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“The Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zanellis Italian Restaurant

Zanellis Italian Restaurant
1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
7-348-4908
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Ranked #81 of 151 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Rotorua
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you want traditional Italian cuisine and wine then this is the place. A small restaurant with loads of atmosphere and fantastic food. You will return again and again.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We went for a long weekend in Rotorua and stumbled upon a lovely Italian restaurant, The decor was like eating outside on a terrace under the grape vines. We had a lovely meal and would recommend this place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best steak ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Had diner at Zanellis and had the best steak ever, amazing. I could dine here every night. Service was very quick and staff friendly.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not a family restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have been to many great restaurants in new zealand (with my children) and never have I been made to feel so unwelcome before. As we entered we were told they do not have a childrens menu which is fine as my children eat anything but when we sat down my children were told to sit down and to be quiet and don't talk. Being a five year old boy he was not able to stay silent the whole time, every time he said something the surly waitress told him to be quiet and he was not being noisy and just enjoying himself. The food was rushed and we were not asked if we wanted any drinks at all. The food was alright but nothing to rave about quite commercial and bland. We felt like we had to leave quickly and we did and wouldn't go back again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Italian Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

It's some years since we visited Zanellis as we are not often in Rotorua. However, when we were last there the food was excellent. Try out the licorice ice-cream!!

Visited August 2011
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