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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
(03) 578 6940
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Steaks

Went to Rocco's on a wim vest decision we made. Great garlic bread a pesto followed by amazingly awesome steaks. Very impressed. Friendly service and lovely atmosphere. Great to be reminded why it is my favorite place to eat in Blenheim.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Tina B
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Once again we had a lovely meal at Rocco's and we weren't disappointed. The pasta dishes were amazing and the spaghetti marinara was excellent. We all ordered the small serving of the pasta and that more than satisfied. Love the large garlic bread the the two spreads, olive and capsicum. Will be back!

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Thank Tina B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Service is brilliant. The menu is great. You can go there every couple of years and the menu is the same. You know exactly what to expect and what you will get. Portion sizes are huge but you can take it home for breakfast. Yum.

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Thank JudeNZ01
Blenheim, New Zealand
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to Rocco's on a wim vest decision we made. Great garlic bread a pesto followed by amazingly awesome steaks. Very impressed. Friendly service and lovely atmosphere. Great to be reminded why it is my favorite place to eat in Blenheim.

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Thank Tina B
Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

we went to this restuarant on a thursday and we were very warmly greeted and our order taken quickly. The waitress was lovely and so was the owner. Asked us if we were happy with our meals. The steaks are huge and my only dissatisfaction was mine wasnt cooked enough and i should have sent it back but it was... More 

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Thank Bronwyny52
Johnstown, Colorado
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The meal was excellent and the staff were great and the décor is a must see. There were 5 in our party and all of us had 5 fantastic meals.

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Thank Paul_and_Deb_M
Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

friendly welcome, warm fire on a cold night gave a good atmosphere to our dinner. Spaghetti Marina was really good with excellent amount of seafood. breads with olive pesto was really good. Service from owners was first class and we were made to feel very welcome by them.

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Thank yammy64nz
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Thanks for some fabulous food. Carlo, the chef, prepared a range of gorgeous Italian delights for us. The table service was poor but the quality of the food made up for this.

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Thank ChrisMene
Picton, New Zealand
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A small group of us enjoyed a mainly pasta night, portions were large and very tasty and full of mussels and fish, very nice. Good selection of wine.good service, not cheap but good value for money.

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Thank pictonites2015
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Rocco's Restaurant has for many years been popular with Blenheim locals. The menu hasn't seen many changes for quite a while, but this is perhaps more a reflection of the good chioce available. There is a mix of the traditional Italian and the popular Kiwi favourites. Some have said that the decor is a little dated and could benefit from... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Decor very dated but also humbly interesting at the same time. All sorts of knick knacks hanging around the place to look at. Staff and service excellent and food was amazing. Great that they have half size main option available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: (03) 578 6940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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