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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived in Blenheim restaurant recommended to us. Tuesday night wasn't busy. We went for the daily special of Lasagne. It was delicious obviously home made & so tasty along with the red wine recommended by the owner. Def worth a visit.

Thank Liz R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ive been living in Blenheim for over 4 years and I have never been to Roccos. But my neighbour asked me out for a meal and he suggested Roccos. Wow, service, food, atmosphere very warming and comfortable and a great choice of food to order. If you want a good meal with variety of steak, fish, or seafood, Lasanga and... More 

Thank Anne C
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of tasting in the locale, we were desperate for some hearty Italian food to soak up some of the wine! We stumbled upon Rocco's and this ticked all the right boxes. You have to see past the dated decor, although to me that kind of adds to its quirky charm, and focus on the food. It... More 

Thank Runnergirl418
Blenheim, New Zealand
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we had visited Roccos would have to been a good 25 years ago under the original management so thought we should revisit. I don't think the decor had changed one bit except for the empty fish tank which was full of balloons!! Meal was average but the young waitresses should improve their greetings. Maybe we are getting a... More 

Thank GSAJ
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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394 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Didn't realised the extent that the dated decor and dark surroundings would impact on my enjoyment of the food. Place is very dated and needs an over haul. My prosciutto and melon was small and the prosciutto quite thick and fatty .. thought it was home made but told it wasn't. Tasted good. Seem to have bean sprouts with everything.

Thank Robert D
San Diego
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This restaurant is a local place, and the food is huge portions and tasty. The dishes aren't exactly innovative or interesting, but they are classic italian. Good for a hungry group!

Thank TrinaDeee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Service here is great from the moment you walk in. Relaxed atmosphere and the owner/ head waiting is awesome. The portions are large and the tiramisu was perfect! Had to pause before i left as i was so full i couldnt move. Thanks for a spot on meal

Thank Karl B
Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

A typical Italian Restaurant with an Italian host. Deco is a bit 'different ' with wine bottles hanging from the ceiling. My husband had a huge portion of lasagne, the best he has ever had he said. I had escalopes of beef with mushrooms and cream sauce. Just lovely. We did take entrees and still could not finish our mains.... More 

Thank Sandra B
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

You will think you have been transported into another era when you walk through the door and they make no apology for it. this hanging chianti bottles from the ceiling and plastic menus and you get an idea but don't let that put you off. The food is generous and delicious. Honest food as it should be. There's a nice... More 

Thank FionaFen
Blenheim, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

From pasta to steak and loads in between. You will go home FULL. If you have a special request, tee it up with Mr Rocco and he will see you right. Top off the night with a little liquer.

Thank c4Barb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 6940

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