Firstly, you need to book! At least at the weekend when we went there. One of the best, if not the best, places to eat your dinner in Rotorua. This is genuine Italian. Meals are filling but not heavy. And there are nice deserts if you still have space! We had great Chianti with our food, very smooth, if you're not after NZ wine. It's small and unsuitable for tours so it has a great atmosphere. The service is very friendly and goodness me, they work hard!