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Zanellis Italian Restaurant

1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
7-348-4908
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Ranked #90 of 143 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Feb 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We booked for dinner on the recommendation of the owner of the motel we were staying at. It was Saturday night at 8:30pm but we needn't have bothered as the place was nearly empty. Never a good sign, but in this case we enjoyed the food very much although we did feel like we were keeping them from closing for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Thank you Anne for holding the fort........ We dine again, at Zanellis after booking on the spirit of the moment. Quick phone call, booked a table. Anne welcomed us and sat us in the far corner, table for 2, nice cosy.... We order pasta and fish with some wine. Service was professional quick and testy. The snapper was meaty moist... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

really? Italiano???? microwaved risotto? fantastic way to ruin food and pass off as smthing it is not. please change this- do urselves a favor and make real food please. people are not that stupid. ty

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My husband and I dined at Zanellis restaurant very recently. It was a very quiet night for them. I ordered chicken and my husband fish. His meal was ok but my meal of chicken breast was very very dry. Had it been served with a sauce it might have been better. I was particularly disappointed as we had dined there... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Purchased vouchers off Grabone. Food was awful and overpriced. Wouldn't go back, there are two other Italian restaurants in Rotorua that are by far superior.

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NZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My wife and I bought a grabone voucher for Zanellis and before we booked, I checked reviews on Tripadvisor and other sites. Some of the reviews were less than positive and so we were a bit worried. The welcome we got was friendly, our table was ready, the waitress was polite and didn't push or crowd us. We ended up... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Meal was good however waitress sat behind the counter staring at us as if she wanted us to leave very uncomfortable!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

dined on a Tuesday night smattering of people present, Seated by wait person reasonably promptly and offered wine list , had a glass of wine but couldn't have another as they had run out but was offered an inferior Supermarket Bargain Buy wine by the glass ... no thanks Menu had pastas and other mains so asked if the pastas... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We been this resturant last few days. We used two grabone vouchers for that dinner, but owner said you only can use one, they donot have any details on the voucher and she also told me donot buy any her business vouncher in the future, We are as welcome as a storm.She is really not friendly. The price of food... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We absolutely adore the lit up plastic grapes that adorn the wall - and that image should convey the kind of experience that Zanellis' provides. The food is respectable and the prices are reasonable (bearing in mind that Rotorua is on the pricey side).

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