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Zanellis Italian Restaurant

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1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
7-348-4908
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

The restaurant was very quiet when my wife and I called, using a grab one deal. Accordingly the atmosphere was far from being bubbly, but we weren't there for the atmosphere, but for the food. This could not be faulted. The deal was one main and one glass of wine each for the price of only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Henry P
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Auckland
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Auckland
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The restaurant was very quiet when my wife and I called, using a grab one deal. Accordingly the atmosphere was far from being bubbly, but we weren't there for the atmosphere, but for the food. This could not be faulted. The deal was one main and one glass of wine each for the price of only one i.e. a 50%... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

been to Zanellis half dozen times now over the past year and never had a let done meal yet and service always excellent.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had dinner here on a Friday night after driving down from Auckland. The restaurant was quiet nice. One side of the room had a vineyeard and the other windows like the side of someones residence down a alley. Our waitress was funny, making good chit chat and banter. Service was good, drinks and food out in good time. We... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here last night with friends as we purchased a grabone voucher each. Decided to have a joint date night so booked a table for 4. Service was excellent, staff were friendly and helpful and the waitress was great, bought me my next wine right on queue. We purchased entrees and desserts additional to the voucher. All four of us... More 

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Dublin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Grabbed a voucher from GrabOne which included two dinner mains & two glasses of Brancott Estate wine at Zanelli's Restaurant. First off the food was really tasty, I had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly. My partner had the fish and it was a really nice. But the service was really poor, I felt as we purchased a voucher... More 

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Taupo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Good Italian food. We have had some beautiful gnocchi and ragu here. Serving staff are helpful and the wines very drinkable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went with a group of friends - it's got all the classic Italian dishes. We started with some olives and ciabatta and then I was keen to try some local scallops which went well with the fettuccine.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This restaurant has a really nice Italian deco. The walls were in brick with false wooden windows. There's paintings of grape vines on the wall. It has a very warm ambience to the restaurant. We had a veal and lamb dish and both were beautifully done. The food did not take long to come and the waitress was very efficient.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Rotorua was very quiet and many places were closed on Sunday evening. Finally we found this restaurant. It was almost empty. Andrea Bocelli was singing in the background and only one couple was eating when we came in. Empty large restaurant wasn't very romantic or otherwise special. I took salmon pasta and I must say that it was very good... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The staff were very friendly (even providing reading glasses). The food was delicious - we had salad to start and pasta for our mains. It was plenty of food for us. Others in the restaurant were locals (we traveled from the US), and they have a corkage policy (bring your own wine is an option). Prices were reasonable for NZ.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 7-348-4908

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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