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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I ask the kids where they want to go to dinner they say "Rocco's" we arrive starving and leave full as a bull and very satisfied which makes me a happy parent!! And lastly the Owner and staff are amazing and I highly recommend...More

Thank BexG29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here early on a Friday night and even though there was a rugby game going on next door we were able to grab a table. The decor is adorably retro and does feature an odd and intriguing mural but that's what makes it...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

If you're after a satisfying meal then go to Rocco's, have been coming here since I was a child with my parents and nothing has changed decor wise, but this adds to the charm of Rocco's! Its the food, the beautiful satisfying food that Rocco's...More

Thank Cherayn B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My friends and I recently did the Saint Claire's half marathon and were after a pasta dinner the night before. After a quick google we came across Rocco's - a fantastic somewhat tucked away authentic restaurant. We didn't have a reservation but turned up just...More

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

With the old Chianti bottles hanging from the rafters and the murals depicting scenes of Italy in a abstract style it's always a comfort dining experience for a kid that grew up dining in establishments like Roccos. Now the food is tasty it's not going...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited Rocco's without a reservation and were welcomed for dinner. The service was great and the food was pretty good. The atmosphere was quirky with very old school decor but I think it somewhat adds to the experience. Would certainly...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been back to Blenheim and Rocco’s for about 7 years and have great memories of an amazing meal so there was no choice for us tonight - it had to be Rocco’s. We were not disappointed for sure !! Absolutely beautiful meal tonight....More

Thank carlene mabey m
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If your looking for authentic Italian well this is it. Not just in the atmosphere but the food too. Great people and ample seating.

Thank anirt111
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visited with a group of friends, good selection on the menu, both European and Italian options. Steak cooked to perfection, large meals and wonderful quick service. Excellent night out.

Thank 676beryl
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this cafe because it was just right next to our motel. The Cafe seemed to be a family business and not having enough staff. It took us some time to get their attentions to come to take the order. I ordered scallops. It...More

Thank Victor L
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Pam H
18 February 2017|
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Response from Runnergirl418 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pam. Yes you can. Apparently there is a $10 corkage charge but we didn't do it as we didn't know ahead of time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 6940
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