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169 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 7980
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were provided with a lovely lunch with good service. Nothing seemed too much to ask for if we wanted something a bit different eg honey with the peppermint tea.They dont do split bills which was not a concern.

Thank lgsweetman
South Africa
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant for lunch with friends. Booking probably essential as the establishment was full for the duration of our meal. Lovely outdoor area probably best suited if you are with children. Inside more formal ambience. The food portions were really big, while we ordered a platter to share as a starter we couldn't finish our main meals. I... More 

1 Thank Gsuzzy
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Vasarelli's for a long lunch on a rainy day. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and chose Italian because of our love of Italy. We were not disappointed! The quality of the food was wonderful. We shared an antipasto plate to start and the cured meats were as good as we've had in Italy. Not surprising to find... More 

1 Thank gowellgo
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleasantly supprised the food was fabulous we shared the Brussetta delicious lots of very sweet tomatoes and the pesto was very good Followed by the duck and panchetta pappadelli and the crab tagnatelli both excellent we also had the radicchio and walnut salad I was very satisfied as the meal was great fresh,hot and service prompt. My husband... More 

Thank margaret c
Norwich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my last night in the area and we came here for a meal. There was four of us and the meal was lovely. I had a steak and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. I even had a dessert which is very rare for me and it was the one with the frangelico... More 

Thank scubapaula
Coffs Harbour
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A walk from the caravan park gave us an appetite and we were not disappointed. Ambience was great and although small, the menu had something for everyone. Entrees were filling, and we had a lovely fresh pate and mussels. Mains were tasty and well presented. At the end of the meal we commented that the pasta dish was perhaps too... More 

Thank LuboCoffsHarbour
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to vasarelli with my wife on Saturday 8th April. Hadn't been before and was pleasantly surprised. Our server was attentive and the food was excellent. I ordered the steak, perfectly cooked medium rare, w fresh and well seasoned sides. My wife had the creamy duck pasta, she was very impressed with the generous portion of duck and speck in... More 

1 Thank Mick P
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely family get together for a birthday last week. Service was so warm and friendly. We were all happy with our meals except for the gnocchi which was a bit bland. The steak was raved about, barramundi very nice and duck and pasta excellent. The chocolate tart was divine. Will definitely return.

1 Thank Jo2202
Tasmania, Australia
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for Sunday lunch without a booking and the staff found us a table although they were heavily booked. This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and the aromas coming from within were amazing. The food we had was sensational. The staff and service was also sensational. This was one of the most memorable meals I have ever had.... More 

1 Thank Julie G
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us by a winery. Nice food for a casual well priced meal. Was a little steamy inside the day we went.

Thank Andrew1109

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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 Rd, 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?