thanks

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most enjoyable

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