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There are few better places in Wellington to be than sitting by the window at Scopa, munching on delicious thin-crust pizza, a tasty risotto, or handmade gnocchi, watching the crowds go by on Cuba Street. This is truly one of the most pleasant and authentic Italian restaurants in town and, small miracle!, it's also one of the most affordable. The only downside to coming here: there's usually a 20-minute wait because they don't take reservations, and this is a locals' favorite. We think the wait is worth it.