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“Traditional decor sets delightful tone for authentic Italian food presented with pride.”

Rocco's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 115 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Blenheim
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Traditional decor sets delightful tone for authentic Italian food presented with pride.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Loved it! Not for the snooty but great for an authentic Italian experience and well chosen repertoire of traditional fare. Wines list combines local and Italian wines to complement the menu. Be sure to leave enough room for the tiramisu.

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Wellington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Homestlye Italian and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

What a great restaurant, food was amazing and well priced wine. The owner called back to confirm reservation and the service and food was like you were in their home

Highly recommend

Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Less is more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Dated decor but we weren't too put off by that.

The food was bland and was more Cobb n Co than authentic Italian. Massive servings, American style.

If you like fine dining give it a big swerve. If a hearty meal is your thing, then it's ok

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, slightly comical retro decor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Don't be put off by the 70s time warp decor, Rocco's has really excellent fresh homemade food using local ingredients and a great wine list highlighting regional wine. Good service as well from two knowledgable waitresses and owner Fabio. A warning: the pasta portions are VAST. My husband polished off his but I should definitely have opted for the starter size, and I really don't have a small appetite...

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Consistantly excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

Menu is not extensive but excellent. Fabio is an excellent host. Rated best eating place in Blenheim by many. Only criticism would be the decor consisting mainly of Chianti bottles.

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