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169 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 7980
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my second visit to Vaserelli's, again for our work Christmas gathering and as usual the food is fabulous. The pasta is made on site apparently and my crab dish was very good and very fresh. For those who chose steaks they were cooked to everyone's liking. Most of us had the desserts on offer and they were excellent.... More 

Thank JulesFrank123
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent cuisine fresh local produce and great wines! Be prepared for leisurely service ( don't be in a hurry) and a long- lasting flavourful experience 😉

Thank M6791JXsue
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at vassarelli had a lovely table on the porch. Decided we would have the platter and it was delicious great choice.

Thank Lynne M
South Australia
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I returned to this restaurant at my request as it was my birthday. It didn't disappoint and as it has been a while since we have eaten here we were thrilled that the service and meal were second to none. The big open fire warms up the open rooms, the staff were welcoming, friendly and superb. There... More 

Thank Foodie5167SA
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every year I come here on or around my birthday and recently I took my partner here for the first time. We sat on the veranda as I always do and enjoyed the amazing service, food and wine. I get the same thing every time and it never disappoints (crab linguine) although it didn't have a half a crab last... More 

Thank AmberVanDe
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196 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We tried this place after eating at serafino for lunch and we found this place has much better food. More innovative. More taste. The service was very good and they have gluten free options. Try this place.

Thank justravel
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A great menu which has the option to pair with matching wine which is nice. The antipasto platter is delicious although HUGE so unless sharing with a few others, stick to just mains. They also cater to those who are gluten free which is also a plus! Very convenient location, on the main road of McLaren Vale so easy to... More 

Thank Anin773
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner outside on the patio. First time visit and really enjoyed the authentic Italian cuisine

Thank Corinne R
McLaren Vale, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Fine dinning and kid friendly Great family business Really make sure you have enjoyed your food and time with them Indoor and outdoor areas Lovely converted old house

Thank Jessicas_Place
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Went here for my son's 18th birthday as he loves Italian food. The food was good, nothing really special, and very overpriced. Been there once don't think I will go again. Nice for special occasion but too expensive to go anytime.

Thank Helen G

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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  >  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?