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“Good food, good value”

Dolce Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 122 Restaurants in Blenheim
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Phone number 03 579 3182
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had an evening meal by reservation. Just as well as it turned out that it was a "two for one" pizza night and the place, upstairs in the heart of town. was packed. Mde had the fish of the day, and I had the papparadelle marina. My marina was the best 've ever had anywhere - packed ith yummy seafood and a great tasting pomodoro sauce.
We had a table by the window overlooking the Market Square. The diners were all cheerful and it was an enjoyable evening's meal. Prices are reasonable, perhaps even cheap.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We came here for a work function & the food was excellent. It was a set menu but I could not fault the food at all. The staff were friendly & efficient. We wii be back

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Thank JVR_27
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Approached immediately we went up the stairs. Welcomed, taken to a nice table for two which was clan had table already set up. provided with menu and wine/drinks list and asked if we would like water.

As soon as this was delivered next waitress was enquiring about drink. Good selection of Glasses of wine as well as bottle. Once ordered these were delivered promptly.

Several families in restaurant and obviously many locals as several large parties being looked after.

Irrespective we were not forgotten, and had soon ordered. Sufficient time to appreciate our wine selection and the main courses arrived.

Good food. What I would call NZ Italian, rather than real italian, but very pleasant.

A pleasant meal was had and portions were quite generous. So much so that desserts were declined. the selection other than the creme caramel were all rather heavy. (other than the ice creams) .

All in all, it is what it says it is, a decent eating place, catering for all types with an Italian flavour. Good value, good service and resonably priced.

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1  Thank Ian-R-Bray-JP
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The service was so good that as one waitress handed us the menus, another approached and asked us whether we'd decided yet. This was typical of good and attentive service, without it being over-bearing.
The starter, bread & dips, was delicious, and perhaps a bit filling. The main courses were very good too, though there was a suggestion by one of our party that their pizza was a bit soggy underneath. The extra chips we'd ordered for the children were plentiful and very tasty, and the desserts excellent.
All in all, it was a very good meal, just what we'd wanted for our last evening in New Zealand, and probably at the best restaurant the little town of Blenheim has to offer.
One little suggestion which we hope the restaurant's management will pick up if they read this review: the toilets do need checking at intervals during the course of an evening.

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Thank Robin S
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were hungry, it was late on a Saturday, and the cafe seemed to be open - as it's up above some shops and doesn't have particularly brilliant signage or lighting, we weren't sure. However, the waitress was very friendly and we were served very generous portions of good Italian food. Inside seemed a bit noisy for two crusty old noise-sensitive grumps like us, so we happily ate out on the balcony.

Thank Nyree13
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