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Italian, Australian
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169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 7980
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome food and service, great family hospitality feel. Will recommend to others wanting a great meal in McLaren Vale.

Thank Capozz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch, pasta with crab & chilli & pasta with duck were both magnificent. Staff very friendly. Excellent place for lunch with friends. Highly recommend.

Thank Tony R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Romantic dinner for two, although they were very busy and the poor waitress under the pump we had the best food and time. The steak melted in our mouths, the bruschetta was fresh and the wine delicious, loved it the first time we went there and have not been disappointed since.

Thank caratal
Adelaide, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pasta was delicious. Staff are friendly and attentive. Menu suggests wine to match with food. Always high quality dining. The venue is delightful.

Thank June194883
Aldinga Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to compliment the chef. The pork was not dry. It was moist and delicious. My kids really enjoyed their spaghetti as well. The staff were really accommodating to any requests and reasonably priced for a sit down restaurant. Great seating arrangements made for a good atmosphere and is definitely family friendly. Compliments to the chef and staff.

Thank Corsa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Vasarelli's last Sat. night for my son's 40th Birthday celebration and it was fantastic. The décor was warm and inviting, the service exemplary and the food was outstanding. We all agreed it was a great night and we'll definitely be back. It was so good to dine somewhere where you could have a conversation and be heard... More 

2 Thank sue k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been at Vasarelli's with my little family - partner, toddler and baby. We were greeted in a very welcoming manner, extra wishes for seating were easily accomodated by the friendly staff. The food itself was phenomenal from the kids meal through to our mains with excellent accompanying wine suggestions all the way to desert. We were rolling out of... More 

1 Thank Judy S
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a dinner place on Saturday night we found this place. We started with a serving of antipasti for 2 people and another order of bread with oil and balsámico and we're overwhelmed by a huge plate with mortadela, salami, ham, 3 kinds of cheese, slice of omelette and olives, all very tasty. For mains we enjoyed see food... More 

1 Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely superb dinner and friendly wait staff who have personality. I will be back when I next visit the Vale. Awesome food -I even had desert which was also amazing. Great ambience!

1 Thank Carl K
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Came here on a few occasions (Lunch and Dinner) and on every visit, the food has been great, the service excellent and all with a great vibe. Definitely worth a visit.

2 Thank Katrina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 7980
The cellar door and restaurant are a family owned business owned by Maria and Michael Vasarelli, along with their parents, Pat and Vicky Vasarelli. Set in the heart of McLaren Vale, the Vasarelli's have brought to the public a combination of award winning wines and Italian's love for cooking. With recipes passed down from generations, our cuisine ranges from antipasto platters and classic pasta dishes to all organic meats and the freshest seafood. At the very central of our cooking is the insistence that food be fresh & that our chefs are able to work to their own taste, opening the door to infinite variety.

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