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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
(03) 578 6940
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Ranked #39 of 83 Restaurants in Blenheim
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was recommended to us and while we were surprised by the old-time feel, the food, wine recommendations and service was great. Our group of 6 were warmly welcomed, the children were offered a great menu and our steak and scallops were fantastic. the local wine recommended was one we had not tried before and was perfect with our meals.

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

went for dinner new years eve had a great meal good wine, friendly staff. We would recommend this restaurant. Barry & Chrissy Napier

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Picton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We thought we'd take our chances and see if "you can't judge a book by its cover" applies to restaurants too. Unfortunately in this case first impressions were right. The restaurant decor is tired, shabby and smells musty. There was plenty of choice on the menu. My partner had chicken Kiev which was over cooked and dry and as there... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dated restaurant but the food is great. I had the Chicken Kieve and it was yummy. Although if you are staying in the Motel next door don't charge back your meal as the will clip you 10% also ontop of that.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a really nice evening at Rocco's with a couple of friends. Having eaten in a few Italian restaurants we thought the decor was quaint and in keeping to what is normal in Italy apart from the unusual sight of a fish tank full of balloons!! That being said it was warm and clean and you were not made to... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I love the family feel of this restaurant, the host ( who I guess is the owner) is friendly and charming! The food is amazing I cannot fault this restaurant for a enjoyable, full dinning experience.

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Rotorua
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our second visit in two years was worse than the first! While the food is good the service particularly from (who we presume is) the ownerc never ceases to amaze. Last year he tried to tell us a glass of Sav (because the bottle was open and he wanted to finish it) was in fact Chardonnay, coffee machine not working... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and I came here with friends during a recent trip to Blenhiem. As the title suggestions the decor makes you feel as if you have stepped bak in time, however this is not totally unpleasant. The food was of a high standard, my steak was perfectly cooked. Also the portions of pasta were huge and filled with fresh... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We went to Rocco's (on recommendation) and now almost a month later as I read some of the other TA reviews I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking that this was one of the less enjoyable meals we had in our three weeks in NZ. I had fish fillets and they seemed frozen, out of a box and deep fried... More 

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Any chance I get I will go to Roccos, the service is great servings are generous I never leave there hungry,although the decor is dated I don't think you could change it that's Roccos signature look. But I wish they would either fill the fish tank up with fishes or get rid of it. LOVE ROCCO'S!

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Additional Information about Rocco's Italian Restaurant

Address: 5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 578 6940
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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