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

Reviews

Rhonwyn Knecht

Amazing how well they transform this popular day time cafe into an evening dining space. The menu is well balanced with something to suit all dietary needs. My fish was superb and the lamb shanks impressed my fellow diner greatly. Quality and presentation was outstanding. It's hard to pass on the desserts and the coffee at Comida is of course always reliable. The staff were attentive, informative, friendly but not invasive. We had a great evening out with friends. Highly recommend this place.

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Awesome pizza- best in Nelson!
Waitress was very sweet, making sure everything was ok. Table setting was nice with a lit candle and fresh flowers. We are going back for sure. We liked looking around the shop at the back while we waited for our food

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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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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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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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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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From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Our very friendly & smiling waitress did everything possible to give us good service & to explain the menu & take into account my dietary requirements. The food was delicious & we could see that each course was freshly prepared for us. Although the tables were filling up we weren’t put under any pressure to leave & all in all would thoroughly recommend Comida.

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Because we were at First Table the restaurant was empty except for one other table. Service was prompt and friendly as well as well informed. The wines we had, a Pinot noir and a montepulciano, were very enjoyable. We ordered the fresh fish (snapper) of the day, which was delicious albeit slightly over done. The sides that came with the snapper were delightful. We split a small cheesecake dessert, which was also a treat. Overall we were surprised and impressed with dinner.

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Tracey Ball

Another great meal at Comida. Two of us had the turbot with lemon mash and it was delicious. One had the entree platter as her main and for an entree it was huge, plenty of variety on it. The tiramisu was divine. Would definitely recommend it and go back yet again!

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Loved the food at Comida!! We had gnocchi to start, so yummy! Followed by pizza which was the best I’ve ever had

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Lysbeth Bradley

We took our daughter-in-law and 8 year old granddaughter, Eleanor, from the States to Comida and enjoyed exceptional food with dishes that pleased all our tastes. Eleanor doesn't have a large appetite and can be 'picky' but on this occasion she devoured a large pizza and went on to enjoy a beautiful white chocolate cheesecake dessert. My husband and I opted for the fish dish of the day, gurnard wrapped in pancetta and served with a delicious black risotto that tasted of the sea while Perrie chose the calzone which oozed with filling and she pronounced the best she had tasted. We washed our food down with a bottle of Neudorf's excellent Tom's block. We finished our meal by sharing a tiramisu as we had little room left! Thank you to all the staff at Comida for making this a memorable experience!

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Exceptional food and service, even for Nelson! We had a small birthday celebration there yesterday evening and were all impressed by the whole experience. The wait staff were delightful, knowledgeable and well-trained. The lamb was declared to be the best tasted recently (compared to two other top restaurants in Nelson). The Market Fish dish was delicious, imaginative and colourful: pan-fried Snapper fillets, black rice risotto, a parcel of green beans wrapped in pancetta, grilled sliced tomato, butter sauce, all beautifully presented. It was a welcome change to eat without intrusive music, overly-close tables and noise bouncing from wooden surfaces, as we find in most Nelson restaurants. We enjoyed the ambience, enhanced by fine linen and quality cutlery. We would not have tried this restaurant, tucked away behind the Prego shop, off the Buxton carpark, were it not for the First Table offer. We are very pleased we did - it was a great find!

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Scotty Donaldson

Good food and service

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Megan Hodgson

Delicious food as always and great service :)

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Sandy Hampton

Everyone should experience dinner at Comida. It is such a lovely experience. The food is absolutely devine and served in a lovely environment by lovely people

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Graeme Byars

Had a great meal, presentation and taste exceeded our expectations. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely go again.

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Petr Krejčí

Great Italien culinary experience with both food and wines that taste delicious. I also have to pinpoint really nice staff that taking good care of you.

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Jutta Schultheis

The fish dish from the menu-cart is served with seafood(different mussels) what I for ??? reasons don't like, and therefore I also don't like the sauce based on seafood. So, I asked for just the fish without sauce. To my big surprise the chef came to our table and offered me a sauce based on veggies and my gosh!!!! that was better than expected. I was in eating haven! The dessert a wonderful creme caramel, delightful not to sweet. My taste buds telling me, just go back, and I/We will. Thank you

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Sacha Pennefather

The food and service was great. We’ll define be back

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Grant Blakeborough

Food was excellent Service excellent. Great atmosphere.

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Rhonwyn Knecht

Amazing how well they transform this popular day time cafe into an evening dining space. The menu is well balanced with something to suit all dietary needs. My fish was superb and the lamb shanks impressed my fellow diner greatly. Quality and presentation was outstanding. It's hard to pass on the desserts and the coffee at Comida is of course always reliable. The staff were attentive, informative, friendly but not invasive. We had a great evening out with friends. Highly recommend this place.

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Awesome pizza- best in Nelson!
Waitress was very sweet, making sure everything was ok. Table setting was nice with a lit candle and fresh flowers. We are going back for sure. We liked looking around the shop at the back while we waited for our food

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Very enjoyable. Thank you very much.

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Pleasant friendly staff

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Welcomed beautifully. Great food and atmosphere. Not rushed.

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Another great dining experience. Excellent food and service.

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Linda Holloway

Great food and service an enjoyable dining experience. Thank you :)

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Fantastic evening with the best mushroom risotto ever! Great dining experience as always! Thanks to Beth for excellent service. We will be back!

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Excellent food served in an excellent dining experience

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Great thin crust pizzas. Not sure if the Margarhita or Stagioni was 'winner'. The gnocchi was a good firmness and tomato olive etc sauce delicious. Finished with a tiramisu we fought over.

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Jutta Schultheis

from the start to the last bite was a very enjoyable experience for the taste buds and the eye.
will come again

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Excellent food and great atmosphere. Finished with the best sherry ever. We had a wonderful time

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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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Sally Quinlivan

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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