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Vasarelli's

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169 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
61883237980
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited Vasarelli's a number of times on our annual trips to McLaren Vale. It's always been good (that's why we come back) but last night's meal was sensational. The bruschetta with Brie, prosciutto and caramelised onions that we shared for entree was warm, unctuous and delicious. The pappardelle with rabbit was handmade, well flavoured and wonderful. The pork belly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat some lunch and came across this restaurant on our travels. We dined as two families total of 5 pax plus our dog. We sat outside. Food was delicious! We really enjoyed the Antipasto platter and our mains were delicious! We'd go back!

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Thank Ilana D
Seaford Rise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Above average fare, not much ambience. Family feel, nice surroundings. Noisy flooring did not add to comfortable conversations.

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Thank HJM1956
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at this place while doing Wine tasting in Mclaren Vale. The menu is simple but very attractive. I wanted to order everything. In the end I opted for the pork belly which was delicious. I just wish I had more :).

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Thank Jtakano
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with this venue. We felt very rushed and were quite unhappy with our meals. Will not go back. A large group arrived and the restaurant seemed unable to cope.

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Thank Brydie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting wineries in the McLaren Vale area on a Tuesday and there weren't many restaurants open. Since we had a kid with us, pasta seemed to be a good choice and indeed, the food was very good and the service was efficient. I ended up having the pork belly, which was an excellent choice!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at Vasarelli's on Saturday. We arrived early and got a choice of a couple of tables in the main room. The table service was excellent. We had wood oven bread, olives and olive oil with balsamic to begin. The Vasarelli's prosecco was just perfect! Our main meals did not disappoint. I had chicken breast, semolina cake, pumpkin... More 

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Seaford Rise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came in to just have the antipasto plate and a drink, but upon seeing the menu we decided to order both starters and mains. I had the bruschetta sered with brie, pancetta and caramelised onions. Typically Italian in it's serving size I was worried I wouldn't be able to fit in my main, but it was... More 

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1 Thank Chelsea D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Served by the beautiful Angelina the food is superb and the staff are awesome! No matter what your preference is there is something for everyone- thank you for another great night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited Vasarelli's as a family of four and had a wonderful meal. The service and food were top class. We wanted to make a couple of tweaks to the menu choice and they couldn't be more happy to help. The food was well cooked and also presented well. We will definitely be visiting again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883237980
Description
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?