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“Excellent end to great meal”

Zanellis Italian Restaurant
Ranked #61 of 225 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Excellent end to great meal”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We dropped into Zanellis for a meal, taking along a yummy bottle of French Red. The staff were very welcoming and since we had our 7 year old son with us a box of toys appeared to keep him occupied. We had excellent starters, including Carpaccio and Bruschetta, then followed by fillet for me and fish for my partner, our son had very good spaghetti. The meal was rounded off with gelato for them and tiramisu for me which is the whole reason I bothered to write a review - the tiramisu was unbelievably great! I find 99% of tiramisus are appalling and this one was beyond compare – so there you have it – a very nice dining experience with total bliss to end it.

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Yum Yum”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

This restaurant - lovely! Great food great service and BYO even better. Fabo Italian food - will be back for sure

Visited April 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Truly Italian”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

terrific service and very solid italian fare, recommend byob and consider booking as its generally quite well patronised!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank DrJMacP
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Staffordshire
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A taste of Italy in NZ”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

With pictures of Tuscany on the walls and the music of Andrea Boccelli playing in the background, we could have been in Italy! The food is the best Italian outside of Italy and the service is superb; attentive and friendly. We always make a point of coming to Zanelli's whenever we are in Rotorua and we're convinced it's the best restaurant in town. We were not disappointed on our visit this week, even though our expectations were high, it still managed to knock us out! Thank you for anotherv memorable dinner.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank MandMStaffordshire
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Southborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Great ambience”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Attracted to this restaurant by the layout and the fact that it was clearly popular. We hadn't booked but were still accommodated quickly at a good table. Service was efficient without making us feel rushed. I had a delicious spaghetti marinara and my husband had a beautifully cooked lamb dish. Good quality wines also available by the glass rather than having to order a bottle. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Visited January 2012
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