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Zanellis Italian Restaurant

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1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is traditional and very tasty. The service was excellent and the overall evening was wonderful.

Thank Bigheartjay
New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My partner and I decided to try this place out for a date night after not being able to have one for a long time. Delicious food, good service. Definitely will be back!

Thank Chelsea S
Grand Junction, Colorado
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I ate here once during a 15-day business visit to Rotorua. The food and service were decent, what I expect from a respectable but not outstanding general Italian restaurant. A family group of 8 was noisy and their voices really carried in this restaurant.

Thank william33450
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were looking for a restaurant to take our daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday and happened upon Zanellis who were trialling a Sunday opening. The meal was superb and has got to be one of the best meals I have had in recent times. The scallops were to die for ! The décor is dated and needs refreshing, but... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Been several years since I ate at Zanellis, its been around for a long time. Went for a quite dinner mid week. Stuck with the traditional and went for pasta, Linguine Mare Monti and lasagne for mains. Panna cotta and gellatto for desert. All quality dishes, Service was efficient and friendly. Good value for money and a really enjoyable dinner.... More 

Thank billyboy602015
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Went there last night, and I could not fault it - staff were amazing, food was excellent, and the gelato is a must. Clean tidy, food delivered in appropriate time 10/10

Thank JaxxRotorua
Long Beach, California
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Recommended by the owners of the B&B, where we were staying for casual dinning, Zanillis Italian Restaurant was just what we were looking for. A local place, comfortable, and friendly, with a relaxed atmosphere, with good food, at reasonable prices. The decor is not fancy, but inviting. From starter to pasta, to entree, all were nicely prepared and tasty (and... More 

Thank Paul A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and exceptional service.... My partner and I are lovers of great food and we were pleasantly surprised by this quaint little restaurant and will recommend to our friends and family as a must try! We will be back for sure!

Thank narronr
Hamilton, New Zealand
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

When we arrived around 6:45pm on a Saturday, the restaurant was about half full and all but a couple of the other tables were reserved so we were fortunate to get a table without having booked ahead. We ordered Cozze al Forno (fresh NZ Green Lip mussels with a spicy crumb gratin) and Pettinidi con bocconici e pomodoro (Seared Scallops... More 

Thank Simon L
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Everything about this meal was average, the service was slow and the drinks service was worse, having to order 2 drinks just so you don't have to bother the waitress isn't great. We were the only group in the restaurant and I got the feeling they just wanted us to leave so they could shut up. Two others at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 7-348-4908

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?