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“Amazing food complimented by traditional italian ambience.”

Rocco's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 118 Restaurants in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 12, 2010

I have been dining at Rocco's with family & friends for over 10 years slowly working my way through the entire menu.
Every meal from entree through to dessert are delightful. Pastas have just the right combination of devine ingredients to sauce & home made noodles, the meat dishes are cooked to perfection, aged when appropriate and succulent. Rocco's own platter of italian treats is a must as a starter.
All are complimented by the traditional italian ambience... maps of Italy and New Zealand joining carved from the paintwork leaving natural woodwork, an underwater view of venice, tanks of live fish from local waters, a warm open fire and wine bottles from past hanging over head definitly conversation points plus.
Fabio, Carlos and their team of happy staff provide spectacular service and all look pleased to be there, one waitress was even singing to herself whilst at work. Definitly a Marlborough favourite of mine.Thank you Rocco's See you again !

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Reviewed April 25, 2010

We had a great evening meal here 5 years ago whilst on holiday in New Zealand from Scotland. So we decided to go back again, and we were not disappointed. The food, crayfish and other Italian dishes were excellent. The Italian wine (not Lambrusco) was great too, a lovely combination together with the atmosphere of the restaurant. Lookinf forward going back again in 2015!! Ciau Rocco

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Reviewed March 24, 2010

we should have taken one look and walked right out agin but we were tired and hungry and head been driving round in heavy rain for ages looking for somewhere to eat. The food was terrible, rubber pasta dripping in oil and tasteless. The whole palce needed scrubbed down, the service was terrible, the atmosphere matched.

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Reviewed November 8, 2009

We had been recommended to go to this restaurant (by a New Zealander) food good but decor dated! Yes the food was quite good (by NZ standards) and the service was fine but basic. However the decor was more than dated ! Huge murals on the walls supposedly of Venice faded and peeling, an empty fish tank by our table ,with dirty looking rocks in the bottom and cardboard boxes in the fireplace which had once been a pizza oven! Also Health and Safety would have had a field day with the number of old chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling ! However they tried hard but do need to come up to date just slightly!

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Reviewed August 26, 2009

My husband and I and family have been coming to this restaurant over the past 11 years and it is just as good if not better now than it was when we first ate there! The service is fantastic - attentive and friendly staff, the food is superb, quite possibly one of the best restaurants we have eaten at and the ambience is fantastic too! The meal portions are generous and the prices reasonable. You are treated as though you are family every time and they really look after you.

Would I recommend this restaurant to a friend? YOU BET!
Don`t go to Blenheim without eating at Rocco`s!!!

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