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169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food slow service

The title says it all. Italian chefs serving up good Italian food let down by the slow service. We had two very tasty pasta dishes spoilt only by the huge quantity of pasta which made the excellent sauces just stretch a bit too far. Neither my wife nor I were able to clear our plates....about half... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Denia, Spain
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  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denia, Spain
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. Italian chefs serving up good Italian food let down by the slow service. We had two very tasty pasta dishes spoilt only by the huge quantity of pasta which made the excellent sauces just stretch a bit too far. Neither my wife nor I were able to clear our plates....about half was left. A pleasant... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed down in ,McLaren Vale and decides to go to Vasarellis for dinner it was a Thursday night. The restaurant had a few guests and we were greeted and seated by a lovely prson. My other half went to talk to the chefs he's Italian and wanted to know what the chefs recommended. He was gone a while which... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were doing a winery tour and this was included as our meal stop, there were six of us and it was around 2pm, the place was packed still, we had a table reserved and our orders were taken promptly, the staff were very busy and all seemed to cope well, our main only was delayed a bit but all... More 

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Goonellabah, New South Wales, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Recommended to here by our guide, and it didn't disappoint. Great selection of fine foods. Great service by the young German waitress. All four main meals were high quality - pork belly, seafood pastas and gnocchi. The bruchetta had the most tasty fresh tomatoes. Worth the visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Some time ago we ate a meal at Vasarelli's for no better reason other than we were hungry and it was there. It was just a delight. So when we had to entertain a very food-conscious in-law visiting from Malaysia (where the know their food!!), we took him there. Even he was impressed. Excellent menu, cheerful observant staff, friendly management.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I would describe the food at Vasarelli as more like high quality home cooking than fine dining. That said, the pasta dishes were excellent with beautifully cooked pasta and each of the four sauces we chose getting a 'thumbs up". We also shared an excellent anti pasta platter as an entrée. We asked for a platter for three to share... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were about to do the Tour Down Under challenge ride so decided to make a weekend of the tour in the area. We had dinner at vasarelli and went for pasta. I had the duck bologneise and my wife chicken and prawn pasta. The meals were tasty but service was a little disorganised. ...in any case and all in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Always beautiful food, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Been twice and it's a delightful trip to Tuscanny

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Gosford, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed in McLaren Vale for 3 weeks in September to attend my sons therapy and came back 3 times we loved this restaurant so much! The staff are lovely and treat you like their own family! They remembered our names and always made sure we were looked after! My kids love it too even opting to choose from the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I've been many times over the years with the family and it never disappoints. Good value lovely food and nice wines. They only used to sell their own lable wines but now sell other brands from the district which gives better choice..if your from away this is a safe bet!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?