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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
(03) 578 6940
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 17
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Real Italian Food

The three of us all had a different meal and all found them delicious. Prices were good but what really surprised us was that we were charged &10.00 corkage to undo the cap of our bottle of wine. Rather over the top. Surroundings were a little dated but cosy. Would recommend if one enjoyed pasta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Edlyn710
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Makiing a return visit to Roccos after a few years i found the service and meals to be just as good as previously enjoyed. Love the fact that you can have small or larger portions, leaving room for a starter or dessert. People have made fair comment that the decor could do with updating but the place is clean and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This would have to be one of the best Italian meals I have ever had. Large potions were served and the tastes authentic. We stayed locally and walked to restraint.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The three of us all had a different meal and all found them delicious. Prices were good but what really surprised us was that we were charged &10.00 corkage to undo the cap of our bottle of wine. Rather over the top. Surroundings were a little dated but cosy. Would recommend if one enjoyed pasta.

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Picton, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place was awful from start to finish. We ordered on a quiet mid-week. Went to pick up the takeway - there was only 1 other table in there. Went up to the counter ao pay and pick up the food. the waitress looked down at the docket. 'f#*k sorry' she shouted loudly, I havent even put this through. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having been here 5 years earlier I can tell you nothing has changed. The pasta dishes are plentiful, bordering on huge. I had the pasta with pesto, my son had pasta with seafood. Both were delivered with heaping portions and no skipping on the ingredients. We also had a loaf of hot garlic bread and wine, but the bill was... More 

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North of Auckland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I asked a 'local' where I could get a good fish meal in Blenheim & he suggested Roccos. Glad I took his advice, the place was reasonably busy for a Tuesday night and is decked out in a nice cosy Italian rustic style. The staff were mega friendly & helpful & the owner was attentive & welcoming too. A nice... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I entered the restaurant and the waiter welcomed us. As we were just having a seat, a man(boss) came to us and said "the seats are all fulled" "all booked" and requested us to leave. At that point, we thought(believed) the seats are all fulled. However, after having a dinner in another restaurant and looked through the window,there was still... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hadn't been here for 20 years and here I was. Nothing has changed apart from Rocco has sold the place. Given the time of the year, 7.30pm booking for 5, the place was pretty quiet. Service was very pleasant and food was different. Not sure whether Italian is the right word but the waiter was from Turin so that was... More 

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Zurich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went there on the recommendation of the people at the homestay where we were based. No booking – we just walked in and were seated immediately. There was a Christmas group of about 20 people there at the same time as us, but we got our orders quite quickly, and before the Christmas group. Foodwise, it was the best... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Rocco's sounded great and didn't disappoint, great staff, great food and great meal. De'cor with hanging bottles and friendly atmosphere made for a great night. Ordered gurnard and veges and beautifully cooked, need to get back as spag Italian dishes are what you hear around town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: (03) 578 6940
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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