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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
(03) 578 6940
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A blast from the past

We had dinner at Rocco's on a wet Thursday evening. There were a good number of tables occupied but we got a booth. It was a pasta and red wine night; we were warned that the main sized portions were generous, and they were. My canelloni would have been enough for two (maybe 3!) but I ate valiantly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
LocalTouristNZ
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Rocco's on a wet Thursday evening. There were a good number of tables occupied but we got a booth. It was a pasta and red wine night; we were warned that the main sized portions were generous, and they were. My canelloni would have been enough for two (maybe 3!) but I ate valiantly and almost... More 

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Awesome meal and atmosphere, staff were very accommadating to our requirements. Will definately go back.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We dined here 11 years ago & not a lot has changed. Lovely Italian food & very big portions. Very good value for money & will return.

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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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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