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Zanellis Italian Restaurant

1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
7-348-4908
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Ranked #78 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yum yum yum, right from the starter, Sundried Tomato & Almond Pesto bread which was yummy, to the main, which I had the Grilled Chicken Breast with Rosemary Potatoes, Mushroom, Spinach & Tomato Salsa and my husband had the Grilled Eye Fillet with Rosemary Potatoes & Port Sauce. My chicken was beautifully cooked, nice & tender with a lovely sauce... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After several years wanting to come to Zanelli's finally got my chance and on a great grab one deal. they were out of veal masala but changed the chicken into a masala dish for me. Took the advice on having the homemade hokey pokey with the devine licorice gelato and it was lovely.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We always look forward to dinners here, the staff always get the service right. The food is exellent and we love the BYO. Unfortunately we were not able to eat the tirimisu our favourite pud but the pannacotta was divine.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Have just been to Zanellis, Rotorua. What a huge disappointment this was, the waitress Anne was rude, unhelpful, patronizing and scary... she could not take any kind of feedback re the food and insisted that the 'new' owners and 'chef' were superior to the previous ones..... Not So, we went to Zanellis a number of years ago when it was... More

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Kawerau, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Grabbed a Grab one deal for this restaurant for my birthday also dining out with our good friends who highly recommended this restaurant and I can safely say none of us were disappointed with the service we received and the food and drinks were had on that night. The vouchers were well worth purchasing and the food was exceptional, the... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Absolutely the worst service I have ever recieved! The waitress was rude, unhelpful and patronizing. We went in a group of 6 for a friends birthday and had had purchased a deal off grabone which was good value food wise however I was so disgusted in the service we will never go back.

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Booked in for a quick meal and carb loading prior to the Rotorua Marathon. Quick service and generous portion size, so was well sated.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

we stayed in Rotorua on Good Friday night. We had planned to eat at our hotel the Rydges but the service at the bar if you could call it a bar was dreadful and on looking around we worked out the same people would be working the restaurant . so we went on the net and found Zanellis from the... More

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Rotorua
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Arrived for a quiet evening out found a nice table and waited and waited ....eventually had to go and ask for our order to be taken.. Alas the staff just didn't watch the dining room and hence missed all the signals.But the food when it arrived was very good. Not sure about a return visit given the poor service

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I cannot believe after reading some of the reviews that it is the same place we dined in on Easter Saturday.This place was recommended to us by a local.6 of us down from Auckland for the long weekend..to put it simply the food was just outstanding..we all had a different starter and main and it was just faultless..our table was... More

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