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169 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our dinner here. The steak was perfect and the wine-matching on the menu was spot on.The waitress and was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

Thank John and Alison K
Adelaide, Australia
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312 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Very appealing restaurant, and we started the evening with a glass of Prosecco @ $7pp. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine ; from steamed mussels for an entree @ $14 (the sauce was divine); to both pasta mains: the marinara @ $31 was served with generous amounts of seafood in a delicious tomato based sauce; and the rabbit... More 

Thank foxylady154
Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

plenty of menu choices, friendly helpful staff, good serving sizes. In peak time you will need to book.

Thank Geoff C
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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 

Thank Lyn J
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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!

Thank Ilana D
Seaford Rise, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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

Thank HJM1956

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: 61883237980
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?