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Vasarelli

169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Millicent, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Set in an old house in the main street of McLaren Vale, this restaurant ticks all the boxes. It has the homely feel, due not only to the location but also the quality of the service. The bonus to go with the very fine food is the range of Vasarelli wines, including a great vintage selection from their cellars. McLaren... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On a recent visit to McLarenvale we decided to repay our hosts' generous hospitality with a dinner anywhere of their choice." Vasarelli please ! "It is a comfortable Italian restaurant with the emphasis on food cooked and served by people who obviously enjoy food and sharing it. Maria welcomed us and delicious food and wine flowed -Seafood pasta with generous... More

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McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You really feel like a welcome family member at this fantastic restaurant - the food is always fantastic and the service second to none.

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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A 50th birthday was celebrated with a dinner for 20+ at Vasarellis on a busy Saturday night. The whole party enjoyed food and wines of the highest quality, served with absolute excellence by the friendly, attentive and professional young staff. The young woman principally responsible for our group couldn't do enough for us. She helped to make the whole evening... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

On arriving in McLaren Vale, this cellar door cafe is a lovely introduction to the region. Looking for a light lunch, we tried the Calamari and soup of the day. The soup was delightfully fresh (leek and potato) with some crusty bread. The calamari was beautifully cooked and presented, tasted tender and was just right for the occasion. Although an... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Sensational........A fantastic restaurant, where the service is as good as the food . Traditional italian food like mamma cooks, and sometimes better but I wouldn't say that to my mum. Love it!

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I had a vegetable rissoto and found it very bland. Was not very impressed with the seating. Service was friendly. Would go again just to try something different.

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been extremely impressed by quality of food, wine and service that I have received on every occasion that I have been to Vasarelli. I was very humbled when the manager allowed a friend and I to come in for a wine tasting even though they were about to close for the afternoon in preparation for their dinner service.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A beautiful old restored villa with pressed metal ceilings and a rnodern restaurant interior in the main street of McLaren Vale. We were looking forward to a great dinner. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed as the night went on. The menu is fairly conventional Italian and a number of dishes were not actually available. Despite the restaurant... More

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Morphett vale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I attended this restaurant on Friday 2nd of May 2014 with my wife. We had a fantastic meal. My duck was delicious, my wife had the pork belly which she loved. Deserts were great and the Vasarelli Shiraz was well priced and enjoyable. Service was very good. The second time we have been to this restaurant and we are sure... More

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