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169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
0883237980
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Italian Restaurant

Right in the heart of McLaren Vale. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere, definitely did not want you there late though, would not accept a later booking and we were 15 minutes late and almost did not get to eat. But enjoyed the food immensely and had a great dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Stacey K
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Seaford, South Australia, Australia
via mobile
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Seaford, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Right in the heart of McLaren Vale. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere, definitely did not want you there late though, would not accept a later booking and we were 15 minutes late and almost did not get to eat. But enjoyed the food immensely and had a great dinner.

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Healesville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you like tasty Italian food try Vasarelli's. The wait staff are friendly and helpful. The food is fairly simple but top quality at a fair price. The wine list is not huge so it is easy to pick a glass or bottle of wine. A children's menu is included.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went here with two colleagues for a business lunch on a Tuesday. We were actually headed for another restaurant but it was closed so we ended up here. The restaurant wasn't full, there were 4 other party's but it was a Tuesday. The waitress showed us to a table and then brought out bread, butter and a good olive... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Rack of lamb was really nice, done medium rare. Flavors were just nicely done, not to overwhelming nor too mild. Excellent choice for lamb lovers.

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While the wine and coffee were excellent (& one would expect this of an Italian restaurant in an area renowned for its wines), the food we had was not. My husband and I ordered different pasta dishes but the sauces seemed suspiciously similar when we finally received our meals (meals that we hadn't ordered were initially brought to us!) This... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had a lovely meal with friends. Scallops for starters and an ample size Pork Belly dish was lovely for my main. Arancini balls were another table starter and looked fantastic too and Lamb Rack was cooked beautifully as another main course. Dessert was a Chocolate Mouse which was very enjoyable too. The venue was busy and had a good atmoshere.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I ate here as part of a full day wine tasting tour of the McLaren Vale. I had the pork which was a large portion and very well cooked and presented, This was washed down with a lovely glass of red wine. Recommended.

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Adelaide
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Dined here approx two weeks ago. Waitress was excellent. The chicken dish was quite bland and we realized that was because the sauce had been completely left off. Checked the menu and it was supposed to be there we mentioned it to the waitress when we were paying. She was sorry and said she had thought something was missing on... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Vasarelli is the best restaurant in McLaren Vale. We have been there on numerous occasions and it is always excellent. Their Italian food is delicious & their wine is very good. The owners & their staff are all exceptional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited for a Friday night dinner and loved it. We had made a booking and I am glad we did as it was pretty busy. Despite this service was very attentive. We both enjoyed entrees and mains and the servings were very generous. The arancini in particular could have served two. The mains were again very good sized and... More 

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Additional Information about Vasarelli

Address: 169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: 0883237980
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 0883237980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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