We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 153 Rotorua Restaurants

Zanellis Italian Restaurant

1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
7-348-4908
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #81 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    14
    11
    3
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Taree NSW Australia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It was raining and cold, and we thought Italian would fit the bill! Can't complain about the service or the ambiance. We ordered pasta - lasagne and cannelloni - but it would have ben nice if the waitress had pointed out that salad or vegetables are extra. So we got what we asked for - lasagne and cannelloni - both... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Zealand
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Last night my husband and I dined at Zanellis. We had been there before and it was right up there with the standard we expected. The bread starters were delicious. The food was excellent ,my husband had the fish and I had the chicken dish. Finished off the meal with the home made ice cream. Great food and wonderful service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NZ
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's not often these days that we go out to a restaurant for dinner and fresh vegetables come as part of the meal rather than as a side at a minimum of $6 so when hubbie's steak arrived with potatoes and another plate accompanying it with fresh steamed seasonal vegetables we were impressed! He loved his steak and he's fussy.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kawerau, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Zanellis Italian Restaurant also viewed

Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 
Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 

Been to Zanellis Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Zanellis Italian Restaurant

Address: 1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: 7-348-4908
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zanellis Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?