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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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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
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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
Fabulous food

Thanks for some fabulous food. Carlo, the chef, prepared a range of gorgeous Italian delights for us. The table service was poor but the quality of the food made up for this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
ChrisMene
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Thanks for some fabulous food. Carlo, the chef, prepared a range of gorgeous Italian delights for us. The table service was poor but the quality of the food made up for this.

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Picton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A small group of us enjoyed a mainly pasta night, portions were large and very tasty and full of mussels and fish, very nice. Good selection of wine.good service, not cheap but good value for money.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Rocco's Restaurant has for many years been popular with Blenheim locals. The menu hasn't seen many changes for quite a while, but this is perhaps more a reflection of the good chioce available. There is a mix of the traditional Italian and the popular Kiwi favourites. Some have said that the decor is a little dated and could benefit from... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Decor very dated but also humbly interesting at the same time. All sorts of knick knacks hanging around the place to look at. Staff and service excellent and food was amazing. Great that they have half size main option available.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I was recommended the steak here and I was not disappointed. It is a 15 minute walk outside of the town centre, but worth it for me. Unpretentious surroundings may be off putting for some at first, but if you like good food you won't be disappointed. Also good service and friendly staff and owner.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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