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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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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank c4Barb
Blenheim, New Zealand
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This restaurant is doing something right. We came in on a rainy Wednesday night fairly early to find only a couple of people there. Then all of a sudden it started filling up quickly! Typically restaurants are dead on a Wednesday night not to mention when it's raining! Saw a lot of locals here. Forget the complaints about the decor.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Stayed close to Roccos's and was delighted to find such a lovely welcoming restaurant so close to our accommodation! We both had pasta mains which were enormous and delicious as was the garlic bread and dips. Highly recommend the "wobbly" coffees to finish. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Blenheim.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The decor is atrocious! There's an old fish tank someone has filled with balloons, as well as very dated murals. The staff left a lot to be desired, we enquired about a certain wine, only for the waitress to tell us 'I don't know, I just write it down, take it to the bar and they pour it'. The food... More 

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Australia
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Over the last nearly 20 years we have been going back to Rocco's for a feed. Yes, the decor is exactly the same as it was then and a little faded - but seriously - who cares when you are getting a meal like the ones served at Rocco's?!! This time there were 6 of us - we all ordered... More 

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Thank liliz
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I couldn't even place an order for pick up and I was prepared to wait. They might have been busy, but I sure 1 dish wouldn't have made much difference. Very rude and abrupt on the phone.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Went tonight and I had the vegetarian pasta and my husband had the special lasagna for the evening. We were very happy with our choices and would highly recommend this place.

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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

It's an humble small restaurant with typical italian deco on the wall. Food is super delicious and authentic. If I live closeby blenheim would have come back again and again without a doubt. Service was nice and friendly. The food is definitely what you should come here for. 5 star for the meals!

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Thank WonderGey
Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Turn the clock back 20 years and you'll be here. Visited many years ago and still the same, although the fish in aquarium have long since died, with the aquarium being reused a balloon repository. The food however is excellent and the pasta dishes unsurpassed in size and flavour. If I were blind and flavour is all that mattered it... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We were pleased to be greeted warmly and seated by a friendly young lady. My fillet with scallops was beautifully cooked and the service quick and friendly. Decor just dated but quaint. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
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
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

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